‘Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin’ ships more than 1 million units


Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has now shipped more than a million copies, with Capcom having another hit under their belts.

The Japanese game dev announced that Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin shipped off a million copies. These include physical and digital copies of the game, offering a ton of value to the franchise.

Capcom enjoying solid sales from Monster Hunter titles

It seems Capcom is having a great time with the Monster Hunter franchise. The company is seeing success from their MH titles left and right. The big success of Monster Hunter World propelled their already successful title to bigger heights.

Monster Hunter: Rise itself sold as many as seven million copies by May. This is expansive, considering the game is only available on the Switch. Wings of Ruin itself seems to have found its niche.

“The new Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is the second role-playing game based on the world of the Monster Hunter series,” said the press release.

“In the game, players assume the role of the protagonist, the grandchild of the legendary Monster Rider Red, who meets a Wyverian girl named Ena before taking off on a grand adventure revolving around the Wings of Ruin.

“In addition to featuring a host of popular monsters from past titles in the franchise and an engaging battle system, the series’ world is expanded with a new focus on Monster Riders.

“the title garnered positive reception following a demo version released prior to launch, leading global shipments to exceed 1 million units.”

MHS2 perfect as first title for newbies

MH2: Wings of Ruin is a solid, wholesome title. For players looking to enjoy a less violent take on the game, MHS2 offers an RPG collectathon a la Pokemon. It even does Pokemon better than GameFreak themselves.

MHS2 sold well not only because of its Monster Hunter lineage. The game itself is solid, offering one of the best turn-based battle systems in recent memory. Furthermore, the system is simple, but it can become complex quite fast as players learn the game.

Monster skills also fall into a rock-paper-scissors style of play. Power beats Technical, Technical beats Speed and Speed beats Power. Subsequently, it is also a great way to introduce the more complex Monster Hunter titles to new players.

Wings of Ruin is forgiving, but for a reason. It helps players build their knowledge and feel of the entire world, preparing them for the mainline titles. It’s no wonder Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin shipped that many units.

Featured image courtesy of Monster Hunter/Youtube Screenshot

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