Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Breaks 2.5 Million Sales Worldwide

15.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME

The Iceborne expansion for Capcom’s Monster Hunter World, which is available on the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One and soon PC, has shipped over 2.5 million copies worldwide, both disc and download sales combined.

Monster Hunter is a fantasy action RPG video game series that pits players against monsters in large open fields. The first game launched back in 2004 and established a completely new kind of co-op play style which allowed players to fight great beasts online with their friends. It was lauded as a social phenomenon which was called in Japanese Monhan Genshou, or “The Monster Hunter Phenomenon.”

 

Monster Hunter World launched in January last year and has shipped over 13.1 million copies worldwide (as of June 30, 2019). The series as a whole has shipped over 58 million (as of September 13, 2019).

The Iceborne expansion takes place after the events of World, continuing the story. Players can discover new monsters as well as come across familiar favourites. They also have access the new Master Rank quest rank, can obtain the new fixed item Clutch Claw, and more.

 

The game was awarded Best Ongoing Game for is expansions and downloadable content at Gamescom 2019 in Germany last month. New players to the game can purchase the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition which contains both the World and Iceborne expansions. If you’ve yet to enter the incredible world of Monster Hunter, what are you waiting for?

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  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Shirts and Ties Releasing This Spring

    18.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese business apparel brand SMARTBIZ is teaming up with the action-RPG Monster Hunter World: Iceborne to release an original series of shirts and neckties.

    Neckties: 12 Designs

    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Neckties – ¥1,900 Each (Before Tax)

    The collection of 12 ties to have you looking smart with their striped designs. Each features various motifs from the game such as monsters from the Monster Hunter bestiary, like Velkhana and Zinogre, as well as the weapon icon, and more, all of which are woven into nonchalant designs perfect for smart and business settings. The ties can also be washed in the washing machineーperfect for those hunters out there looking to clean up after a long day of hunting.

     

    Shirts: 4 Designs

    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Shirts – ¥3,990 Each (Before Tax)

    The shirts are made from comfortable and stretchy knit fabric which make them great for wearing for long periods of time.

    Monster Hunter symbols are hidden inside the collars and cuff so you can still feel like a Hunter in a professional setting while looking the part. The shirts also don’t lose their shape so easily, so you don’t have to iron them after washing. But you do need to put them in a washing net before placing into the washing machine.

     

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  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Breaks 5 Million Sales Worldwide

    17.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    The Iceborne expansion for Capcom’s Monster Hunter World, which is available on the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, and PC, has shipped over 5 million copies worldwide, both disc and download sales combined.

    Monster Hunter is a fantasy action RPG video game series that pits players against monsters in large open fields. The first game launched back in 2004 and established a completely new kind of co-op play style which allowed players to fight great beasts online with their friends. The series as a whole has sold over 62 million copies worldwide (as of March 13, 2020).

     

    Monster Hunter World launched last year for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. Thanks to its continuous updates since release, free weapons and equipment useful for clearing stories, and more, the game has built up a dedicated playerbase resulting int he game having shipped over 15 million copies worldwide (as of January 2, 2020).

     

    The Iceborne expansion dropped on consoles in September 2019 and on PC in January this year. It takes place after the events of World and continues the story. Players can discover new monsters as well as come across familiar favourites. The expansion received high praise from online reviewers upon its release, helping Monster Hunter to win three awards at the PlayStation® Awards 2019, including the PlayStation™ Network Award.

     

    Monster Hunter Riders was revealed at the end of January this year and released in Japan on February 19, 2020 for iOS and Android devices as a free-to-play title. It has garnered over 3 million downloads so far.

     

    A Hollywood live-action film for Monster Hunter will be released in the US on September 4, 2020.

