In the “Monster Hunter Digital Event” that was shown today, Capcom shared lots of new details on the upcoming Monster Hunter Rise.
The digital event discussed the new monsters including the icy Goss Harag, a fanged beast will send a chill down hunters’ spines, as he roams through snowy fields in search of new prey and attacks using blades of ice. Other monsters include Lagombi, Khezu, Great Baggi, Barioth, Mizutsune, and Tigrex. More will be revealed in the months ahead. The player’s hub will be Kamura village which attracts visitors with its unique culture and innovative hunting technologies.
The big news of the event is that time-limited demo will release tonight! It will be offered until January 31st as a free download from the Nintendo eShop. The demo allows for offline solo and (up to 4 player) offline local and online multiplayer gameplay using all 14 weapon types. Keep in the mind that the demo has a 30 quest limit before being locked out.
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.
The demo has released. Monster Hunter Rise will fully release on Nintendo Switch on March 26. 2021.
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