Monster Hunter Rise Limited Time Demo Re-Launches March 11, Free Post Launch Updates Begin Late April

Monster Hunter Rise

Capcom have revealed an upcoming demo update for Monster Hunter Rise, along with the game having free post-launch updates.

The trailer from the Monster Hunter Digital Event livestreamm shows off some of the environments and monsters from prior trailers, alongside new and old foes revealed for the first time. Returning monsters include Nargacuga, Zinogre. A previous teaser on Twitter also revealed Anjanath, Kulu-Ya-Ku, Tobi-Kadachi, and Pukei-Pukei.

The trailer also reveals Chameleos will be added to the game as a free update in late April, along with several other new monsters. The Hunter Rank cap and related features will also be unlocked. Another free update adding more new monsters will release some time after that.

Finally, the end of the trailer reveals a a new demo will be available from March 11th for a limited time. Players will be able to challenge Magnamalo this time around, along with the Great Izuchi and Mizutsune quests from the prior demo. Those who played the prior demo will have it updated, along with the number of quests they can take on reset.

You can find the Kamura’s Hope trailer 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 March 26th for Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC Early 2022. In case you missed it, you can find our hands-on preview here.



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.