Submitted by Nitrowolf2 841d ago | opinion piece

Monster Hunters: Still No Love For The Current HD Consoles

WreckedPixel: "In September of 2004, Capcom games released one of the best multiplayer title that I have ever played. The title was called "Monster Hunters" and it featured online play with up to three additional players. The goal of the game was pretty simple; complete a quest by either hunting or gathering the requirements. It was such an easy idea that eventually hit extremely well with its fans." (Monster Hunter, Monster Hunter 3, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Monster Hunter Freedom, Monster Hunter Frontier Online, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

dedicatedtogamers  +   841d ago
The sad thing is that CAPCOM is probably looking at their sales for Dragon's Dogma (which weren't bad, but not good either) and think "Ohhhh, I guess Monster Hunter wouldn't sell on consoles".
Nitrowolf2  +   841d ago
I know right. I want MH on PS3 so bad, but I doubt that will hapen since we are so far in this gen, Capcom has made it clear that they'll stick with Nintendo for console release and handhelds for every other.
Qrphe  +   840d ago
We didn't even get that MH PS3 port game (an easy and shoddy port), much less a "new" one.

Tri sold well globally generally speaking but maybe it wasn't enough for Capcom (most of the sales were on Japan alone anyway).
Chidori  +   840d ago
I really don't think that's the case. Tri on the Wii sold really well GLOBALLY. Monster Hunter also owns Japan. No matter what system it's on, whether it be console or handheld, I'm sure it will sell. I think it's more a matter of Capcom utilizing dated hardware to minimize development costs and maximizing profits. I mean, if they were to develop a Monster Hunter from the ground up for Ps3, it would definitely be costly to take advantage of the hardware properly. That's actually why Tri made it's way to the Wii in the first place. Development costs for a ps3 version would have been too high for what Capcom had in mind. I love Monster Hunter. I also loved Tri. I am definitely satisfied with what we have now and I'm also extremely excited for Ultimate on the Wii u, but I do sometimes wonder how much greater a game Tri would have been on the Ps3.

I can only hope for a port of MH4 to the Wii U eventually.
SilentNegotiator  +   840d ago
Screw it. Demon's/Dark Souls are much better games anyway. The worlds/levels/areas are much better designed, there's less grindy BS, and it's still hard. Frankly, MH has MISERABLE level design and is only hard because the balancing is terrible.

We can beg only so much, and From Software offered something better already.
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doogiebear  +   840d ago
MH on consoles would be so much better. Imagine using hardwired internet connection, instead of lame wi fi that's stolen from walmart -_-
TheXgamerLive  +   840d ago
Monster Hunter is on Xbox 360
Sadly its only in japan
Moncole  +   841d ago
What about the Wii U?
Nitrowolf2  +   841d ago
It's getting an enhance port of MH3 from what I know, plus the article did take into account the wii U
sloth3395  +   841d ago
it says for current HD consoles and since the WiiU isnt out yet its not current
Moncole  +   841d ago
I didnt see the current part in the title.
jujubee88  +   840d ago
Capcom know DAMN WELL what system I want MH on and it sure is NOT the Wii U!

If CAPCOM could careless about VITA, fine, I will buy "Ragnarok Odyssey" and any other great hunting game to get my fix ... but MH thrived on the PSP handheld in Japan not to long ago before Capcom pulled the rug under Sony.


A Capcom exec even demoed MH on the NGP before it was a VITA!!! WTH went wrong???

andibandit  +   840d ago
Dont worry im sure mh will arive on vita. Vita is not even a year old. Just wait, we are gonna see it within 3 years from now
SirBradders  +   841d ago
They are hoping fans buy the wii u because of it, nintendo paying them off.
ronin4life  +   841d ago
Nintendo isn't paying anybody; Capcom and Nintendo have a deep bilateral relation rooted in mutual partnerships. Monster Hunter reached new heights of popularity in the west because of Nintendo's publishing and marketing of tri, and that's just one of their many partnerships.
ronin4life  +   840d ago
Why disagree with facts? Capcom collaborated with them for GC exclusives, Developed several ZELDA games, Gained Nintendo support in pushing MonHun over seas(something Sony did the EXACT opposite of) and Nintendo will be providing the online servers for triU.

I'm sure I'm even forgetting some things, but even if I'm not that is a pretty impressive list of bilateral partnerships and mutually beneficial business decisions The kind of things that make companies work together more often.

Add what HarvesterOsarow has said and BOOM; Monster Hunter on Nintendo exclusively for the short-term foreseeable future.

Now I know I'm being stalked...O.o
Unless someone "fesses up" and actually responds with a counterpoint.
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YoungPlex  +   840d ago
Your absolutely right, people can't argue facts, but they can disagree. Nintendo and Capacom have a unique and solid relationship, sorta like, you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours... I agree with you though, its just that some people don't see it that way.
ronin4life  +   840d ago
I guess...
Though capcom is hardly the only company they have this type of relation with(perhaps the oldest), so it really shouldn't be that hard to believe. The evidence Is everywhere.

