We're exactly a month away from Monster Hunter Rise's anticipated launch. Releasing on March 26th, it's a welcome return for Capcom's action RPG series to Nintendo platforms, after we missed out on 2018's Monster Hunter World. Initially announced as a Switch exclusive, Capcom has just confirmed Rise is now coming to PC – something that was reported a short time ago following the Capcom data hack.
Speaking to Fanbyte for an interview, producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and director Yasunori Ichinose revealed the PC version won't launch until 2022, saying the port is “still very much in development.” Nothing was mentioned about other consoles, so for now, Monster Hunter Rise remains a console exclusive for Switch.
There's no reason for Switch fans to be concerned by this, as the duo confirmed how they “set out to make a game for the Switch”, fully aware of the console's shortcomings in doing so. That includes a strong focus on portability, advising gameplay is designed around "being able to pick up and play whenever you want".
As it stands, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin still remains a Switch exclusive. There's no news on whether that'll receive a PC port too, but we can't rule it out either, considering it has cross-compatibility with Rise. We're awaiting further details on that functionality, so we'll keep you posted as we learn more.
Disappointed to see Switch lose a big exclusive? Happy that other players can now join in for Monster Hunter Rise? Let us know down below.
[source videogameschronicle.com, via fanbyte.com]
Why would they announce this right before the Switch version is out? lol
So now we know when the Switch pro is coming
I hate the fact that I fell out of love with the Monster Hunter series. They’re not bad games or anything, I just no longer care about the series anymore and idk why. 🤔
Pretty weird timing to announce this as surely it can only hurt sales but it probably won't change much. Most people who are interested in the game and own a Switch will still likely just grab it for the Switch rather than waiting a year I'd imagine. Personally I think the series is best suited for handhelds anyway.
Well all the other 3rd party exclusives that don't use Nintendo IP like Octopath and Daemon X Machina got PC versions so this is more of the same.
I'd guess Bravely Default II and Project Triangle Strategy also come to PC around a year after launch.
There isn’t that much crossover between pc and consoles. It’s not a concern
@GrailUK I agree but think it will be called Super Nintendo Switch. And I think Nintendo will wait till 2022 to say anything about it too.
Got to be honest, I already thought this had been announced 😳
They say rise is gonna be switch exclusive and now before release date they are saying its coming for pc. Greedy capcom.
For those wondering if this will harm sales no it won't, a big factor with Rise is being able to play it portable and i bet Switch sales will greatly out number those on PC especially in places like Japan where portable gaming and MH are huge.
As for the news well can't say i care as i just want a new MH game and new MH what's on Switch and this is exactly that. Pre-Ordered the Deluxe version this morning and i'm now just counting down the days.
Exclusives only bother me when they are on a console I don't own. There is no point on being greedy "yes, you can only play <game> if you own the same console as I"
I lost count of the number of Monster Hunter games I’ve bought over the years in an attempt to get into them. I’ve never been able to have any meaningful fun whatsoever. Yet I try again and again, and I’m so dang tempted to give this one a go. I need to be stronger.
So Nintendo paid over 5 million to Capcom in exchange for a temporary exclusive deal, for them to announce it releasing on another system when it's a month away from releasing on Switch. Is that a good payoff for Nintendo?
Why even bother!
Not Switch exclusive?!
Time to burn all my Nintendo consoles and games as this betrayal cannot be abided!!
Will sell all my other worldly possessions too as I feel unclean!
Why Capcom, why?!
I wouldn't mind a PC version to be honest. But why would they announce this randomly in interviews right before the Switch version came out?
I don't like this for a few reasons:
1. Kinda disrespectful to Nintendo and their marketing efforts especially with the reported deal that Ninty paid for the exclusivity. The PC version announcement this early just kinda thrown the deal in the trash IMO. The PC version announcment is basically riding on the back of Nintendo's marketing for free!
2. Gives PC fanboys a free and early ticket to instantly bash more on the Switch hardware and players who'll likely buy the game on Switch.
