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Placeholder listings for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin amiibo spotted

Another amiibo trio!

Monster Hunter Rise is getting three exclusive amiibo to go along with the game, and it seems Capcom might be taking the same approach with Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

Play-Asia has added three placeholder listings for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin amiibo. The listings don't give details on the amiibo or share pictures of their designs, but they're very clearly tagged for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. Looks like we'll be hearing more on these in the near future!

Capcom shares new details for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (battle, monsters, visuals, and more)

A rundown of new details

Capcom revealed Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin recently, which is a follow-up to the 3DS original. A new round of details has come in from various Japanese interviews, and you can read a summary of those features below.

- the team is taking elements that were well-received from the battle system in Monster Hunter Stories, and elevating them
- there will be new mechanics that will be even more enjoyable
- there may be PvP info coming next week
- it's important the game appeals to a larger player base, as the first game was aimed toward younger players
- the team is making sure the narrative and the mechanics are clearly conveyed to the player through gameplay
- there are even more monsters to befriend in this game
- the team can’t say yet whether or not monsters from Rise will be in Stories 2, but there will be some sort of crossover content
- the game is described as an RPG and not an action game
- players will be able to jump into Stories 2 without needing to play the first game
- a lot of consideration went into the visuals and design of the characters, including their new, different proportions
- the decisions were primarily to make the game appeal visually to more players.
- more details about the battle system will be announced soon

Monster Hunter Rise featured on the cover of the latest Famitsu + a full-page Super Mario Bros. 35 advert

Still confused as to why Super Mario Bros. 35 is being taken away from us...

The cover of the latest issue of Famitsu highlights the upcoming March 2021 release of Monster Hunter Rise. Development of the game is reportedly 80% complete, with Monster Hunter Stories 2: Rings of Ruin currently at only 30% completion.

Inside the magazine is a full-page advertisement for the recently released Nintendo Switch Online exclusive title, Super Mario Bros. 35. Only available until March 31st, 2021 (for some reason), make sure to give the game a try before it's gone forever!

Capcom says fans of Monster Hunter Stories are the reason why they are creating a sequel

Capcom actually listened

While mainline Monster Hunter games have proven to be extremely popular, the Monster Hunter Stories spin-off didn't find that same success. It wasn't a failure by any means, but it didn't get anywhere near the same heights as other titles in the franchise. That's why many were surprised to see a sequel announced for Switch.

Wondering why Capcom decided to move ahead on a follow-up? Turns out it's all because of us! In an interview with RGJ, producer Ryozo Tsujimoto said fans of the first game are directly responsible for the follow-up.

“We actually got a lot of feedback from fans who really loved the first game. They really wanted a sequel so we decided to make it happen.”

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Capcom shares a few tidbits on Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, including confirmation of character customization

Not the most monstrous news, but it's something!

Not too much was shown at Capcom's first TGS 2020 live-stream regarding the recently announced Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, but there were a few notable tidbits mentioned.

Following in the footsteps of the original game, the appearance of the protagonist will be completely customizable. Whatever you decide to look like, you'll be playing as the grandchild of the seasoned Rider and Hunter "Red".

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin launches for Nintendo Switch in Summer 2021, and you can watch last week's Monster Hunter Direct here for even more details!

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