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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Release Date Confirmed

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Wings of Ruin Art
The game definitely has beautiful artwork. (Credit: Capcom)

Capcom developed Monster Hunter Stories as a spin-off to the popular Monster Hunter franchise. The story-based game was released in 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS and enjoyed great popularity among many fans. Now Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin release date has been announced.

Since 2016, many fans of the JRGP spin-off of Monster Hunter have been waiting for a sequel. Now Capcom has finally announced the release date of Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

However, gamers who only joined the franchise with Monster Hunter World probably don't know Monster Hunter Stories at all. Don't worry, we'll not only tell you when the gem is coming but also what it's actually about.

What is Monster Hunter Stories 2: Winds of Ruin?

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a story-based JRPG. It is a spin-off of the Monster Hunter series. However, you can't expect the usual action brawl as in the main series. Besides the art style, Stories differs from its big brother in two other ways:

  1. Monster Hunter Stories has a turn-based battle system. You let your characters execute attacks one after the other, similar to Pokémon.
  2. In Monster Hunter Stories you aren't a hunter, as the name suggests, but a monster rider. Thus, you'll make friends with the creatures instead of turning them into armor.

When Is The Monster Hunter: Wings of Ruin Release Date?

Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will be coming to Nintendo Switch on July 9, 2021, and to PC via Steam. If and when console ports are planned remains to be seen. The release trailer looks pretty fancy and has the typical JRPG look:

Along with the news about Monster Hunter Rise, this has been quite an exciting week for Monster Hunter fans.

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Original article by EarlyGame's Lukas Lechner.