3. Will likely cannibalize a portion of Switch sales due to the fact that some would likely wait for the PC version. Considering the Switch version isn't out yet! From Capcom's POV of course this isn't an issue. They'll obviously expect some Switch owners to double dip in the future.
Like I said I don't mind a PC or Xbox or PS version of Rise. More games on multiplats the better! The MH community will benefit from it! I'm just saying announcing it so early was a bit of a douche-y move by Capcom for Switch owners and for Nintendo themselves.
It would have been better, I think, if the initial announcement of the game included the PC version from the very start.
Current PCs just can't handle it.
Switch master race!!! Hew, hew, hew! 🤓
I would have waited until the Switch game came out before announcing this but ok.
Well looks like I am saving €60 (maybe even €45) for a year
Console exclusivity just means less people get to enjoy good games.
Put it in the bin.
I hope those PC users have a jolly good time with Monster Hunter.
They make it sound as though the PC port will be based on the Switch version, so it'll likely not have many bells and whistles beyond increased resolution and performance.
But, yeah news like that means people will avoid buying the Switch version entirely now.
Old news, we knew about this from the massive Capcom leak.
@Itachi2099 it was announced to be coming to pc when it was first announced, this is not new, why is it being reported as new, news lol.
Ah yeah I thought too "didn't we already know this?" but I guess that was from the Capcom leak, so not officially confirmed until now. Well not surprising really, MH World was popular on PC.
@driftydrift Because it was a leak. You don't report leaks as facts.
@RupeeClock you think? Lol monster hunter has always had the most success on handheld devices and consoles in Japan, how many people really play monster hunter games on pc the switch version is going to outsell the pc in troves, trust me.
@Zyph every bloody leak in this age comes true ha ha, look its true ain't it lol.
@RudyC3 yea the capcom breach wasn't your typical Internet leak it was hacked official document that capcom confirmed to be all real so most this stuff is all coming true so far.
Also, them prioritising PC over PS4 makes zero sense considering how well it performed on the latter.
LOL I said this a long time ago(go trough my comments if you want). The files of Capcom were leaked and you could know this before hand.
@Porky If we are to consider this announcement from the report that Nintendo paid for the exclusivity then yes it's kind of a crappy move by Capcom. But more MH is still good in the end.
@driftydrift Be that as it may, you're kinda missing the point. And "it was announced to be coming to pc when it was first announced" no, the game was announced in September and the leak was November.
I gotta agree, announcing the PC port NOW was really dumb.
Oh I don't doubt that, the MH series has had huge handheld success like you mention especially in Japan.
Though for a Western audience that may prefer a large screen experience and are wary of the Switch's performance limitations, that'll influence many purchase decisions.
You know, unless we get that Switch Pro to address those problems.
The Monster Hunter series isn't exactly the most "heavy" game to run. Switch performance limitations is a moot point in MH's case.
@Itachi2099 Probably cause it is not coming til 2022. Most people that really want it won't wait a year for the PC version.
I mean we all knew it was coming, just why wouldn't they tell us that form the start? was it to get pre-orders in my hyping it as a switch only game?
Was to be expected as besides games Nintendo themselves fund nothing ever remains an exclusive for their console
@roboshort and those that do will only be a small portion of people.
Um...I’m thinking we knew this already? Right?
The article name is misleading.
As long as it is Switch only, even for a year that is still "Switch exclusive" until then.
It's like Horizon Zero Dawn on PS4 for example, a PS4 and PlayStation exclusive game UNTIL the PC port came out.
As for people wondering why they announced Rise PC port now, it was already mentioned in the leaked Capcom papers that Nintendo bought the exclusivity rights for a year (nothing different from what other companies tend to do)
Title of this article feels like a huge clickbait.
@Zyph November mate were in the end of Feb lol November seems a lifetime away lol, anyway its not gonna touch the switch sales ain't gonna affect them. In anyway negative, so it's all good innit and they will probably be cross play saves etc so everyone wins👌🏾😊
@Northwind That story was taken from the Capcom leaks, and wasn't confirmed by the company until now.
