Tencent-owned studio Timi is making a Monster Hunter game with Capcom.
The new title does not have a release window, a name or any associated assets just yet, but is at least “in development”, according to a press release.
Timi, maker of the wildly successful MOBA Arena of Valor/Honor of Kings, also co-developed Call of Duty: Mobile and worked with The Pokémon Company to release Pokémon Unite.
It is also currently making a triple-A open world mobile game at its Montreal studio. It is still unconfirmed, but it’s very likely to be Assassin’s Creed Jade, which is set in ancient China; Timi recently hired former Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Origins creative director Ashraf Ismail and Timi owner Tencent also recently upped its stake in Ubisoft to own 49.9% of the company.
Capcom has not made much of an impact on mobile with its action-RPG series to date. Monster Hunter Stories, a premium port of a 3DS game, has been downloaded just 400k times and has made $4.7m to date, according to Appmagic data. Monster Hunter Stories was also re-released as an Apple Arcade game in August 2021.
“The in-development game will reproduce the hunting actions that define the Monster Hunter series, and offers players a new game experience unique for mobile devices and phones,” said the press release confirming the deal.
“This first-time partnership between Timi and Capcom will combine the experience and strengths of both sides, allowing Monster Hunter to scale to more platforms with an aim to give global hunters – experienced or new – the freedom to hunt as they desire, anytime and anywhere.”