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Check Out These New Details From the Monster Hunter Digital Event

Monster Hunter Rise
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The Monster Hunter Digital Event has revealed several new details about the upcoming Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2.

The event, which took place earlier this week, showcased Capcom’s upcoming Nintendo Switch title Monster Hunter Rise, and Switch and PC title Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

We learned that Monster Hunter Stories 2 will be arriving July 9 2021, alongside three new Amiibos; Ena, Razewing Ratha, and Tsukino. We also got a new trailer for the game which we were sure, for one brief second, was narrated by Michael Ironside. On top of which, we learnt that the game will feature multiplayer co-op quests, something that gave Monster Hunter World a real boost.

Meanwhile, on the Monster Hunter Rise front, Capcom showed off “Rampage”, a new solo and multiplayer mode that has you fending off hordes of monsters, including a lead creature. The good news is that there is an end to the hordes so it’s not just a case of surviving as long as you can, you’ve got a chance of getting through a Rampage alive.

The event also revealed that a new, second Rise demo would be released, which should be dropping later today. The demo will let you fight Magnamalo, a higher level monster, so seasoned Monster Hunter players should have something to look forward to. We also learnt of “Switch Skills” which let you create better combos and we got another look at the wirebug feature which lets you soar through the air, lending an Attack on Titan feel to proceedings. Capcom also intends to support the game post-release, with various free updates including one which adds mega-monster Chameleos to the mix.

You can watch the replay of the full event below; Monster Hunter Stories 2 will be arriving on PC and Nintendo Switch July 9 2021 and Monster Hunter Rise is out March 26th.


Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.