Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has a release date set for July

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will be released worldwide on July 9.

Coming to Nintendo Switch and PC, more details on Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin were provided today by Capcom during a Monster Hunter stream.

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The digital event showed off Monstie companions, competing factions, and provided information on the story.

After assuming the role of a Monster Rider who can use a Kinship Stone to form bonds with monsters, players will encounter Lilia and Reverto, who will return from the original Monster Hunter Stories.

The duo is on a mission to capture your companion Razewing Ratha before it can awaken its destructive power foretold in the prophecy of the Wings of Ruin. A group of Hunters and Riders who seek to capture Razewing Ratha for their own nefarious purposes are also on the prowl.

More details on how these returning characters interact with the previously revealed cast, and the player’s journey to either “save their friend or save the world” will be revealed soon.

Following the new Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin trailer, the stream provided the first details on the strategic elements for turn-based combat in the game.

There are three attack types of Power, Speed, and Technical which return from Monster Hunter Stories, You will also have to master the correct weapon type, element, and skills to overcome increasingly strong threats.

By learning the fighting style of individual monsters, you will be able to counter incoming attacks by selecting the correct attack type.

Additionally, you can stop monsters by targeting and breaking specific body parts, as well as team up with your Monstie to perform Double Attacks. You can also join forces with Monsties and other Battle Buddy characters to unleash what’s called Kinship Attacks that can change the flow of battle.

A follow-up to Monster Hunter Stories which was released for 3DS, more information on the game is promised soon.

Preorders are now open for the game include access to the Kamura maiden outfit for Ena. As part of crossover content for the game with Monster Hunter Rise, if you link your save data from Monster Hunter Rise you will receive the Rider layered armor for your hunter in that game. Monstie Riders will be able to access the Kamura Garb layered armor in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.