Time to buy a PC for gaming and trash all consoles. With everything going PC. Everyone doing what Xbox started LOL. There are no such things as exclusives anymore.
Still getting this on the Switch. Would be great if you can crosssave/crossplay later though.
Even if ONE person says: "I have a PC and Switch but now I know that Rise is coming to PC, I'll just wait" it was a bad business decision on Capcom's part to announce it for PC THIS early.
It was obvious it wouldn't remain exclusive for long, Monster Hunter World was a worldwide success. "Rise" will be available on Xbox and PS5 eventually.
I do not care to which platforms a game comes, as long as I am able to play it on the platform I prefer - which is the switch.
This "exclusivity"-thing is important to console manufacturers, I understand that, but for us Players it is a bad thing in every way.
Yeah, with how well World did, I would have been more surprised if it HAD stayed exclusive but the way Capcom announced this was dumb.
@Aya-chan I don't think it's "bad" for Capcom since overall sales (Switch + PC) will still be more important to them. But in Nintendo's shoes, yes it's bad. Capcom should have just waited for the exclusivity to end before announcing at least out of respect for the deal and in Nintendo's part.
I don't buy people saying "that's the way it is just accept it everybody wins". Sure, if we're talking generally at games going multiplat. But these arguments against (or with) these business practices drive discussions and IMO healthier for the industry. You can't always just accept things as they are as you receive it.
If you are one of those not bothered by the announcement and will stick to the Switch version regardless then good for you!
If you are one of those who didn't even bother to get the game from the start and changed when the PC version was announced then good for you too!
If you are one of those buying the Switch version and will just wait for the PC version due to it being announced then...yeah poor Nintendo that's one less potential Switch sale.....but still good for you!
"There's no point in hiding! - Ahh, THERE you are!!!" (A. Wesker in RE5)
Doesn't bother me, I'm still gonna get it for Switch day one (a first for me in the series). The gameplay just seems to have a lot potential with the wirebug, palamutes etc. (kind of remind me of RE6 in that regard).
That's awesome Capcom! now I don't have to buy the overpriced Switch version and instead wait for the PC release! Screw it, I'm even torrenting this one, it's the least you guys deserve for your stupid decisions. My God I'm so mad rn
It doesn't bother me really. Im still going to buy the game on the Switch.
@Aya-chan It had more or less been leaked already, so it shouldn't come as that big surprise to most people anyway.
I've never cared about exclusivity on a game, if more people get to experience the hard work of the game developers on their hardware of choice then great! People whine about the silliest things.
I don't really care whether it's exclusive to Switch or not. Switch is the only console I would want to play it on because MH plays best when portable, and with local multiplayer, which wasn't really possible with World.
Great news, now more people get to play the game
The importance of this game was it being a Switch exclusive, a potential system seller, now there's literally no reason for somebody who has a powerful enough PC to get a Switch or the game.
@Wolfyyaboi and? Does it impact you in any way? No it doesn't plus the handheld aspect is a major selling point.
2022?! They're still doing that c*ap. Aww man. It was bad enough with World on PC having to wait 7-8 months & even then they still cut out content from the PS4 version.
This feels like it's gonna be the same or even worse.
Would you believe it, they pulled a Resi 4!
Cross save incoming. That is actually good for Capcom and Nintendo.
Well, I'm not going to wait a year for the PC version and was going to get it on Switch anyway so nothing has changed for me. Though it's nice that the series is getting more exposure I suppose
I played the demo and quit. I played another MH demo and quit that as well.
The games are not for me. Not many Capcom games are for me honestly. I don't really dig what they do.
Guess I’ll wait then.
@thesilverbrick You need to learn the superman dive. You're invincible during all the frames of the animation when you do it. It's very useful for noobs.
Great, then more gets to play it!
I don't mind it's like a year later. I'd actually double dip if there was cross progression or better yet, crossplay.
@thesilverbrick If it makes you feel any better, I'm the same way. I have no idea why. One paper, it seems like a game I should like - but I just can't get into it. I think I only bought two games, at least... but I am feeling tempted by Rise, again, despite not enjoying World or the last one I played on 3DS.
