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The Monster Hunter Movie Hits Theaters Next Year

Back in 2016, we first learned that Capcom was planning a Monster Hunter movie with Resident Evil film director Paul W. S. Anderson at the helm. The project was silent for a long time before being re-introduced with a new plot and Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich as the main character. Filming kicked off late last year with a budget of $60 million, and now it has progressed to the point where Sony Pictures is confident in setting a release date.

According to a Deadline report, Sony Pictures has scheduled the film in for September 4, 2020, or about two years after it began filming. Deadline also notes that this makes it the only movie scheduled for Labor Day weekend 2020 thus far. Here’s the latest breakdown of what you can expect from the
Monster Hunter movie.

Behind our world, there is another — a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, terrifying attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man (Tony Jaa) who has found a way to fight back.

Tip “T.I.” Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung and Ron Perlman co-star in
Monster Hunter, and Anderson also produces alongside Robert Kulzer, Martin Moszkowicz, Jeremy Bolt and Dennis Berard.

Source: Deadline

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Monster Hunter Movie Gets a Plot Overhaul

Hollywood has been churning out video game movies left and right in recent years, and another major franchise is getting closer to its shot on the big screen. It’s been two years since we first reported that Resident Evil film director Paul W. S. Anderson is making a Monster Hunter movie. A script synopsis was released at that time, but since then Anderson and his team have done some major retooling of the plot.

The story as originally presented would star a “normal American” in a “dead-end job” who is transported to a parallel dimension full of monsters, followed by the monsters eventually making their way to our world. This plan was eventually scrapped, and Anderson announced in May that Milla Jovovich will be the main character, much as she was in Anderson’s adaptation of Resident Evil. The new plot, as explained to The Hollywood Reporter by Anderson, involves a UN military mission.

The movie’s plot centers on the leader of a UN military team named Artemis, played by Jovovich, who is transported to another realm populated by monsters. There she meets the Hunter (Jaa), with the two teaming up to close a portal to prevent monsters from attacking Earth.

The Hollywood Reporter also revealed that Diego Boneta (Netflix’s Luis Miguel) will star alongside Jovovich as a communications specialist on the Artemis team. Other actors attached to the film include Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, and T.I. Harris. Monster Hunter will begin filming this month in South Africa with a budget of around $60 million.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Monster Hunter: World Hits 10 Million Sales

Capcom’s latest Monster Hunter adventure is an unprecedented success. In a few short months, it quickly became Capcom’s best-selling game ever and boosted them to record profits. Monster Hunter: World passed up 8 million copies sold last month, and that was before it released on PC. After a phenomenal launch on that platform (with nearly a quarter million concurrent users on day one), Monster Hunter World has just passed another milestone.

Capcom has officially announced that sales of Monster Hunter: World now top 10 million worldwide. The game was sitting at 8.3 million as of July 30th, which means at least 1.7 million units have been sold in the past three weeks alone, much of that coming from the PC launch. This boost in sales has also pushed the franchise as a whole to a milestone, as Monster Hunter games have now combined for over 50 million total sales since 2004.

Source: GameSpot

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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Gets a Switch Demo Tomorrow

Back in May, we learned that the new and improved Switch version of Monster Hunter XX is coming to the West under the title Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. You can get your hands on Capcom’s hit game on August 28th, but you don’t have to wait that long to try it out. Switch owners can look forward to a demo on the eShop tomorrow!

Capcom announced today via the official Monster Hunter Twitter that the demo will feature all six different Hunting Styles along with new Prowler abilities. Great Maccao, Barioth, and Valstrax will all be present in the demo, and you’ll be able to join up with friends for multiplayer hunts as well.

Sources: CapcomGematsu

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Monster Hunter: World Has Sold Over 8.3 Million Copies

Capcom has an absolute monster of a hit on their hands. Monster Hunter: World launched early this year to strong reviews and even stronger sales. In just a couple of months, it became Capcom’s highest-selling game of all time, which also gave Capcom its most profitable year ever. In the months since then, its sales have climbed even higher, and there’s no end in sight.

According to Capcom’s latest financial report, Monster Hunter: World has now sold over 8.3 million copies, which is up 400,000 over May’s numbers. So far Monster Hunter: World is only available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but it debuts on PC next week. With a whole new market to tap into soon, Capcom’s most successful game ever could soon top 10 million.