  • Universal Cool Japan 2020 Finally Begins: Attack on Titan, Monster Hunter World & More

    23.January.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    This year’s Universal Cool Japan finally opened at Universal Studios Japan on Tuesday, where it is set to run until June 28, bringing together the ‘cool’ aspects of Japan enjoyed by the rest of the world. Four internationally beloved franchises take the spotlight for 2020: Attack on Titan, Monster Hunter World, Detective Conan, and Lupin III.

     

    A host of lucky guests were able to experience the attractions before anyone else. Today, we hear their review and comments of the all-new rides, attractions, live shows and restaurants centred around the four big contenders which serve to fully immerse fans in their incredible worlds.

     

    Attack on Titan’s first XR ride

    The Attack on Titan manga series has celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. For this year’s Universal Cool Japan, the internationally-acclaimed series welcomes its first ever XR ride, as well as its own “Survey Corps Diner.”

    Guests wear VR goggles that transport them into a 360° rendering of the world of Attack on Titan, with life-size Titans appearing before their very eyes. Guests ride a roller coaster and fly alongside the Survey Corps. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to soar up high with ODM maneuver gear, now’s your chance. The Attack on Titan XR Ride offers a thrill like no otherーone so tense you’ll be left wondering whether you will survive.

     

    ■Guest Comment

    “It was so much fun! The visuals are breathtaking and connect superbly to the ride’s movements. I was completely immersed in the visuals; it really felt like I was riding a wagon. Eren and the Survey Corps members were so cool, and even the horses looked realistic. It was amazing!” (Woman, 20/Osaka Prefecture) *Translated from Japanese

    The themed restaurant, “Attack on Titan Survey Corps Diner,” is so realistic to a quality you wouldn’t believe, with the Survey Corps members’ weapons and personal belongings left casually around the place. Guests can feel immersed as they listen to the conversations between the characters will chowing down on their meal, take a photo with life-sized versions of Levi and Hange, and more.

     

    Detective Conan World’s two new attractions with Shuichi Akai have fans screaming

    At Detective Conan World, fans can expect to see the appearance of the hugely popular character Shuichi Akai who is set to star in the upcoming animated film Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (releasing April 17, 2020). Four rides and attractions can be enjoyed at Detective Conan World, including the manga series’ first-ever story-packed roller coaster named Detective Conan x Hollywood Dream: The Ride.

    Guests can also look forward to joining Conan solve cases in Detective Conan: The Escape ~The Scarlet Bullet~, an escape game featuring an original story and a live performance by a real cast. Participants will make use of AR technology and solve the cases within the time limit to escape. Expect appearances from familiar faces too like Rachel Moore, Richard Moore, and others.

    In Detective Conan x Hollywood Dream: The Ride, you’ll be placed in the passenger seat with Akai on the wheel who will use some extreme driving techniques to shake off the criminal. Look forward to plenty of thrills in this immersive experience.

     

    ■Guest Comment

    “Not only do you solve cases, there’s also a gaming aspect to the challenges which require the use of the AR terminal. It’s also a team game where you work with others, so I enjoyed it with everyone else. A lot of characters make an appearance too, it was so cool.” (Female, 20/Osaka Prefecture) *Translated from Japanese

    There’s also the Detective Conan Mystery Challenge in which guests take a hands-on approach to solve various incidents around the theme park. Harley Hartwell, Kazuha Toyama, and Tomoya’s love rival Momiji Ooka are also present in this game with in the form of a real-life cast.

    Fans can also tuck into some mystery-themed food at the Detective Conan Mystery Restaurant which combines food and live entertainment. Fans reacted overwhelmingly to the appearance of Masumi Seraーthe sister of Akai. There’s also appearances from Amuro Tooru and Serena Sebastian too.

     

    Lupin the Third: The Live

     

    Witness a live cast playing the roles of the popular Lupin III, Daisuke Jigen, Goemon Ishikawa XIII, Fujiko Mine, and Koichi Zenigataーthe latter of which is trying to chase down Lupin. It features live entertainment by real cast members who will perform right before guests. The reaction to this live show has been overwhelming as guests feel like they are running through Delancey Street in New York with Lupin in this interactive story.

