Friday, March 31, 2023

Nintendo eShop Down, apparently due to Monster Hunter Rise demo request [Updated]

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Nintendo has confirmed that the outage is now over and IGN was able to access the Nintendo eShop (and download the Monster Hunter demo). released Monster Hunter Rise demo.

The eShop has been down for at least 4 hours at the time of writing, with Nintendo Japanese Customer Service Twitter Account repeatedly apologizing for the problems, but offering no time frame for a fix.

While neither Nintendo nor Capcom have specifically commented on the connection, the outage coincides with the release of the Monster Hunter Rise demo, which includes two quests and two tutorials for the next Switch exclusive.Yesterday’s Monster Hunter live stream revealed a number of new monsters and details about the game, including the fact that a new ability will let you ride monsters (an ability you can test in the demo).

The demo weighs 1.6GB and the quests can be played a maximum of 30 times before the February 1 closing date. If you can’t download, we have videos of the Great Izuchi Quest, and the Mizutsune Quest it’s up to you to check.

If you want to buy the game ahead of its March 26 release, here’s what’s in each edition of Monster Hunter Rise.

Joe Skrebels is IGN’s News Editor. Follow him on Twitter. Any advice to give us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to


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