Capcom Unleashes Limited-Time Monster Hunter Rise Demo in January

A Monster Hunter Rise demo is on the way, as Capcom shows off two new monsters for The Game Awards 2020.

Capcom and Nintendo are releasing a Monster Hunter Rise demo in January 2021, but it won't last forever. The MonHun Rise demo on Nintendo Switch is a limited-time demo, but the full game launches shortly after, on March 26, 2021.

Nintendo made the announcement via a new trailer that debuted during The Game Awards 2020. The trailer offers an extended glimpse at two new monsters plus Rise's Japanese-folklore-inspired environments, including the home base village.

The first monster is Bishaten, a wyvern-ish monster with a passion for persimmons matched only by its love of hurling them back at hunters and smashing them with its tail.

Then there's Somnacanth, an aquatic beast that puts its foes to sleep with a toxic powder.

That village is under threat from a mysterious affliction driving monsters wild. They'll rampage and destroy the village, so you and your fellow villagers must band together to put a stop to the destruction once and for all. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Monster Hunter Rise news as it develops.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Dec. 10th 2020

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