Two new monster hunter games coming to the Switch next year

During the Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase, Capcom announces Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin are set to be released to the Nintendo Switch in 2021.

The next installment in the hunting action RPG franchise, Monster Hunter Rise, will be launched on March 26, 2021, Capcom confirmed last Thursday.

It will be followed immediately by Monster Hunter Stories 2 in the summer of 2021. According to Nintendo, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will let players take on the role of a Monster Rider who becomes friends with notable creatures from the Monster Hunter franchise and goes on an epic journey together.

During the Nintendo Direct Mini Monster Hunter presentation, the game’s series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto explained that the word “Rise” in the title points out to the ability of hunters traversing cliffs and utilizing the vertical environment as well as the studio’s desire to make a game that makes their fans burst with excitement.

Based on the trailer, Monster Hunter Rise will allow players to explore cliffs and hard to reach areas using a small monster called Wirebug. Game director Yasunori Ichinose added that players can carry these small bugs everywhere which allow them to climb various places that look impossible to reach.

In addition, there will also be different actions available when riding the Wirebug which can be used to attack. Utilizing these attacks with various weapons will be what the game’s combat is all about. Capcom will also launch three new Amiibos alongside Monster Hunter Rise which when used will allow players to receive an exclusive layered armor.

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Monster Hunter Rise will have a few unmentioned compatibility features with Monster Hunter Stories 2. During a conference last summer, Capcom confirmed they are planning to develop a Monster Hunter game for teenage children.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.
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