Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Rise are the next two iterations in their respective franchises and are expected to be some pretty big shakeups. And according to a new leak from within Capcom there’s a lot about to change. According to the more than 1 TB of data hoovered up in the leak, and later analyzed by users on Resetera, there are a lot of changes with respect to gameplay.
Both Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Rise have new gameplay mechanics and visual flair to show off, but that’s not all. For starters, let’s talk about Resident Evil Village.
The biggest change that’s kind of surprising is the mention of a multiplayer mode. No details yet, but it seems that some kind of multiplayer action will be a thing in the new zombie game. The game is obviously coming to next-gen consoles, but it’s also planning on a launch in April 2021 on PC. The new zombie title will likely feature a refreshed cast in a new setting, and many fans or hopeful for something akin to a spiritual successor to the legendary Resident Evil 4. There are references to a VR version of Resident Evil 4 as well, so there’s that to look forward to.
And then there’s the massive anticipation surrounding Monster Hunter Rise. The follow-up to the success of Monster Hunter World is primed for a peak hunting season, if you will, as it’s launching into prime ground for more success and sales. The game has built up a bunch of hype even this far out from release thanks to a Switch version and some inventive new gameplay. Players will enter a new setting with new weapons and companions to boot. As for Monster Hunter Rise, the game will apparently get a PC release in October 2021. Demos will come out ahead of that time, likely throughout Q1 2021.
There’s also an off-shoot shooter called Monster Hunter Stories 2 that’s planned as well. That already has a tentative release schedule. Monster Hunter Stories 2 on PC will launch simultaneously with the Switch version in June 2021 and also has plans for paid DLC.
It’s not all good news though, as the recent security nightmare for Capcom is still hanging high over their heads. The company did release a statement saying, “Presently, while the company believes that any effect from this incident on the Capcom Group’s consolidated business results (for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021) will be negligible, the company will swiftly make an announcement in the case that any further disclosure is necessary.”