Capcom has released the second in its series of Monster Hunter Stories “Riria Explains” videos. This one introduces the battle system.
Monster Hunter Stories uses a three-way deadlock attack system that includes power, speed, and technique attacks. Enemy monsters also use this system. In a head-to-head fight, technique attacks beat speed attacks, speed attacks beat power attacks, and power attacks beat technique attacks. Various types of weapons can be used in battle, including the Great Sword, One-handed Sword, Hammer, and Hunting Horn. You can purchase weapons and armor that strengthen your parameters, such as your power attacks and fire attribute attacks, and use those enhancements in combination with skills to deal great damage. Items can also be used in battle to grant various effects, such as healing.
Monster Hunter Stories is due out for 3DS in Japan this Saturday, October 8. If you missed it, catch the first Riria Explains, detailing how to catch an Otomon, here.
Watch the video below.