Source: Capcom

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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Gets Free Zelda DLC


Capcom is getting ready to launch the first Monster Hunter game for Switch in the West. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate features graphical improvements over its 3DS predecessor and tons of brand new content. The game isn’t even out yet (just over a month to go), and Capcom has already announced its first major collaboration.

Fresh off of defeating Ganon and saving Hyrule, Link is headed to the world of Monster Hunter! Capcom and Nintendo are teaming up for a Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate X The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild collaboration. You’ll be able to play as Link, sporting his most recent outfit, and use special weapons and armor inspired by Breath of the Wild, including a Korok look for your Palico.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate launches on Nintendo Switch on August 28th. In the meantime, you can check out the new trailer above.

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Capcom May Develop a New, Switch-Exclusive Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter World has been
massively successful for Capcom on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and many Nintendo Switch fans have been hoping for a port. Capcom has indicated that this isn’t likely. According to a report out of Capcom’s latest shareholders meeting, Capcom recently reiterated this sentiment. However, there’s some good news for Switch fans as well.

According to one attendee, Capcom shot down the possibility of
Monster Hunter World on Switch (saying it “can’t be done”), but they then went on to say that Capcom “will proceed with Monster Hunter made especially for Switch.” Could a Nintendo Switch exclusive be in the works? IGN reached out to Capcom for comment, and Capcom opted not to confirm or deny the report. Instead, they issued the following statement:

“The current focus for the Monster Hunter brand continues to be with the launch of Monster Hunter World for home consoles and PC whilst we also continue to bring the series to handhold platforms with the upcoming release in the West of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate on Nintendo Switch.”
— Capcom

Monster Hunter was exclusive to Nintendo platforms (with a few outliers) last generation. Switch has also proven to be incredibly popular early in its life, which is something Wii U couldn’t boast. It wouldn’t be too surprising to see Capcom return to Nintendo for another exclusive title in the future.

Source: koudaiseidaos (via IGN)

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Monster Hunter World Crossover Announced for Final Fantasy XIV

Capcom and Square Enix are joining forces with the next expansion of Final Fantasy XIV. New Monster Hunter World content will soon be added to Final Fantasy XIV: Stormwind.

Monster Hunter‘s beloved Palicoes will soon pop up in Final Fantasy XIV, along with boatloads of other content from Capcom’s flagship franchise. Stormwind will be out June 20th, and the Monster Hunter content shouldn’t be too far away.

Source: Square Enix E3 2018 Press Conference

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Milla Jovovich Will Star in a Monster Hunter Movie

Back in 2016 we learned that Monster Hunter is getting a film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, the man behind the Resident Evil film franchise. There hasn’t been much word since then, but that just changed. Thanks to a report from Variety, we now have more details, including information on casting, budget, and filming location and times.

In a move that should surprise no one, Anderson has selected Milla Jovovich to start in the film. Aside from starring in Anderson’s
Resident Evil movies, Jovovich is also married to him. The team will kick off filming this September in South Africa, in and around Cape Town. Anderson has been given a budget of around $60 million to work with.

Anderson has previously indicated that the plot will involve a parallel world full of monsters and “very relatable American characters” who accidentally stumble upon it. The premise is that all of earth’s legends and myths about monsters are distorted truths about the monsters in this parallel world, and something will happen to cause the monsters to return to our world.

Source: Variety

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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is Available for Pre-Order

Switch fans may not be getting Monster Hunter: World, but Capcom’s still treating them to a hit game. The publisher announced yesterday that they’re launching Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate on Switch in the West later this year. If you’re having trouble keeping up with all the different names, this is the Western title for Monster Hunter XX in Japan, or a new and improved version of the West’s Monster Hunter Generations, packed with tons of new content.

The latest and greatest version of Monster Hunter X / Generations is slated to launch in the West on August 28th. If you’d like to secure a copy for yourself, you can currently do so on Amazon. The standard price is $59.99, but Prime members who pre-order will get it for $47.99. Happy hunting!

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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is Coming to Switch in the West

Monster Hunter Generations on 3DS was a huge hit for Capcom, selling over 4 million copies worldwide. Its popularity led Capcom to release a new and improved version called Monster Hunter XX (pronounced “double cross”) in Japan, and that enhanced version was later improved even further by a Nintendo Switch port.