     

    ■Guest Comment

    “I was amazed to have been able to see such an amazing show right in front of me. Lupin and the gang came from above, below, left, and right. There were too many good moments. I didn’t have enough eyes! <laughs>” (Female, 20/Hyogo Prefecture)

    Last year’s Lupin III restaurant, Ristorante Amore, has received an upgrade for 2020. Experience being served by Lupin himself, with his gentle approach and know-how when it comes to getting with the ladies, and Goemon Ishikawa XIII, who is aloof and has terrible romance skills. They are serving up authentic Italian cuisine.

    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne XR WALK

    The Monster Hunter video game franchise is loved the world over, and is appearing once more at Universal Cool Japan after two years. Use interactive VR technology and go hunting in the world of Iceborne, the hit expansion to Monster Hunter World, in an experience so immersive you’ll forget about the real world.

     

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  • Universal Cool Japan 2020: Attack on Titan, Monster Hunter World, Detective Conan & Lupin III

    13.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    It has been announced that Universal Cool Japan 2020 will take place from January 21 to June 28 next year. This year marks the 6th run of UCJ which began in 2015, bringing together the ‘cool’ aspects of Japan enjoyed by the rest of the world, and enjoys immense popularity every year.

    Universal Cool Japan 2020 will see four big titles in Japanese entertainment come together. Expect all-new attractions for all-new experiences.

    *The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne x USJ attractions will be announced at a later date

    Attack on Titan XR Ride

    The Attack on Titan manga series has celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. For the first time ever, the series is getting its own XR Ride in which guests will don VR goggles that will transport them into a 360° rendering of the world of Attack on Titan, with life-size Titans appearing before their very eyes. Guests will ride a roller coaster and fly alongside the Survey Corps. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to soar up high with ODM maneuver gear, now’s your chance.

     

    Running: January 21, 2020 – June 28, 2020

     

    Detective Conan World

    Join Conan in the all-improved and revamped Detective Conan World and help him solve cases in Detective Conan: The Escape; ride the new story-filled roller coaster Detective Conan x Hollywood Dream: The Ride which features full voice acting and an immersive plot; run around the park and solve various incidents hands-on with Detective Conan Mystery Challenge; and dine at the Detective Conan Mystery Restaurant.

     

    Running: January 21, 2020 – June 28, 2020

    *Full details on the restaurant will be announced at a later date

     

    Lupin the Third: The Live

    Lupin the Third made its first appearance at UCJ 2019 and was very well-received. This live show features street live entertainment by real cast members who will perform right before guests. Join Lupin and the characters in the exciting world of the franchise.

     

    Running: January 21, 2020 – June 28, 2020

     

    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne x Universal Studios Japan

    The Monster Hunter video game franchise is loved the world over, and is appearing once more at Universal Cool Japan after two years. Use interactive VR technology and go hunting in the world of Iceborne, the hit expansion to Monster Hunter World which has shipped 2.8 million copies worldwide.

     

    Running: Spring 2020 (subject to change)

     

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  • UNIQLO Video Showcases New Monster Hunter & Street Fighter T-Shirts

    09.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    UNIQLO is set to release its new collection of Street Fighter and Monster Hunter t-shirts from its graphic t-shirt brand UT both in-store and online on April 15.

    In the run up to the collection’s release, UNIQLO posted a video on their official YouTube channel in promotion of it.

    The video features fight sequences that mix together gameplay and with live action.

    UT has released many popular t-shirts in collaboration with Monster Hunter so far and this time it will include one in celebration of the series’s 15th anniversary. The t-shirt will feature the legendary dragon Rathalos and a 15th anniversary  logo.

    Other designs will include the easily-recognisable meat icons from the game, an original camoflauge t-shirt with silhouettes of the main monsters and more. Any gamers out there won’t want to miss out on these fun and faithful collections.

