Monster Hunter Rise just launched yesterday and I think it’s safe to say we are expecting to hear about some rather large sales numbers for the title a week from now, both in Japan and across the globe. The game has currently sports a Metacritic rating of 87, making it one of the most critically acclaimed games released this year to date. Beyond that, Monster Hunter’s popularity is at all time high, with the last release, Monster Hunter World, moving 16.4 million units world wide at it’s last update. The last new game released on a Nintendo platform, Monster Hunter Generations, moved around 8 million units. Switch being as popular as it is and everything selling bigger numbers than ever before, it will be interesting to see if this particular game can come close to the sales of World, which released as a multiplatform game but never made it’s way to Switch.
Of course, sales is all fine and dandy, as is critical acclaim. But what the players, you all, want to know is… when are we getting our next major content patch? You don’t have to wait long as they have announced they plan to drop update 2.0 next month. They announced this on their Japanese twitter account, so here’s the google translated version to give you an idea of what’s to come:
“Monster Hunter Rise” In “Ver.2.0” scheduled to be delivered at the end of April, “Nushi Rio Leus” will be newly released! Several additional monsters, including the Kasumi Dragon “Onazuchi”, will appear as early as about a month later. Prepare for more monsters!
The massive dragon is coming a month later, but still. This is all really exciting news. Good luck Hunters!