Monster Hunter Stories 2 Pre-Launch Program Is Revealed By Capcom

During Monster Hunter Stories 2’s pre-launch program, Capcom revealed more details about the game after its release next week. At last month’s E3 2021, people learned that the first post-release update will add Monster Hunter Rise’s Palamute companion as a new monster, but the pre-launch program revealed much more.
The four flagship monsters from Monster Hunter Generations (Glavenus, Mizutsune, Gammoth, and Astalos) had already been confirmed in the initial roster, the launch trailer revealed that Capcom would add all four Variants of these monsters through post-release updates. A Rathalos variant, a Kirin subspecies, and rare subspecies of Tigrex, Rathian, and Rathalos will also be added in the major patch.
The launch trailer included a roadmap of five free updates scheduled until October 2021; it was also shared on the English Monster Hunter Twitter page. Here is the detailed schedule:
July 15 – The Palamute as a monster
August 5 – Hellblade Glavenus and Boltreaver Astalos as new monsters and Kulve Taroth as a Co-op quest exclusive monster
early September – Soulseer Mizumushi, Elderfrost Gammoth, and Oroshi Kirin as new monsters
Late September – Dreadking Rathalos and Molten Tigrex as new monsters, as well as a Co-op quest exclusive Kulve Taroth
October – Silver Rathalos and Gold Rathian as new monsters, as well as an unknown high-difficulty monster exclusive to the Co-op quest.
Below is the launch trailer, available in English and Japanese. Also, the English Monster Hunter channel recently published a new video demonstrating co-op gameplay on the Nintendo Switch version. Any online multiplayer features on the full Switch version of MHS2 will require a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, just like all other major titles on the platform.
Next week, on July 9, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will be released simultaneously for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. There is a demo version of the game available on the Switch, but PC players will only be able to try it on launch day.

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