  • Capcom Details Upcoming ‘Monster Hunter’ Live-Action Movie

    06.October.2018 | ANIME&GAME

    Capcom’s hugely popular video game series Monster Hunter is headed to Hollywood for a live-action film adaptation.

     

    Monster Hunter is an action role-playing game that sees players take the role of Hunters who traverse vast landscapes where they must trap and slay different monsters. The first game in the series dropped in 2004 on the PlayStation 2. Fourteen years later, the series has sold over 50 million copies worldwide (as of August 20, 2018).

     

    The latest entry of the main series, Monster Hunter World, was released worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 26, 2018. The game’s senior producer Ryozo Tsujimoto revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2018 that the game has shipped over 10 million copies worldwide, the most sales of any of the games in the series.

     

    Details surrounding the live-action movie are sparse, but Capcom have revealed that it will tell the story of two people that come from different worlds who band together to defeat monsters. It will be written and directed by English film director, producer and screenwriter Paul W. S. Anderson who is known for his longtime work on the Resident Evil film series.

  • The greatest “Cool Japan” in USJ history will include Final Fantasy, Sailor Moon and much more!

    16.September.2017 | SPOT

    Each year, Universal Studios Japan’s “Universal Cool Japan” sparks a universal craze – now Universal Studios Japan will be launching this event once again!

     

    This will be the fourth year of “Universal Cool Japan”. For this event, the most popular manga, anime, games and brands from all over the world are specially selected and packed into one venue. To turn up the hype for fans even more, 2018 will be the year of history’s best “Cool Japan” event!

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    “Universal Cool Japan” allows Japan to boast to the rest of the world about her cool entertainment brands. Each year, “Universal Cool Japan”  makes the most out of Japan’s creativity in order to deliver fans something they will only ever experience at the park! The overwhelming scale of this event and its high quality is something you can only experience here.

    “Case Closed” (Detective Conan) and “Monster Hunter” have already made an appearance at Cool Japan in the past. In response to their popularity, they will featured again in 2018, but this time with an upgrade! “Sailor Moon” and “Final Fantasy” are just two examples of the new members of the Cool Japan team – there’s so much that’s going to make this the best Cool Japan in history.

    Universal Cool Japan 2018 – The best lineup in history!
    【Part 1】19th January 2018 (Friday)~ 24th June 2018(Sunday)

     

    ① Final Fantasy

    Worldwide popularity fell into the hands of the Final Fantasy series for its cutting-edge graphics, unique outlook onto the world, and thrilling storyline. The series made the Guinness world record for the “most prolific role-playing game series”, representing Japan as a forerunner in role-playing games . The series will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

     

    ② Case Closed (Detective Conan)

    In the year 2017, manga artist Gosho Aoyama single handedly sold over 2 million copies of his manga worldwide. The movie that was released in spring this year sparkled as the top movie of the first half of 2017. Its popularity stretches to over 20 countries worldwide.

     

    ③ Monster Hunter

    Since the launch of the “Monster Hunter” series, the hunting action game has become popular all over the world, earning the reputation as a “monster phenomenon” and as a sensational game for adults. “Monster Hunter: World” is an upcoming game which will be launched at the beginning of 2018. Fans cannot contain their excitement as they wait.

    【Part 2】Limited edition event from spring 2018

    ④ Sailor Moon
    The monthly magazine “Nakayoshi” will feature the manga artist of Naoko Takeuchi as she commemorates the 25th anniversary of her manga Sailor Moon. As well as an animation series that has been a sensation in more than 40 countries, a manga series, musicals and numerous collaborations, the fame just keeps on coming!

    Further information on the atractions and opening days will be released on a later date. For now, all we can do is wait for more updates!

     

     

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    Event period:
    【Part 1】19th January 2018(Friday)~ 24th June 2018(Sunday)
    【Part 2】Limited period event from spring 2018

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