Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin from Capcom is releasing very soon on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. In an update following launch, Capcom confirmed that Monster Hunter Rise’s palamute will join Monster Hunter Stories 2 and revealed a Nintendo Switch and Steam demo for the game. This demo lets you try the beginning of the game for free.
Since the Monster Hunter Stories 2 demo is now live on Nintendo Switch, people have video game technical analysis channel VG Tech has gone hands on to test the demo’s resolution and frame rate both docked and handheld. This is an early demo so things could change for the final game. Watch the full analysis video below:
Monster Hunter Stories 2 Nintendo Switch frame rate
The analysis of the demo from VG Tech shows that the Monster Hunter Stories 2 Nintendo Switch frame rate varies quite a bit. It can drop to the 20s and go all the way up to the mid 40s with the lowest frame rate recorded (based on the stats) being 16fps. The opening cut-scenes are around 20fps. Exploration varies from the high 20s to even the mid 40s but it is not stable. I hope a 30fps cap option is added in the future because there is too much variance. VG Tech notes that the handheld frame rate is slightly better during cut-scenes.
Monster Hunter Stories 2 Nintendo Switch resolution
During gameplay, VG Tech reports that the docked resolution is 1600×900. The Monster Hunter Stories 2 Nintendo Switch resolution is dynamic ranging from 1646×1080 to 1920×1080 when docked in cut-scenes. Pixel counts of 1646×1080 seem to be common when docked during cut-scenes.
In portable mode, the highest resolution is 1280×720 with the lowest resolution being 1088×720 during both gameplay and in cut-scenes.
Monster Hunter Stories 2 Deluxe Edition
A Monster Hunter Stories 2 Deluxe Edition with layered armor, an extra outfit, and more.
Monster Hunter Stories 2 pre-order bonus
The Monster Hunter Stories 2 pre-order bonus is the Kamura Maiden Outfit. Pre-orders begin soon.
Monster Hunter Rise save data bonus in Monster Hunter Stories 2
If you have Monster Hunter Rise save data, you can unlock the layered armor Kamura Garb in Monster Hunter Stories 2.
In the run up to Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, I spoke to Ryozo Tsujimoto, Monster Hunter series producer at Capcom about the team’s approach to combat, visuals, and more for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. Read that feature here.
Monster Hunter Stories 2 releases on July 9 for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.