Capcom shared lots more details on Monster Hunter Rise during today’s Digital Event, including some information on the game’s upcoming demo. The publisher had previously teased that would be released sometime this month, and it has now confirmed that the demo will go live on the Switch eShop later today, January 7.
The demo will give fans their first taste of Rise’s two big new gameplay mechanics: the Palamute and the Wirebug. The former is a new type of canine companion that players can ride and fight alongside during a hunt, while the latter functions like a grappling hook and lets players swing around the environment.
In terms of content, the demo will feature four missions: two training exercises that introduce you to the Wirebug and the new Wyvern Riding mechanic, and two proper hunts. The “beginner” hunt tasks you with slaying a Great Izuchi, one of the new monsters being introduced in Rise, while the “intermediate” hunt has you battling the returning Mizutsune.
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