If you are a fan of the Monster Hunter franchise then you will be pleased to know that Capcom will be releasing a smooth jazz soundtrack arrangement album. The atmospheric soundtrack will feature tunes from various American musicians and will be released in Japan on September 16th. You also may be interested to know that talented artist Ryta Fuse will create the cover art.
Looks like a double dose of Monster Hunter screenshots! Not only were we treated to some Monster Hunter X screens a bit earlier, but now we have some Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village screens too!
Capcom has understandably ambitious hopes for Monster Hunter X, the next installment in its massively popular Monster Hunter series. According to Siliconera, Capcom expects to sell 2.5 million copies.
Last month, Capcom said in a financial report that they expected to sell 2.5 million units of a “title related to Monster Hunter” for the Nintendo 3DS by March 31st, 2016. Back then, everyone just figured Capcom was talking about Monster Hunter Stories, as it was the only new Monster Hunter game announced at the time. That wasn’t exactly the case, apparently.
Monster Hunter X will be released in Japan sometime this Winter. A Western release for the game has not been announced as yet. Read more at Siliconera.
Not content with announcing a new mainline Monster Hunter title, Capcom has revealed that they are bringing the PlayStation Portable title Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX to the Nintendo 3DS. The game was originally launched back in 2010 on the PSP and is coming to Japan on September 10th for 3,990 yen. As you would expect, the game is just a spin-off but it does sound rather interesting and sounds a little like Animal Crossing. Be sure to check out the video to get a good idea of what the game involves.
We were all slightly taken by surprise last night when Capcom lifted the lid on Monster Hunter Stories for Nintendo 3DS. It turns out the development on the colourful RPG began around five years ago. Monster Hunter producer Ryozo Tsujimoto says that while the game is different from what many had expected, they are staying true to the deadly world of Monster Hunter.
After having passed the 10th anniversary last year, this is a new challenge for the Monster Hunter series, that we’ve began designing since about five years ago. While staying true to the world of Monster Hunter, and a story that can only be told through an RPG, we’d like to pack it with fun and enjoyment that we can’t even begin to describe with words. It is still in the middle of development, we’d like to offer you a new kind of excitement that is different from the conventional series, and the development staff are working on it in full-spirit.
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.
Are you ready for this? Well it turns out that there’s going to be a Street Fighter 2 collaboration in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The news was confirmed today by Capcom who said that you’ll be able to equip your Felyne Palicoes with classic Blanka and Chun-Li outfits from Street Fighter II in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Be sure to check it all out in the video embedded below.