Monster Hunter Rise gets a new trailer at The Game Awards 2020, free demo in January 2021

During The Game Awards 2020, Capcom released a new trailer for Monster Hunter Rise, highlighting new and returning monsters, a new Flooded Forest Area, 'Rampage' events, and more.

Additionally, Capcom announced that a free demo for Monster Hunter Rise will be available for a limited time on the Nintendo Switch eShop in January 2021.

Find a trailer, press release, and screenshot set below via Capcom.

Monster Hunter Rise is set to release on March 26, 2021 for Nintendo Switch. For more to watch, you can check out the announcement trailer, Great Sword Gameplay TrailerTokyo Game Show trailer, and 40 minutes of gameplay.

Revealed today, two entirely new monsters will be making their Monster Hunter debuts in Monster Hunter Rise. The trickster Bishaten arrives as a unique new threat with its distinctive tail and fondness for persimmons, which it stores in his stomach and hurls at its prey. Adding to its offensive arsenal, Bishaten is also equipped with multiple tail attack options and powerful spin moves that will require hunters to stay on their toes or risk getting swept off their feet. Also new to the line-up, Somnacanth is an intoxicating aquatic leviathan that can expel sleep powder to temporarily stun opponents, leaving them open for attacks.

The latest trailer also includes sightings of the scaly leviathan Royal Ludroth and the poisonous birdlike Great Wroggi, both of which are returning to join the growing roster of foes in Monster Hunter Rise. In addition to the previously announced Shrine Ruins hunting grounds, the new Flooded Forest area will provide players the opportunity to explore and battle fierce monsters in this overgrown and water-logged setting.

The puzzling “Rampage” events that threaten Kamura Village and its denizens were also featured in the trailer, as it appears residents and Monster Hunter Rise players will need to build up their defenses and prepare for the battle of their lifetimes. More information regarding the “Rampage” will be revealed in the months ahead.

A demo for Monster Hunter Rise on Nintendo Switch was announced today and will release worldwide in January 2021. The free demo will provide hunters their first opportunity to try out the inventive set of new tools in the game, including the debut of the Wirebug mechanic and Palamute companion, which can both be used to track down and defeat threatening monsters in new ways. More specifics on this demo, including release timing, will be announced soon.

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