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Monster Hunter

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Monster Hunter

This Hong Kong restaurant chain is running a Monster Hunter promo


Be right back getting on a plane
Feb 03
// Chris Carter
Capcom and Square Enix are God-tier marketers, with new video game themed events seemingly every week in Japan. But Hong Kong is getting the latest one by way of the Satay King restaurant chain, as Capcom is promoting the rec...
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Monster Hunter Stories

Monster Hunter Stories still looks damn cute


Set for Japan this year
Jan 14
// Chris Carter
Capcom really hit it big with Monster Hunter. Now in addition to all of the other spinoffs that the series spawned over the years, Stories is now in the picture, and it's damn cute. It'll feature less stressful game...
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Monster Hunter X

Mega Man is coming to Monster Hunter X


It's another hit
Jan 11
// Chris Carter
Where there's smoke there's fire, and where there's a Monster Hunter game, there's free promotional DLC. Capcom has just announced the latest add-on for Monster Hunter X (their new 3DS game that launched recently), and s...
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Monster Hunter X

2015 was the Japanese games industry's worst year on record


Sales hit historic 26-year low
Jan 07
// Vikki Blake
According to Famitsu’s annual report (via VG24/7), the Japanese games industry was worth ¥321 billion - that’s a 13 percent drop from the previous year. Although these figures do not take into account digital ...

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Capcom

Tencent wants to work with Capcom on more than just Monster Hunter Online, cites Dino Crisis


Also, Devil May Cry and Sengoku Basara
Jan 04
// Chris Carter
Right now, China's powerhouse holding company Tenent (who just bought League of Legends) is working with Capcom on Monster Hunter Online, but more may be in the pipeline. According to the game's producer, he's interested in s...
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Monster Hunter X

Monster Hunter X breaks three million shipped in Japan


It was just released late last month
Dec 24
// Chris Carter
No one can derail the Monster Hunter train. Even though Monster Hunter X just launched last month in Japan on November 28, Capcom is reporting that they have shipped three million units. This figure includes downloa...

Destructoid's award for Best 3DS Game of 2015 goes to...

Dec 20 // Chris Carter
[Incomplete products like Steam Early Access titles and episodic games that are not fair to assess as stand alone experiences, without a full episode count, were not eligible for this year's awards. The cutoff for entry into Destructoid's 2015's Game of the Year awards is December 4, 2015.]
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
The 3DS had a rough launch, but over the course of a few years, it bounced back in a big way. At this point if you count digital releases, it's one of my favorite platforms of all time -- and I'm not just talking about the po...

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Monster Hunter X

See how much faster Monster Hunter X loads on the New 3DS


Compared to the 'old' one
Dec 01
// Chris Carter
Monster Hunter X was just released recently in Japan, and it's blowing sales expectations out of the water. It's only set for the 3DS at this time, but since the platform is now semi-fragmented by the "New" and "old" models,...
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Monster Hunter X

Monster Hunter X has outsold Monster Hunter 4G in less than a week on the Japanese eShop


That's a lot of monsters being hunted
Dec 01
// Joe Parlock
Japan likes Monster Hunter. It likes Monster Hunter a lot. The series sometimes doesn’t get the love it deserves in the West, but in Japan it’s a bona fide gaming phenomenon. Japan likes Monster Hunter so much that Monster Hunter X, which only came out a few days ago, has already outsold last year’s Monster Hunter 4G on the Nintendo eShop.
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Star Fox outfit

Star Fox and Monster Hunter X are a winning combination


Let's rock 'n' roll
Nov 13
// Jordan Devore
There's no real reason for me to get this much enjoyment out of costumes in Monster Hunter, a series I don't even play, and yet here we are once again. The little promo videos are entertaining. Monster Hunter X, which releases in Japan on November 28, also has a Star Fox outfit. So, an animal character wearing another animal character's iconic garb. It's about as great as you'd hope.
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MonHun X

Monster Hunter X has nods to Wind Waker and Macross Delta


Link with a tail and whiskers!
Nov 09
// Jordan Devore
Capcom has a habit of putting crossover characters, outfits, and weapons in Monster Hunter and that amusing trend continues with Monster Hunter X. The upcoming 3DS game has tie-ins with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Macross Delta. Here's a look at them.
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Monster Hunter X

