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Capcom beginning to make preparations in 2022 for Monster Hunter 20th anniversary

Japanese gaming site Famitsu recently interviewed a number of prominent video game designers from various companies to find out what their plans are for 2022. One of those questioned was Ryozo Tsujimoto, who is the head of Capcom’s consumer games development division 2 and the current producer of the Monster Hunter series. He said that next year he will be busy continuing work on the upcoming DLC expansion for Monster Hunter Rise, which is titled Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, and is scheduled to be released in the summer for Nintendo Switch. He also mentioned that the 20th anniversary of the Monster Hunter franchise is coming up in 2024, so the team will be busy preparing something special for Monster Hunter fans.

Capcom’ s Ryozo Tsujimoto —Ambitions for 2022

“In 2022, I’d first like to deliver Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, which is scheduled for summer, to everyone in solid shape. And the Monster Hunter series will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2024, so I should start making preparations for various things soon.”

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6 comments

  1. They just keep working immediately. That’s something Nintendo lacks that Capcom does. After a Monster Hunter is complete they immediately work on the franchise right away. After a Pikmin, Luigi’s Mansion, Starfox, Donkey Kong or Metroid game is complete they start 19 years later to begin again.

    1. +Gruntilda
      I’m sorry but that’s a very unfair thing to say. Capcom has a decent amount of IP’s to work with but Nintendo on the other hand has a lot more to contend with.
      While Capcom has Street Fighter, Monster Hunter, Devil May Cry, and Resident Evil, Nintendo has Mario (Which I’m sure you know has loads of sub-sections), Pokemon, Zelda, Smash Bros, Metroid, Splatoon, Animal Crossing, Xenoblade, Donkey Kong, Fire Emblem, Pikmin, ARMS, and probably some I’ve forgotten about.
      Not to mention Nintendo’s often has teams move between IP’s such as how the makers of Splatoon also worked on Animal Crossing and how the makers of Mario Kart then went on to work on ARMS.

      Also, since were talking about Capcom, I’d love to hear what fans of Darkstalkers, Breath of Fire, Marvel vs Capcom, Rival Schools, Viewtiful Joe, Ghosts N Goblins, and Dead Rising would have to say to your comment. Even Megaman hasn’t received much since Mega Man 11 dropped.

    2. That’s because it’s one of their flagship IPs and sells like crazy. They do the same thing with Resident Evil.

      Nintendo is no different in that regard. Zelda, Mario, and even Fire Emblem games are always being worked on. It’s silly to expect them to constantly push out games from IPs that are niche, like Pikmin, especially when Nintendo has soooo many well-regarded IPs under their belt. Capcom is the same. I love Viewtiful Joe but I’m convinced we’ll see never that series again.

      But the way I see it, Quality > Quantity. Nintendo is doing just fine, and so is Capcom. It can suck being a fan of a niche series but that’s the way these things go.

  2. I’m not a big fan of Monster Hunter (except for the Stories games), but bringing back the original Monster Hunter game for modern consoles would be a cool idea.

  3. Monster Hunter 6 will release on the 20th anniversary. Calling it right now since the big Capcom leak confirmed tht its currently in development.

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