A demo for Monster Hunter Rise, the upcoming Nintendo Switch unique, might be launched Thursday evening, Capcom introduced in a livestream this morning. The firm additionally revealed particulars in regards to the free demo, confirmed off new and fan-favorite monsters like Tigrex, and revealed a characteristic referred to as wyvern using, which is precisely what it appears like.
After a brief trailer, the stream opened with a showcase of one of many sport’s places. Monster Hunter Rise will take gamers to a brand new space referred to as the Frost Islands, an icy locale with underground caverns and frozen walkways.
The Frost Islands are dwelling to a number of new monsters, in addition to some who by no means made it to Monster Hunter: World. Goss Harag is a brand new bearlike monster that may create ice blades on its fingers. Khezu is a returning monster that lives in caves, with its creepy, pale pores and skin and stretchy neck. The Great Baggi, the hen wyvern, can be again. Lagombi, the icy monster that slides on its stomach, is one other previous monster that can make an look in Rise. Finally, Mizutsune — who makes bubbles across the atmosphere to assault Hunters — returns to Monster Hunter in Rise.
Barioth and Tigrex, two fan-favorites added to Monster Hunter: World by way of the Iceborne growth, will even seem in Rise.
The monster showcase for Rise additionally previewed Magnamalo, Monster Hunter Rise’s flagship creature. Magnamalo is a lion-shaped beast with no wings and a pointy coat of armor. It can cowl its physique in purple flames and launch them at gamers.
The Wire Bug is one in every of Monster Hunter Rise’s latest options, providing Hunters new assaults and mobility choices. But the stream confirmed off one in every of its most enjoyable makes use of but: wyvern using. Players can soar on varied monsters’ backs, controlling them for a quick time. Hunters can pressure their mounted monster to assault different beasts throughout monster-on-monster fight, or run them into partitions, beautiful them immediately.
Capcom additionally previewed among the sport’s characters — together with a palico NPC/cat murderer — and its new coaching space.
The demo of Monster Hunter Rise, which might be out there by Jan. 31, will characteristic a number of missions. Two coaching missions — together with one all about wyvern using — might be out there alongside hunts for 2 totally different monsters: Great Izuchi and Mizutsune. The demo will even embody on-line play and an opportunity for gamers to check out all 14 Monster Hunter weapon varieties, to see how they’ve modified in Rise.
Capcom will launch Monster Hunter Rise solely for the Nintendo Switch on March 26.