Here's when you can download the Monster Hunter X demo


Japanese-language only, though. Sorry!
Nov 09
// Vikki Blake
A Monster Hunter X demo will be available from November 19, 2015. In a 90 minute livestream last night, Capcom also shared a new trailer, dropped information about your playable cat companion, new monsters and new upcoming weapons, too.
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Monster Hunter 4

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate ships over four million copies worldwide


Was there any doubt
Oct 21
// Chris Carter
Last we heard back in April, Capcom had shipped over a million units of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in the west. Now, we know that it has reached over four million shipped worldwide. To date, the Monster Hunter series...
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Monster Hunter 4

Holy hell, Monster Hunter 4 is still getting free DLC


It ends next month though
Oct 02
// Chris Carter
Monster Hunter 4 launched all the way back in February in the US, and it's steadily been getting a ton of free DLC every month, ranging from missions to weapons, to sets of gear. It's pretty damn awesome, and not a typi...
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Monster Hunter iOS

Capcom likely won't fix Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS 9


Beat it before you update
Sep 28
// Chris Carter
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is a pretty great game on iOS. It's a shame then, to learn that Capcom probably isn't going to update the game to support the recently released iOS 9. According to the game's official iTunes ...
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Monster Hunter Spirits

Monster Hunter Spirits is housed in a really cool arcade cabinet


With premium 1000 yen lockets
Sep 19
// Chris Carter
One of the biggest reasons for wanting to visit Japan as a kid was the prospect of setting foot into a Japanese arcade. The flashing lights, the sounds emanating throughout the street, the cavalcade of new games fresh on the ...

Monster Hunter Diary contains pure silliness, with plenty of cats

Sep 18 // Chris Carter
Diary DX is very much like Animal Crossing, or in a more relevant but more obscure comparison, Disney's Magical World. It's part simulator in the sense that you can roam around talking to other Palicos in the Monster Hunter universe, but the end goal is to participate in a bunch of mini-games located within each micro hub. The hub itself is made of different spokes, with the ability to fast travel instantly with the tap of the bottom screen. Palicos are front and center here, inhabiting each realm and going along for the mini-game rides. During my time with the demo I was able to play two such micro-games -- a pig race, and a Patapon-like sidescrolling adventure sequence. The former sees players betting on pig-riding Palicos, with the power to control a single rider, jumping over logs and other obstacles in the race for first. It's simple, and not something I'd likely want to do more than a few times in total. The Patapon bit was a tad more enjoyable, as it provides options as you follow a set path, like the choice to eat a mushroom, ignore it, or harvest the ingredients -- likewise, enemies can be approached with a stealth or combat option. For the most part, this seems really geared towards Monster Hunter fans, and it's something that the younger audience would enjoy more than a seasoned veteran of the franchise. Monster Hunter Diary DX was recently released this past week in Japan, with Mario and Tom Nook costumes. There's still no word on a localization, but it might be possible if the series continues to sell like gangbusters in the US.
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Did I mention the cats?
Monster Hunter Diary DX for the Nintendo 3DS is a silly game. That much is evident from watching the series of commercials presented on a nearby TV screen at TGS, which shows a variety of cats in a variety of different k...

Monster Hunter Stories takes the series in an entirely different direction

Sep 17 // Brett Makedonski
[embed]311169:60408:0[/embed] Because of the language barrier (the demo was entirely in Japanese), it was unclear to me if this is solely a random event or if there are patterns you can pick out. Fortunately, the rest was easy enough to figure out just from familiarity with turn-based games. Replenishing health was necessary a couple of times via healing potions; otherwise, attacking was the way to go. All that was training for the quest's final boss: some sort of giant, unhappy dragon. His health bar was obscured by question marks, so all I could do was fight on and hope that he was near death. It added a nice sense of tension. I fought alongside my humble looking monster in hopes of taking down this formidable-looking foe. We didn't stay side-by-side the entire time, though. Eventually, something called my Kizuna Stone filled up and I could hop on top of my monster for a particularly powerful group attack. This was accompanied by a slick animation to verify that, yes, whatever was happening was indeed special. A few of these, some solo attacks, and a couple rock, paper, scissors victories later and the dragon was defeated. We did it, monster buddy. It may be more Pokemon than Monster Hunter, but Stories is undoubtedly entertaining. It's breaking the series formula to try something new, but piggybacking on franchise popularity. At least it's thematically consistent. After all, piggybacking's kind of the entire point in Monster Hunter Stories.
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Ride or die
In a lot of ways, Monster Hunter Stories doesn't necessarily feel like Monster Hunter. It shouldn't; it's different. The Monster Hunter series that has grown an immense following basks in constant action and team-or...

