All posts tagged: Monster Hunter

Hero Tolerance – Lost in Mistranslation Episode 112

It must be tough being a superhero. All that pressure. All those expectations. To live up to an impossible standard and never once falter. That must be why they changed the requirements to simply: Beat the bad guy. Nowadays, a hero can level an entire city as long as a villain gets their comeuppance. Bonus points if said comeuppance includes a very violent impression of an owl. -30-

The Game is Afoot – Monster Hunter: World Announced

Monster Hunter. The test of character that has seen many a player give up quite early into their hunting careers. Which is totally understandable, given that some monsters are difficult and unfair and it is totally not a lack of player skill that leads to defeat after defeat after defeat…after defeat. But once those glitches are sorted out, and that bird wyvern goes down, a veritable paradise unfurls and now said paradise has spread its wings to consoles beyond Nintendo’s purview. In addition to the tried and true mechanics of the franchise, namely hunting monsters and using their parts to make weapons to hunt monsters and using their parts to hunt monsters and so on and so forth, the more powerful processing potential of the PC, PS4 and Xbox One opens up the greatest advancement in the Monster Hunter world ever: Reduced loading screens. With map areas still very much a part of the hunting ground layout, World promises to mitigate the segmented nature of this practice by removing loading screens. Though admittedly not too …

Capcom Reveal Monster Hunter XX and Sailor Moon Collaboration For Upcoming Game

At this point in time, no one is shocked that the latest in the long series of Monster Hunter titles, Monster Hunter XX, is already collaborating with other popular franchises. The last few games in the series had countless tie-ins with not only Nintendo-owned and other Capcom IPs but also Anime series like Ushio and Tora, Fairy Tail, Yowamushi Pedal, and others that are far too abundant to list. Well, Monster Hunter XX hasn’t even been released yet, and already Capcom are revealing ANOTHER collaboration for the upcoming game, and despite how bizarre they have been in the past…nobody expected this: It’s Sailor Moon’s 25th anniversary, and to celebrate you will be able to dress your very own Palico up like the series’ own flagship feline; Luna! Alongside a Luna skin for your cat companion, a weapon (only able to be equipped to the Palico) called the Cutie Moon Rod from the series will also be made available. On top of that, this collaboration will also gift you with a Guild Card Background also reminiscent of …

Tokyo Game Show 2016 – Capcom Low-Key Announces Live-Action “Monster Hunter” Film Adaptation

I write articles like this all the time, with most of them beginning much the same way as this. I address how ridiculous the concept of a live-action film related to the specific subject is, I then discuss, simplistically, what a film of this calibre would be like, and then I make sure to reiterate that nobody saw this coming, and yet here I am legitimately baffled by the idea that Capcom have given a Hollywood film studio the rights to adapt this long-running series of monster-slaying video games in a live-action full-length film. Truly, we never saw this one coming. In all honesty, there isn’t a great deal of meat to this news considering, well…it doesn’t actually seem like it was meant to be revealed, at least not in this manner. Tokyo Game Show 2016 is currently being held and, like with previous years, each company has their time in the spotlight and is given a chance to excite crowds with news on upcoming games, by revealing new projects, by confirming release dates, etc. …

X Marks The Spot – Capcom And Nintendo Announce Monster Hunter X

 You somehow made your way through Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, good on you! I couldn’t. I tried…but I simply wasn’t good enough. You though, you’re something else! You’re a G-Rank Hunter and you should be proud of that. Like any industry veteran, you decide that it’s time to retire now that you’ve reached the top. You hang up your greaves and you start living the life of maybe a successful shop owner instead. It’s now time for you to relax. The months go buy and all of the sudden you hear word of a new Monster Hunter title…what? You thought you were out of the business for good, but this new game…this new Monster Hunter game…it’s hooked you. You thought you were out but it’s pulled you back in! You grab your previously hung-up greaves and rush out the door ready for new adventures! Once a Hunter, always a Hunter! Nintendo and Capcom, over the weekend, revealed that there’s a brand-new mainstream Monster Hunter title in the works that goes by the name Monster Hunter X. …

A Cute Look At A Harsh World – “Monster Hunter Stories” Announced For The Nintendo 3DS

Hey, wussies! Is Monster Hunter a little too hard for you huh? Oh you need something that’s a little easier for you? That doesn’t hurt your hands when you play it? That doesn’t make you cry like a little baby when you botch a Hunt? Well Capcom have just announced a new Monster Hunter spin-off that’ll have you counting EXP instead of how many deaths you have until mission failure. Monster Hunter Festa’ 2015 was held in Tokyo over this past weekend and it was at the tournament finals that this new game was announced. Titled Monster Hunter Stories, this new RPG title will take the world of Monster Hunter to a place I don’t believe it’s ever been before. Capcom stated that this is going to be an RPG title unlike any other and I think it’s simply because of the Monster Hunter setting. Unfortunately not much else was said about the game apart from that it will revolve around a different type of Monster Hunter class, the Monster Rider. These Riders are skilled but have chosen not …

Is “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate” Really Coming To The Wii U Or Is This Just Another April Fool’s Hoax?