While the important thing is it's developed specifically for the Switch hardware and it's strengths, there's still one reason I personally want big titles made like this to stay completely exclusive. I can see why it might seem nice that more people would get to play this, but what I think is important is that since I prefer playing on console, for all sorts of reasons, and specifically prefer the Nintendo Switch for even more reasons, I want more people to be part of that ecosystem since it drives sales of software, in the end resulting in even more good software for the device I prefer. If the game is available elsewhere this incentive won't be as big.
So long story short - I want the Switch to have big name exclusives so more people will get it and all of us who like the Switch will get more games in the long run. So I'm still all for pure exclusives for Switch in regards to that and I am a little bit dissapointed. (Here's hoping Monster Hunter Stories 2 is completely exclusive!)
best news from rise yet
Oh yeaaaah! Why am l excited...well l'm getting both now because of mods and people will be more active on there.
@CartuneCartune because MH games like world and rise changed a lot compare to old MH. That could be what it is. My brother still likes mh4u over world because its older and different than world, plus more fun.
@Dethmunk more likely pc players would get both if they're huge gamers. Here is 2 reason for pc, because of mods and cheats! Also l did noticed mhw on pc online is much bigger than ps4. So that could be another reason to get pc version. Ik l will also get pc because l will find more pros on there to have fun with.
@Porky That money was for console exclusivity they could've payed more for full exclusivity
It personally doesn't bother me, It's good that the switch has a good exclusive but It's not competing against PC, I think if it has cross saving then it might not change sales at all
Even though it was leaked earlier during the hack it would have been best to not say anything at least till after the Switch release. In my opinion the lack of any acknowledgement of the PC hack reveal was the best move to keep the focus on Switch.
The game is going to sell well no matter what and most likely best on the Switch. However going forward now all the expensive marketing about the Switch and Rise has a sorta a tainted feel to it. Even looking back over the months of marketing about it being exclusive to the Switch has lost some wind out of its sails. Its not the end of the world it just would have been best to ride the big wave of excitement for the Switch and continue to keep all focus on it. I'm wondering if they'll get a call/email from the brass at Capcom or even Nintendo about it to keep the mouths shut going forward.
One thing I'm really disappointed in now is its going to start up all the debates again about if future images and videos of Rise are Switch or PC. It was like that after the hack and there was so much arguing and debate about there's "no way that's Switch footage its totally PC" blah blah. The demo releases and that pretty much ended that debate tenfold. It was safe to say everyone was extremely impressed and was 100% behind the Switch. The supposed PC version left everyone's minds. Now that Capcom confirmed its existence its going to start this debate all over again regardless how much they say everything seen so far is all Switch.
No disappointment at all. The PC market is too big in some countries to ignore, and Rise will run on a "massive" amount of PCs (likely alot more than can run MH World) so it makes so much sense.
It'll keep player numbers high and Capcom will be buried in money. Only bodes well for future MH games.
Its pretty weird the Capcom made the decision to announce a PC version before the game even comes out.
Also, its technically exclusive (a CONSOLE EXCLUSIVE). I am personally happy that PC players will be joining us as well. I hope for cross play as well. But I really hope the Capcom figures out how to stop cheating and any mods that give PC players an advantage. I also hope the framerate is the same so it will be fair.
I am still getting it on switch because PC is marked for early 2022. Which is technically almost a year exclusive for the switch.
Better to buy it now and then wait later
@TheFullAndy its still technically a switch CONSOLE exclusive so if u play on console, you will only play it on switch.
@nessisonett your loss. There is no firm release date for MH Rise PC.
Early 2022 could mean essentially almost a year exclusivity
@nintendolife can we have a survey on how many people MH Rise now that it is also coming to PC?
Who will play it on switch or on PC or on both?
Didn’t see this coming...
@anoyonmus Not really a loss. I wasn’t planning to buy it day 1 anyway and at least PC games go on sale.
You know I was taking the mick right?
