Along with the Monster Hunter Rise 3.0 update release, Capcom also showcased new details about the RPG spinoff Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin in the Monster Hunter May Digital Event. It divulges additional story elements such as rage-rays and another returning character, as well as an important gameplay element: how to manipulate your Monsties’ genes. Watch the fourth trailer and read up more about it below.
It is revealed that rage-rays, a light that for some reason makes monsters mad, are currently happening all over the world. Considering our Monstie companion Razewing Rathalos is said to be the one that could end the world, and its birth might have something to do with the rage-rays phenomenon. And also why the Mysterious Riders are trying to get ahold of it. The trailer also reveals Avinia, a Barroth Rider armed with a Hunting Horn. So far, there are four confirmed returning characters from the first game: Navirou, Lilia, Reverto, and Avinia.
And last but not least, Monster Hunter May Digital Event shows how we can manipulate monsters’ genes (read: skills) through the Rite of Channeling system. First, you need to find eggs from randomly spawning Monster Dens; then you can bring them to the Stable to get new Monsties for your ever-growing collection. If you want to customize their skills, by using the Rite of Channeling feature, you can transfer Elementals and/or Attack Types gene from one Monstie to another in 3×3 slots to upgrade existing abilities or give it new skills. If you align the same genes in a row, you can even give them special powers. For example, you can give Ice monster Lagombi a Fireball attack. Or further improving the fire attacks capabilities of an Anjanath.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will be having a simultaneous release on July 9, 2021, for PC and Switch. It will have Co-Op Quests that lets you team up with another Rider in multiplayer missions and PVP mode. According to the recent Capcom leak, the game will feature 140 monsters in total; at least nine of them are from Monster Hunter: World. Nergigante, Legiana, Kulve Taroth, Bazelgeuse, Anjanath, Tobi-Kadachi, Paolumu, Pukei-Pukei, and Kulu-Ya-Ku. From 140, 90 of them will be recruitable as a monster partner called Monstie. Both Monster Hunter Stories 2 and Rise will have crossover content.
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