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Monster Hunter Stories

The new Monster Hunter RPG looks just adorable


As adorable as scaly beasts can be
Sep 05
// Kyle MacGregor
A lot of people love the idea of Monster Hunter, but Capcom's cash cow certainly isn't for everyone. The series, while massively popular, isn't the most accessible game around -- which is unfortunate, since it possesses a ric...
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Dragomon classes

Dragomon Hunter shows off monster hunting character classes


Chibi, colorful Monster Hunter-like
Aug 26
// Steven Hansen
That Monster Hunter-styled MMORPG Dragomon Hunter has put out a new video focusing on the available characters classes. All the classics are there: scout, mercenary, mage, buscemi, cleric, substitute teacher. The free-to-pla...
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MonHun cats

Those Monster Hunter cats are back for more


Lil adventures
Aug 20
// Jordan Devore
While I was on vacation this week visiting relatives, Capcom uploaded more Monster Hunter cat videos. What a treat to come home to. The first one is over here, if you missed it.
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Monster Hunter Explore

Monster Hunter Explore is a mobile game with a focus on...exploration


Duh
Aug 14
// Chris Carter
You know what, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite was actually pretty good for a mobile Hunter game. I'd definitely try out another one, and it looks like I'll get my wish with Monster Hunter Explore. It's an upcomi...
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Never coming here

If Chao Garden and Animal Crossing had a love child, it would be Monster Hunter Diary


Cameo by Tom Nook!
Aug 13
// Jed Whitaker
Today in "things I really want to be localized but probably never will," I've come across Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX, an upgraded port of a PSP game from 2010 that was developed by From Software, strang...
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MonHun cats

My cat would never wear one of these Monster Hunter hats


Cuuute
Aug 10
// Jordan Devore
Capcom outfitted some adorably round-headed cats with Felyne hats for a YouTube video and, oh, I guess there's footage of Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX in here, too. The PlayStation Portable spinoff game is...
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Monster Hunter 4

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate keeps the free DLC rolling in August


It's crazy how many missions there are
Aug 07
// Chris Carter
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the gift that keeps on giving. Steadily since February Capcom has provided free DLC updates, ranging from Nintendo and Devil May Cry costumes to new missions. It's very un-Capcom-like, but there you go. August will bring 10 new quests, four challenges, a purple Palico, and more guild card options. After this, Capcom is teasing more free DLC for September.
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Monster Hunter X

Watch hunters rock the bow and heavy bowgun in Monster Hunter X


Looking good
Aug 07
// Chris Carter
Monster Hunter X is coming in November in Japan on 3DS, and now you can get a quick look at the bow and heavy bowgun playstyles, with some new enemies in tow. Capcom and Nintendo are absolutely killing it with the Monster Hu...
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Monster Hunter X

Check out some brief new Monster Hunter X footage


New monsters
Jul 31
// Chris Carter
This flashy Monster Hunter X video gives us a quick look at some of the new monsters in tow, as well as a bit of gameplay. While brief, it does a decent job of showing off a ton of creatures, in addition to some interes...
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Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter X gets release date, gameplay videos


November 28 in Japan
Jul 20
// Steven Hansen
The latest Monster Hunter not slated for Western consumption, Monster Hunter X (or, "Monster Hunter Cross"), will be coming to 3DS in Japan on November 28. It will also launch as part of a new 3DS bundle, naturally. We will ...
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Evamon

Monster Hunter adds Neon Genesis Evangelion characters, armor


Evamon
Jul 17
// Steven Hansen
Monster Hunter continues its quest to cross over with everything. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has been getting regular, free DLC including Animal Crossing, Devil May Cry, and Final Fantasy nods. Japan's Monster Hunter Frontier...
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Dragomon Hunter

Dragomon Hunter puts Hatsune Miku in Monster Hunter


That name is art in its purest form
Jul 16
// Joe Parlock
Monster Hunter’s pretty big at the moment, isn’t it? With its unforgiving combat and fantastic enemy designs making it hugely popular, it’s no wonder other developers have been wanting in on some of the suc...

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