EA, the publisher behind FIFA has signed a publishing partnership with Koei Tecmo and the developer of Dynasty Warriors Omega Force to create the “next great monster hunting game”. The title will be released under the EA Originals label, which has already helped create great projects like It Takes Two, winner of the game of the year in 2021.
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Yosuke Hayashi, Executive Vice President of KOEI TECMO explains:
We’re honored to partner with EA Originals and have the support of a team with such a track record of groundbreaking games. The EA team fully supports our creative independence, and this partnership provides us with valuable development and publishing support. By combining EA’s global resources with our own, we will be able to deliver a new kind of monster hunting game and increase our impact in international markets. I can’t wait for players around the world to discover this new title.
For his part, Jeff Gamon the Managing Director of EA Partners is also very enthusiastic about the idea of this partnership:
Building on the incredible success of EA Originals, which includes the recent releases of It Takes Two and Knockout City™, we are thrilled to partner with the talented team at Omega Force. Its combat gameplay expertise combined with unexpected and innovative mechanics will take monster hunting gaming to the next level. We can’t wait to bring his groundbreaking new adventure to the world later this month.
It must be said that the Monster Hunter license is a real hit. Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak which is however only additional content for Monster Hunter Rise sold 4 million copies and last January we learned that Rise had sold 8 million copies. Figures that are enough to make publishers’ heads spin and give ideas.