Update: Well, it's official! Microsoft has confirmed that Monster Hunter Rise is coming to Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC on January 20th, 2023, and you can watch the trailer above.

In addition, the huge "Sunbreak" expansion will also launch for Xbox in Spring 2023.

Original story: Xbox Game Pass might be treating us to another surprise early next year, as it's being reported by Insider Gaming's Tom Henderson that Monster Hunter Rise will launch on Xbox consoles and Game Pass on January 20th, 2023.

The game, which has been a Nintendo Switch console exclusive since March of 2021, is the latest entry in the Monster Hunter series, and was followed up with an expansion called "Sunbreak" earlier this year.

It's said that Monster Hunter Rise will run at 4K, 60FPS on the new consoles, and the official Xbox Game Pass 2023 announcement could be set for The Game Awards on December 8th.

Our friends at Nintendo Life reviewed Monster Hunter Rise last year and gave it an "Excellent" 9/10 score, praising it as "one of the strongest entries into the franchise to date". Let's hope the Game Pass news is true, then!

"Rise to the challenge and join the hunt! In Monster Hunter Rise, the latest installment in the award-winning and top-selling Monster Hunter series, you’ll become a hunter, explore brand new maps and use a variety of weapons to take down fearsome monsters as part of an all-new storyline."

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