Capcom and Pure Imagination Studios, an award-winning independent micro-studio that combines proprietary technology and groundbreaking storytelling, have recently announced that an animated special that expands on the universe of Monster Hunter is in the works. The two will produce and co-finance the special, and Pure Imagination will oversee the domestic and international sells. The special is written by Joshua Fine, who worked on Ultimate Spider-Man.
The special will be known as Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild, and tells the story of a young man who is determined to prove himself as a monster hunter that is worthy of recognition. He soon discovers that his remote village lies directly in the path of a force of nature made flesh known as an Elder Dragon, and will need to take his chance at recognition quite soon.
Ryozo Tsujimoto, Producer of the Monster Hunter series, stated, “We are thrilled to return fans to the universe of Monster Hunter and expand the series’ rich lore. 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.”
“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.”
Are you looking forward to the upcoming special?