Tencent-owned Chinese TiMi Studio Group, known for its work on Call of Duty: Mobile, Honor of Kings and Pokemon Unite, announced about partnering with Capcom to develop a new game in the Monster Hunter fantasy hunting action series.
An as yet unnamed collaboration between TiMi Studio Group and Capcom is being played out “Defining Monster Hunter Hunting Gameplay” and will offer “a new gaming experience unique to mobile devices and phones”.
“The first partnership between TiMi and Capcom will combine their experience and strengths, allowing Monster Hunter to expand to new platforms and give hunters around the world – experienced and less experienced – the freedom to hunt how, where and when you want to.”promise the makers.
The release dates and target platforms of TiMi Studio Group’s mobile Monster Hunter are not fixed. The press release was also stingy when it came to the details of the project: The development of the game is probably not yet very advanced.
It’s worth noting that TiMi Studio’s upcoming Monster Hunter won’t be the first mobile adaptation of the series. There has been a lot of themed entertainment for smartphones since 2005, but most of them have not appeared outside of Japan.
One of the few exceptions, Monster Hunter Explore for iOS and Android, reached Canada in the spring of 2016 but shut down a few months later. As of recent releases, the Switch version of Monster Hunter Rise actually runs on mobile hardware.
Monster Hunter is Capcom’s second highest-grossing franchise (88 million copies) after Resident Evil (131 million). boss best seller The series remains Monster Hunter: World (18.5 million), and the aforementioned Monster Hunter Rise is catching up (11.2 million).