Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2 Revealed
Capcom recently announced two different Monster Hunter games coming to the Nintendo Switch during today’s Nintendo Direct. Namely Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings Of Ruin. The former will release on March 26, 2021, and the latter will release sometime in the summer of 2021.
According to Capcom, Monster Hunter Rise will provide players with an all-new set of tools to track down and defeat threatening monsters. Players can also tackle these challenges solo or with up to three other hunters in local or cooperative online play. You can see for yourself in the trailer below.
Whereas Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will offer players a story-based RPG experience. Immerse yourself into the adventures of a new Monster Rider as they journey to various scenic locations, embark on epic quests, and befriend magnificent monsters. The trailer shows off some of the story of the game featuring full English voice acting. You’ll also see some famous monsters from the franchise as well. Check out the trailer below.
Additional information on the two games via Capcom can be found below:
Monster Hunter Rise is an action RPG that will transport players to the colorful Kamura Village, an all-new serene mountain locale that attracts visitors with its unique culture and innovative hunting technologies. After hunters equip their armor and select from one of the various weapon types, all-new hunting grounds await, including the ancient Shrine Ruins and more. Featuring maps with no loading times, the continuous gameplay ensures that players will remain on their quests as soon as the hunt begins without transitions between areas.
The core gameplay experience in Monster Hunter Rise will feel familiar to previous Monster Hunter entries, but it also introduces several new and exciting mechanics for hunters to master. For the first time ever, wire-based grappling actions can be performed by using a “Wirebug” while standing or in mid-air, adding an all-new level of aerial maneuverability to hunting strategies and attacks. As players defeat monsters and progress through the game, items from fallen foes can be used to craft unique weapons and armor that will increase their chances of future success and survival.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin offers both RPG and Monster Hunter fans a unique new experience with a rich storyline featuring charming characters, challenging quests and friendly encounters with familiar monsters from the Monster Hunter series. Assuming the role of a young Monster Rider who can use a Kinship Stone to form strong bonds with monsters, players can gain experience and improve their skills to form deeper connections with these wonderful creatures. When ready, players can embark on memorable adventures filled with dramatic events and heartwarming friendships as the epic tale unfolds. Further details on Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will be shared in the future.
In addition to the physical and digital standard editions of Monster Hunter Rise available for pre-order for MSRP $59.99, a special Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition are also being offered. The Deluxe Edition for MSRP $69.99 will include the standard edition of the game (physical or digital), as well as a digital DLC pack voucher that can be redeemed for bonus in-game content such as a “Kamurai” full layered armor set, exclusive gestures, cosmetic items and more. The limited Collector’s Edition (physical only) for MSRP $99.99 will contain everything from the Deluxe Edition, in addition to physical items including a monster icon sticker pack, Kamura Mark enamel pin and an amiibo figure of Magnamalo, the flagship monster featured in the game. Pre-order options and pricing details for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will be announced at a later date.
Monster Hunter Rise is slated to release on March 26, 2021 for the Nintendo Switch. Also for Switch, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will release in Summer 2021. Are you excited for more Monster Hunter games? Was Monster Hunter Generations: Ultimate not cutting it for your hunting fix? Let us know in the comments below!