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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin trailer provides fresh details on gameplay

A new trailer for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has been released, and provides more information on the game.

The latest trailer for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin provides a first look at a mysterious light causing monsters to enter an enraged frenzy, Monster Dens where you can delve for new eggs, and the Rite of Channeling feature.

The trailer also teased new story details about the protagonist’s connection with Razewing Ratha, the whereabouts of their grandfather the legendary Monster Rider Red.

While the connection between the rage rays, the global disappearance of Rathalos, and the birth of Razewing Ratha is unclear, you can rely on your Battle Buddy Avinia and her Monstie Frostfang who make their return from Monster Hunter Stories to help unravel the mystery.

In addition to providing more story details, Capcom also provided a first look at how Monster Riders will collect and enhance their Monstie companions.

In order to collect new Monstie eggs, players will have to visit Monster Dens they encounter out in the field.

Monster Dens come in all shapes and sizes, and the more rare dens will contain monster eggs which have the potential for hard-to-find genes. After returning to the Stables with the new eggs, you will hatch them to discover what new Monstie you have acquired. Then, you will use the Rite of Channeling feature to transfer genes from one Monstie to another.

By combining genes of the same element or attack type, you are able to create a team of specialized Monsties, or mix genes from different monsters to create a more versatile Monstie, capable of using skills of every attack type and element.

Montser Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will be released on PC and Switch July 9.

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