Some people love them, and some people hate them, but there’s no denying there is serious cash to be made from HD remasters. Japanese company Capcom has told IGN that it has plans to bring out more HD remasters for the current generation of video game consoles. Maybe we will see HD remasters of older Monster Hunter titles? Who knows? But it will sure be interesting to find out which Capcom franchises will be getting the HD remaster treatment.
Capcom have published their latest financial results for the last fiscal year, and revealed that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has shipped 3.4 million units worldwide, 1 million of which was in the West. You might think that’s a success, but they had actually aimed to ship 3.9 million units in their last prediction, but perhaps that was a little ambitious. They already have plans for the series in the next fiscal year though. They’ve listed a new “title related to Monster Hunter” for the Nintendo 3DS, which is likely to be Monster Hunter Stories, of which they hope to ship 2.5 million units by March 31st 2016.
Capcom has released two new item packs for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate fans alongside its May DLC pack. Announced earlier today, the two additional item packs are free to download – as is the case with all Monster Hunter DLC – and are grouped into packs according to your hunter experience level. The Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Support Pack is catered towards those just beginning the game, or for those who have yet to sink too many hours into the action RPG. On the other hand, the Advance Pack is ready to download for experienced hunters and contains plenty of great loot.
As was the case with the previous item pack released in March, the two new Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate item packs will only be available for a limited time. Fellow hunters have until May 31 to download them for free in the 3DS eShop, providing the 1.1 update has been installed. Each pack can only be downloaded once per game file, so you’ll have to choose which character gets the goods if you have more than one saved. You can find which items are included in both packs below, along with instructions on how to download the gear.
- 50x Mega Potion
- 50x Honey
- 15x Mega Dash Juice
- 30x Mega Nutrients
- 10x Max Potion
- 20x Lifepowder
- 30x Disposable Earplugs
- 30x Tranq Bomb
- 20x Barrel Bomb L+
- 15x Pitfall Trap
- 15x Shock Trap
- 05x Ancient Potion
- 30x Bomb Casing
- 10x Hard Armor Sphere
- 10x Heavy Armor Sphere
- 10x Energy Drink
- 10x Cathangea
- 15x Cathangeafish Fry
- 15x Scatterfish
- 05x Portable Steam Bomb
- 03x Dense Marcoal
- 05x Dust of Life
- 20x Armor Stone
- 3000x Caravan Points
How to receive your item packs:-
1) Go to the Nintendo eShop
2) Download and install Patch 1.1
3) Load Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
4) Go to “Your House”
5) Talk to the “Housekeeper”
6) Select “Downloadable Content”
7) Go to the “Gift Area” option
8) Select the item pack of your liking
9) Exit the Download Menu
10) Check your Item Box
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- 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.