During the Monster Hunter Digital Event January 2021, Capcom shared some more details about Monster Hunter Rise, alongside the latest videos.
First, the release date for the demo version was announced: January 8th. To be more precise, the demo will be available at the following time:
- Europe: 9AM
- UK: 8AM
- North America (ET): 3AM
- North America (PT): 12AM
- Japan: 5PM
The demo will be available until January 31st (Europe, North America) / February 1st (Japan). It will offer a total of 4 quests:
- 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.
Important note: you get a total of 30 quest attempts. Those are shared between the Beginner and Intermediate quests, and while the Training and Wyvern Riding quests do not use any attempts, you cannot access them anymore once you’ve used all the attempts.
If you’re looking to play online, you will need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. If you don’t have one, you can still take advantage of the 7 day free trial available until January 13th.
Next, here’s the latest set of videos, with:
- the latest trailer
- the recording of the Monster Hunter Digital Event January 2021 presentation
- two tutorial videos showcasing the Wirebug and Wyvern Riding
Finally, here’s some more details and the latest set of pictures (screenshots and artworks):
Also revealed today, the icy Goss Harag is an entirely new monster that will make its debut in Monster Hunter Rise. This 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. 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.
Many other classic and fan-favorite monsters will be returning to join the ever-growing roster of foes 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.
Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) comes out on March 26th worldwide.
Source: Capcom PR