- Aug 26, 2014
- Jacksonville, Fl
Not trying to downplay Monster Hunter. But I’d say Halo & it are about equal. Halo is at 70 mil units sold, while MonHun is at 64 mil. However, Halo’s just been on three systems & only very recently came to Steam compared to MonHun which has been on a variety of systems. On top of that, Halo’s cultural impact in the US is similar to that of MonHun in Japan. They’re both very big deals.I've seen people say that Monster Hunter could get a character because Rise is releasing next year, and I think that is coming from a place of dismissal/ignorance. Monster Hunter is an absolutely massive franchise in Japan. It's Dragon Quest levels of bighuge over there. With World, it finally found worldwide appeal as well. If Monster Hunter gets a character it isn't to shill for a new game it's because the series is a way bigger deal than just about every blockbuster pick that gets brought up. If a character does get added it's going to be a "Well, duh" moment just like with Hero.
Maybe Nintendo/Capcom/Sakurai feel like Rathalos and the Mii costumes are enough representation, I don't know. But don't get it twisted; the series is a bigger deal than Crash, Halo, Doom, DMC, Ninja Gaiden, and just about anything you can name. So I would not blink if we got a MH character and no one else should. Nor should they dismiss it as a shill pick. Unless adding one of the biggest franchises in the world is shilling.
Aight, crackpot time:
In E3 2019, we got Banjo and Kazooie. While E3 2020 was cancelled and Min Min was shoved back from her original release date, most likely taking the entire pass with her, Steve was still released at a time that would line up with an E3 reveal.
Both characters are owned by Microsoft. Assuming that the pass will finish around late 2021, this would mean FP2 will go on through E3 2021. Assuming this pattern (If you can call two instances a pattern) hold up, this would mean we'll get another Microsoft character near the end of the pass.
And who is the most prominent Microsoft character left? that's right, it's Master Chief. You should be able to see where this is going.
Crinkling of tinfoil gets louder
I think that may have been the case for base games Smash Ultimate. But like I said a couple days ago, I think Monster Hunter: World may have changed things up drastically.I believe this is it: https://www.siliconera.com/actually...-didnt-want-the-hunter-in-marvel-vs-capcom-3/
You are right it is MVC3 and from 2011 so who knows where they stand now.
Monster Hunter: World sold over 15 mil units which puts it only behind GTAV, RDR2 & maybe Minecraft* as the highest selling game this gen. That’s insane. It took the series from being a big thing in Japan with a cult following elsewhere to a global phenomenon. I’ve had a decent amount of coworkers & whatnot talk about World, even though I would’ve never expected them to play it. I can definitely see Capcom & Nintendo/Sakurai going back to discuss MonHun in Smash after that juggernaut of a game.
*I couldn’t find any specific sales data for Minecraft on current gen consoles so I’m just guessing with that. It’s probably an accurate guess though lol