Monster Hunter franchise continues to print money
It’s not even been a fortnight since the release of Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, and already the fantasy sequel is a smashing success. Capcom proudly announced that Monster Hunter Stories 2 has surpassed the one million shipments and digital sales milestone, despite having only launched on PC and Nintendo Switch back on July 9.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin tells the story of a young rider-in-training who embarks on an epic adventure after a chance encounter with a mysterious girl, the guardian of a seemingly abandoned Rathalos egg. While on the surface an incredibly cute scenario, legend dictates that this egg holds a terrible being, destined to bring ruin to all of civilization. Together, our party of protagonists travels the land seeking answers, battling enemies, and gathering, hatching, and training… erm… “Monsties”.
Praised by critics and fans for its storytelling, pleasing and attractive world, and engaging combat mechanics, Wings of Ruin sees the Monster Hunter franchise continue on its path of seemingly unstoppable sales success. These new figures push Monster Hunter‘s lifetime sales well beyond the 72 million unit mark, further solidifying the once-cult series as one of Capcom’s biggest, most popular, and most successful global franchises.
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