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Check out this summary of the Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) Digital Event on January 7th. Find out info about new locales, new monsters, new actions, new characters, & more!!

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Digital Event Broadcast

Digital Event
Broadcast TimeJanuary 7th, 2021
6:00AM (PST) / 14:00 (GMT)

A special digital event showcasing new features in Monster Hunter aired on January 7th 2021! We've compiled an overview of its contents for you to check out below!

Vod Of The Event

You can also check out a video of the entire event for yourself here!

Monster Hunter Rise Demo Version Info

January 7th Release - Limited Time


Monster Hunter Rise's demo version was announced to release on January 7th. As of 6:30 am PST, we haven't been able to download it from the store yet, so keep checking all day! The demo will be available for a limited time only, until February 1st! Make sure to try it out ASAP!

Check Out Our Demo Guide Here

New Locale - Frost Islands

A New, Frosty Locale

Frost Islands

An icy new landscape presents itself for exploration in Monster Hunter Rise - we were shown a glimpse of the Frost Islands, an eerie locale said to have contained dragon nests.

Check Out The Full Map Guide Here
Frost Islands

Use Endemic Life To Your Advantage

Frost Islands

Endemic Life is shaping up to be an important mechanic in Monster Hunter Rise, and you'll be able to make use of it in the Frost Islands as well. It's not clear what kind of buffs these creatures will provide exactly, but they're said to be helpful on your quest!

Check Out Endemic Life In Detail Here

List Of Showcased Monsters

New Monster: Magnamalo

Magnamalo, the Flagship Monster of Monster Hunter Rise, is a fearsome beast with a body enveloped in a thick, near unbreakable carapace. We can expect it to attack the player with its tail, and with a lethal poisonous gas.

Check Out Magnamalo In More Detail Here

New Monster: Goss Harag

Goss Harag is a new creature found in the Frost Islands locale. It uses its icy breath to forge a blade out of ice, which it uses to decimate its opponents.

Check Out Goss Harag Here

Fanged Wyvern: Barioth

This terrifying wyvern is built for the snowy climate, with scales on its appendages that let it maneuver icy surfaces with ease.

Check Out The Barioth Guide Here

Bird Wyvern: Great Baggi

The Great Baggi has a characteristically blue-white coloration, with a large protruding crest on its head. It will attempt to put players to sleep with its dangerous fluid, so be careful!

Check Out The Great Baggi Guide Here

Fanged Beast: Lagombi

The Lagombi is a fanged beast that glides along the snow on its belly. This monster will likely require a speedy reaction time to effectively defeat it!

Check Out Our Lagombi Guide Here

Flying Wyvern: Khezu

The Khezu is a thing of nightmares, a creepy wyvern that lurks in the darkness and releases electricity from its body and long neck.

Check Out Our Khezu Guide Here

Leviathan Mizutsune

Mizutsune is a special leviathan-like creature that will create bubbles with a fluid it emits. These bubbles will impair your movement speed, so you'll no doubt have to avoid them.

Check Out The Mizutsune In Detail Here

Flying Wyvern: Tigrex

The Tigrex is another flying wyvern that will rush toward you at extreme speeds, dealing heavy damage with its claws and jaw.

Check Out Our Tigrex Guide Here

New Action: Wyvern Riding

Use Wirebug To Mount Monsters

Wyvern Riding

Although you'll need to meet a certain unspecified set of requirements first to do so, you will eventually be able to mount monsters! By using the Wirebug you'll be able to ride a monster - you can even manipulate it into attacking other monsters for you!

Wyvern Riding

↑ Wyverns pit against each other, with you riding one of them!

Check Out Our Wyvern Riding Guide Here

Characters & Base

Base - Kamura Village

Training Area

Training Area

The training area is a portion of Kamura village where you'll be able to engage in practice battles to try out your various weapons! Head here to hone your skills before using a new weapon against real monsters.

Check Out Everything You Can Do In Kamura Village Here

New Character Info



Fugen is the leader of Kamura village. He is widely respected by all villagers, and is a powerful warrior to boot.

Minoto & Hinoa

Minoto Hinoa

Minoto and Hinoa are the village "quest hub" maidens. They are twins whose beautiful singing brings solace and respite to the people of Kamura village.



Yomogi is a cheerful young girl who is in charge of the village Tea shop.



Hojo is the oldest person in the village, and also acts as a Guild Master. He is responsible for quests you'll see on the quest board!

Master Utsushi

Master Utsushi

This mask wearing young man is the head of the hunters of the village.



Iori is in charge of Buddies in the village, meaning he'll likely help provide you with a Palamute or Palico of your own!



Kogarashi is, despite his stature, somewhat intimidating. He's also in charge of the "Meowcenaries", presumably a group of feline mercenaries. Perhaps they'll be for hire?



Rondine is a trader from a faraway land, and she'll likely offer you rare goods for trade!

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