Capcom announces two new Monster Hunter games for Nintendo Switch

Switch owners have been asking Capcom for a new Monster Hunter game ever since the worldwide success of Monster Hunter World on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Now, Capcom is giving Nintendo’s current console not just one, but two new titles in the franchise.

First up is Monster Hunter Rise, a new take on the series that will still feel familiar to longtime fans. Setting out from Kamura Village, players will need to get themselves properly equipped in order to take on the beasts that roam a new world of hunting grounds. According to Capcom, Rise‘s maps will feature no loading times, meaning hunters can transition from one area to the next without any breaks in the action.

One of the new gameplay ideas players will find in Monster Hunter Rise is the “Wirebug,” a new type of grappling hook that seems to need no anchor point to attach too—offering “an all-new level of aerial maneuverability to hunting strategies and attacks” according to Capcom.

Next up is Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, sequel to the 2016 3DS release. As opposed to the more serious, open-ended main series, Monster Hunter Stories 2 is a more story-focused experience with more established characters and situations. This time, players will step into the shoes of a young Monster Rider who can befriend monsters as they embark on an epic quest.

Monster Hunter Rise is set for release on March 26th, 2021, while Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will be coming Summer 2021.

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