Monster Hunter fans outside of Japan haven’t had access (outside of importing a Japanese game) to any “XX” version of the game, but that’s finally changing. Capcom is skipping right past the 3DS version and bringing the Switch version to the West. Monster Hunter XX Switch Version will release in North America and Europe under the title Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.

You can look forward to
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate in stores and online on August 28th. Capcom has also confirmed that a demo version of the game will be playable at their E3 booth next month. In the meantime, you can check out the announcement trailer above!

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Monster Hunter: World Gives Capcom its Most Profitable Year Ever

Capcom is rolling in the dough thanks to Monster Hunter: World. The latest entry in the popular franchise launched in January, and it quickly became Capcom’s highest-selling game of all time. Although it’s no longer selling by the millions, Monster Hunter: World has piled up another 400,000 sales since March, and it’s nearing another major milestone.

According to Capcom’s latest updated sales figures, Capcom has shipped over 7.9 million copies of Monster Hunter: World around the globe since launch. Capcom’s most successful game of all time has also led to their most successful year.

Their latest financial report shows record figures for operating income (approximately $147 million), ordinary income (approximately $140 million), and net income (approximately $100 million). This marks the fifth straight year of growth for Capcom’s operating income, and it was the best year overall that the company has ever had.

Source: Capcom (1, 2)

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Monster Hunter World: Dress Your Palico as Mega Man Starting April 13th

Capcom recently announced that Monster Hunter: World is already their highest-selling game ever after just over one month on the market. Over 7 million players have already joined in on the fun, and it’s about to get even better. Capcom revealed back in December that Monster Hunter: World would receive an update allowing you to dress your Palico as Mega Man, and today we received more news on that front.

Thanks to a recent tweet, we now know that the Mega Man update hits Monster Hunter: World on April 13th. In addition to the sweet Palico gear, this update also adds some new tunes into the game. Equipping certain weapons will change the music to a classic Mega Man song, including choices like Dr. Wily’s theme from Mega Man 2 or the Fire Man Stage music from the original Mega Man. You can check out a trailer by clicking above!

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Skryim’s Port Team Wants to Bring Monster Hunter: World to Switch

After just over a month on the market,
Monster Hunter: World is already Capcom’s best-selling game of all time, even though it’s only available on two platforms. A PC launch is slated for the second half of 2018, but what about the possibility of a Nintendo Switch port? Although Switch is a notable improvement over Wii U in the realm of hardware, it’s still not on par with what PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have to offer. Even so, at least one studio thinks it’s up to the task of bringing the ambitious title to Switch.

Adam Boyes, former Vice President of Publisher and Developer Relations at Sony Interactive Entertainment, left the company in 2016 to become CEO of Iron Galaxy, citing a desire to be more involved in the creation of games. Iron Galaxy has experience with Nintendo Switch, having ported Skyrim to Nintendo’s hybrid console last year. After Skyrim‘s success on Switch. Boyes is hoping Capcom will give him a shot at Monster Hunter: World.

In a tweet directed at Capcom, Boyes stated “We understand that porting the game to Nintendo Switch is challenging but this is exactly what Iron Galaxy Studios does. Give us a shot and we won’t let you down.” This came in response to earlier comments from Capcom President Haruhiro Tsujimoto on the subject of a potential Monster Hunter Switch port.

“We’re aware of that request. However, taking into account various conditions, bringing Monster Hunter: World now for release is difficult. The reason is that the Switch has different functions from other stationary consoles as well as different players. Each game console as its own characteristic, and it’s necessary that we, as game makers, adapt to that when making [a game].” — Haruhiro Tsujimoto

Tsujimoto added that Capcom intends to look at how they can support the Switch going forward, and that could include Monster Hunter games. However, their interest in bringing Monster Hunter: World specifically to Switch is likely low. As games analyst Dr. Serkan Toto puts it, “Difficult means no in Japanese.”

That said, Boyes has been a well-known executive in the games industry for years, and Skyrim has impressed on Nintendo Switch. Iron Galaxy was also behind the disastrous Windows port of Batman: Arkham Knight back in 2015, but that was before Boyes joined the company. Should Capcom give Iron Galaxy a shot at bringing their most successful game of all time to Nintendo’s mobile-capable console?

