Nintendo has launched its latest presentation of the Nintendo Direct Mini, announcing not one but two new Monster Hunter games for Switch. In addition to Monster Hunter Rise, the company gave us our first look at Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, a sequel to MH’s 3DS release.
Like previous Monster Hunter stories, Wings of Ruin features a visual style in shadows. Instead of hunting monsters, as in the main Monster Hunter games, Stories throws players into the role of a Monster Rider who can ride a monster partner. Wings of Ruin begins with the mass disappearance of Rathalos, and ultimately your goal as a descendant of the legendary Red rider is to find the cause.
Monster Hunter Stories 2 has no release date yet, but is expected to launch for the Switch in the summer of 2021. The aforementioned Monster Hunter Rise, meanwhile, comes on March 26, 2021 and seems like a more traditional approach to the series with some new elements. such as the ability to ride a companion dog, run on rocks, and fight in the environment. Capcom has confirmed that there will be some compatibility between Rise and Stories 2, although there are no details yet. Three Monster Hunter Rise Amiibo figures also kicked off along with the game on March 26th.
The original Monster Hunter Stories released on 3DS in 2017. The game was later ported to iOS and Android devices the following year.
There were a number of other great messages from today’s Direct Mini presentation. Nintendo also unveiled Disgaea 6, a new entry in the favorite strategic RPG series coming in 2021, while Hades and Ori and Will of Wisdom launch on Switch today, September 17th. You can catch up with the biggest news and revelations in our summary of the Nintendo Direct Mini.
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