Download the Monster Hunter Rise Free Demo Launching Tomorrow.
The new presentation shows the Wyvern Mount, more monsters and a new area. Monster Hunter Rise will be released worldwide for Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021.
Capcom today shared new details during the “Monster Hunter Digital Event” about Monster Hunter Rise, the next installment in the acclaimed Monster Hunter RPG franchise. Starting tomorrow, January 8, and throughout the month of January, a demo of Monster Hunter Rise will be available to download for free via Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch. This advance appetizer will help hungry hunters around the world quench their thirst as they await the full game of the historic saga, which will go on sale on March 26, 2021. During the live presentation, a new trailer showing for the first time how the “Wyvern Mount” works, a new monster, a collection of returning monsters and new frozen hunting grounds that players can explore with the final version of the title.
The free, limited-time demo of Monster Hunter Rise will be available tomorrow, January 8, and will disappear on January 31, giving players plenty of time to sample this new Monster Hunter experience. The demo offers players numerous hunting options, including the ability to play offline solo, locally (up to 4 players), and online in multiplayer, using all 14 weapon types. The following modes and missions will be available in the free demo:
Training – Learn the basics of monster hunting, including an introduction to the new Cablebicho mechanic and the Palamute Mount. Only for solo play.
Wyvern Mount – Enter an arena to test the Wyvern Mount, a novelty that will allow hunters to ride and guide monsters for a limited time. Only for solo play.
Beginner Mission: Great Izuchi – Ideal for novice players or hunters who need a refresher course. Solo play, local multiplayer and online multiplayer.
Middle Mission: Mizutsune – A fierce challenge only for experienced players. Solo play, local multiplayer and online multiplayer.
Also revealed today is the Freezer Goss Harag, an all-new monster that will make its debut in Monster Hunter Rise. This fanged beast that attacks with ice blades will give hunters chills when they come across it in the snowy fields in search of new prey. Goss Harag feels right at home in the Frozen Isles, a new, snow-covered and windswept place that was once the nesting ground for great dragons, whom only the bravest hunters would attempt to kill.
Many other classic and fan-favorite monsters will return to join the growing list of enemies in Monster Hunter Rise. In addition to the previously announced monsters, these seasoned threats will also be present: Lagombi, Khezu, Great Baggi, Barioth, Mizutsune, and Tigrex. More new and returning monsters will be revealed in the coming months.
About Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter Rise is an action RPG game that transports players to the colorful Kamaru Village, attracting visitors with its unique culture and innovative hunting technologies. After equipping themselves with their armor and selecting one of several weapon types, hunters will be able to enjoy new hunting grounds such as the ancient Shrine Ruins, the Flooded Forest, and more.
The debut of the new “Cablebicho” mechanic enables cable-grabbing actions that can be used to scale cliffs and other hard-to-reach areas, providing new cross and aerial attack options. The game will also debut with new hunting companions called Palamutes, customizable and mountable “Canyne” companions that will provide players with a new set of attack options, while “Felyne” companions will return as support characters for actions such as healing.
As Monster Hunter Rise players defeat monsters and progress through the game, they will earn items dropped from enemies that can be used to craft unique weapons and armor that increase their chances of future success and survival. Hunters can take on these challenges alone or with up to three other players in local or online cooperative play, while taking advantage of the versatility of the Nintendo Switch family of consoles, allowing you to hunt wherever, whenever and with whoever you want.