Capcom focused its brains on trying to make the Sunbreak expansion of Monster Hunter Rise, and the studio realized that having smooth characters full of personality contented some of the town’s dialogue, and the quick show in the cutscenes a little embarrassing. Calamity mode allows them to be invited to the field for a short period of time, but a more developed solution is to prepare, the Paragon system, aka Followers in English.
New hunting companions
There are always different benefits offered by hunters depending on the chosen game mode. Playing solo or in a duo allows you to be accompanied by a Palico or two with a variety of useful abilities, such as healing or a bonus element. While multiplayer hunting is usually faster and easier with 4 hunters, between the monster’s attention being split, and the huge damage. At least that’s what happened to a worthy group.
Monster Hunter Rise introduces the Chumsky, as well as the possibility to have with you, even 4 hunters, so as not to have to walk on foot, on an extensive map designed to be traversed on the back of a dog. With Sunbreak, solo play draws inspiration from the Paragon Quest system. This exclusive solo quest allows you to complete quests with different characters from story mode.
Each of these characters has its own specialization, with a specific weapon, healing tools, traps, and even the ability to ride monsters. This will include characters from Elgado Outpost, but also others from Kamura Village. An interesting point is that exclusive rewards can be unlocked by completing quests of this class. Their character hasn’t been revealed yet, but they could be materials to make visuals of armor and special weapons, similar to the Paragons that accompany you.
We are interested to see how skilled these Paragons are in combat. Games like Vermintide that offer cooperative AI assistance are quick to show their limitations. It is not known if the lives of the monsters will change in Paragon mode, compared to solo mode.
Another unknown element is exactly how Paragon searches. It is not yet known whether this is a series of specific quests that can only be completed solo, while other quests in the game continue the usual model, or if, conversely, it is possible to choose to play solo. fashion. in Paragon mode, in all quests, for exclusive solo players.
It also appears that in some cases, two Paragons will accompany the hunter, such as the inseparable twins Hinoa and Minoto. They also seem to mimic the actions of the hunter on one level, as can be seen in the screenshot below.
List of possible partners in Paragon Mode
At least 7 colleagues have already been confirmed, and there are likely to be many more. For example, Fugen and his nephew are highly anticipated, but have not yet been listed. One thing is for sure, a large portion of comrades have class, and they want you to fight with them to take advantage of their comrade in battle.
Admiral Galleus is a prime example, with his beautiful beard, only slashed with his famous sword resembling an ornate version of Guts’s. The care it provides is one of the elements that gives us hope that this game mode will provide cosmetic elements.
The headliner of the new expansion characters, Knight of the Royal Order Fiorayne is clearly in the game, with his fast, fluid, and flexible sword and shield combo.
For license veterans who have a soft spot for Ace Hunter, there’s also his equivalent in the cast: Jae. He will fight with you using the Charge Ax.
If you don’t want to have a troubled or suicidal companion in the collision, Luchika can be an option with his Light Bowgun.
On the contrary, if you want a strong tank companion and keep the monster’s attention, Master Arlow will be your best ally in his Cannon Launcher.
Finally, the Hinoa and Minoto duo, already helping hunters in Calamity mode, return with two very different weapons: a spear and a bow, combining tanking and ranged combat.