Monster Hunter Rise Digital Event Reveals Demo Launches Today, Wyvern Riding, and More

Monster Hunter Rise

The Monster Hunter Rise digital event has revealed the game’s demo launches today, along with Wyvern Riding and more information about the game.

Presented by Producer Ryozo Tsuijimoto, a new trailer and information was revealed about the game. This includes the game’s locales, monsters, and mechanics.

The Frost Islands was a nest for huge dragons, but is now a frozen land with life still hiding in various places. The new monsters include Goss Harag an oni-inspired ice-breathing Fanged Beast, that can make blades of ice and shockwwaves. The Leviathan class Mizutsune was also revealed, a creature that creates floating bubbles that slow Hunters down.

Magnamalo- revealed at its debut, was also discussed. It has hard armor, and produces a burning gas from its body. Returning monsters include Barioth, Lagombi, Khezu, Great Baggi, and Tigrex.

The Wyvern Riding mechanic revealed. Once unlocked, players can mount and control monsters for a short time after dealing enough damage via the Wirebug or aerial attacks. Players can then ram the creature into walls, or make it attack other monsters.

The characters and the home base were also discussed. Village elder Fugen, while Minoto and Hinoa both handle Village Quests and Hub Quests. Yomogi runs the Tea Shop, while Iori is the Buddy Handler, while Kogarashi deploys Meowcenaries. Rondine the trader.

These villagers and more will help during The Rampage, which will be discussed more at a later date. The base also has a training area, which can have the behavior of its training dummies and targets changed.

Finally, it was revealed that the game’s demo would launch today, and available until February 1st. The demo will have four quests (two of which are tutorials), and all 14 weapon types will be playable. The two hunting quests will be playable in local and online co-op along with solo. Players will hunt Great Izuchi and Mizutsune respectively.

You can find the presentation in its entirety below.

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. The Capcom ransomware leaks claim the game will head to Windows PC in October 2021.

Ryan Pearson


Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.