Capcom has revealed that they will be teaming up with independent film studio Pure Imagination Studios will be teaming up for an animated special that will expand upon the universe of the famed blockbuster franchise Monster Hunter.
Since the release of Monster Hunter as a franchise, fans around the world have been hankering for some form of a story. For many, they’ve been wanting one that gives them an idea of what’s going on in the world of Monster Hunter itself. As part of their wish to continue on with the Monster Hunter franchise, Capcom has announced they will be teaming up with Pure Imagination Studios as they work together to oversee domestic and international sales of the film.
Capcom and Pure Imagination have confirmed that production will be completed in this Winter with an expected global premiere in 2019. As part of the duo’s announcement, the two have revealed that Joshua Fine (“Ultimate Spiderman” and “Planet Hulk”) wrote the upcoming special.
The upcoming 3D animated special has been given a title as well by the name of “Monster Hunter™: Legends of the Guild,” which will tell the story of a young man as he becomes determined to prove himself as a hunter and one worthy of recognition. The movies announcement only comes a day after the PC release date reveal for the multi-million units sold title Monster Hunter: World, which is slated to release on PC via Steam on August 9, 2018.
“We are thrilled to return fans to the universe of “Monster Hunter” and expand the series’ rich lore,” said Monster Hunter Series Producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto. “We think die-hard fans will appreciate our dedication to the source material while those uninitiated to the series will still be treated to an epic adventure in a wholly unique world.”
Since the launch of the Monster Hunter franchise in 2004, Capcom has seen the series sell more than 48 million units to players around the world. With the launch of Monster Hunter: World on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Capcom has revealed the latest title has been their fast selling title in the history of the company.
“At Pure Imagination, we focus on building content-driven eco-systems and experiences that can live across multiple platforms of engagement,” said John P. Roberts, Chief Content Officer, Pure Imagination Studios. “With Monster Hunter, our talented and diverse group of animators, storytellers and producers, who have created content for LEGO, Marvel and Star Wars, are collaborating with Capcom to create a powerful and engaging story universe to serve its enormous global fanbase,” he continued.
And John couldn’t be any more right as fans around the world have been eager for one such film, one that captures the very essence of the Monster Hunter series since its debut back in 2004 for the PlayStation 2. Stay tuned as we’ll keep you updated as information regarding the movie is released.
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