During today’s Monster Hunter Rise Digital Event, Capcom announced an exclusive free demo on the Nintendo eShop.
Capcom also showcased a brand new trailer that introduced the “Wyvern Riding” gameplay mechanic, a new monster, a collection of returning monsters, and frosty new hunting grounds.
Check the digital event down below:
The demo provides players with numerous hunting options, including offline solo and (up to 4 players) offline local, and online multiplayer gameplay using all 14 weapon types. The following modes and quests are 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.
Monster Hunter Rise will also introduce new monsters, Goss Harag is a new beast that will send a chill down hunters’ spines, as he roams through snowy fields in search of new prey and attacks using blades of ice. Goss Harag is right at home in the Frost Islands, a new snow-capped and windswept locale that was once the nesting grounds for large dragons, who only the bravest hunters would attempt to slay.
Several other classic and fan-favorite monsters will be returning in Monster Hunter Rise. In addition to the previously-announced monsters, these seasoned threats will also make their presences known: Lagombi, Khezu, Great Baggi, Barioth, Mizutsune, and Tigrex. More new and returning monsters will be revealed in the months ahead.
Beginning tomorrow, on January 8, and offered throughout the month of January. Monster Hunter Rise launches worldwide for the Nintendo Switch system on March 26, 2021.