With the gaining popularity of the Monster Hunter franchise, players are excited about the upcoming titles in the series, after Monster Hunter World. Both Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin are coming and Capcom has revealed new details about both games.
Both Monster Hunter Stories 2 and Monster Hunter Rise are set to release this year. Below is the release date for each game as well as their respective trailers and pre-order bonuses.
Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter Rise is set to release on Nintendo Switch this March 26, 2021. The game is not Nintendo exclusive and players can expect a release on the PC by 2022.
Monster Hunter Stories 2:Wings of Ruin
Monster Hunter Stories 2 will be available for both the Nintendo Switch and Steam on July 9, 2021. The PC confirmation comes as a big surprise for everyone, and Capcom also confirmed another feature included in the Monster Hunter Stories 2, co-op multiplayer quests. Monster Hunter Stories was previously a single-player game, however, this story-focused RPG will now include a multiplayer option.
You can also pre-order the game, with the Deluxe edition including several in-game bonuses such as the Razerwing Layered Armor, Kuan Coat for Ena, Pukei-Pukei and Nergigante costume for Navirou, Kamura Maiden Outfit for Ena, and Sticker Sets. Capcom also announced three amiibo for Monster Hunter Stories 2, Ena, Razewing Ratha, and Tsukino. Getting the amiibo will unlock a layered outfit in the game.
Monster Hunter Rise Demos
Monster Hunter Rise is a combination of the new mechanics from Monster Hunter World combined with the difficulty of the old-generation games, and it has many fans excited. While a Monster Hunter Rise demo was released back in January, it was a limited-time release and some players missed out on the chance to download the demo.
Capcom has since announced that Monster Hunter Rise is releasing a second version of the Demo this March 11, 2021, with the addition of hunting the Fanged Wyvern Magnamalo. You can also use all 14 weapons in the demo and play with your friends using the multiplayer option. The Great Izuchi, Mizutsune, and Magnamalo can be replayed up to 30 times in the demo.
Monster Hunter Rise Monsters
Aside from a new demo, Monster Hunter Rise features new features like riding and a new companion - Palamute. Many fans are excited about the confirmation of the Monster Chameleos, which is an Elder Dragon that was first introduced in Monster Hunter 2. Aside from this legacy Elder Dragon, there will be new monsters as well.
Returning fan favorites like Zinogre and Nargacuga will be available in Monster Hunter Rise. In the recent trailer released by Capcom, we also got a glimpse of what seems to be the Elder Dragon for the series. A new game mode called Rampage will also be in Monster Hunter Rise, in which you need to fight hordes of monsters coming at you.