We technically already knew this from that Capcom leak, but still....Divulging this a month before the Switch launch? I doubt it'll hurt sales too much, but I wonder how many people will wait for this to drop on PC now? I'm fine with it not being a console exclusive, but this seems like an odd time to officially acknowledge this.
well, its not coming out for a real long time for PC. Almost a year they would have to wait.
And considering the amount of hype this game got, I don't think switch sales will drop
@Tyranexx it IS a console exclusive.
I still think switch version will sell well. MH Rise has so much hype that PC players that have a switch will probably buy it on switch still
Steam versions of console games usually lag pretty far behind in sales. Octopath and daemon both sold considerably less on PC than switch and even monster hunter world PC sales paled in comparison to ps4. The truth is, most consumers are too impatient to wait 6 months to a year for pc ports so they just end up buying the console versions.
@Chowdaire thats what I said just now. Thank You
now if this got crossplay and cross saves on PC and switch, then this would be great
The PC version will be superior, but it's a whole year.. 2021 will still be a lot of hanging around at home.
i mean it looks like a 4k game , not surprised , atleast we keep stories
@Grumblevolcano Project Triangle Strategy maybe, but Bravely Default II unlikely since Bravely Default 1 and Bravely Second never got PC releases yet. You would think those would see a PC release a long time ago, perhaps them being 3DS games may be a reason as well.
@anoyonmus Perhaps "platform exclusive" would've made more sense in my previous comment. Again, I'm not bothered that it isn't Switch only - the more people that can play, the merrier - I'm just questioning the sense of officially acknowledging this before the game comes to Switch next month.
I doubt it'll hurt sales much, but I still wonder how many people will just hold out for the PC version. Time will tell I suppose.
I’ll be waiting the G-rank dlc by then!
@MichaelHarvey not really.
You still can't play it on the go and you also have to wait for about a year to play PC
@Tyranexx ik what u are talking about. Thats how I feel. More people playing is good but Capcom announcing like this is dumb.
It's still a Switch exclusive for an entire year, and even after that it's still console exclusive.
That said, it doesn't really matter. I'm all for it. Put everything on PC. Love it.
Not that I care. I'd rather play on Switch where it's hybrid (portable HD Monster Hunter that's also console Monster Hunter!) and there's no way on God's green earth I'd be waiting until 2022 to play.
This is great, as it gives Rise a real shot at World sales numbers, which only makes more Switch exclusive Monster Hunter games likely in the future. Had it only been Switch, we may have hit 7.5 million and Capcom may have decided nah, we'll just do all PS/Xbox/PC releases for 15 million each moving forward.. But Switch + PC can rival sales on PS/Xbox + PC. Which means we continue to see MH games designed with Switch in mind.
@LXP8 It also has something to with Japan being a very important market for Capcom when it comes to Monster Hunter.
Switch more or less rules supreme there.
Also a Switch Monster Hunter is way less expensive to develop than a PS5/Xbox S/PC one, because of graphics.
This is unlikely to cut into Switch sales. If anything, customers will double dip when the PC version is released, either Switch owners who decide they want to play on the PC, or PC owners who think it would be really cool to play portable.
So Nintendo has to share their third party games, but Nintendo doesn't get other platforms' third party games. Seriously, Capcom, where the heck is my Disney Afternoon Collection or DuckTales Remastered on Switch?
Just kidding, imagine.
Anyways, wasn't this already known? I mean, it's no surprise anyways.
@MasterGraveheart lol the reason why most third parties avoid switch is because the hardware is simply not powerful enough. It's not "because it's nintendo"
@JaxonH I 100% agree with all that you said. The common denominator among us all is the timing of a "official" acknowledgement of the PC version's existence. Yes the big hack back in November put it out there but Capcom has never acknowledged it at all until now by Tweedledee & Tweedledum up there. Remember not all hacks are considered anything official until the hacked themselves say something about it.
