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Capcom has announced two big Monster Hunter games coming to the Nintendo Switch

By Tim Augustin - on 18 Sep 2020, 6:01pm

Capcom has announced two big Monster Hunter games coming to the Nintendo Switch

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Monster Hunter fans are going to have a great 2021!

During the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, Capcom announced two new Monster Hunter games for the Nintendo Switch. The first of these is Monster Hunter Rise, a brand-new game using Monster Hunter: World’s engine. 

Watch the trailer below:

The trailer shows off one of Monster Hunter Rise’s biggest new additions - a grappling hook ability that lets players grapple onto walls, monsters and the sky itself. A new wall-climbing ability and dog companion have also been introduced. In addition to all the new gameplay changes, Monster Hunter Rise will apparently have a larger focus on story compared to Monster Hunter: World. 

The second game Capcom announced is a sequel to the fan favourite Monster Hunter Stories. Titled Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, the game will also have a big focus on story and feature what seems to be a large open-world environment. 

Watch the trailer below:

Monster Hunter Stories is a little different from regular titles in the franchise. For one thing, players don’t go around hunting down monsters to kill. Instead, they hatch eggs and raise baby monsters. In a Pokemon-like twist, the first game had a turn-based combat system, where you use your monster friends to fight others. 

Monster Hunter Rise will launch on the Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will also launch on the Nintendo Switch, sometime in Summer 2021. 

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