This Friday is a ‘Monster Hunter Holiday’ at one Japanese game studio – Cameron Faulkner

It’s a big cultural moment in Japan when a new Monster Hunter game releases, especially when it’s made for portable consoles. Monster Hunter: Rise is one of those, releasing this Friday, March 26th for the Nintendo Switch, then coming later to PC in 2022. One VR / AR game developer in particular, called Mark-on, noticed that so many of its employees had scheduled a vacation day for the game’s release that its CEO is just giving everyone the day off.

He’s commemorating this Friday as “Monster Hunter Holiday,” according to an interview with HuffPost Japan, though he clarified that the holiday is only for “non-executive” employees.

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