Monster Hunter Stories 2: A trial version of the Wings of Doom

Less than a month after the release of Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Blue Inn, Capcom showed off more from the game at today’s E3 showcase.

First, a new trailer was announced for the game, different from the one shown at the opening ceremony of the Summer Game Fest on Thursday. This is a great watch to see an overview of what to expect in the story and gameplay.

But the big news came after the trailer. A trial of Monster Hunter Stories 2 will take place on June 25th and will be released a few weeks later, and the progress of the save will be carried over to the full game. It’s not clear if this trial will appear on PCs as well as Switch. Capcom also announced the first free content update for a game that uses Monster Hunter Rise’s dog companion, Paramute, as a new monster in combat.

The Wings of Ruin traces the descendants of a legendary monster rider who has been given a special Rathalos egg. The creature inside is known as Razewing Ratha, and legend has it that the beat of its wings alone can burn the world.

In contrast to the combative nature of the mainline Monster Hunter series, the story focuses on friendship and friendship between riders, and what they call adorable “monsters.” Also, this spin-off is more like a Pokemon game than action-oriented. The Monsty collection is a big part of the experience, and combat is handled through turn-based combat, where the protagonist fights with a chosen team. Each monster has an elemental affinity, so be prepared to work hard on its various strengths and weaknesses.

Beginners in the series don’t have to worry about missing the original story. According to Capcom, this new entry is not narratively related to Monster Hunter Stories, which is dedicated to Nintendo 3DS.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will be released simultaneously for Nintendo Switch and PC on July 9, 2021. Crossover costumes are available to both this and Monster Hunter Rise owners.Speaking of rise, check it out Game informer A review of the current Switch-only titles released in March. Let us know in the comments if you want to get the Wings of Ruin next month. If so, which Monsty would you like to partner with?

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