Video games win again
The legend of “Dragon Quest day” lives on forever. I remember I heard about it as a child, and you’ve probably heard of it at times. The phenomenon of where Dragon Quest Release dates are either legislated by the Japanese government or assigned “holidays” for people to take off during a release.
It is not exact true, men Dragon Quest publications have had an interesting impact on the cultural fabric of Japan. It was confirmed years later that Enix deliberately moved releases to Saturdays under public pressure because the children skipped school for it.
But all over the world, people too take time off from work for games. Releases such as Fate and other great shooters are full of practice. And Monster Hunter Rise (which is out this Friday) is no exception; That̵
Shared on Twitter, the company Mark-on takes things in stride; the Ladder release is now considered a holiday. The idea came because so many employees took time off, that the boss (CEO Masaki Hiyama) just decided to say “screw it”, and call it a wash.
Given how successful Monster Hunter World was, how good the reviews are, and how many Switch consoles there are out there in the world (about 80 million), there will be a a lot of people playing this day. I suspect that this company is not alone in responding to sick leave!
Jack Masaki [Twitter via Gaijinhunter]