Capcom has announced that a demo for Monster Hunter Rise is coming today for Nintendo Switch, and will run until February 1. No specific release time has been announced.
The demo includes 4 quests set in the Shrine Ruins area – a beginner and intermediate quest, and two tutorial quests. All 14 weapon types are available, and multiplayer can be played both online and locally. You’ll also be able to bring along Palicoes and the new dog-like Palamutes.
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The beginner quest will task you with taking down a Great Izuchi and its pack, with the intermediate example pitting you against a stronger Mizutsune. The tutorials will teach you the basics of using a Wirebug, and the new Wyvern Riding feature, which sees you controlling monsters and even causing them to fight one another.
Today’s presentation also introduced a new area, new and returning monsters, and other new gameplay details. The game will be released on March 26.
We’ve learned quite a lot about the Switch exclusive in the run-up to its release, including that it marks the a new era in non-numbered Monster Hunter games, that it will feature skippable cutscenes, and much more.