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Capcom Announces Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Switch Game for Summer 2021

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Sequel to Monster Hunter Stories RPG centers on disappearance of Rathalos

The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase livestream presentation announced on Thursday that CAPCOM is developing the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin game for release for the Nintendo Switch in summer 2021.

In the "story-driven RPG set in the world of Monster Hunter," players will become monster riders to travel the world with monster companions and take on quests. The story begins with the mass disappearance of the Rathalos worldwide.

The game will have compatibility with the Monster Hunter Rise game, which the livestream also announced. Monster Hunter Rise will launch for the Switch on March 26.

Monster Hunter Stories, the first RPG for the Monster Hunter franchise, originally launched for Nintendo 3DS in October 2016 in Japan and in the West in September 2017. CAPCOM released the game for smartphones in Japan in December 2017 and in the West in September 2018.

In the game's story, in a certain village of Riders, children start their adventure with a game of "Egg Hunting Tag." The protagonist, Lilia, and Shuval go into the forest and discover a monster egg, and the egg hatches. Through this meeting, the monster awakens, and the three friends each start to walk on their own separate paths.

The Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON tie-in anime premiered in Japan in October 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired and Funimation streamed an English dub.

Sources: Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase livestream, Monster Hunter Direct livestream, Monster Hunter's YouTube channel

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