Monster Hunter Games Get 3D Animated Special in 2019
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Capcom announced on Wednesday that it is producing Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild, a 3D animated special based on its Monster Hunter game franchise. The company is collaborating with Pure Imagination Studios, and the special is slated for next year. Joshua Fine (Ultimate Spider-Man) is writing the special.
Entertainment industry news magazine Variety described the special:
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild will focus on an aspiring young monster hunter looking to make a name for himself. He stumbles on a terrifying discovery when he finds that his village is directly in the path of an Elder Dragon, which could cause a dizzying amount of damage and devastation for his home.
The Monster Hunter game series debuted in 2004, and as of March 5 has sold a total of more than 48 million copies. Monster Hunter: World, the series' latest installment, launched worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 26, and shipped 5 million copies worldwide (including digital sales) in its first three days to set a new franchise record. The game has shipped over 8 million copies worldwide. The game will debit on the PC on August 9.
Martin Moszkowicz, chairman of the board at German film production company Constantin Film, confirmed in May 2017 that that it is producing a Hollywood live-action film adaptation of the game franchise. Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil films) is directing the Monster Hunter film, and his Impact Pictures producing partner Jeremy Bolt is producing.
The Monster Hunter Stories game inspired the Monster Hunter Stories Ride On tie-in anime in October 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired and Funimation streamed an English dub.