Monster Hunter Rise: Dawn of the Sun is a massive expansion of the highly successful Rise of the Monster Hunter. First announced this year, Sunburn received praise and much anticipation. While retaining most of the features of the base game, Sunburn adds new gameplay elements and an expanded story.
So what is playable in this demo?
Demo features and release date
Monster Hunter Rise: Dawn of the Sun out later this month. A playable demo has been announced to go live on June 14. This demo will be available to play for nintendo Switch Steam users and players.
The demo allows players to choose one of 14 weapons with no gameplay limitation. It also offers four playable quests that showcase the game’s features. Each quest has varying difficulty levels, we’ve sorted them by increasing difficulty levels:
- Beginner: Kill a large Izuchi
- Intermediate: kill a tetranodon
- Expert: Kill an Astalos
- Advanced: Kill Malzeno
Before choosing any of these quests, however, the demo also provides players with a booster tutorial mission with features like the Wirebug as well as highlighting new features in the expansion like Switch Skill Swap. The three tutorial missions are:
- Basic Training Quest
- Wyvern Riding Training Quest
- Skill Exchange Training Quest
The demo is free and requires 10 GB of disk space for installation. Players can choose to play the demo solo or with friends, with the demo supporting multiplayer for up to four players, as long as each person downloads the demo. The demo version does not support local multiplayer and save files from this demo cannot be transferred to the main game upon release. The bonus pack can however be claimed using the demo save file.
Lastly, the demo also gives players a bonus item pack that can be claimed when playing the main game after release. The package consists of:
- 60 mega potions
- 15 booby traps
- 30 energy drinks
- 15 Mega Demondrugs
- 15 mega armor skins
Each of these items will ensure a good starting supply of hunting gear, from catching monsters with traps to potions that improve both attack and defense. The contents of this bonus item pack can only be claimed once per account.
Monster Hunter Rise: Dawn of the Sun outputs on nintendo Switch and Steam on June 30 this year. For players who can’t wait, this demo is perfect for practicing those hunting skills for the release of the main game.