A new Monster Hunter Rise demo will release on March 11th, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise Magnamalo in game
Monster Hunter Rise Magnamalo in game (Image credit: Capcom)

What you need to know

  • Monster Hunter Rise received a demo in January with two quests available.
  • A new, updated demo will feature the flagship monster Magnamalo as an advanced quest.
  • The demo will be available on March 11, 2021.

In the March Monster Hunter Digital Event, Capcom announced that a new Monster Hunter Rise demo will be made available on the Nintendo Switch.

Players who have the previous demo from January already downloaded can simply update the software in order to receive the new content, while new players can download the demo directly from the Nintendo Switch eShop, free of charge. The new content features an advanced quest where players can attempt to take down the game's flagship monster, the Magnamalo.

Monster Hunter Rise New Demo Magnamalo Quest

Monster Hunter Rise New Demo Magnamalo Quest (Image credit: Capcom)

Online multiplayer with up to 4 players is supported for those who have an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Players who update the demo to the newest version will also have their number of available quests reset to the original 30. However, those who exhaust their limited trial can simply delete their save data to reset the counter. Save data does not carry over into the base game, so nothing will be lost.

The new updated demo will be available for free starting on March 11, 2021. Monster Hunter Rise has its own set of amiibo available for pre-order from GameStop, for players looking for shiny new armor sets. The game has been the subject of much discussion, and those who have played the demo believe that this entry in the Monster Hunter series will be one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch.

Nadine Dornieden

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