Capcom confirms you can pet the dog in Monster Hunter Rise, making this hellish year a bit easier to digest

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I’m not gonna lie, Monster Hunter Rise is one of my most anticipated Monster Hunter games in years.

No, it’s not just because of the amiibo (although that plays a part)! I really dig how Capcom is going all-out on this cohesive theme of Rise, quite literally focusing on vertical environments and enhanced locomotion in a Japan-like region. The Palamute (dog) mechanic kind of rules too, as evidenced by this new Twitter video. Yes, you can pet it.

But while this meme(that’s gained significant traction in 2020 while we all look for small victories anywhere we can take them) often goes for the bare minimum with a simple quick pet that may not even involve direct contact; Capcom shows the player character palling around with the Palamute dog, rubbing the good boy on the head and practically hugging it.

Now that’s the wholesome sort of fun I can get down with. I appreciate that Capcom came out of the gate swinging with this one with a Monster Hunter Direct, and is just giving us the little details before launch.

Monster Hunter [Twitter]

Chris Carter
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