It is a great cultural moment in Japan when a new one Monster hunter game releases, especially when made for portable consoles. Monster Hunter: Rise is one of those releasing this Friday, March 26 for the Nintendo Switch, and will come to PC later in 2022. In particular, a VR / AR game developer, called Mark-on, noticed that so many of its employees had planned a holiday for the game’s release that the CEO just gives everyone free.
He remembers this Friday as “Monster Hunter Holiday”, according to an interview with HuffPost Japan, although he emphasized that the holiday is only for “non-executive”
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The series has built a much larger global audience since its release Monster Hunter World, but it has been popular in Japan for a long time on portable consoles, namely the PSP. My colleague Sam Byford, who is based in Japan, wrote in 2015 that “it was almost impossible to go on a train carriage in Japan between 2008 and 2012 without seeing men, women and children transfixed by Sony’s little handheld plastic. Many went so far as to twist their fingers into a “claw” to manipulate the difficult camera controls. ”