Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin isn't far away from its 9th July release date, and a 'trial' demo drops this week on 25th June. Ahead of that demo's release Capcom has decided to share the story's opening cinematic, which you can watch above.

It starts off with a rather neat scene of a celebration in a village. It then cuts to some story-setting and a pretty rapid escalation; of course if you want zero spoilers pre-release you should skip watching it.

With the success of Monster Hunter Rise in the Spring it'll be interesting to see how this sequel RPG spin-off will perform; Capcom is certainly eager to continue the IP's growth after the breakout sales of Monster Hunter: World and of course Rise.

Are you planning to pick up Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin on Switch?