Today, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch had shipped 5 million units worldwide.
The Monster Hunter series consists of hunting action games. They pit players against giant monsters in a beautiful natural environment. Beginning with the first title in 2004, the series established a new genre. It allows players to cooperate to hunt ferocious monsters with their friends. Also, it has grown into a global phenomenon with cumulative sales. That to say, the series’ total sales have exceeded 66 million units shipped as of December 31, 2020.
What is Monster Hunter Rise?
Monster Hunter Rise is an all-new Monster Hunter title for Nintendo Switch. The game was developed with Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE to provide a new, accessible Monster Hunter experience that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, and with anyone.
In addition to new monsters and locales, the game provides an entirely fresh take on the hunting experience through a host of new, exhilarating hunting actions made possible with the Wirebug. With this, players can traverse terrain at high speed or even bind monsters and control them. Further adding to the excitement is the debut of new “canyne” hunting partners called Palamutes.
The title garnered critical acclaim following the release of two demos featuring both local and online cooperative play before launch, with resulting shipments exceeding 5 million units one week since release.
Additionally, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, a new role-playing game, will feature elements that can link with Monster Hunter Rise. It is scheduled for release on July 9, 2021. What is more, Capcom will roll out a wide variety of initiatives beyond the scope of games to continue increasing brand value.
Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying all users’ expectations by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.
Title: Monster Hunter Rise
Genre: Action RPG
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PC
Release Date Nintendo Switch: March 26, 2021
PC: Early 2022
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