After the high sales of Monster Hunter World, Capcom now wants to build on the success of its predecessor with Monster Hunter Rise. According to Capcom boss Haruhiro Tsujimoto, Monster Hunter Rise will sell as many units as Monster Hunter World.
Monster Hunter has had some hardcore fans in western countries since PSP times. In Japan, however, the series has been a huge success from the start. The series has only arrived completely in the West with Monster Hunter World for home consoles and PC. The main Monster Hunter World game alone has sold over 16 million copies, a huge, unexpected win for Capcom. Later followed the very extensive standalone add-on Iceborne and also became a million seller.
Like Capcom President Haruhiro Tsujimoto rolled into one Interview with Nikkei reported the upcoming Monster Hunter Rise (buy now € 59.99 ) sell as many units as its predecessor, according to Capcom. A high level of expectation, but so far the pre-orders should go as Capcom expected.
Tsujimoto explains: "Due to the pandemic, development of the game was stopped for a month and the release date was postponed to March 2021, so we expect a lot of profits in the next fiscal year. With the release of the title there is an" announcement effect "that helps to make the game better known and we expect the title to sell as well as Monster Hunter World. "
Monster Hunter World is currently the best-selling title from Capcom. Achieving this success is an ambitious goal, especially when you consider that Monster Hunter Rise has so far only been announced for the Nintendo Switch, while Monster Hunter World is available for PS4, XBox One and PC.
Monster Hunter Rise will be released on March 26, 2021.
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