Capcom confirms new Monster Hunter game will release in North America
Capcom’s Associate Online and Community Specialist Yuri Araujo recently addressed the growing concerns over the future of the Monster Hunter series in North America. We haven’t heard anything about Monster Hunter 3G getting brought over from Japan and I think everyone fears that if 3G isn’t localized then Monster Hunter 4 is at risk too.
Araujo wants people to calm down a little bit about the whole situation. He promises that we haven’t seen the last of the Monster Hunter series in North America. Araujo said:
“Guys, just because Ace Attorney is getting localized, it doesn’t mean we’ll be out of staff to work on Monster Hunter… that said, news are coming ‘soon-er’ than before … Different franchises have different schedules. So please don’t get mad that franchise X or Y is getting more games more often or only 4 months after announcement, or after Japan.”
“Yes, I understand the frustration. But your request is simple enough: Yes, it’s been confirmed that we are getting a game. ‘What it is’ and ‘when we’ll know more’ are the parts I can’t share.”
So at least we know something Monster Hunter related is coming to the US in the future. Whenever that is or what game it is obviously isn’t clear.
My guess is that Capcom isn’t planning to bring Monster Hunter 3G to the US but has every intention of bringing the next entry in the series, Monster Hunter 4, over from Japan.
I would also guess that the reason why they are taking so very long to state the future for the series is because they wish to announce Monster Hunter 4′s official US release date when they also announce that they won’t be bringing Monster Hunter 3G over.
They could soften the blow of not localizing 3G by announcing the MH4 release date at the same time. But then again this is Capcom and they have a unique way of messing things up from time to time.
At least there is a future for Monster Hunter in North America. That’s more information than we had yesterday I suppose.