Digital Event Shows Monster Hunter Stories 2, Monster Hunter Rise Update
Capcom held a new Monster Hunter digital event, during which it provided new media for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin as well as details for its new content update for Monster Hunter Rise. A new trailer for Monster Hunter Stories 2 provided further teasers for the game’s story and premise, while the presentation detailed how players can find new Monstie partners and help them grow, with new screenshots showing various monsters, characters, and locations.
A follow-up to Nintendo 3DS title Monster Hunter Stories, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a turn-based spin-off to the Monster Hunter series that sees players control a Rider, someone who partners up with and raises monsters. Monster Hunter Stories 2 will release digitally and physically for Nintendo Switch and digitally for PC on July 9, 2021.
Meanwhile, Capcom announced that the second major update for Monster Hunter Rise, Ver. 3.0, releases today. The update adds Crimson Glow Valstrax, a new variant of the Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate flagship monster, as well as Apex Zinogre. It also adds a new quest featuring both Thunder Serpent Narwa and Wind Serpent Ibushi that leads into a new ending the game’s storyline, plus more quests, weapons, armor, and skills.
Monster Hunter Rise is the latest mainline title in the series and released for Nintendo Switch in March 2021. The game includes two new major gameplay features — Wyvern Riding and the vertical-movement-assisting Wirebug — while Palamutes join Felynes as support-based companions. It also adds the Rampage, a gameplay mode where players are tasked with defending the village from numerous monsters attacking at once with assistance from defensive emplacements. Those looking to read more about the game can check out Phil Willis’s review.
Monster Hunter Stories 2 Screenshots and Trailer
Monster Hunter Rise Screenshots and Trailer