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Forbes.com: Capcom Needs To Bring 'Monster Hunter' to North American PS3 and Xbox 360 Owners

By Erik Kain

Dear Capcom,

This is Confused Gamer.

I’m writing because this trailer for the Japanese Spring 2013 release of your game Monster Hunter 4 looks awesome. I don’t speak Japanese or live in Japan, so I won’t be able to play this game. Then again, I don’t have a 3DS or any other system for which a North American version of a Monster Hunter game has been released.

That’s because no North American release of any Monster Hunter game has made it to Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, the two consoles I own. This is peculiar, since these are two of the most widely-owned consoles in the world. Odder still, Capcom has a long relationship with Sony and a PS3 exclusive release of a brand new Monster Hunter game seems like a no-brainer for everyone involved.

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Nitrowolf21844d ago (Edited 1844d ago )

Monster Hunter is coming to PS3, though it's a remaster PSP version. My question though, wtf happened to that. It's out in Japan I think
http://www.amazon.com/Capco...
Sony needs to get this up on PSN with multi language. I mean they have the translation already from the normal PSP version.

PirateThom1844d ago (Edited 1844d ago )

SCEA and SCEE won't release it. Capcom won't follow proper publishing rules that are in place.

It doesn't have trophies and it doesn't use PSN, it connects to the internet using Ad-Hoc Party, specifically an updated Ad-Hoc Party uses that was never released outside of Japan, so it would require Sony to go back and fix a service hardly anyone uses for one game and it's not worth the effort as far as they're concerned.

It's a lazy PSP remaster, it's not like, say, the God of War games or Peace Walker.

xAlmostPro1844d ago

Capcom are greedy as hell. They don't care about a franchise or what stage it's at.. it starts on one console then another company will offer more money and so on, which is dumb because it just splits up the fanbase/franchise -_-

I don't see why the don't use logic and just make them.. multi platform, there's demand for it.

wwm0nkey1844d ago

I love how Capcom always tries to say that there isn't a western market for it when they havent even tried.

PirateThom1844d ago

I think the fact the main series is moving from consoles to a handheld sums the whole thing up. They don't care about the Western market when the game sells millions in Japan.

Bumeo1843d ago

I would say that the Main series IS portable..a large number of the series is portable..I'll list out how many exist and on what systems all regions to the best of my knowledge: ps2(3) psp(6) ds(1) iOS(1) wii(2) ps3(1) 360(1) pc(1) ..thats about the best I can do for know..I'm sure I'm missing some..

PirateThom1843d ago

Bumeo, a lot of the handheld titles were expansions and remakes of the main series.

Monster Hunter 1 and 2 on PS2.
Monster Hunter Tri on Wii.

Then, Monster Hunter 4 on 3DS.

Bumeo1843d ago

I think 6 US releases is a pretty good try lol

wwm0nkey1843d ago

Im talking about Console releases like PS3/360, not PSP games.

Ser1844d ago

Thank you, Forbes. Thank you.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING, CAPCOM? Stop releasing PSP ports and create a TRUE title for consoles. I've been waiting since the PS3's launch.

Bumeo1843d ago

The true title was Monster Hunter 1 on the ps2..it makes all the other games look like they are holding your hands through the game lol

Ser1843d ago

YES! It's still, to this day, my favorite MH title. Full Fatalis armor with the Eternal Annihilator!

NYC_Gamer1844d ago

Capcom is taking the more cheaper/profit route by releasing MH games on handhelds

WildStyles1844d ago

Great article.

I've been feeling this way for a while. Capcom's whole exclusivity with Monster Hunter on handhelds is so damn idiotic. They are limiting the overall potential of the franchise. They are holding back a franchise that could be even more popular than it already is. Imagine Monster Hunter on an hd console with Xbox Live/PSN online. It just makes to much sense.

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