This month, RPG Backtrack celebrates Monster Hunter March! Wheels, Pascal, and Phil hop into this party, as we discuss why the Monster Hunter Stories spinoffs might make us feel guilty about killing monsters in the main series.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
The third free update for Monster Hunter Stories 2 launches tomorrow. Capcom released a trailer highlighting the new Monsties included.
The RPG Cast crew discovers where the monkey’s paw has taken them this week. Chris is trapped in a room playing with kitties. Kelley has to survive a Pokémon/Shining Force Crossover. Anna Marie is stuck in a time loop and isn’t sure where the spoon is. Josh almost succeeded in not shooting any children out of cannons, but then he took an arrow to the knee. Meanwhile, Shining Force smiles evilly.
This week in Q&A Quest, we discuss the recently released Monster Hunter Stories 2. We also discuss Super Robot Wars.
It’s a tiny cast with just Chris, Anna Marie, and Kelley. PS5 blood money is being thrown around, while Kelley curses the asthma tax. Chris is simulating his real life job in a game that simulates his job. Anna Marie re-discovers she doesn’t like SMT. And everyone agrees cutscenes need both pause and skip options.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is now available worldwide. The release comes with a dedicated launch trailer and some character introductions.
Alex, Anna Marie, Chris, and Kelley come together to discuss the news of the week. #JRPGJuly is well underway for everyone on the cast. Anna Marie makes every evil choice she can. Alex dives into Anime: The Game. Chris shouldn’t be playing Elder Scrolls Online because his arm hurts, and yet he still is? Meanwhile, we lost Kelley somewhere in the wastelands when she wandered off to hug all the monsties.
Capcom held a pre-launch presentation for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. The presentation featured the reveal of post-launch updates coming to the game through October.
A trial version for Monster Hunter Stories 2 is available to download on Switch today. Those who play the trial version will be able to transfer their save data over to the full game when it releases in July.
Following its Nintendo Direct E3 presentation, Nintendo held a series of Treehouse: Live gameplay demonstrations. The RPGs showcased were Monster Hunter Stories 2, Shin Megami Tensei V, and Mario Golf: Super Rush.
Capcom announced a demo version of Monster Hunter Stories 2. The demo will launch on Switch next week, and will let players transfer their progress to the full game.
Summer Game Fest 2021 featured a new trailer for the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories 2. The short trailer is brimming with monsters and action galore.
Capcom held another Monster Hunter digital event. The presentation showed off more of Monster Hunter Stories 2 and heralded the launch of the next Monster Hunter Rise update.
A new Monster Hunter Stories 2 trailer is out now. The new video gives a quick introduction to the game’s story.
Capcom held a new Monster Hunter-focused digital event. The presentation introduced more details and media for Monster Hunter Stories 2, and offered a look at what’s included in Monster Hunter Rise’s first major update.
Capcom held a new Monster Hunter digital event. The event provided a release date and new platform for Monster Hunter Stories 2, plus a new demo and more details for Monster Hunter Rise.
As a prelude to our annual awards, which as usual should hit at the end of January, the RPGamer staff picked out many of the upcoming titles that they are most looking forward to. We hope you enjoy reading about our most anticipated games, and please let us know which ones you are most excited for.
Today’s Nintendo Direct Mini wasn’t really all that mini. The presentation included two brand-new Monster Hunter games, a new Disgaea title, a stealth-launch for Hades, a release date for Empire of Sin, and the first media for Rune Factory 5.