Capcom today aired the Monster Hunter Digital Event, announcing numerous new features and monsters for Monster Hunter Rise. Especially the free demo, which you will be able to try out soon.
From January 8th at 8 a.m. a free demo of Monster Hunter Rise for the Switch will be available in the eShop for the entire month and invite budding monster hunters to get their first impression of the new action RPG. As part of the livestream, a new trailer was also shown showing the “Wyvernritt” mechanics, introducing new and returning monsters and revealing frosty hunting grounds.
The Monster Hunter Rise limited-time demo gives you until January 31st to see if the Switch exclusive is for you. You can face the challenges of the demo alone or with up to three companions in multiplayer mode locally or online and try out all 14 weapon types, provided you have a Nintendo Switch online membership.
Overview of the available missions in the demo:
- Training – learn all the basics of monster hunting, rope beetle mechanics and palamute riding. Single player mode only.
- Wyvern Riding – An arena where the basics of wyvern riding can be learned, a new technique that allows hunters to ride and lead a monster for a specified period of time. Single player mode only.
- Great Izuchi – A beginner quest ideal for newbies to the Monster Hunter franchise or returning players who need a refresher. Single player mode, local or online multiplayer mode.
- Mizutsune – A medium difficulty task that offers a challenge for experienced players. Single player mode, local or online multiplayer mode.
A total of 30 attempts are available for the challenge in the demo, which can be divided between the different levels of difficulty. The tutorials (training and wyvern riding) do not count towards the attempt limit, but cannot be accessed after 30 attempts have been made.
The new trailer shows the icy monster Goss Harag for the first time. Equipped with fangs and spikes, this monster wanders through snow-covered fields in search of prey and uses blades made of ice to cool off hunters.