Monster Hunter Rise gets a free demo tonight on Nintendo Switch

A demonstration for Beast Hunter Increase, the upcoming Nintendo Change unique, will be launched Thursday night, Capcom revealed in a livestream today. The business likewise exposed information about the totally free demonstration, flaunted brand-new and fan-favorite beasts like Tigrex, and exposed a function called wyvern riding, which is precisely what it seems like.

After a brief trailer, the stream opened with a display of among the video game’s areas. Beast Hunter Increase will take gamers to a brand-new location called the Frost Islands, an icy place with underground caverns and frozen pathways.

The Frost Islands are house to a number of brand-new beasts, in addition to some who never ever made it to Beast Hunter: World. Goss Harag is a brand-new bearlike beast that can produce ice blades on its hands. Khezu is a returning beast that resides in caverns, with its weird, pale skin and elastic neck. The Great Baggi, the bird wyvern, is likewise back. Lagombi, the icy beast that moves on its stomach, is another old beast that will make a look in Increase. Lastly, Mizutsune — who makes bubbles around the environment to attack Hunters — go back to Beast Hunter in Increase.

Barioth and Tigrex, two fan-favorites added to Beast Hunter: World via the Iceborne expansion, will also appear in Increase.

The monster showcase for Rise also previewed Magnamalo, Monster Hunter Rise’s flagship creature. Magnamalo is a lion-shaped beast with no wings and a sharp coat of armor. It can cover its body in purple flames and launch them at players.

The Wire Bug is one of Monster Hunter Rise’s newest features, offering Hunters new attacks and mobility options. But the stream showed off one of its most exciting uses yet: wyvern riding. Players can jump on various monsters’ backs, controlling them for a brief time. Hunters can force their mounted monster to attack other beasts during monster-on-monster combat, or run them into walls, stunning them instantly.

Capcom also previewed some of the game’s characters — including a palico NPC/cat assassin — and its new training area.

The demo of Monster Hunter Rise, which will be available through Jan. 31, will feature multiple missions. Two training missions — including one all about wyvern riding — will be available alongside hunts for 2 different monsters: Great Izuchi and Mizutsune. The demo will also include online play and a chance for players to test out all 14 Monster Hunter weapon types, to see how they’ve changed in Rise.

Capcom will launch Monster Hunter Rise exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on March 26.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.