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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: Capcom
Release Date: July 9, 2021

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'Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin' (ALL) Reveals Plot Details, Returning Characters, Combat System And More - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 27, 2021 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin tasks players to become a Monster Rider and embark on an RPG adventure filled with popular monsters from the series.

Offering a story-based RPG experience, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will immerse players into the adventures of a new Monster Rider, as they journey to a variety of scenic locations, embark on epic quests and befriend magnificent monsters.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin offers both RPG and Monster Hunter fans a unique new experience with a rich storyline featuring charming characters, challenging quests, and friendly encounters with familiar monsters from the popular series. After Rathalos vanish across the world, players assume the role of a young Monster Rider who is the grandchild of the illustrious Rider Red. Together with the mysterious Wyverian Ena and the self-proclaimed Felyne hero Navirou, players embark on a sprawling adventure that spans numerous destinations. As players hatch, train, and live alongside their Monsties, they will encounter numerous new allies, foes and challenges on their path to unravelling the prophecy surrounding the Wings of Ruin.

At each new destination, players must make use of their Monsties’ unique abilities to reach new areas and uncover hidden valuables. Players will engage in thrilling turn-based combat, as they utilize familiar Monster Hunter weapons, strategic skills, and devastating Kinship Attacks to overcome enemy encounters. Those interested in partnering with a friend can even team up in co-op multiplayer battles. As the young Monster Rider who can use a Kinship Stone to form strong bonds with monsters, players can gain experience and improve their skills to form deeper connections with these wonderful creatures. When ready, players can embark on memorable adventures filled with dramatic events and heartwarming friendships as the epic tale unfolds.

 


The latest trailer for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin offered tantalizing plot details ahead of the game’s July 9, 2021 release on Nintendo Switch and PC: a first look at two returning characters from Monster Hunter Stories, a brief overview of the strategic overhaul to the turn-based combat system, and more.

In the latest trailer for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, fans were treated to more high-quality visuals of the incredible Monstie companions, competing factions, and epic story in the game. After assuming the role of a young Monster Rider who can use a Kinship Stone to form strong bonds with monsters, players will encounter Lilia and Reverto, who will return from the original Monster Hunter Stories. The duo are on a mission to capture your companion Razewing Ratha before it can awaken its destructive power foretold in the prophecy of the Wings of Ruin. Hot on their heels are a group of Hunters and Riders who seek to capture Razewing Ratha for their own nefarious purposes. More details on how these returning characters interact with the previously revealed cast, and the player’s journey to either save their friend or save the world will be revealed soon.

Following the new Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin trailer, the Monster Hunter Digital Event provided the first details on the strategic elements underpinning the turn-based combat in the game. While the three attack types of Power, Speed and Technical return from Monster Hunter Stories, aspiring Monster Riders must also master using the correct weapon type, element, and skills to overcome increasingly imposing threats. By learning the fighting style of individual monsters, players can counter incoming attacks by selecting the correct attack type. Additionally, they can stop enemy monsters in their tracks by targeting and breaking specific body parts, as well as team up with their Monstie to perform powerful Double Attacks. Riders can also join forces with their Monsties and other Battle Buddy characters to unleash devastating Kinship Attacks that can change the flow of battle.

Preorders are now open for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin on both Nintendo Switch and PC, and include access to the Kamura maiden outfit for Ena. As part of the crossover content for both titles, players who link their save data from Monster Hunter Rise will receive the Rider layered armor for their hunter in that game, while Monstie Riders will be able to access the Kamura Garb layered armor in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

Key Features:

  • A Thrilling Adventure: Team up with familiar creatures from the Monster Hunter universe and a charming crew of companions for an emotional and expansive journey.
  • Strategic Combat: Make use of assorted Monster Hunter weapons to target monsters weak points, employ powerful skills to control the flow of battle, and unleash devastating Kinship Attacks with your Monstie to overwhelm any foe.
  • Become a Monster Rider: Create your own unique character, and use the power of your Kinship Stone to live in harmony with the monsters others fear.
  • Deep RPG Progression: Collect and hatch eggs to build a party of Monsties with specific abilities and strengths, train your Monsties to become unique and powerful companions, and craft new weapons and armor to counter increasingly dangerous threats.
  • Scenic Exploration: Navigate picturesque destinations on foot or while riding your trusted Monstie in search of egg nests. hidden treasure chests, and more. Utilize the unique skill of each Monstie to leap over large gaps, climb sheer cliff faces, and rapidly traverse expansive terrain.
  • Rich Content: Complete a wide array of optional quests to assist the local residents of each location as you progress through the story and earn rewards.
  • Co- op multiplayer: Join up with friends for tag team multiplayer battles and exploration

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) on July 9, 2021.



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