When Does Monster Hunter Stories 2 Release on PC?

The protagonist of Monster Hunter Stories 2 riding atop an Anjanath
The protagonist of Monster Hunter Stories 2 riding atop an Anjanath / Photo courtesy of Capcom

When does Monster Hunter Stories 2 Release on PC?

Monday, March 8, a new trailer released for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin during the Monster Hunter Digital Event, showing off some of the vibrant landscape and characters that will be in game later this year. The story is centered around the destructive potential of a Rathalos, the most iconic monster in the series. This game series is a spin-off in the Monster Hunter genre, bringing turn-based gameplay in a style (similar to Pokémon) while keeping key Monster Hunter icons, themes, and unique Hunter-Monster attack combinations.

When does Monster Hunter Stories 2 Release on PC?

Monster Hunter Stories 2 releases for the Nintendo Switch on July 9, 2021, and for the first time it has been confirmed that there will be a version available on Steam as well. Unlike the staggered release of Monster Hunter Rise, with the Switch version being available later this month and the PC version in early 2022, Monster Hunter Stories 2 will be available for both the Switch and PC on the same date.

"Hatch, raise, and live alongside monsters as a Monster Rider in this fun-filled RPG set in the Monster Hunter universe," Capcom describes. "Our epic tale begins with the mass disappearance of Rathalos from around the world. At the start of the story, you meet a Wyverian girl who knew your illustrious grandfather, Red. She has been entrusted with an egg, but what's inside it? The fate of the world hangs in the balance as the exciting narrative about the Wings of Ruin unfolds."

The official website for Monster Hunter has an in-depth description of the cast of characters, monsters in which bonds can be formed with, and the diverse landscapes for exploring. Additionally, an online co-op experience has been added to Monster Hunter Stories 2, something that was missing from the first game.

While the game is not currently available for pre-order, the deluxe edition of the game will include cosmetic outfit changes for the protagonist and several other characters. The pre-order bonus includes an outfit for Ena, the game's deuteragonist, which may be made available at a later time post-launch. Those who purchase both Stories 2 and Rise can link their saved data, and receive another set of layered armor from Monster Hunter Rise.

Though it is still a spin-off series, Monster Hunter Stories 2 is shaping up to be one of Capcom's greatest games of 2021. Its predecessor was met with success in 2016, and is still available for download and play on Android devices.