Nintendo and Capcom are doing it again as two Monster Hunter games were announced from the September Nintendo Direct Mini as they are heading to the Nintendo Switch next year.
Monster Hunter Rise is a completely new game for the Switch and will feature a familiar gameplay from the recent Monster Hunter World such as a free-roaming zone and large-scale locales, Rise will feature a completely new Japan-inspired area and base called Kamura Village as well as a new gadget called the Wirebug that lets Hunters climb higher ledges and swing around areas. New monsters include the Aknosom, Tetranadon, Great Izuchi and the new flagship monster Magnamalo and a new companion called the Palamute that can aid you in battle or you can ride it to traverse the area faster. And yes, the 4-player co-op mode will still be in the game
Expect to see Monster Hunter Rise on March 26, 2021 with a Deluxe Edition that offers bonus items, plus a new set of Amiibo for the Magnamalo, Palamute and Palico will be available on launch day. Those who preorder the game will also receive special DLC items such as layered armor for the Palamute and Palico.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is the sequel to the 3DS roleplaying game. Stories is a spinoff game based on the Monster Hunter series as it features an anime-style art direction and different gameplay. Not much detail was shared about Stories 2 but it’s possible that it will retain its turn-based combat system from the 3DS original. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will be available on the Nintendo Switch in Summer 2021, it was also announced that both Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will have compatibility features that will be revealed soon.
Capcom will have a special Tokyo Game Show Online presentation on September 25 and 26 where they will reveal more details for the two games