Capcom’s limited-time Monster Hunter Rise demo is now live on the Switch eShop, and it supports local and online multiplayer for up to four players. To take advantage of the latter, however, you’ll need to have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, but Nintendo is letting players try out the service free of charge right now.
To coincide with the release of the Monster Hunter Rise demo, Nintendo is offering a free seven-day NSO trial through its My Nintendo rewards program. It doesn’t cost any points to redeem the trial, so it’s available to everyone who has a Nintendo Account but not an existing subscription to the service.
This free trial is a limited-time offer; it will only be available until February 2, one day after the Monster Hunter Rise demo is scheduled to be delisted. You can also only redeem the offer once, and it will automatically convert into a one-month subscription after the seven-day period end unless you turn off automatic renewal before then.
The Monster Hunter Rise demo features four different quests: two training missions that teach players basic controls and actions, and two proper hunts. The latter two can be played solo or with other players, but you are only able to cumulatively play them 30 times. You can read our Monster Hunter Rise demo impressions here and watch some gameplay footage from an early access version of it above.
Although the demo doesn’t carry over any progress to the full game, you will get some bonus items for playing it. Those who have demo save data on their Switch will unlock an item booster pack in Monster Hunter Rise when it launches. The booster pack contains the following items:
- Mega Potion x20
- Pitfall Trap x5
- Energy Drink x10
- Mega Demondrug x5
- Mega Armorskin x5
Monster Hunter Rise launches for Switch on March 26. Alongside the game, Capcom is releasing three new Amiibo figures that will each unlock a special set of layered armor. You can read more about the game’s different editions and preorder bonuses in our Monster Hunter Rise preorder guide.
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