Monster Hunter Rise 3.1 Update Detailed, Monster Hunter Stories 2 Demo Announced

Capcom gave us a look at what's next for its new Monster Hunter games during its E3 showcase.

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Capcom gave us a look at what's next for the Monster Hunter series during its E3 2021 showcase. First, the recently released Monster Hunter Rise is getting a 3.1 update on June 24, which will introduce a handful of new event quests, rewards, and paid DLC cosmetics.

Following the release of the 3.1 update, you'll be able to download the following event quests from Senri the Mailman in Kamura Village:

  • Almudron: Fashion Victim
  • Fooled in the Flooded Forest
  • Rampage: Muddi Gras
  • Heart of a Hero
  • An Icy Blade So Bright

Completing these event quests will net you special rewards, including a Play Possum gesture, a Festival Sticker set, and Shadow Shades. Capcom is also introducing some new cosmetic DLC to the game, including an adorable baby penguin outfit for your Cohoot.

In addition to the 3.1 update, Capcom gave us another look at Rise's first collaboration event, which will introduce some Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin content to the game. As part of the event, you'll be able to craft layered armor for your Palico based on Tsukino. Players who have Monster Hunter Stories 2 save data will also unlock Rider layered armor for their hunter.

As for Monster Hunter Stories 2, Capcom confirmed that the game will receive free post-launch updates following its release on July 9. The first update is scheduled to arrive on July 15 and will introduce the Palamute from Monster Hunter Rise as a Monstie companion. Capcom also announced it is releasing a free demo of Monster Hunter Stories 2 starting June 25. Any progress you make will carry over to the full game after it launches.

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