Nintendo eShop Down, Seemingly Due to Monster Hunter Rise Demo Demand

Monday, 11 Jan, 2021

A demo including four Monster Hunter Rise quests is coming out tonight in the United States, and overnight in the wee hours of 8th January in Europe.

Wyvern Riding - Enter an arena to experience Wyvern Riding, a new feature that allows hunters to ride and guide monsters for a period of time.

Wyvern Riding involves the Wirebug and something called Ironsilk. No, you won't rub your eyes in shock, wondering if you're playing a PlayStation 5 game, but the RE Engine is clearly doing some terrific work on Nintendo Switch.

Some have suggested that the high demand for the Monster Hunter Rise demo is the cause.

Two tutorial quests will teach us the new Wyvern Riding and grapple hook-like Wirebug mechanics, while two real hunts will take us to the Shrine Ruins to hunt a Great Izuchi and Mizutsune with the game's fourteen different weapons. You can play them using all fourteen weapon types and on top of that they are playable in solo, local co-op, and online co-op.

Monster Hunter Rise gameplay video revealed the Frost Islands, demo coming to eShop later today. According to Capcom, each online player needs their own Nintendo Switch and their own copy of the demo.

Hunters can tackle these challenges solo, or with up to three other players in local or cooperative online play, while also taking advantage of the versatility of the Nintendo Switch system, which allows for hunting anywhere, anytime and with anyone. Each player who wants to play with you in co-op - up to a maximum of four - must also download the demo, and they'll need Nintendo Accounts to do so.

It is what's new to the experience that will interest long-term fans the most, and, in that regard, Capcom has been particularly bold. Here's a quick preview of some of the monsters you can expect to encounter in Monster Hunter Rise.

A Reddit user, PracticalBrush12, who leaked the information hours ahead of the official reveal noted, this addition comes in place of mounting, which allowed players to get on top of monsters during combat and deal damage to them from there. There are no surprises there, that I can see.

Finally, we can notice the game's impressive graphics quality, which is perhaps one of the most attractive games on the Nintendo Switch according to Ken Bogard. Then you can move around with the monster by holding R and use weak and strong attacks. You can find the demo by searching for the game on the Switch eShop. You can even use this to make a monster attack other monsters. It uses a sleep-inducing status effect to capture its prey, so be sure to take some Sleep remedies with you when you fight it.