Everything about Rise has been all about the Switch up to this point. All the press, images, videos etc. were all about how amazing this 'built for the ground up' for the Switch game will break new ground. Taking the series back to its roots and the like. There was a lot of speculation after the very first trailer reveal that everything being seen was not Switch. It was strongly argued it had to be multi-platform because the game looked too good for Switch. Capcom insisted that everything is Switch believe it or not. The demo arrives and pretty much everyone was proven that its definitely all Switch and blown away. Signed, sealed and delivered. Nintendo themselves were hyping Rise as the next major Switch exclusive release understandably cause technically its true. However, confirming the hacked info this way and especially at this time before the Switch gets it big moment to shine kinda takes the wind out of the sails some. Its still going to be a massive sales force regardless but now it takes out some of the wind of Switch specific marketing and hype. The seed of curiosity and doubt has now been officially planted in the minds of many. Majority (especially me!) will still be day 1 purchasers but you can't help but wonder some. Is the PC version the exact same game just with better graphics? Will it have a lot of PC exclusive features and content because now there's virtually no limit with power? Will it make the Switch version end up being some minor league version? Any sort of questions like that shouldn't be on anyone's minds right now. There shouldn't be any debating or conversations regarding this subject especially BEFORE its hotly anticipated Switch release with just a month away. It should all be about Switch which technically it still is but now going forward the waters are slightly tainted. Any confirmation of a PC version or anything else should have been done AFTER the Switch release to let it shine some. The timing of the confirmation for the PC version is just bad especially during the home stretch steamroll for the Switch release.
@Zyph Very spot on there and couldn't agree more! The timing and way it was done is just so not right. I rant about it in more detail right above.
Always curious how the announcement of a game late released to another system signals worse sales for the original Nintendo version.
And the announcements of a multiplatform game late released to a Nintendo system...also signals worse sales for the upcoming Nintendo version.
Seems other platform users are better at the waiting game than Nintendo fans XD
@MasterGraveheart I personally think Capcom has done quite well with the Switch. They've put out a lot more games on the Switch than they did on the Vita.
And I mean lot! 4 on Vita, of which one, RE Revelations 2, was published/ported by Sony themselves; and one a pretty poor indie style game. The last 2 were ports of MvC 3 Ultimate and Street Fighter x Tekken.
I think Capcom has released at least 20 different games/collections/compilations on Switch (I've bought 10 of their releases myself - and will buy MH Rise and the rumoured RE game as well).
Switch has pretty good 3rd party support overall IMO. Could it be better? Of course. But considering the hardware limitations you can't expect much more IMO.
Judging by World, which is our precedent, it will be the exact same game. No extra content, in fact it will have less. World released on PC without all the monsters added via updates and it took months for it to catch up just to have parity. Aside from that, they just added a high res texture pack. Imagine they'll do the same for Rise.
That said, I agree completely that it's foolish to reveal such info now, a month from launch. Perhaps with the leak, Capcom refunded Nintendo their payment, but as a result, were no longer beholden to keeping a lid on the announcement.
Either way, I don't see this having any significant effect. Many, many, many console gamers don't play on PC, for one. And to those people this is completely irrelevant. Of the gamers who do play on PC, many were never going to buy a Switch regardless, so to them, Switch exclusivity was irrelevant anyways. Of those who game on PC and either have a Switch or are willing to buy one for Rise, I doubt many will want to forfeit hybrid handheld MH just to be tethered to a single screen, and have to wait an entire year for the privilege.
Judging by Amazon Best Sellers list, MH Rise was around #100 yesterday and it's still #100 today. Which indicates virtually zero impact on decisions to purchase. It's a differential equation. If the rate of sales doesn't decrease by any statistically significant amount, it's fair to assume the total sales won't decrease by any significant amount.
So while I agree, I just don't think it matters. MH Rise looks incredible on Switch and offers console play, handheld play, tabletop play, local MP, Gyro aiming, and its available in less than a month. Even if the few who hate Switch would rather play on PC, most of them aren't going to wait around a year for it. They may buy on PC eventually, but they'll buy on Switch first.
This kinda sucks for any PC gamers who bought a Switch for this and believe it or not I know at least one person who did it. Although she wants other Switch games too so it's not like she was putting all her eggs in one basket. Haven't asked how she felt about this yet but I'm very doubtful it's going to impact her decision to get a Switch. So overall I doubt there's very many people who were going for the Switch just for this game. I'm hyped either way though, definitely plan on getting this day one.
