In short: Despite the fact that Capcom’s newest iteration in its Monster Hunter franchise is barely out there on the Nintendo Change, gross sales are almost on tempo with Monster Hunter World. Since launching final Friday, Monster Hunter Rise has offered greater than 4 million digital and bodily copies. Solely 1,000,000 shy of MHW’s launch numbers.
Monster Hunter Rise has solely been out for 3 days and has already offered 4 million copies worldwide. Capcom famous that it didn’t beat Monster Hunter World’s 5 million world gross sales in the identical timeframe. Nonetheless, MHW launched concurrently on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Rise is a Change unique till it lands on Home windows someday subsequent 12 months.
Like its predecessor, Monster Hunter Rise is an motion RPG tasking gamers with monitoring down big beasts in a fantasy realm. Nonetheless, Capcom added a few new “getting-around” options. Gamers now have a dog-like palamute companion that serves as a sooner technique of touring across the map. Palamute may also act as a mount in battles. Gamers can now use “wire bugs” which work considerably like a grappling hook to scale cliffs, bridge gaps, or to journey and management monsters.
Capcom ditched its older MT Framework sport engine, utilized in Monster Hunter World, for the brand new RE Engine. So gamers may even see some efficiency enhancements as properly.
“The sport was developed with Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE with the intention to present a brand new, accessible Monster Hunter expertise that may be loved anytime, wherever and with anybody,” mentioned the corporate in its press launch.
The Monster Hunter collection has confirmed to be one in all Capcom’s finest sellers, transferring greater than 66 million models within the franchise. The collection has been common in Japan since its first launch for PlayStation 2 in 2004. Nonetheless, it wasn’t till Monster Hunter World launched worldwide in 2018 that the model received world recognition, transferring almost 17 million copies and making it Capcom’s best-selling sport so far. Certainly, we now have listed it as one of many Greatest PC Video games (You Ought to Be Enjoying) and gave it an honorable point out in The Greatest PC Video games of 2018.
Let’s examine if Monster Hunter Rise can observe on that momentum.