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Prey chooses interesting time to prey on the Japanese market

It's still a down season in Japan as we progress out of the post-Golden Week slump into summer. Overall software and hardware sales remained on par with the low numbers last week while little changed: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Monster Hu...   read

 
 
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Capcom's yearly earnings: Dead Rising 4 bombs, Resident Evil saves the day

Dead Rising 4 failed to make even half of what Capcom was hoping for. Having projected two million sales in the 2016 fiscal year, the lumbering husk of a once-great series didn't reach one million. Poor performance of the Xbox One outs...   read

 
 

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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia storms Japan

A quartet of new titles have finally topped Monster Hunter XX in Japan, with Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia leading the charge. Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition, including all the DLC, joins a new Pro Yakyuu an...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata surpasses 300,000 sales in Japan

Drakengard and even the original Nier were so niche it's still a little surprising to see how successful NieR: Automata has become. Even Persona was a humble spin-off series that is now a global blockbuster. The stigma a...   read

 
 
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LEGO Worlds debuts in Japan during dismal sales week

Overall video games sales in Japan took a dip this week, and the only significant new release had poor performance. Despite opening in the top 5, LEGO Worlds failed to eclipse even 12,000 sales. The only other new title to rank is a pet gam...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch surges in Japan

No new major releases? No problem. The Nintendo Switch soared by nearly 30,000 sales from last week-a 57% increase. Japanese gamers appear content with its current library, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch...   read

 
 
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Just in case you thought Monster Hunter takes itself too seriously, Sailor Moon DLC arrives today

To celebrate the launch of Monster Hunter XX, an enhanced version of the 3DS' Generations that just hit Japan last week, Capcom is putting out a Sailor Moon collaboration. Starting today by way of DLC you can morph your Palicos into Luna, a...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter XX dominates Japan, spikes 3DS sales

As if the Nintendo 3DS needed any help selling in Japan, the release of Monster Hunter XX (expansion of Monster Hunter Generations) has raised total 3DS sales (2DS, New 3DS, New 3DS XL) by 179%. The surge momentarily closed the gap wit...   read

 
 
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Dauntless sounds like it could be PC's Monster Hunter

A cooperative action role-playing game where you slay giant beasts is a formula that has worked before. Capcom has found great success over the years by applying this to its Monster Hunter series. Now a new developer aims to capture t...   read

 
 
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The Monster Hunter movie sounds bananas

Given its past successes, Capcom is understandably interested in pursuing a film adaptation of Monster Hunter, and so is writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Death Race, and the still-ongoing but almost finished Resident ...   read

 
 


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Throw down some cards in this Monster Hunter Generations DLC

November's DLC pack for Monster Hunter Generations is big on the Yu-Gi-Oh fan service. Through some new special quests, players will be able to unlock costumes based on Magi, Baki the Grappler, and a Palico set based on Dark Magician Nyanta...   read

 
 
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Capcom is focusing on growing Monster Hunter in the West, aware that handhelds are limiting market

Last week, Capcom announced Monster Hunter XX, which adds G-Rank and two new hunting styles to X (Generations in the West). Considering I'm still working my way through Generations, this is all a little overwhelming, but I'll probably still...   read

 
 
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There's a new Nintendo Direct this week for Monster Hunter

Nintendo is pretty much all in for Monster Hunter. "Ninten' now does what Sony don't," and doubled down on the franchise in the past five years or so, helping to produce console and portable iterations as well as a healthy partnership with ...   read

 
 
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What games do you play when you're feeling down?

It's been one year since I moved out of my parents' place and started living with my now wife out in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've had five jobs in the past year, and sometimes, it's hard to get out of bed without thinking dark thoughts ...   read

 
 
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Friday Night Fights - Generational Hunting

[Awesome art from Roboto-Kun's Deviant Art page] Welp. I'm diving back into Monster Hunter. Picked up Generations today (on sale for $30 at Gamestop), and I'm really excited. Haven't delved into one since Freedom Unite on PSP (Did play a bi...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter is getting a Hollywood adaptation

During Capcom's TGS presentation for Monster Hunter Stories, producer Ryozo Tsujimoto kind of just dropped a bomb on the audience -- "there's a Hollywood adaptation of Monster Hunter in progress," he said. Uh, okay! Although it wa...   read

 
 
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Play as Link in Monster Hunter Stories

The Monster Hunter series has been no stranger to crossover content. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker featured levels that let you tackle iconic beasts and Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate had a lot of unlockable Nintendo costumes for your characte...   read

 
 
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Hunt some monsters on PS4 with Monster Hunter Frontier Z

The MMO variant of Monster Hunter is landing on PS4 in Japan in the near future (November 22nd, to be clear). Capcom released a trailer today that shows off some of the (slight) visual upgrades this new version will bring. Monster Hunt...   read

 
 
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Capcom at TGS: Monster Hunter Stories and Resident Evil 7

gamescom is still underway, but while the video game electricity is in the air why not look ahead to the next big gaming convention that's less than a month away? The Tokyo Game Show will be held from September 15-18 in the same place as al...   read

 
 
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Occamsdex: Monster Hunter edition

For the last few weeks, at least half of the community team has been happily grinding away in the various locales of Monster Hunter Generations. In our travels, Strider and I have seen a great many things. We have gathered resources, befrie...   read

 
 
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That adorable Star Fox and Monster Hunter crossover is coming west

So uh Monster Hunter Generations is out in three days! And it seems like Capcom is going to be doing the same trickle of content as usual, including the Star Fox promo we saw a while ago in Japan. This is addition to the Zelda and...   read

 
 
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Review: Monster Hunter Generations

It occurred to me while writing this review that Monster Hunter is my Dark Souls. Yes yes, Monster Hunter predates the Souls games by quite some time, but that doesn't change the accuracy of the statement itself. People obses...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter Stories is getting three more amiibo

I hope you really like Monster Hunter, because the total amiibo count for the series just rose to six. Announced by way of Famitsu, Capcom is adding three more figures to the mix -- Qurupeco and Dan, Barioth and Auyria, Rathian and Che...   read

 
 
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You can play as a catified version of Wind Waker's Link in Monster Hunter Generations

Link has been a tree, a wolf, a fish, a rock, a child, a crossdresser, and now he is about to be a cat, or I guess in this case a cat is about to be him with the free DLC coming to Monster Hunter Generations. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind ...   read

 
 
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Anything Strider related? I'll take Monster Hunter, Capcom

Monster Hunter Generations is out next month in the west -- Patrick is already working on a review for us. But I couldn't care less about Generations as a whole, because Strider Hiryu is going to be making an appearance in the for...   read

 
 


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