Why would anyone be 'concerned' about this? Console exclusive + PC seems to be the going norm, even Sony is doing it now.
If they include cross-play/-progression then they're looking at a potential 2 sales per person in some cases. And a year long wait is a long one, anyone itching to play this isn't going to wait that long.
As a PC and Switch user, this really doesn't change anything. Games come to both platforms all the time and I like having the option. Some games I want portable and some I want the higher end eye-candy (or if they implement it, both).
I really hope we can have cross-play, that would be great!
So you are getting it on PC then or have you actually decided you aren't getting the game at all simply because other people can also play the game at a later date on PC?
And you know what RE4 also was? The best damn game ever made!
Yea, don't see how this is a bad thing at all.
Switch will still have it for a year, more people will get to play it when that year is up etc. Don't see how this will hurt Switch sales either... Let me get this straight, when a Switch version comes later it will sell less because the other versions are already out, buuuuut when the other version(s) come later, the Switch version will still sell less because people will wait for the other version(s)??? Wait what? 😂
Happy more get to play, kinda disappointed they caved to people who were bashing the Switch though. It's a 50-50 split on how I feel about it.
More hunters are always welcome, just feels like people who whine are going to feel justified to keep doing so.
@StinkyHat actually, the leak isn't relevant. They only decided to because of backlash. If it was fully intended they'd have mentioned it in the first place.
@TheFullAndy The latter, and I think ocarina is the best game but RE4 comes very close. They better not screw up the remake...
I think you are losing out for nothing but that is your choice.
Regarding RE4 remake, it won't be anywhere near as great as the original. The thing people get excited about with the remake, the "modern" controls, miss the fact the original was built entirely around the "limited" controls and that is what made the game so tense and perfectly paced.
I will give the remaster a go but at least I will always have the original to go back to (on at least 5 platforms now!) when it doesn't match it.
People sound shocked by this but 1st party Nintendo is the only thing that doesn't go to pc anymore. Second party all does. Microsoft does. Even Sony first party does now. Nintendo first party are literally the only things not on pc now.
@BlueOcean Nah, World 2 is the power console game. This is the "made for Japan" game that pays like classic mh (with an abundance of cats ... OwO ) thus Nintendo and Pc for the Japan and asia market. There will likely be world 2 for the western market in the twins (and pc)
Glad that Capcom was transparent about their intention to release the game on PC for people who would prefer it on that platform and don't mind the wait.
@NEStalgia Well... through emulation, Switch is kinda basically on PC as well. Legally, you would still need to buy the games and find a way to rip them to your PC (emulators and personal backups of your own games are completely legal).
Wasn’t there some confidentiality agreement Nintendo apparently payed for? Then again, this isn’t the first time Capcom has done something like this, even right before a game’s launch too.
You wouldn’t see Capcom do this with Sony now would you?
Not going to lie, my buddy said the same thing. He said they only seem to do this kind of $#!t when it comes to Nintendo. As you'll hardly ever see them kneecapping certain other companies like that.
LOL, that's funny you say that as a buddy of mine was literally just saying the same thing. Funny how on their knees & up sony's chute they constantly seem to be.
I'm not doing all of that, but it is a free country after all. And if you decided to cancel pre-order, then that's on them. As it was certainly a rather weird or even poor choice of timing on their end. And something that you would never see them do to a certain other company. And honestly, I do know a couple people that were never huge day one Monster Hunter Fans that seemed to only be pre-ordering or buying this game day one because they are/were supporting capcom finally putting some real effort into the Switch as they do everyone else's. As I tried to get them into other monster hunter games once it clicked with me and they never really felt it.
I have no problem with what capcom are doing, but if I'm a Nintendo fan, Nintendo only gamer or even just someone giving you my hard-earned money day one because I see you taking the system I prefer playing seriously then yeah I can maybe understand canceling the pre-order a bit. I mean why make you a priority when you aren't ever willing to ever make me one is how might feel? Especially when I can just wait down the line and buy your game when it's on sale or something and give that money to a hungry Dev that doesn't seem to take me for granted.
