Capcom has released the remaster of Monster Hunter Stories on PC (Steam), Switch, and PlayStation 4 ($29.99). It’s also included in the new Monster Hunter Stories Deluxe Collection ($69.99) which includes the sequel, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

Monster Hunter Stories is a creature battling spin-off of the popular Monster Hunter action series. Instead of hunters, players become Riders, hatching, training and battling alongside other monsters (which the game cutely refers to as Monsties). Read our review!

The remaster offers updated visuals over the original 3DS-exclusive version, including improved modeling, textures, and lighting. New voice work includes both English and Japanese voice acting for the first time. Players can also enjoy the new Museum Mode, which features over 200 concept art sketches and background music.

It also includes all post-launch content updates, including updates 1.2 and 1.3, which were previously exclusive to Japan.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is new to PlayStation, having previously released on Switch and Steam in 2021. The sequel follows a completely different story with a larger world and plot, and the same Pokémon like theme of collecting and battling monsters.

Though the sequel features improved graphics and presentation, we were a little more positive on the first game in our reviews. Both titles are great creature battlers, however, particularly for fans who have already mastered the Pokémon series.

Monster Hunter Stories remaster and sequel are rated E10+.

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