Monster Hunter Rise’s free demo drops tonight on Nintendo Switch

A free playable demo for Monster Hunter Rise will drop tonight, Capcom revealed earlier today, and to celebrate it, they’ve released an all-new trailer showing off new monsters, wyvern riding, and more.

If you need to, free up some space. Capcom is coming in hot with a Monster Hunter Rise demo, which, believe it or not, is dropping on the Nintendo Switch eShop later today. The game will showcase many of the title’s upcoming features ahead of its March 26th, 2021 release. It’s the first release for the franchise on the Switch since Monster Hunter Generations: Ultimate, which came stateside in in 2018.

The limited-time demo for Monser Hunter Rise will run from tonight (January 7th, 2021) until January 31st, 2021. During that time, players can explore a numerous amount of hunting options including offline solo, offline local (up to four other hunters) and online multiplayer. All-the-while, players can take advantage of experiencing all 14 weapon types.

In the demo, you’ll be able to experience new features such as Wyvern Riding, Training, Beginner Quest’s, Intermediate Quests, and more. A Nintendo Switch Online membership will be required for the online portions of the demo. A free trial for NSO is available from now until January 13th, 2021, through the eShop.

As part of the demo, players will have a total of 30 quest attempts, all of which are shared between both beginner and intermediate quests. Once the limit is reached, the modes will become inaccessible. While this seems like a deterrent for some, but, it doesn’t seem Capcom is going to throw their hardest fights at players – yet.

Along with the demo announcement, Capcom revealed the Goss Harag, an icy enemy that will be aking its franchise debut in March. The Goss Harag calls the Frost Islands, a snow-capped and windswept locale its home while slaying any brave adventurers that fall victim to its ferocity. You can expect to hear more about new and returning monsters in the months ahead. For now, be rest assured that Lagombi, Khezu, Great Baggi, Barioth, Mizutsune, and Tigrex will be there to challenge the bravest of hunters.

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