Immediately following the announcement of Monster Hunter Rise made during the latest Nintendo Direct, fans were treated to a (some-what) unexpected sequel. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a direct sequel to the hidden 2017 gem, Monster Hunter Stories.
The Stories spin-offs follow Monster Riders, who sneak into the nests of Monster’s and steal their eggs, only to raise, tame, and further breed their new companions.
These RPGs follow a turn-based battle system, where Riders can summon their Monster companions to help tackle a bigger beast.
Wings of Ruin will see players take control of a descendant of the legendary Rider known as Red. From what we can gather from the trailer, you’ll be tasked with investigating a monster who’s rumoured to have Catastrophic power, whatever that means.
Capcom also confirmed that both Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will have some compatibility features. Hopefully, this means whatever new monsters we see in Rise will be obtainable in Wings of Ruin! (That, or at least give me more of the Palamutes)
Monster Hunter Stories is currently available on the 3DS and mobile devices if you want to immerse yourself in the series, ahead of the release of Wings of Ruin slated for mid-next year.