In addition to the popular franchise’s upcoming 3DS RPG Monster Hunter Stories, Capcom has plans for a new Monster Hunter title and more according to their financial results briefing for the year ended March 31, 2016.
In Consumer, we will be rolling out new titles on the global stage. In addition to “Monster Hunter Stories” and other new titles in popular franchises, we‟re planning major title releases.
At present, we cannot yet communicate our entire title lineup for operational reasons. However, in addition to new titles that we have announced, such as “Monster Hunter Stories”, “Ace Attorney 6” and “Resident Evil Umbrella Corps”, we are planning to release the titles listed on this slide.
Keep in mind that two million units isn’t exactly the number Capcom would expect from a main entry Monster Hunter title, but we’ll likely hear about a new spinoff title for the series [for console] in addition to Monster Hunter Stories, based on what was mentioned in the financial results briefing.
It’s also been noted that the free-to-play smartphone title Monster Hunter Explore has been downloaded 4 million times, proceeding steadily in line with Capcom’s initial expectations. The company will aim to further invigorate the title via improvements.
As far as other Monster Hunter news goes, Monster Hunter Online has already begun service in Asia, and Capcom will continue working with Tencent towards breaking into the top rankings for the online title. There’s no word on having the title spread outside of Asia for the time being.