Capcom confirmed a new installment in the Monster Hunter Stories line, referred to as Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. More focused on being a J-RPG for Monster Hunter fans, this series involves the main character attaining a Kinship Stone, which allows them to make friends with monsters rather than fighting them. A game focused on story telling, Capcom talks more about the game:
“Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin offers both RPG and Monster Hunter fans a unique new experience with a rich storyline featuring charming characters, challenging quests and friendly encounters with familiar monsters from the Monster Hunter series. Assuming the role of a young Monster Rider who can use a Kinship Stone to form strong bonds with monsters, players can gain experience and improve their skills to form deeper connections with these wonderful creatures. When ready, players can embark on memorable adventures filled with dramatic events and heartwarming friendships as the epic tale unfolds.”
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin launches for the Nintendo Switch during Summer 2021.