Capcom has announced an incredibly impressive sale milestone for Monster Hunter Rise on the Nintendo Switch. According to the developer, the popular monster-slaying game has managed to surpass 4 million units worldwide since its debut on 26 March 2021. This pushes the total series sales from 2004 to 66 million units shipped.
Monster Hunter Rise is described as an “experience that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere and with anyone”. The game boasts new locations, weapons, monsters and loads of new mechanics to master including the Wirebug.
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In a press release, Capcom says that the series has since grown into a global phenomenon and Monster Hunter Rise expands on the core experience in new ways. We reviewed Monster Hunter Rise last week and absolutely loved it. The game is definitely a system seller. Speaking of which, we put together a South African Buyer’s Guide for those looking to jump in on the action. In addition, read our full review here.
Capcom plans on supporting Monster Hunter Rise in the coming months with timed events, new monsters and other content updates for the game. In addition, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is also set to debut on 9 July 2021.
About 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 in order 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 a completely fresh take on the hunting experience through a host of new, exhilarating hunting actions made possible with the Wirebug.
With this, players can traverse rocky cliffs via the Wall Run, soar over craggy terrain and through the air 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, which hunters can ride to quickly navigate the maps. The title garnered critical acclaim following the release of two demos featuring both local and online cooperative play prior to launch, with resulting shipments exceeding 4 million units.
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