Earlier this month, Capcom released the Monster Hunter Rise demo on the Nintendo eShop in North America, Europe, Japan, and more. This time-limited demo is still available until February 1. Today, Capcom’s official Monster Hunter Rise Japan Twitter account posted a statement addressing the online lag in the demo that some players experienced. Capcom confirmed the issue was related to the number of friends a user had. Capcom also said that this lag will not occur in the final game. This is good because I had to switch to a new account on my Nintendo Switch to play the demo with friends since the lag was really bad otherwise. Ahead of the Monster Hunter Rise release date in March 2021, I recently spoke to Yasunori Ichinose at Capcom about Monster Hunter Rise’s returning monsters and more. Read the full interview here. Check out Capcom’s statement in Japanese below:

Monster Hunter Rise demo contents

The Monster Hunter Rise demo includes four quest types. Beginner quest (Great Izuchi), Wyvern riding training quest, basic training quest (wirebug), and an Intermediate quest against Mizutsune. The quests that support multiplayer are available for local wireless and online multiplayer. All weapons will be included.

Monster Hunter Rise demo end date

The Monster Hunter Rise demo will be available from January 7 until February 1.

Monster Hunter Rise demo save data transfer

Save data transfer from the Monster Hunter Rise demo is not possible.

Monster Hunter Rise demo download size

The Monster Hunter Rise demo download size is 1.6GB.

Monster Hunter Rise demo bonus for full game

If you play the demo and have save data in the demo when you launch the full game on the Monster Hunter Rise release date, you can unlock an item pack titled the Monster Hunter Rise Item Pack Demo Player Bonus with the following:

  • 20 Mega Potions
  • 5 Pitfall Traps
  • 10 Energy Drinks
  • 5 Mega Demondrugs
  • 5 Mega Armorskins

Monster Hunter Rise demo playtime limit

The quests for Great Izuchi and Mizutsune can be played a total of 30 times. After this, all four quests including the training ones will no longer be available.

Monster Hunter Rise resolution and frame rate on Nintendo Switch

According to a detailed report from video game technical analysis channel VG Tech of the demo, the Monster Hunter Rise resolution and frame rate for Nintendo Switch have been confirmed. Check out the details here.

Monster Hunter Rise India release date

As of now, the Monster Hunter Rise physical release has not been listed for India. I’ve reached out to Capcom’s distributor here, e-Xpress Interactive, about this and will update the story if I get a response.

Monster Hunter Rise releases on March 26, 2021 for Nintendo Switch.

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