The story follows the grandchild of the legendary Monster Rider Red investigating the mass disappearance of Rathalos around the world. Being entrusted with a Rathalos egg, a flightless Rathalos with small black wings burst from the egg. It is believed that this Rathalos is going to bring ruin to the world.
Monster Hunter Stories 2 has cross-compatibility with Monster Hunter Rise, such as cosmetic outfits from the other game.
While Capcom deems the sales numbers a success, there are still plans for post-content releases in the future. The first post-content release was released on July 15. This update added the Palamute form Monster Hunter Rise as a Monstie.
The August 5 update will see the arrival of the Mother Goddess of Gold, Kulve Taroth. Originating from Monster Hunter: World as a siege hunt, Kulve Taroth will be part of a co-op quest.
While Kulve Taroth cannot be raised, players will be awarded equipment.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is currently available on Nintendo Switch and PC. A PC port of Monster Hunter Rise is also scheduled for release in early 2022.