Capcom have announced that Monster Hunter Rise has sold 5 million globally, just over a week after launching.
The game launched on March 26th on Nintendo Switch, with the Friday launch no doubt helping fuel many sales. The game’s popularity even saw one Japanese CEO give his employees the day off for the game’s launch.
As previously reported, Monster Hunter Rise is the first mainline Monster Hunter title since the successful Monster Hunter World. Players return to the original style of gameplay, this time taking place in an eastern-style region, along with new mechanics, and monsters inspired by Japanese mythology.
The new mechanics include being able to mount and control monsters in battle, and holding back the hordes in the Rampage as they assault the village. Players also have the Palamute, a new canine companion that can aid players in combat and quick traversal.
You can find the full rundown (via Nintendo) below.
Rise to the challenge and join the hunt!
The critically acclaimed action-RPG series returns to the Nintendo Switch™!
Set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village, explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome monsters to become the ultimate hunter. It’s been half a century since the last calamity struck, but a terrifying new monster has reared its head and threatens to plunge the land into chaos once again.
Hunt solo or in a party with friends to earn rewards that you can use to craft a huge variety of weapons and armor. Brand new gameplay systems such as the high-flying ‘Wire Action’ and your canine companion ‘Palamute’ will add exciting new layers to the already robust combat that Monster Hunter is known for.
Whether it’s at home, on the go, online or offline – you’ll always be ready for your next hunt on the Nintendo Switch™!
Monster Hunter Rise is available now on Nintendo Switch, and 2022 on Windows PC. A demo is currently available, and you can expect our review soon.