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Monster Hunter Stories 2 Will Tell A New Story, And The Original Isn't Planned For Switch

The second Monster Hunter Stories game will not directly follow on from the first.


Monster Hunter Stories 2 was announced for Switch alongside Monster Hunter Rise, with a release planned for later in 2021. The original Monster Hunter Stories released on the 3DS and for mobile, and was well received. With this in mind, fans might be wondering whether the first game is coming to Switch--and whether they should play it ahead of the sequel.

In an interview with Gamereactor, producer Ryozo Tsujimoto explained that the first game is not likely to come to Switch. "There are no plans at the moment to bring the original Monster Hunter Stories to the Nintendo Switch," he said, but clarified that anyone worried that they need to know the plot of the first game for the sequel can rest easy.

"I can put that fear to rest because there's a brand new protagonist and a new storyline," Tsujimoto said. "While its set in the same world, the game has absolutely been designed so that players can jump straight into Monster Hunter Stories 2."

While some of the iconography in the trailer below will be familiar to fans of the first game, newcomers should be okay.

Monster Hunter Rise releases for Switch on March 26, 2021, and before that there's a Monster Hunter movie releasing on Christmas day. 2021 should be a big year for Monster Hunter fans--as long as they own a Switch.

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