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How to download the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin demo on Nintendo Switch

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Everything You Need To Know 12 Via Siliconera
Monster Hunter Stories 2 Everything You Need To Know 12 Via Siliconera (Image credit: Capcom)

Capcom is known for many of its great franchises, including the Monster Hunter Series. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has been greatly anticipated ever since its announcement, especially after how well the first game was received on the Nintendo 3DS.

Finally, those who wish to get a taste of the game — or those who may still be on the fence about it — can download a free demo on the Nintendo Switch eShop. After what we've seen about the game during Capcom's numerous presentations, it may just end up being one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch.

How to download the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin demo on the Nintendo Switch

  1. Head to the Nintendo Switch eShop on your console by selecting the orange shopping bag icon at the bottom of the HOME menu.Source: iMore

How to download the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin demo on the Nintendo Switch: Eshop Icon Home Menu (Image credit: iMore)

How to download the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin demo on the Nintendo Switch: Nintendo Switch Eshop Search Bar (Image credit: iMore)
  1. In "Search/Browse", type "monster hunter stories".
  2. Press the + button to continue.

How to download the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin demo on the Nintendo Switch: Monster Hunter Stories Search Bar (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Select "Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin" on the right-hand side of the screen.Source: iMore

How to download the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin demo on the Nintendo Switch: Monster Hunter Stories File Selection (Image credit: iMore)

How to download the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin demo on the Nintendo Switch: Monster Hunter Stories Download Demo (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Under the Purchase/Pre-order button, select "Download Demo."
  2. A pop-up will appear to confirm the demo is downloading.Source: iMore

How to download the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin demo on the Nintendo Switch: Nintendo Eshop Demo Downloading (Image credit: iMore)

How to download the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin demo on the Nintendo Switch: Monster Hunter Stories Demo Downloading (Image credit: iMore)
  1. You can check the status of your download from the HOME menu.

Once the game finishes downloading, have fun playing! That's all there is to it.

Something to keep in mind

Before you try to download the demo, ensure that you have at least 2.8 GB of free space in your console's system memory or on the microSD card in your system. Should you need more space, you can always archive or delete software that you're no longer playing. Your save data will remain in your system memory and/or in the cloud if you have a Nintendo Switch Online membership, so don't worry!

Nadine Dornieden
Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.