Heads up, Switch players! Nintendo recently announced at the latest Nintendo Direct Mini that two new Monster Hunter games are coming exclusively to the Switch!
Monster Hunter comes to #NintendoSwitch!
Experience the next entry in the legendary series: Monster Hunter Rise, available 3/26.
A rich RPG story awaits in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, available Summer 2021.#MHRise#MHStories2@MonsterHunter pic.twitter.com/nheDCmqFE0
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 17, 2020
The new games include Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.
The first of the two games is Monster Hunter Rise, a new full-fledged entry into the series. While it looks similar to titles such as Monster Hunter World, this Switch title features far more verticality through the use of a new wall-climbing ability as well as Wirebugs. These Wirebugs act like grappling hooks which can be used to navigate the wide and open locations of the game.
Rise also introduces Palamutes, a dog companion which players can ride while exploring the map. Don’t worry though, the beloved Palicos are still in the game!
The next game is Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. This game is not your typical MH experience as it’s a story-driven RPG set in the world of Monster Hunter. The game serves as a sequel to the the first Monster Hunter Stories game which released on the 3DS in 2017.
Monster Hunter Rise will release on March 26, 2021. Meanwhile, Monster Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will launch in Summer 2021.