Rush, Mega Man’s lovable robo pup, is armor in Monster Hunter Rise

Every robot needs his best friend, and now every Monster Hunter can have one too! Rush from Mega Man 11 will soon be joining Monster Hunter Rise, Capcom announced earlier this month. The collaboration quest event will begin on September 24. This will be the fourth collaboration event, with a fifth teased for the future. Previous collab events have seen Akuma from Street Fighter, Amaterasu from Okami and Tsukino from Monster Hunter Stories 2

For those who have never played the legendary side-scroller, Rush the red robo dog, is the constant companion of Mega Man throughout the franchise. Debuting in Mega Man 3, published by Capcom in 1990, Rush was created by Dr. Light as a transformative tool for the blue boy to use when in tight spots. Originally, Rush could adapt into a hoverboard, submarine and a coil, but over the years, he has developed other functions, including item detection (MM7) and healing abilities (MM8). In Mega Man 6, he received the first upgrades that allowed him to fuse with Mega Man as power suit and jet pack upgrades.

As a fan favorite, Rush has popped up in Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighter Clash and even Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as part of Mega Man’s moves. Now he has return to help Hunters as layered armor for the mounts, Palamutes.  Players who complete the event quests and unlock Rush’s skin will be able to use his Rush Jet mode and Rush Coil. From the teaser trailer, he looks and sounds like the genuine article, with all his adorable, derpy dogginess.

Unfortunately, details about the quests are scarce. However, it sounds like a lot of fun for gamers new and old who appreciate new twists on old classics. Monster Hunter Rise is available on Nintendo Switch.

Alicia Graves

A bit nerdy, a bit punk rock princess, and a whole lot of mom, I'm constantly in motion. I have an enthusiasm for gaming and the cultural complexities of entertainment, both past and present. I don’t believe in limiting myself to one kind of genre in books, comics, manga, anime, music or movies. I prefer to seek out hidden gems in panned pieces, uniqueness in the mundane and new outlooks on nuances.
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