The latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu contains six whole pages of information related to the forthcoming Monster Hunter Stories. The magazine says that Monster Hunter spin-off will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show and that it is due to be released in 2016. In the same edition of the magazine, they confirmed that Shogun Ceanataur is confirmed for Monster Hunter X.
Capcom has lifted the lid on the software titles it plans to showcase at this year’s Tokyo Game Show 2015. There are of course plenty of Monster Hunter related titles including Monster Hunter X – which is the next mainline Monster Hunter game. Of course, these are only the announced titles that the publisher and developer plans to show, so there could well be plenty of surprises for everyone. The Tokyo Game Show takes place on September 17th till September 20th.
- Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX (3DS) – Playable
- Monster Hunter Spirits (Smartphone) – Playable
- Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) – Stage Event, Live Stream
- Monster Hunter X (3DS) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam
- Resident Evil 0 (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam
- Street Fighter V (PS4, PC) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam
Monster Hunter fans will be pleased to know that 4Gamer has announced that Capcom has teamed up with Nintendo for a collaboration in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for Nintendo 3DS. You will be able to get Monster Hunter themed items and characters in the game. You will even get a Felyne who will visit your apartment. Japanese gamers that go to a 7-Eleven Wi-Fi hotspot in Japan from July 30th will receive 7-Go who will show up as a customer where you work. 7-Go puts in a request for a place themed like a convenience store. If you participate in this quest then you will get convenience store items added to your catalog. We should hear a lot more about this exciting collaboration in the near future.
As I’m sure some of you are aware, the Nintendo 3DS is getting a port of the PlayStation Portable game, Monster Hunter Diary. The game was originally released on the PSP back in 2010 and is being newly revamped for Nintendo’s current portable. Monster Hunter Diary see’s you carry out a number of intriguing quests as well as being tasked to manage your own village. If it is something that interests you, then be sure to watch the video below.
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.