After receiving overwhelming vacation requests from its employees, a Japanese company decides to make it an official holiday so they can stay at home and play Monster Hunter Rise.
Spotted by Twitter user Stealth, Masaki Hiyama, CEO of tech developer Mark-On Ltd., revealed that he received a high volume of requests from employees who want to take a day off to play Monster Hunter Rise.
This is amazing…… a Japanese Company is giving employees the day off for a new holiday “Monster Hunter Rise Launch Day” because so many employees were planning on taking the day off anyway.
— Stealth (@Stealth40k) March 23, 2021
For that reason, Hiyama declared that Friday (26 March) is a holiday. “It is assumed that you will not be able to concentrate on your work, so it is ‘Monster Hunter Holiday’,” he told his staff.
Monster Hunter, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year is an incredibly popular game franchise in Japan, and the release of Monster Hunter: World in 2018 made it the highest-selling game in Capcom’s history with 16.8 million sold worldwide.
Monster Hunter Rise, a Switch console exclusive is coming out on Friday, 26 March 2021, which means that Hiyama’s employees get to enjoy their weekend slaying monsters at home.