Monster Hunter Stores 2 RathalosSource: Capcom (screenshot)

Best answer: The standard version just comes with the game, but the Deluxe Edition includes Layered Armor, sticker sets, a special player hairstyle, and outfits for Navirou. The Collectors Edition has a Razewing Ratha amiibo in addition to everything from the Deluxe Edition. Anyone going for the Deluxe or Collector's Edition will also want to check out the three Monster Hunter Stories 2 amiibo releasing alongside the game. All three Editions release on July 9.

What is Monster Hunter Stories 2?

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin differs from core Monster Hunter games in that it focuses more on hatching eggs and raising monsters to fight alongside you rather than simply going out and defeating them. It also has more of a plot centered around a special Rathalos, which you will raise and rear.

The game releases on July 9, 2021, and players can preorder a standard version, a Deluxe Edition, or a Collectors Edition. But what are the differences between them? While the standard version is just the game, the Deluxe Edition and the Collector's Edition come with some awesome extras.

Monster Hunter Stories 2 preorders are now open for the standard edition and sell for $60.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Deluxe Edition

Monster Hunter Stories Deluxe EditionSource: Capcom (screenshot)

The Deluxe Edition costs $70 but is not currently available for preorder. We'll update when that changes. Since this is a Deluxe version of the game, it includes a bunch of extras. Here's what comes with the Deluxe Edition.

  • Base game
  • Kuan Coat outfit for Ena
  • Wings of Ruin Enamel Pin
  • Razewing Layered Armor Alpha/Beta
  • Navirou Outfits: Pukei-Pukei and Nergigante Costume
  • Adventure Buddies 2 & 3 Sticker Sets

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Collectors Edition

Monster Hunter Stories Collectors EditionSource: Capcom

If the Deluxe version isn't enough, fans of the series can spring for the version with the most perks. The Collector's Edition sells for $100 and comes with both in-game and tangible goodies:

  • Base game
  • Razewing Ratha amiibo
  • Wings of Ruin Enamel Pin
  • Kuan Coat outfit for Ena
  • Razewing Layered Armor Alpha/Beta
  • Navirou Outfits: Pukei-Pukei and Nergigante Costume
  • Adventure Buddies 2 & 3 Sticker Sets

North American buyers may only be able to purchase the Collector's Edition at GameStop.

Monster Hunter Stories 2 amiibo

Monster Hunter Stories AmiiboSource: Capcom (screenshot)

Three new amiibo will be launching alongside Monster Hunter Stories 2. If rumors are correct, these amiibo will only be available at GameStop in North America.

  • Ena
  • Razewing Ratha
  • Tsukino

Monster Hunter Stories AmiiboSource: iMore

Avid collectors should note that there are also six amiibo from the original Monster Hunter Stories 3DS game. However, they've become some of the rarest and most expensive amiibo out there, so if you want them, you'll need to spend a lot of money to get one.

  • One-Eyed Rathalos and Rider (Boy)
  • Navirou
  • One-Eyed Rathalos and Rider (Girl)
  • Rathian and Cheval
  • Barioth (Glacier) and Ayuria
  • Dan's Qurupeco

We can't wait for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin to release on Nintendo Switch. There's plenty of fun goodies for fans to collect, and I personally can't wait to get ahold of the Razewing Ratha amiibo.

How to Train Your Monstie

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Box Art

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Raise monsters from eggs

As a monster rider, you are out to gather and raise monsters rather than hunt them down. Rathalos have mysteriously started disappearing from around the world, and Edna, a young Wyverian, seeks your help in figuring out why.

For the avid fan

Monster Hunter Stories Collectors Edition

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Collector's Edition

Get physical and in-game goodies

In addition to the base games, this collectors edition gives you the Razewing Ratha amiibo and several in-game goodies like outfits, stickers, and more.

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