Monster Hunter Rise Dawn Monster introductions can take up to six months to complete, according to lead cinematic designer Daisuke Wakahara. A Capcom official interview with the scene designer and intro they discussed how these videos are made. A monster intro video is essentially a five-step process. Wakahara also went over how the atmosphere of the main game video and the expansion changed.
Here is Wakahara’s full explanation of why a Monster Hunter Rise Dawn Introducing monsters can take a long time to do:
First, I have to gather input from everyone on the development team, and then determine what kind of cut scenes will be required for the game. From there, I start creating the layouts for each scene as soon as they’ve been given the go-ahead for production. This means that I start by creating a design document first, then work out the details by talking to the scene artists, everyone involved with other elements related to the production of the scene, and finally the director. Once the structure and content of the film have been decided, the actual production begins.
In general, the production flow is as follows:
“Storyboard” > “Animatic” > “Animation and Camerawork” > “Lighting and VFX” > “Sound”.
As for the time it takes to go from storyboarding to sound production, well, it depends on the content of the scene, but in the case of monster intros, for example, you’re looking at about 6 months for a scene (of course). , we work on several kinematics simultaneously).
Wakahara also explained how the The rise of the monster hunter Monster introductions differed between the main game and break the sun expansion. He noted that since yokai were such an important focus, he researched them for each video. This ensured that they had a Japanese and traditional theme. With break the sun, noted that the more Western theme meant approaching each as a fable. He also noticed that Tomoyoshi Kakushin played the biwa on the Raise some, while the break the sun the videos featured narration by either Yui Ishikawa or Valerie Arem.
Monster Hunter Rise Dawn is available for Nintendo Switch and PC, with the free Title Update 3 coming on November 24, 2022.