Source: Twitter

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Monster Hunter: World is Already Capcom’s Best-Selling Game Ever

Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise has been a smash hit in Japan for over a decade, and over the past generation it has replicated that success in the West. The latest entry in the increasingly popular action RPG series aimed to provide players with the most connected, open, and living game world yet, as well as a more user-friendly interface. To say that the results have been impressive would be a massive understatement.

A new press release from Capcom reveals that
Monster Hunter: World has already shipped over 7.5 million units to retailers across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after just over one month on the market. Sales from the console versions of the game will continue to pile up throughout the year, and the blockbuster title will hit PC in the second half of 2018, pushing its monumental sales even higher.

To put this in perspective, this makes
Monster Hunter: World Capcom’s best-selling title of all time. The first Monster Hunter for home console in nearly a decade isn’t just at the top of the sales charts for its own franchise, but for all Capcom franchises, including Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Mega Man, and many more. The previous champion was Resident Evil 5 with over 7.3 million copies shipped, and Monster Hunter: World toppled that record in just a few weeks. In their press release, Capcom credits the game’s simultaneous global launch and strong marketing campaign for its astonishing success.

“Monster Hunter: World is the latest entry in the series, and the first new Monster Hunter title for home consoles in nine years. It is also the first title in the series to be given a global simultaneous launch, and was given an ambitious worldwide promotional campaign in order to further build upon its fan base both in Japan and in markets overseas. As a result, Monster Hunter: World has overcome both linguistic and cultural barriers to delight approximately 7 million players worldwide, and has shipped 7.5 million units, making it the best-selling title in company history.”
— Capcom

With the PC version yet to come, Capcom likely has their sights set on breaking the 10 million mark, a milestone that has eluded them up until this point, despite their library of iconic franchises. Will you be joining the hunt?

Source: Capcom

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Mega Man in Monster Hunter World Highlights This Year’s PlayStation Experience

The 2017 PlayStation Experience rediscovered many 2018 PlayStation 4 releases and featured in-depth interviews with many developers. Trailers also debuted for many anticipated releases, including Monster Hunter World. One of the biggest parts of this trailer in particular revealed that a 3D model of the 8-bit hero Mega Man will be able to be used as a skin for your Felyne partner, and weapons and abilities from the Mega Man series will make an appearance too!

The Last Guardian was revealed to be getting a virtual reality demo that will be free on the PlayStation Store starting on December 12th. The demo will let players explore a level of the game in VR that is about 20 minutes long, letting you interact with both the world and with Trico.

In other PlayStation news, the new
God of War is in its playtesting phase and is said to be approximately 25 to 35 hours long. The action-adventure revival launches on March 22nd, 2018, or at least that is what the North American PlayStation Store said in a recent update before an added cover-up corrected the date back to December 31st, 2018. Knowing that the game has been said to launch in spring, the March release date sounds likely after all.

Detroit: Become Human was also shown off, with the COO of developer Quantic Dream playing through the title’s first level and using audience input to make decisions of what to investigate and which dialogue options to take. He confirmed that the scene where android protagonist Connor diffuses a tense hostage situation will serve as the game’s very first level, and they reiterated that the game is scheduled to release in spring of 2018.

After the initial PlayStation Experience presentation, Executive Shawn Layden hinted that PlayStation users should be able to
change their PSN names within a year from now. He mentioned that the process for doing so is complex from a technical perspective but that he is having people work on the problem nonetheless.

“I hope we’ll see events occur that you won’t have to ask me that question next PSX,”
— Shawn Layden, PlayStation Interactive President and CEO

What do you think about all this recent PlayStation news? Are you excited about the games coming out in 2018? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: PlayStation Experience 2017

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Monster Hunter: World Launches This January

Monster Hunter fans were in for a treat during E3, when Capcom revealed the next entry in the franchise, Monster Hunter: World, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. During their Tokyo Game Show pre-show conference last night, Sony finally provided us with a solid release date for this new title; when they said the game would launch in “early 2018” at E3, they were not joking, as we won’t even be a month into the new year before we can play this HD adventure, at least on consoles.

Monster Hunter: World will launch in the west on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 26, 2018, with the PC date coming later and still being a mystery. When it does launch, it will come with a number of preorder bonuses and special editions, including one that comes with a PS4 Pro (at least in Japan).

