Another Monster Hunter Digital Event stream occurred overnight and detailed both the future of Monster Hunter Rise as well as some extra information on the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. I won’t waste your time with some overly contrived introductory paragraph, let’s just dive into it!
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
- This game received a new trailer which shows off a few more story details regarding Razewing Rathalos and some additional characters, including Lilia and Reverto, returning characters from the first Stories game. Fan favourite monsters also return like Tigrex, Plesioth, and Gammoth. More details to come at a later date
- Gameplay is similar to the previous game, where monsters can be encountered in the wild and either defeated or tames.
- Three damage type – Power, Speed, and Technical. These three attack types exist as a love triangle of sorts, Speed > Power, Power > Technical, Technical > Speed
- Breaking monster parts can either knock them over or interrupt incoming attacks
- Battle buddies and monsties are a new mechanic which allow you to have more allies on the field and charge your Kinship Gauge
- Kinship Gauge is an in-combat resource that allows you to use powerful attacks
- Preorder now available
Monster Hunter Rise version 2.0 update
A simple update that adds monsters and makes a couple of changes:
- Apex Diablos and Apex Rathalos join the rampage
- New quests to hunt existing Apex Monsters
- Teostra, Kushala Daora, and Chameleos (the holy trinity) all make a return
- Hunter Rank cap removed, provided you meet some requirements
- More advanced Rampage, Arena, and Singleplayer quests
- Layered armour can be forged once HR cap is unlocked
- Available later today
- Some more cosmetic DLC is being added following the update, including new layered armour sets and gestures.
Version 3.0 and beyond:
- New monster
- New story quests
- Already in the works
Having save data from Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2 on the same Switch will make crossover cosmetics available for each game.
Monster Hunter Rise was released for the Nintendo Switch on March 26 (we gave it a 9.5).
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is set to release for the Nintendo Switch on July 9.