Two New Monster Hunter titles announced for Switch

While fans are still digging their way through the content that Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has to offer, Capcom has revealed that two new entires will be releasing, exclusively for Switch, in 2e021.

While many are still working to get their PlayStation 5 pre-orders in, Capcom has begun to roll out their future plans for the long-running Monster Hunter franchise, which includes an all-new title that follows in the footsteps of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, which launched in 2019 for the Nintendo Switch, and a continuation of the turn-based RPG experience with Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

Capcom revealed that both will be launching in 2021, with Monster Hunter Rise having locked in on a March 26th, 2021, launch date and the latter set to launch in Summer 2021. Monster Hunter Rise will return back to the action RPG roots the series is known for, taking players to the colorful Kamura Village.

A place that is serene, beautiful, and untamed due to the massive beasts that call the wilderness home. Hunters will once more have a chance to equip their armor, sharpen their blades, and prepare for an all-new hunting grounds that awaits them within the ancient Shrine Ruins and many more. Monster Hunter Rise will be the first title on a Nintendo platform that will not feature loadscreens anymore. It’ll be following in the footsteps of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.

Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter Rise will also feel slightly different, as it brings in a new mechanic called the “Wirebug”, which will allow players to grapple onto various items within the game, whether they are standing still, in mid-air, or taking on the new aerial maneuverability of the Wirebug itself. Will you master it before taking on the new flagship monster, Magnamalo or new creatures including the shape-shifting Aknosom, the amphibious Tetranadon or a plethora of both returning and new enemies?

If you want something a bit tamer and you aren’t working on making friends with with your Palamutes, you can train to become one of the best riders in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, befriending new monsters, forming deeper bonds then ever, leveling them up, an seeing them become beautifully massive creatures through the power of the Kinship Stone. More details will be released at a later date from Capcom.

Standard physical and digital editions will be available for pre-order rather soon for Monster Hunter Rise. You can check out the official quote from Capcom regarding the Deluxe and Collector’s Editions of Monster Hunter Rise.

The Deluxe Edition for MSRP $69.99 will include the standard edition of the game (physical or digital), as well as a digital DLC pack voucher that can be redeemed for bonus in-game content such as a “Kamurai” full layered armor set, exclusive gestures, cosmetic items and more.

The limited Collector’s Edition (physical only) for MSRP $99.99 will contain everything from the Deluxe Edition, in addition to physical items including a monster icon sticker pack, Kamura Mark enamel pin and an amiibo figure of Magnamalo, the flagship monster featured in the game. Pre-order options and pricing details for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will be announced at a later date.

Stay tuned as we will keep you up-to-date as more information is released regarding both of the titles.

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