Monster Hunter Rise demo available today for free on Nintendo Switch

The demo will be available only until the end of the month.

During the recent Monster Hunter Digital Event, Capcom announced that a playable demo of Monster Hunter Rise will release today on the Nintendo Switch. The ‘Rise’ demo will be free to download, though it will only be available for a limited time. Specifically, the demo will be removed from the eShop on January 31 at 8PM GMT (February 1 at 12AM PST).

The free Monster Hunter Rise demo will include a tutorial section that teaches players some of the game’s new features, including the grappling hook-like Wirebugs and Wyvern Riding. After the tutorial, players will be able to try out a Beginner Quest to hunt a Great Izuchi, as well as an Intermediate Quest to take down a Mizutsune.

Aside from the announcement of the demo, the Monster Hunter Digital Even featured several new reveals. Among those include The Frost Islands, a snowy new location in the game. The event also revealed a fearsome new monster that roams the Frost Islands called the Goss Harag.

Along with Goss Harag, the Digital Event also revealed other monsters that should be familiar to long-time fans of the series, including Lagombi, Khezu, Great Baggi, Barioth, and Tigrex.

Monster Hunter Rise will release exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021.