Monster Hunter Stories 2 artwork showing off the player riding Rathalos

[Update]: Monster Hunter Stories 2 has now arrived, and so far it's getting a pretty positive reception!

Unlike the usual Monster Hunter fare where you roam the land in search of monsters to slay, tails to chop and copious amounts of bugs to stuff down your pants, the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories 2 will be a more friendly, RPG-like spin-off. So instead of hunting down monsters for their spikey bits, you'll be allying with them, gaining their trust, and eventually even mounting classic ones like Rathalos.

If you're wondering how all of this looks like in action, allow me to share with you the most recent trailer. It's unfortunately a bit light on gameplay, but it should still clue you in quite quickly. Have a gander:

While originally announced only for the Nintendo Switch, Capcom has recently revealed that Monster Hunter Stories 2 will also be heading over to PC. The good news doesn't end there, however, as the PC version will be launching simultaneously with the Switch one on July 9, 2021!

Once we are closer to launch and get a proper gameplay trailer I'll make sure to let you know as I'm quite interested myself. Until then, you can read a little bit more about Monster Hunter Stories 2 over at the Monster Hunter website.