Ultra Street Fighter 2 Is A “Smash Hit” As Capcom Reports Strong Financial Results
Capcom is planning to launch quite a few titles for Nintendo Switch and has already released the Street Fight 2 for the Nintendo’s hybrid console. Now, Capcom has reported its financial results for the first quarter of its current fiscal year and Ultra Street Fighter 2 is a “smash hit”.
Capcom revealed that it made $105 million in revenue throw sales and revealed that this improvement over last year is partly due to the launch of Ultra Street Fighter 2 on Nintendo Switch. Furthermore, the company also highlighted that Resident Evil 7 and Monster Hunter XX also played a part in this.
Ultra Street Fighter 2 launched in May and Capcom revealed that the game had “an excellent start” and proved to be a “smash hit”. According to Capcom, Resident Evil 7 and Monster Hunter XX also “contributed to revenue to a certain extent”.
Next major release from Capcom later this year is Marvel vs Capcom Infinite which will be available for PC and current gen consoles. While there is no release date announced for the game yet but, apparently the entire roster of the game has been leaked.
From the looks of things, the Marvel vs Capcom Infinite roster will feature 35 characters at launch which seems fairly decent. However, the studio might have also planned some DLC characters for the game and excluding them the character roster still seems formidable enough.
Capcom is also working on Monster Hunter World which will launch sometime in 2018. The game will launch for PC and current gen consoles and will be skipping handheld given that recent entries in the Monster Hunter franchise were released on handhelds. However, Capcom has explained the reason for skipping handhelds over consoles.
According to Capcom, it was the right time to bring the franchise to consoles as the current generation is dynamic and allows devs to showcase a much more dynamic world, realistic AI and more.
Monster Hunter World is scheduled to launch in 2018 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.