Last week we told you that Monster Hunter Rise had already managed to sell more than 4 million copies worldwide. Amazing figures, considering that they corresponded to little more than a weekend. And at that moment the question was clear: where will the ceiling be?
Today we can say quite high, other than that it may not have reached it yet. The fact is that Capcom has confirmed that the game (at the moment only available on Nintendo Switch, although it will arrive on PC) has already reached the figure of 5 million copies sold.
“Monster Hunter Rise exceeds 5 million units worldwide! – Strong unit sales growth supported by positive reception of the gaming concept and new gaming features, ”he added.
– Capcom IR (@Capcom_IR) April 5, 2021
The news, shared on Twitter by @Capcom_IR, has come through a statement posted by Capcom on its website. Below you can read the full content of that statement, in Spanish:
Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) announced today that Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch has shipped 5 million units worldwide.
The Monster Hunter series consists of hunting action games that pit players against giant monsters in a beautiful natural setting. Beginning with the first title in 2004, the series established a new genre in which players cooperate to hunt down ferocious monsters with their friends and has since become a global phenomenon with cumulative sales of the series exceeding 66 million units. . Sent as of December 31, 2020.
Monster Hunter Rise is a new Monster Hunter title for Nintendo Switch. The game was developed with RE ENGINE, owned by Capcom, to provide a new and accessible Monster Hunter experience that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, with anyone. In addition to new monsters and locations, the game offers a whole new take on the hunting experience through a number of exciting new hunting actions that are possible with Wirebug. With this, players can traverse the terrain at high speed, or even join monsters and control them. In addition to the excitement, there is the debut of new hunting partners “canyne” [mascotas] called Palamutes. The title garnered critical acclaim following the release of two demos with local and online cooperative play prior to release, with resulting shipments surpassing 5 million units a week after release.
Additionally, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, a new role-playing game that will feature elements that can be linked to Monster Hunter Rise, is scheduled for release on July 9, 2021. In addition, Capcom will launch a wide variety of initiatives. that go beyond the realm of games to continue increasing the value of the brand. These include the series’ first Hollywood film adaptation, Monster Hunter, which is seeing success around the world, as well as merchandising and costumes for the characters.
Capcom remains firmly committed to meeting the expectations of all users by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities to create highly entertaining gaming experiences. “.
If you are one of those millions of users who already enjoy the game on Nintendo Switch, we remind you that we recently published an article in which we collected 24 things that Monster Hunter Rise does not tell you and that is very useful to know. And if you haven’t made the leap yet, here’s our review. Although we warn: you may end up buying it.
Two queens for Marvel: Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke join ‘Secret Invasion’, the series about the Skrulls for Disney +
‘Secret Invasion’ just added two queens and I think we can already talk about one of the most interesting projects of Wonderful. Olivia colman, monarch in “The Favorite” and “The Crown”, and Emilia clarke, the queen of “Game of Thrones”, are about to join the series that Marvel Studios is preparing for Disney +.
The two actresses would join a cast that already includes Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn and Kingsley Ben-Adir. Let’s remember that Mendelsohn was already presented as the Skrull Talos in ‘Captain Marvel’, where he coincided with Jackson giving life to a younger version of the Nick Fury that we had seen until then (the film took place in the 90s).
As for Kingsley, Ben-Adir (not to be confused with veteran Ben Kingsley) is playing the villain, but no details about the character have been revealed. I’d bet on a crazy Skrull leader who wants to win back the honor of his people and conquer Earth to make it his new home.
There is also no information on the story beyond that it revolves around the Skrulls, a race of aliens who change in a way have been using their abilities for years to infiltrate Earth. This may explain the strange behavior of some celebrities …
“Secret Invasion” is written by Kyle bradstreet And, at the moment, it does not have a release date but it is expected to be ready by 2022.
Square Enix Says Company Not For Sale Following Acquisition Rumors
Square Enix has said it will not consider selling the company, and has not received any offers after a report indicated that “multiple” potential buyers were interested in an acquisition.
CTFN reported that two bankers had indicated that several potential buyers were interested in buying the developer / publisher behind Final Fantasy and Outriders. The news was subsequently reported by Bloomberg Japan, prompting Square Enix to respond.
“Bloomberg reported today that there is interest from various buyers in acquiring Square Enix,” a press release reads. “However, this report is not based on any announcement by Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. We do not consider selling the company or any part of its business, nor have we received any offer from a third party to acquire the company or any part of its business. deal. “.
Of course, both sides of this story may be true: There may well be Square Enix stakeholders, and Square Enix may not be willing to sell the company. That said, analyst David Gibson pointed to the idea that they could be bankers trying to “boost business” at Square Enix.
To back Gibson’s idea, Bloomberg later reported that Square Enix shares rose 12% after the report was released, its biggest rise in eight months.
Video game acquisitions have been big business recently. In fact, in the last year alone, Microsoft bought ZeniMax Media for $ 7.5 billion. For its part, Epic Games bought Mediatonic (Fall Guys) and EA acquired Codemasters after Take-Two showed interest in the developer.
What’s more, Japan has been seen as the natural next step for some of the major gaming companies. And Xbox CEO Phil Spencer recently denied the idea that Microsoft was in contact with various developers in Japan for possible acquisitions. On the other hand, Sony has had to counter the idea that the company is bypassing Japan, although we have recently seen the historic Japan Studio reorganize the company this year, causing a massive exodus of developers.
Amazon cancels MMORPG Lord of the Rings after dispute with Tencent
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed that following Tencent’s acquisition of Leyou, “they have not been able to secure the terms to continue with this title at this time.” Amazon has canceled its MMORPG game set in The Lord of the Rings that was originally announced in 2019.
As reported by Bloomberg, Amazon Game Studios was developing the game with Leyou Technologies Holdings Ltd, a Chinese studio that was bought by Tencent in December 2020.
Negotiations between Amazon and Tencent have sparked a dispute that has ended resulting in the cancellation of the game.
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed that following Tencent’s acquisition of Leyou, “they have not been able to secure the terms to continue with this title at this time.”
The development team will be moving to other projects, and Amazon shared its disappointment at not being able to carry out this ambitious project.
“We love the Lord of the Rings franchise and are disappointed that we are unable to bring this game to fans,” said an Amazon spokesperson.
This game joins Breakaway and Crucible as other projects canceled by Amazon Game Studios, which in turn was the subject of another Bloomberg report detailing the dysfunction and struggles the studio has been grappling with in the recent past.
Amazon is still working on an MMORPG in development called New World, although so far it has been subject to several delays and is now scheduled to launch next August 2021. We were able to test New World a few months ago and we will tell you what this ambitious looked like draft.
For fans disappointed by this cancellation, they should know that Turbine’s Lord of the Rings Online is still running and they can still look forward to the series that Amazon is developing for Prime Video, in addition to the Lord of the Rings: Gollum game that is. also outside. Developing.