The respective leaders of Resident Evil and Monster Hunter‘s teams in Capcom will soon be promoted to executive officers. It announced a new list of personnel changes that will take effect on April 1, 2022. Capcom will promote Jun Takeuchi and Ryozo Tsujimoto from Managing Corporate Officers to Executive Corporate Officers. Yoshinori Ishida, the head of Capcom’s Global Business Division, will also receive the same promotion.
Jun Takeuchi and Ryozo Tsujimoto respectively lead the first and second consumer game development divisions. They are also known for leading the development teams for the Resident Evil and Monster Hunter franchises.
Resident Evil and Monster Hunter are Capcom’s best-performing IPs in recent times. As of this writing, the company’s top two games are Monster Hunter World at 17.8 million units and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard at over 10 million units worldwide. As for the franchises’ latest titles, Monster Hunter Rise has sold over 8 million units following the PC release in January 2022. Resident Evil Village surpassed 5 million units in October 2021.
Capcom’s upcoming major release will be Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, coming worldwide to Nintendo Switch and PC in Summer 2022. The company will broadcast a new digital event that reveals more monsters and gameplay details to Monster Hunter Rise‘s expansion title on March 15, 2022.