Today IS April Fool’s Day which ultimately means that anything you hear about, read about or are simply told about could possibly be just one huge lie. This is fantastic for those of us who report on Pop Culture news because it means that, chances are, on this day we’re more than likely totally wrong about everything we spend time writing about. April First is a day of pranks and laughs but it’s also a day of broken hopes and dreams. Why say all this? Well, to cover my own arse if I’m being entirely honest. There’s nothing more unforgivable than unreliable information delivered as God’s honest truth so in an attempt to close the gap between me, the article writer, and you, the reader, I have said what I have said. Now onto the actual news: A little image has surfaced today that could possibly mean the arrival of “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate” to the Wii U. This image, which you can see to your left, is a crude photograph of what looks to be …

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Review

It all started back in 2004. That year the Earth was introduced to a brand-new threat, one that could prove detrimental to the enjoyable existence of human beings but one that is a necessity for it’s survival. The first Monster Hunter game hit the PlayStation 2 with one hell of a bang and ever since then it’s only grown more and more popular. It’s one of those video games that people love to hate. Much like Dark Souls, Monster Hunter pushed gamers to their limits as they blazed their own trail through a world overrun with deadly wildlife. With a simple story and some incredibly deep gameplay mechanics, Monster Hunter quickly grew to be a series loved by people around the world. You, the player, fill the shoes of a rookie Hunter trying to make their way in a dangerous world. While dangerous creatures roam every forest, every canyon and every swamp, life goes on. It has to. Industry must continue to prosper, people must continue to live and hunters, well…they must continue to hunt. The …

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – New 3DS Bundle Announced

Special edition bundles make my heart go “Doki Doki” and there’s no other out there that will make it beat faster than a “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate” New 3DS which has just been announced! Yes, Capcom and Nintendo came together and announced last night through the first Nintendo Direct video presentation of the year that, come the 13th of February, G-Grade hunters will be able to get themselves both a styling New 3DS with the latest of the “Monster Hunter” franchise “MH 4 Ultimate” which, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know is looking to be one hell of an exciting video game release. Gamestop in North America has the sole rights for the distribution of this bundle but, as far as we know, Europe has no singular seller so, Euro Gamers, you’ll just have to check out your local retailers to see just who’s going to be releasing the bundle. As far as pricing goes, nothing has been specified. Even if Nintendo and Capcom did slap a price on the bundle, it …

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Megaman Collaboration Revealed

Interesting…It looks as though, from what was just announced, Capcom hasn’t entirely forgotten about their one-time mascot ‘Megaman’. Their upcoming Western release of ‘Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’, much like the Japanese version of the same game, will come with a slew of additional content coming in the form of collaboration material. ‘Mario’, ‘The Legend Of Zelda’ and now…’Megaman’ will all be featured in some way, shape or form throughout the game. Palico, your feline companion who has been present from the beginning of the ‘Monster Hunter’ series, will now be able to equip a special armour to make it look like the Blue Bomber himself. Adding to the overall illusion is a hammer based upon Megaman’s trusty dog sidekick Rush that Palico can wield while helping you take down dragons, serpents, large bugs and everything in between. Capcom released a video regarding the new collaboration that we’ve provided for you below. ‘Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’ for the 3DS will be hitting the west sometime in early 2015 so prepare start honing your hunting skills and …

Monster Hunter 4G – Seven Deadly Sins Collaboration Weapon Revealed

  What’s better than slaying giant monsters and harvesting their organs for crafting? How about doing it with a broken dragon blade? What if I was to tell you that particular sword comes from a critically acclaimed Manga series and recently adapted Anime series? Yeah! I’d be excited too! Surely by now you know of the series ‘Seven Deadly Sins’. You definitely know about the ‘Monster Hunter’ series of video games and it’s most recent/upcoming title ‘4G’ otherwise you probably wouldn’t be reading this article. Well Capcom today revealed the latest of the many collaborations that the new game will feature. This time it happens to be one that will make many fans of the Shonen genre very excited. Players, after completing a special event quest, will be able to craft themselves Meliodas’ broken dragon blade. Meliodas, the protagonist of ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ and the embodiment of Wrath, has wielded this sword for most of his combat life and now you can too. So far this collaboration item has only been announced for Japan. It …

Monster Hunter Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Golden Felyne

On the Venn Diagram of life, the crossover of video game fans and those with gratuitous amounts of money to burn is somewhat of a mysterious area. But if you should happen to fall within that realm, have I got some news for you. Are you a fan of Monster Hunter? Do you like gold? Do you possess at least 2,990,000 yen? If you answered no to any of these questions then I’m afraid you shan’t be the owner of a brand new 24 karat Felyne statue, which stands at 3.5 inches and weighs 0.26lbs. If you however emphatically answered in the positive, I feel it necessary to inform you that there is a limit of 10 statues per customer. Pretty limiting am I right? (Note: That was a joke, these things are mondo expensive) [via Siliconera] -30-