Monster Hunter Rise Demo Downloads Causes Massive Nintendo eShop Slowdowns

Fans excited for the Monster Hunter Rise demo caused massive server stress for the Nintendo eShop, with downloads taking up to ten minutes.

January 8, 2021

It seems that, post previews and the Nintendo Direct from earlier yesterday, hype for Monster Hunter Rise has reached critical mass. Fans, in their rush to download the limited time demo for the title has caused the Nintendo eShop server to slow significantly under the stress.

Right now it can take up to 10 minutes for the demo download to start once you click on the “download demo” button on the game’s page.
Nintendo Japan is asking people on their official Twitter to be patient and to not crash the servers.

“There’s an highly concentrated amount of access on the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, so software downloads are not starting immediately. We apologize for the inconvenience, please wait until your downloads starts”:

“Pressing the ‘download the demo’ button multiple times on the Nintendo eShop page can delay the start of the download. If the download doesn’t start, please wait for it to begin. Right now, the delay is of dozens of minutes”:

On January 7th, Capcom held a special event for Monster Hunter Rise, revealing a new trailer and how the demo will be available later that same day. However, the Monster Hunter Rise demo will only be playable until February 1st, at 3PM ET. Capcom also wishes to hear your thoughts on the event through a survey.

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Lastly, the event did not detail The Rampage mechanic of Monster Hunter Rise yet. The only thing we’ve heard is how we’ll have to prepare the village to face it. The Rampage was teased in Japanese interviews and in the previous trailer revealed at The Game Awards 2020. This game mechanic was first teased in one of the first Japanese trailers for the game. With the kanji 百竜夜行 which is a pun on Japanese idiom 百鬼夜行, Hyakki Yagyo, designing a horde of Youkai.

You can read more details on MH Rise with the Japanese interviews on the game we translated. The release date of Monster Hunter Rise has been set for a worldwide launch on March 26th, 2021. Moreover, another brand new game in the series, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is coming to Switch worldwide in Summer 2021.

You can preorder the Monster Hunter Rise Regular Edition and Deluxe Edition on Amazon to support DualShockers.

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