Now here’s a good opportunity for you! You can now vote for which Mega Man title you would like to see first on the Wii U Virtual Console. You’ve got four games to choose from and they are all pretty good. The voting needs to be done by April 29th and the winner will be announced and released on May 7th. Here’s the Mega Man Game Boy Advance games you can choose from:
- Mega Man & Bass
- Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue/White
- Mega Man Zero 2
- Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun / Blue Moon
Capcom today announced that overseas shipments of “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate” for the Nintendo 3DS (“Monster Hunter 4G” in Japan) have surpassed one million units shipped in Europe and North America. These shipments include both retail and Nintendo eShop download sales.
The “Monster Hunter” series is an action RPG game that pits players against giant monsters in a beautiful natural environment. The series has sparked a social craze known as the “Monster Hunter Craze” by introducing a new kind of communication style for players through cooperative play focused on hunting monsters with their friends. The number of fans has increased steadily since the first “Monster Hunter” title made its debut in 2004. The series has grown into a mega-hit with cumulative sales of more than 32 million units around the world as of February 16, 2015.
In terms of the series, “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate” follows the March 2013 launch of “Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate” in Europe and North America. The latest title is the biggest and most accessible yet, adding new monsters and weapons as well as dynamic three-dimensional action with even more vertical movements. Another feature is online play with others via broadband Internet, a feature that is in strong demand in Europe and North America.
Since the launch of the previous “Monster Hunter” title in Europe and North America, Capcom has used many activities to retain the many enthusiastic fans and attract many new users. For example, there are special events and a robust online community for game players. Downloads of trial games for first-time users and the continuous provision of free downloadable content have also helped extend the strong sales of “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate”. In Europe and North America, the successful launch of this new title coincided with the introduction of the New Nintendo 3DS™, which resulted in “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate” becoming the first title in the series to reach shipments of one million units in Europe and North America.
Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all users by making the most of its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create high quality gameplay experiences.
Capcom has announced Monster Hunter Stories for Nintendo 3DS. The publisher has also released an announcement trailer for the forthcoming role-playing game, which focuses on a young boy who hops on a winged creature to outrun a larger monster that seems to be after some sort of egg. Monster Hunter Stories is slated for a 2016 launch in Japan. A teaser site for the game is now live.
Capcom has released a brand-new trailer for The Great Ace Attorney, which was showcased during the latest Nintendo Direct in Japan. The five-minute video reveals the new rival prosecutor for the upcoming game, which is set during the Meiji Era in Japan and will cross over to London during the British Empire’s reign. The Great Ace Attorney will launch in Japan on July 9th for Nintendo 3DS. It has yet to be announced for Western territories.
If you live in the United States then you might be pleased to know that Six Flags will begin running Monster Hunter themed rides. The new ride is themed on Six Flags Goliath rollercoaster ride which is located on Six Flags Magic Mountain. The ride has been revamped to be based on Gore Magala which is the monster on the cover of the well-received Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. You can visit the ride now and it will be up and running until August 10th. If you pop along you can also play a demo of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, if you so wish.
Capcom has announced that it will be holding a special Monster Hunter themed event on May 31st. We have no idea what will be shown, but with Monster Hunter 4 already out the door everyone will be looking to see what’s next. Maybe we will see the next Monster Hunter game on consoles? We won’t really know until the event takes place. It should certainly be exciting.
Someone at respected analytic research firm Super Data could have let the cat out of the bag and announced Resident Evil 7 a little early. The company mentioned that a new iteration of the popular survival horror genre will be coming out during the end of the year along with the previously announced Halo 5 Guardians. Let’s hope Capcom decides to release the game on the Wii U as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We shall have to wait until E3 to find out.
We anticipate this month’s downturn to level off during the coming few months, following a regular seasonal pattern but expect to see an upswing as the next editions of several major franchises like Halo and Resident Evil come out in the 2015 fall season.