Thanks to a recent Capcom TGS livestream, we get more story and character details about Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.
During another Capcom Special Program stream at Tokyo Game Show 2020, more gameplay details were revealed for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. The livestream reconfirms that Red is not the player but is considered a legendary Monster Rider in the world. The Stories 2 protagonist is a descendant of Red (the grandson) and you’ll be able to customize your protagonist in very different ways.
You can also chose from the main weapons in the mainline Monster Hunter series (sword and shield, hammer, hunting horn, and longsword), and four more weapons will be revealed at a later date.
Ena (a Wyverian girl) accompanies the protagonist and has been entrusted with an egg by a Ratha; she possesses a Kinship stone which is used by riders to bond with their mounts. Which is strange because she’s not a rider herself, but this contradiction seems to be key to the story (though details are still unknown).
There will collaboration content between Stories 2 and Monster Hunter Rise, with more details on that content coming soon. Monster Hunter Rise launches worldwide on March 26, 2021 on Switch. Stories 2 is coming on Switch worldwide in Summer 2021. There will also be three amiibo figures depicting the new riding companion Palamute, the classic fighting companion Palico, and the flagship monster of the game Magnamalo.
The most recent entry in the Monster Hunter franchise was Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Its latest developer diary starred executive/art director Kaname Fujioka and director Ichihara Daisuke and covered a slew of topics and updates for the title. It includes Rajang, Layered Armor, a new volcanic region for the Guiding Lands, and more. Players also received two new patches called update versions 11.00 and 11.01, which included bug fixes and balance adjustments among other gameplay improvements.
Overall Monster Hunter World has sold over 14 million copies, including sales of the recent expansion pack Iceborne. In other news Resident Evil 2 came to Iceborne back in November along with some hilariously out of place Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy costumes. Of course the series has always been rather touch-in-cheek about these things, so it’s definitely part of its weird sense of humor.
Monster Hunter World is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The Iceborne expansion for the title we found to be phenomenal and is available now on consoles. The expansion came out for PC in January and you can check out our review for that here.
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