Early this November, Capcom said that the company suffered an unauthorized data breach, and it has been a victim of a ransomware attack. According to Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shinbun, the attack was conducted by a group known as “Ragnar Locker”, and the group said that Capcom had not cooperated with their requests. As a result, a large quantity of internal documents is now leaked to the internet. And some of the leaked documents suggest that the Switch-exclusive Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2 will be coming to the PC.
According to the leaked Monster Hunter Stories 2 document, the game will release on Switch in June 2021, and the PC version will also be released at the same time. It features 140 monsters in total, with 90 planned as “Monstie” or recruitable monster sidekicks. Nergigante, Legiana, Kulve Taroth, Bazelgeuse, Anjanath, Tobi-Kadachi, Paolumu, Pukei-Pukei, and Kulu-Ya-Ku will be new additions from Monster Hunter: World. There will be six locales you can explore, 828 pieces of equipment, and three game modes: Story Mode, 1-vs-1 and 2-vs-2 PVP, and cooperative mode with AI partners.
Meanwhile, for Monster Hunter Rise, the leaked document might suggest an October 2021 release window for the PC version. Six months after the Switch version launched on March 26, 2021. But no other specific detail is known. The leaked document also hinted at several other Capcom’s upcoming projects as well. Such as Resident Evil battle royale spin-off codenamed Project Highway or Village Online, a new multiplayer streamer-focused shooter game called SHIELD planned to launch in 2022, new Switch-exclusive IP named GUILLOTINE, new Ace Attorney Collection, and Resident Evil 4 VR for Oculus VR. Nothing about a new Dragon’s Dogma or Lost Planet, though.
Although many sensitive documents got leaked, such as sales reports, financial information, business partners and employee personal information, thankfully, no customer data was compromised. Currently, Capcom is still consulting with the authorities and taking safety measures to restore its systems. Hopefully, this whole issue can be solved quickly and with no harm to Capcom employees.