Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter Rise has shipped more than five million copies around the world in its first week of sales.
The company states that “strong unit sales growth” has been supported by the “positive reception” to the game’s concept and new gameplay features, something that we have echoed in our own Monster Hunter Rise review.
In Monster Hunter Rise, you set out on an adventure from the colourful Kamura Village, which attracts visitors from around the world thanks to its “unique culture and innovative hunting technologies.”
After equipping your armour and selecting your weapon, all-new hunting grounds such as the ancient Shrine Ruins will offer “continuous gameplay” now that maps have no loading times meaning that as soon as your hunt begins without transitions between areas.
Monster Hunter Rise has introduced wire-based grappling actions that can be performed using the Wirebug while standing or in mid-air, allowing for more aerial maneuverability to your hunting strategies and attacks.
You will also have to confront Magnamalo, described as “a menacing new flagship monster that will present a formidable challenge to hunters of all skill levels.” There are also other new additions like the shape-shifting Aknosom, the amphibious Tetranadon and returning species from previous Monster Hunter games.
Monster Hunter Rise is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.