During this morning’s Monster Hunter Twitch showcase, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin launches worldwide on July 9 on Switch and, surprisingly, on PC via Steam. A new trailer gives us another take on the game’s story-driven narrative as well as new features in the game.
Players control a custom Monster Rider, child of the legendary Rider Red. After Rathalos disappears from the world, players must uncover the truth behind a mysterious prophecy centered on the Wings of Ruin. They will be joined by Wyverian Ena and the returning hero Felyne Navirou.
The gameplay involves traveling to various destinations to hatch, train and raise your own group of monsters. You will need the abilities of your bestial companions to help you reach areas out of reach, traverse environments faster, and locate treasure. Combat is turn-based unlike traditional Monster Hunter titles, offering a new perspective to classic gameplay as players use their weapons to target weak points of monsters. You can also team up with your Monster friends to trigger Kinship attacks. The trailer also teased cooperative multiplayer quests, which Capcom says it will develop at a later date.
Capcom has also unveiled a sophisticated Deluxe Edition for the game. There is no word on the price yet, but it does include the following:
- Razewing layered armor assemblies
- Hairstyle inspired by Nergigante
- Kuan Coat outfit for your Wyverian Ena companion
- Two new outfits for Navirou: Pukei-Pukei and Nergigante
- Two sets of stickers of your companions
Additionally, those who pre-order the game on either platform receive the Kamura Maiden Outfit for Ena. Change players also get the added bonus of using the new amiibo figures (Ena, Razewing Ratha, and Tsukino) to unlock three different sets of stacked armor and daily bonuses. But that’s not all. Players with Monster Hunter Rise save data can unlock Kamura Garb layered armor for their character.
What do you think of this new look at Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin and its various goodies? Let us know in the comments. You can read more about the new updates regarding Monster Hunter Rise here.