The start of 2021 for new game releases is– to use my comprehensive vocabulary as a service analyst– a bit rubbish. No doubt COVID-19 had more than a little part to play, but it’s certainly an embarassment beginning the back of brand-new console launches and record-breaking sales for Nintendo Switch.But the early part of the year is not entirely without AAA releases. There’s been a Hitman game and a Mario re-release, and there’s a new PlayStation IP and Pokémon spin-off to come. And 2 of the most significant video games to introduce over the next two months are from the exact same business: Capcom.”I’m not always pleased that the natural boost in sales and users are an outcome of a devastating pandemic “Kiichiro Urata, Capcom The first is the Nintendo Switch special Monster Hunter: Rise, which arrives today– a game that’s
a little tough to anticipate. Beast Hunter has actually been hugely popular on Nintendo platforms, however its sales have been primarily focused in Japan. The last game, Monster Hunter: World, saw the series end up being a hit in the West– it’s now Capcom’s most successful game with over 16 million sales– however it was released on PlayStation and Xbox, not Nintendo. It pleads the question: does Capcom have minimized Western expectations for this one?”Not at all,” firmly insists Capcom’s EMEA and UK marketing director Antoine Molant.”Let’s look at the set up base for Switch– that’s a pure success story and
there’s still a lot more possible.” European COO Stuart Turner adds: “We’re working very closely with Nintendo of Europe to make Monster Hunter: Rise a success in the area. We’re very positive that the
massive success we’ve had in the past on Monster Hunter: World will transfer throughout to the enthusiastic fanbase we have on Nintendo Switch. ” Monster Hunter: Rise is the first significant brand-new Switch video game of 2021 The second huge video game from Capcom is Resident Evil: Village in May. It’s been a strong few years for the Resident Evil brand, and Village is one of the first huge third-party games for the new PlayStation and Xbox. But like all games pertaining to the new makers, it has to contend with the reality that the install bases for both remain fairly small.
“Let’s not forget that Resident Evil: Village will likewise be offered for the widely-installed PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, along with for PC,” Molant says. “Internally, the most challenging thing is the breakdown of our projection, as it is tied to how fast players will transition, and in connection, how hardware schedule and future supply will support this.”
The second big video game from Capcom is Resident Evil: Village in May.”
Outside of its 2 huge game launches, 2021 will see Capcom celebrate the 25th anniversary of Resident Evil. The video revealed the complimentary Resident Evil multiplayer game Re: Verse and teased the upcoming Netflix series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. Things have actually been more constant on PS4 and Xbox One, especially with 2017’s Resident Evil 7 and 2019’s Resident Evil 2 remake, both of which offered well and reviewed strongly. The development team under Takeuchi-san viewed Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 precisely the method Disney does with its remaking of old films– to keep them feeling fresh, relevant and new.