After a relatively quiet June, video games are coming back swinging this July — and there’s some particularly great games for Nintendo Switch owners. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is set to launch early in the month, with NEO: The World Ends With You arriving a bit further down the track. The good news for those who can’t wait is there’s now two brand new demos for the games available on the Nintendo eShop.
If you’ve never played the originals (and you should, because they’re great), now’s the time to dive in and check out what all the fuss is really about.
NEO: The World Ends With You is perhaps the most intriguing of the pair, given the original game was released 14 years ago to rapturous applause — but the extremely underrated Monster Hunter Stories series should get some love, too. The original title features some of the best Monster Hunter action around, and the sequel looks set to be more of the same with a shinier lick of paint.
Both demos are now available on the Nintendo eShop — and while they are strictly timed, you should be able to get a good feel for the games before your time is up.
How to download the new demos
There doesn’t appear to be an easy option to download either demo on the Nintendo Switch, so you’ll have to search manually.
To grab the demos, head to the Nintendo eShop on your Switch console, search “NEO: The World Ends With You” or “Monster Hunter Stories 2” and click through to each game’s home page.
Under the option to pre-order the games, there’ll be a ‘download demo’ button. Select this, and you’re on your way to world-hopping adventures.
If you like what you see you can always pre-order it, but note there’ll likely be cheaper physical options closer to launch.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is launching on July 9 and NEO: The World Ends With You will be released on July 27. Both look set to be absolutely massive sequels, and you won’t want to miss these games.