And with games selling better, huge installed base and more, there's less excuses this time around then previous ones to do some of the things that some of these companies do. Like I said I said I won't cancel my pre-order, but anybody having a problem with it or wants to criticize your logic maybe needs to buy your games. Just because I don't want to agree with it doesn't mean I can't understand.
PC now gets Xbox, ps, and Nintendo games. Nice.
Just need Nintendo to start porting first party games now. Pc for performance, switch for portable.
@Dualmask Same here,I am 38 years old,I do not have time to play in docked mode.
@TheFullAndy Eh maybe but Monster Hunter Tri is will always be best to me so I'll just go back and play that next month.
I completely agree about the controls and I bet they make it less scary too. I know people say RE4 was the beginning of less horror and more action for the series, but I was scared to death when I first played it age 12. The policeman on the pike, chainsaw guy with the bag on his head and 50 other villagers coming after you, that massive guy in the village warehouse, the whispering monks and...those quivering "things" that walk towards you on the island...
I'm hurt, Capcom. I thought this was just our thing, our little secret. And you betrayed me.
@gameboy1975 Thanks for understanding. Nintendo doesn't often get huge AAA exclusives like this. Usually it's a years old game like Doom that we get a poorer version of. Rise was such a good example of a company going above and beyond for Nintendo's console, but of course it was all too good to be true. I'm happy others will get to play it now, but it cheapens the game in my mind when I know it wasn't truly built with only Switch in mind, no matter what they've said otherwise.
I'm definitely gonna wait for the pc release.
Joy-cons just aren't suited to any game where you can move in more than 8 directions. So if I'm not gonna play it portable I might as well wait for a (most likely) superior version.
@CartuneCartune because it's a bloated release, they release them too often and too many, I don't even have time to play them all tbh
@BlueOcean hope that is true, would like to see a release anything other than pc & switch
@Silly_G Aw someones jelly, how cute 😂
@huyi Yes, DEFINITELY that. As I get older, I definitely don’t have the time to invest in Monster Hunter like I used to, especially with so many other great (and maybe even better) games to choose from. It’s a series that gets buried under the pile for me.
The Regenerators. That breathing sound they made....
My thoughts exactly, it's idiotic to sabotage the Switch sales. It's a third party franchise so the more systems the better and most probably figured it was timed exclusive but still, serves no purpose to announce this now. The issue I have with it is that Nintendo paid for timed-exclusivity and it heavily pushing the game, Capcom shouldn't be hurting the sales of that version which is exactly what this does.
this is nothing new, remember Capcom announced the PS2 version of RE4 even before the GameCube game hit stores.
Yup. Stupid decision to do that back then and this is a stupid decision in the here and now.
Not surprised at all🤷🏾♂️ Most should have seen this coming.
@yuwarite emulation isn't exactly a pc release.....
National laws vary. Backups are legal, but decrypting the backup is illegal. So you can legally dump the encrypted archive but you can't legally extract data for execution legally. But that's the US under DMCA and isn't true everywhere.
@Itachi2099 Because the information was already out there.
@NEStalgia For the most part, the emulator(s) require just having access to the dumped nsp game file and the console's prod.keys file, which can be legally obtained and copied. But it is a grey area, for sure. And I know emulation isn't a PC release, just saying it's technically possible to play Switch games through a PC.
Yeah, I can dig it. You're not the first person that I've heard had that sentiment. I certainly thought that it was kind of underhanded the way that they did it before it. Just having to blurred out that it wouldn't be completely exclusive before it even had a chance to shine on the Switch. As they certainly would never pull that kind of $#!t with a certain other company. Yet they have no problems taking a whiz of Nintendo or their fanbase.
Capcom, why do you have to be a backstabber?
As others have explained, it is consumer-friendly to announce the port before releasing the Switch version so Capcom did the right thing.
Yay for a pro-gamer move!
Will PC get Stories 2?
Good. Looks like it'd be perfect for PC.
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