Earlier today, Capcom released the Monster Hunter Rise demo on the Nintendo eShop in North America, Europe, Japan, and more. This time-limited demo is available from now until February 1 and the download size is 1.6GB. According to a detailed report from video game technical analysis channel VG Tech of the demo, we now know the resolution and frame rate of Monster Hunter Rise on Nintendo Switch docked and handheld based on the demo. This is an early demo so things could change for the final game. Hopefully Capcom can continue to address any issues in the visuals for launch. 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. Watch the full analysis below:

Monster Hunter Rise frame rate on Nintendo Switch

Back in September last year, Capcom confirmed the 30fps target for Monster Hunter Rise. The analysis of the demo from VG Tech shows that there are some frame pacing issues and some minor drops but the 30fps target is held for the rest of the time.

Monster Hunter Rise resolution in docked and portable mode

The VG Tech analysis reveals that Monster Hunter Rise runs at approximately 1344×756 when docked with a 1080p UI and approximately 960×540 when handheld with a 720p UI. When I played Monster Hunter Rise earlier today, I noticed that some of the environment textures load in as you approach them gradually. Overall, the game looks nice in motion.

Monster Hunter Rise demo download links

The Monster Hunter Rise demo is available on the eShop in North America here and UK here. The eShop is currently experiencing issues so the download might not start immediately.

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 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.