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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' Nintendo Switch Demo Available

by Rainier on June 25, 2021 @ 12:31 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.

Feeling ready to dive in and start your journey as a Rider? Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has kicked off a free Trial Version for Nintendo Switch players.

You’ll be able to create your character, get introduced to the world and story, befriend and raise some Monsties, and best of all, eventually transfer all your progress to the full game at launch.

Please see additional details on the free Trial Version for Nintendo Switch below:

  • Progress made during the Trial Version is saved and can be transferred to the full game for those who own Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
  • Receive a Kinship Talisman in Monster Hunter Rise if you have save data from the Trial Version - this talisman can be used to activate the Master Mounter and Wide-Range skills

The Trial Version will also be available for PC (Steam) on July 9th, alongside the release of the full game.

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

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.

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


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