Monster Hunter Rise Free Demo Coming Tomorrow

Game company CAPCOM recently revealed the new digital event showcasing upcoming video game Monster Hunter Rise.

The event featured new details for the newest entry of the award-winning and top-selling Monster Hunter action RPG series. Starting tomorrow on January 8 and will be available throughout the whole month of January, a free demo will be available to download from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch. It will be the first preview for the fans of the franchise.

The event also showcased the Wyvern Riding gameplay mechanic, a new monster, a collection of returning monsters, and new hunting grounds on icy areas that players can explore when the full game launches worldwide for Nintendo Switch on March 26.

The demo will provide players with numerous hunting options. They can go offline solo or up to 4 players offline local and online multiplayer gameplay using all 14 weapon types. Here are the modes and quests available in the free demo:

  • Training – Learn the basics of monster hunting, including an introduction to the new Wirebug mechanic and Palamute riding. Solo play only.
  • Wyvern Riding – Enter an arena to experience Wyvern Riding, a new feature that allows hunters to ride and guide monsters for a period of time. Solo play only.
  • Beginner Quest: Great Izuchi – Ideal for first time players or hunters who need a refresher course. Solo play, local multiplayer and online multiplayer.
  • Intermediate Quest: Mizutsune – A fierce challenge for experienced players only. Solo play, local multiplayer and online multiplayer.

Offline local play will not need the Nintendo Switch Online membership. Online play will need NSO and there is a free trial for it starting today until January 13.

NOTE: The demo provides hunters with a total of 30 quest attempts, which are shared between both (beginner and intermediate) quests. The Tutorial and Wyvern Riding training do not count against the 30 quest limit, but those modes cannot be accessed after the limit is reached.

The icy Goss Harag was introduced today as well. It is a new monster that will make its debut in MH Rise. It is a fanged beast that roams through snowy fields in search of new prey and uses blades of ice for attacks. Frost Islands is its home, which is a new snow-capped and windswept locale that was once the nesting grounds for large dragons.

MH Rise will also introduce classic and fan-favorite monsters. Aside from the previously announced monsters, here are some of them coming back:

  • Lagombi
  • Khezu
  • Great Baggi
  • Barioth
  • Mizutsune
  • Tigrex

About Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise is an action RPG that will transport players to the colorful Kamura Village, which attracts visitors with its unique culture and innovative hunting technologies. After hunters equip their armor and select from one of the various weapon types, all-new hunting grounds await, including the ancient Shrine Ruins, Flooded Forest and more. The debut of the new “Wirebug” mechanic allows for wire-based grappling actions that can be used to scale cliffs and other hard-to-reach areas, providing new traversal and aerial attack options. The game will also debut new hunting partners called Palamutes, personalized and rideable “Canyne” companions that will provide players with a new set of attack options, while “Felyne” Palicoes will return as support characters for actions like healing.
As Monster Hunter Rise players defeat monsters and progress through the game, items from fallen foes can be used to craft unique weapons and armor that will increase their chances of future success and survival. Hunters can tackle these challenges solo, or with up to three other players in local or cooperative online play, while also taking advantage of the versatility of the Nintendo Switch system, which allows for hunting anywhere, anytime and with anyone!

Source: Press Release

Here’s the recorded digital event: