Monster Hunter Rise Digital Event Livestream to Reveal Demo Release Date January 7

Monster Hunter Rise

Capcom have announced a digital event livestream for Monster Hunter Rise, which will reveal new information and the demo release date.

The English Twitter account for the series tweeted the livestream will be on January 7th at 6 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. GMT. However, the Japanese Twitter account for the game specifically notes the release date of the demo version (“trial version”) will be revealed.

During the Capcom ransomware leaks, it was claimed the game would have a demo or demos launched between January and March 2021. A demo was officially announced to launch in January. The files also allege the game would head to Windows PC in October 2021.

As previously reported, the game will be the first mainline Monster Hunter title since the successful Monster Hunter World. Players return to the original style of gameplay, this time taking place in an eastern-style region, along with new mechanics, and monsters inspired by Japanese mythology.

You can find the full rundown (via Nintendo) below.

Rise to the challenge and join the hunt!

The critically acclaimed action-RPG series returns to the Nintendo Switch™!

Set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village, explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome monsters to become the ultimate hunter. It’s been half a century since the last calamity struck, but a terrifying new monster has reared its head and threatens to plunge the land into chaos once again.

Hunt solo or in a party with friends to earn rewards that you can use to craft a huge variety of weapons and armor. Brand new gameplay systems such as the high-flying ‘Wire Action’ and your canine companion ‘Palamute’ will add exciting new layers to the already robust combat that Monster Hunter is known for.

Whether it’s at home, on the go, online or offline – you’ll always be ready for your next hunt on the Nintendo Switch™!

Monster Hunter Rise launches worldwide for Nintendo Switch, on March 26th, 2021. As aforementioned, the Capcom ransomware leaks claim the game will head to Windows PC in October 2021.

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Ryan Pearson


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