Eager to experience Monster Hunter Rise ahead of its 26 March 2021 release on the Nintendo Switch? Capcom has rolled out a time-limited demo of the action RPG onto the Nintendo eShop, which will be accessible and playable by all from now until 31 January 2021. The demo will be locked after this date, so be sure to check out this free treat while you can!
The free limited time Monster Hunter Rise demo will provide access to offline single-player, offline multiplayer (2-4 players) and online co-operative multiplayer options, and allows you to use all fourteen weapon types.
Modes available include:
- 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.
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 demo might not provide too in-depth a look at what Monster Hunter Rise has to offer, but hopefully will give players a sense of what to expect from the sixth mainline Monster Hunter game.