The Monster Hunter series will celebrate its 20th anniversary on March 11, 2024. The first game in the series, Monster Hunter, was released for PlayStation 2 on March 11, 2004 in Japan.
Currently, the website features the Monster Hunter 20th anniversary logo, the “Hunter’s Edition” of the 20th anniversary main visual, and a message from the development team, but more announcements are planned for the future.
Here is the full message from the development team:
Dear intrepid hunters,
The Monster Hunter series will celebrate its 20th anniversary in March 2024. We on the Monster Hunter team would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of our players. We have only been able to reach this significant milestone thanks to your support.
In the first installment in 2004, players could wield five different weapons and set out from two settlements: Kokoto and Minegarde. Since then, the long journey over the past two decades has seen hunters traverse snowy mountains, the deep sea floor, ancient ruins, and undiscovered continents.
We are absolutely overwhelmed by the love and enthusiasm you have all poured into the series over the years. Your valuable feedback and contributions have consistently aided us in adding user-tailored updates and developing even better gaming experiences with each new title.
Monster Hunter: World managed to resonate with people all over the world. Even though the pandemic prevented us from meeting with many of you directly, you have sent us so many warm messages online. We cannot thank all of you enough for all that you have given to the series.
With these 20 years of success behind us, we hope to ride this momentum and bring you bigger, better, and even more exciting hunting experiences that will thrill and surprise you. We invite you, dear hunters, to join us on the journey ahead.
The Monster Hunter Team