Capcom released Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak at the end of last month, and while it's got a full roadmap planned for this new DLC, over the weekend there were reports of the 'Monster Hunter 6' title and platforms leaking on Discord.
Following on from the Capcom leaks in 2020 (making mention of Monster Hunter 6), it was believed a Discord developer mode leak had revealed evidence of a new game called 'Monster Hunter Paradise'. A code unable to be redeemed also apparently uncovered the platforms this game would be on - Xbox, PlayStation, PC but not the Switch.
However, as reported by VG247, Monster Hunter Paradise probably isn't the next game in the series - it's seemingly a made-up placeholder name, likely created by a "Monster Hunter fan" on Discord's development team. Here's what happened in the words of Twitter user MHKogath:
"The #MonsterHunter fan on the Discord dev team got busted for making up a MH name as a placeholder so they had to change it."
The Twitter user of the original discovery (@neonaga99) went on to suggest it wouldn't make sense for Capcom to openly name such a high profile project on the backend of a third-party service like Discord. Normally codenames are used instead.
Whether or not a Nintendo system will receive the next major Monster Hunter game is currently unknown at this stage. The next entry is expected to be a follow-up to Monster Hunter World, which was released on every modern game platform in 2018, except for a Nintendo device.
Capcom has previously said "no" to Monster Hunter World coming to the Nintendo Switch on multiple occasions. When the game was originally in development, the Switch hadn't even been announced, and Capcom opted with the most "powerful" current generation consoles at the time.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak has already sold 3 million units worldwide, with Capcom also revealing the base game has sold 10 million units globally. In contrast, Monster Hunter World has sold around 18 million units since it was launched.
Would you like to see the next major Monster Hunter game come to a Nintendo system? Does Nintendo maybe need to perhaps release some more powerful hardware to encourage Capcom? Tell us your own thoughts in the comment section.