Preorders will grant players access to the Origin Set armor and an item called the Fair Wind Charm; digital PS4 preorders will also provide you access to a PS4 theme. Meanwhile, three special editions were announced. The digital deluxe edition will grant a Samurai armor quote, along with a series of gestures, hairstyle, facepaint, and in-game sticker sets. The physical collector’s edition will contain all of the deluxe edition’s content, but it will also hold a download for the soundtrack, an artbook, and a figurine of the game box art monster, the Nergigante.

Of course, the big boy in this is the PS4 Pro special edition, which has a gorgeous, themed console and controller. Unfortunately this has only been announced for Japan thus far, but you can still check it and all this other content out in the gallery below.

Are you excited for Monster Hunter: World? Will you be picking it up when it launches in January, and will you be trying to grab any of the special editions? Let us know in the comments!

Source: IGN

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Monster Hunter World Brings the Series Back to PlayStation

If the announcement of Monster Hunter XX for Nintendo Switch was not enough, Capcom and Sony have revealed Monster Hunter World, a modern, HD entry in the long-running series coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in early 2018.

In the above trailer, the player character pulls off a host of stunts from grappling with dinosaur-like creatures to sneaking around them with equippable camouflage. In the dense foliage of the environment, there seems to be a lot of variety in the ways one can take down monsters with new weapons, including a Cloud Strife-worthy sword to boot!

Are you ready to jump into this reimagined Monster Hunter World?

Source: Sony E3 2017 Press Conference

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Nintendo’s Stock Is Even Higher Now than During the Pokémon GO Craze

Off of the Nintendo Switch high, the Nintendo success story continues with news that the company’s stock is higher than usual, even higher than it was at the height of mobile game Pokémon GO‘s popularity. With its stock at its highest point in five years, Nintendo is basking in commercial success after the Wii U drought.

Nintendo’s share price recently rose to ¥31,880 (about $286.30) after the launch of the Nintendo Switch and key titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, topping the ¥31,770 share price reached on July 20th at the height of Pokémon GO‘s domination of the mobile game market.

The company’s stock saw yet another rise though! The announcement of Monster Hunter XX in Japan brought the company’s share price from its five-year high to an eight-year high, with the number hitting ¥33,510 (just over $301). This gave Nintendo its highest market value since October, 2008.

This rise in stock is still a far cry from how much success Nintendo saw in the early Wii days, but their current market performance is impressive nonetheless, especially when compared to the lows Nintendo had been seeing during the days of the Wii U.

Are you excited for Nintendo’s stock to be on the rise? Can this only mean good things to come for the company and fans? Or do you expect it to start crashing back down again soon? Speculate down below!

Source: DualShockers, GameSpot

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Capcom is Bringing Monster Hunter XX to Nintendo Switch Later This Summer

Many fans have no doubt been imagining the freedom of having a Monster Hunter game on Nintendo Switch wherever and whenever, and those dreams have became reality, as Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter XX is coming to Nintendo’s newest console. It looks like the title will have a lot to offer, and very soon to boot!

Judging from the above trailer, Monster Hunter XX will be an upgraded version of the Nintendo 3DS original. Capcom announced at the Monster Hunter Championship 2017 that, among other details, the Nintendo Switch version will be compatible with the 3DS version, which includes the ability to transfer save data between systems and play with others on the separate consoles via the internet.

Monster Hunter XX will also, at least in Japan, release with a hardware bundle with a unique design for the console and dock themselves. While there is no word yet as to when the game will release in western territories, it will launch on August 25th in Japan. Since the Switch is region-free, even those who do not live in Japan can experience the game then if they are willing to pick up the Japanese version.

Other details were released via Capcom regarding Monster Hunter XX as well. The game will:

  • be presented in 1080p docked, 720p in handheld mode
  • feature 4-player local and online multiplayer
  • show off a refined user interface
  • use a control scheme that works for both TV and handheld modes
  • allow almost all save data to be transferred between X (that’s Monster Hunter Generations for those of us in the West) and XX

Are you excited for this installment in the Monster Hunter franchise? It is likely gamers will be able to get that fix on the Switch this year in any territory, so comment below with what else you would like to see in the Nintendo Switch version of Monster Hunter XX.

Source: Nintendo Everything

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