The series returns to Nintendo with two new experiences.
Monster Hunter Rise key art

Capcom announced that there will be two new Monster Hunter games coming to the Switch in 2021. These games are called Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. Rise is slated to be released on March 21, 2021 while Wings of Ruin is looking at a Summer 2021 release.

Monster Hunter Rise is more akin to the action-RPG you are used to for a Monster Hunter title. You will hunt some mons near Kamura Village, a new "serene mountain locale that attracts visitors with its unique culture and innovative hunting technologies." Rise will introduce "wire-based grappling" that can be performed with a device called a "Wirebug." This will offer players more aerial maneuverability during their hunts. Just as with other titles, you will be able to craft unique weapons and armor using items taken from fallen foes.

Monster Hunter Rise will introduce Magnamalo, a menacing new flagship monster that will present a formidable challenge to hunters of all skill levels. Players can expect to confront additional new monsters like the shape-shifting Aknosom, the amphibious Tetranadon, as well as numerous fan-favorite and returning species from previous Monster Hunter games. In addition to the plethora of solo and multiplayer quests, the story mode will task aspiring hunters with discovering the secrets behind the puzzling “Rampage” events that threaten Kamura Village.

Monster Hunter Rise will also debut new hunting partners called Palamutes, personalized and rideable “Canyne” companions that will provide players with a new set of attack options, while “Felyne” Palicoes will return as support characters for actions like healing. On solo hunts, players can select both a Palamute and Palico to assist them, while multiplayer hunters can choose either one.
There will be a physical and digital release of the standard edition o fMonster Hunter Rise. It will retail for $59.99 (USD). There are also going to be a Deluxe Edition priced at $69.99 and a limited Collector's Edition priced at $99.99.

The Deluxe Edition of the game will include the base game, a digital DLC pack voucher that gives you in-game content such as the Kamurai full layered armor set, exclusive gesture, cosmetic items, and more. The limited CE contains everything from the Deluxe Edition as swell as a monster icon sticker pack, Kamura Mark enamel pin, and an amiibo figure of Magnamalo.

On the flip side of the coin is Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. This one will supposedly offer 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 Monster Hunter series."

Assuming the role of a 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.
Additional details about Wings of Ruin will be revealed further on down the line. For now, enjoy this trailer for Monster Hunter Rise, a trailer for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, along with these new screenshots from Rise.



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