Seems to me that some may just not want to admit it... but maybe that's just the n4g mentality getting to me.
lol. ^,^;
Cam977  +   841d ago
More importantly, WHAT ABOUT THE VITA?
Qrphe  +   840d ago
There will be one, maybe announced in a year or two from now (when Capcom feels there is enough of an install base).
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Ult iMate  +   840d ago
Vita will very soon have Ragnarok Odyssey, then Soul Sacrifice early next year and also God Eater 2 with enhanced graphics. I suggest you support those games if you want to have Capcom's attention.
I, for one, can't wait for Ragnarok for my Vita. If Capcom doesn't want my money, I would gladly give them to other game companies that make good JRPGs.
crazysammy  +   841d ago
This has nothing to do with the content of the article, but you would think someone who loves the series so much would know its Monster Hunter, not Monster Hunters.
HarvesterOSarow  +   841d ago
Yeah, I agree. It's Monster Hunter not Hunters, but not the biggest deal I guess :P

Oh, and I'll tell you what Capcom is waiting for right now. Capcom execs sit around a table and say, "Okay, time to make a new Monster Hunter title."

And everyone agrees, "Hai, Monster Hunter Tri sold well on the Wii, but not as well as the PSP titles."

So they discuss, "Sony has a new handheld coming out called the Playstation Vita, but it's launch is months away, and by the time the game has finished development, it most likely won't have a giant install base to give us the profits we desire."

Then someone else says, "Hey, our game development time coincides with Nintendos' release of the 3DS, it's programming is very similar to the Wii so why don't we do that."

Thus Monster Hunter Tri G was released in Japan, and Monster Hunter 4 was announced at TGS.

"How do we make a larger profit?", one Japanese employee asks.

"I know," the other answers. "Create an expansion of our expansion that uses the same code we've already learned."

Thus Tri Ultimate was created. And to get to the point. By Capcom stepping away from Nintendo devices to deliver a Sony Monster Hunter, it would stunt the sales of all the titles in development right now, and those in the near future.

I have sunk thousands of hours into Monster Hunter on Playstation devices, and I can reassure you that Capcom "siding" with Nintendo is not a decision out of spite, or abandonment. No matter how abandoned fans like myself feel. It is purely a business decision that they must wait for all Nintendo products to ship, sell, and dwindle, before announcing a Vita Monster Hunter.

Sorry for the incredibly long post. As you can see I am a giant MH fan myself.
crazysammy  +   840d ago
Monster Hunters feels like the name of the chinese knock off you would see bootlegs of at Comic Con.
ronin4life  +   841d ago
Monster Hunter is mainly a Japanese region series. In Japan, HANDHELDS are the main systems, Especially for multiplayer. Why do you think no Handheld MonHun has had dedicated online until mh4? Because Japanese players take their systems with them and hook up with actual friends to game(at least the majority do)

One could ask why there hasn't been a decent Handheld CoD: in the west, Dedicated HOME consoles are king, and so is online play; 2 things not particularly well suited to the idea of spending loads of money on a decent handheld game.
Blastoise  +   841d ago
Dude, have you got a PS3? The japanese ad-hoc is FULL of people playing MHP3, it has its own section. They buy it for the online, and since PS3 is big over there a lot of people have easy access to MH online
ronin4life  +   840d ago
I don't see how that discredits what I've said. Of course the ps3 version has online that is heavily played as you can't take your ps3 with you. And if you have p3rd psp and a ps3 with ad-hoc party then you would want to make use of it to play with more people.

But Culturally, the majority of gamers are local play, and handhelds are more dominant than consoles. You don't know how many of those online players of the psp p3rd play online rarely, as they are busy plying local at coffee shops or dedicated wireless location meet-ups, because unlike the online side those aren't track-able.

And remember which mh sold more copies: the Handheld ones. WITHOUT dedicated on board online.
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Gr81  +   841d ago
Better is that MH is coming to a Next gen console.
AWBrawler  +   841d ago
who disagreed with your factual statement?
Qrphe  +   840d ago
Just being technically here:
The factual statement was MH coming to a next-gen console, but the "even better" was a subjective opinion.

Arthur Game: Binky's Opinions vs Facts
AWBrawler  +   840d ago
touché. but still not worth a disagree
MrWonderful  +   841d ago
Really that could use the Dragons Dogma engine get rid of the letterbox and easily make a Monster Hunter for home consoles. Hell they could even use the same world and add on to it to save some.
CaptainN  +   840d ago
Didn't 360 get Monster Hunter Frontiers in Japan ????
Mutant-Spud  +   840d ago
Yes, it did.
Chidori  +   840d ago
That's a PC game though, eventually ported to the 360. Microsoft probably payed them off to port it to the 360 to get some hardware sales.
spicelicka  +   840d ago
That was basically a port with last gen graphics. I've never played a monster hunter game properly, but from what i've played and watched the animations, art style, and the scale of the game just amazes me.

For some reason the mosnter animations are very smooth and fun to watch, as with most capcom games. I can only imagine how amazing monster hunter would look with current gen graphics, it's so ironic how they've kept such a big game for such small platforms.
byeGollum  +   840d ago
I don't understand why. There was a Monster hunter on PS2, Why not PS3?
ShaunCameron  +   840d ago
But the PS2-era MH games didn't sell all that well. Originally MH3 was gonna be a PS3 game until Capcom decided against it due to costs.
gintoki777  +   840d ago
I would throw up joy if monster hunter was given a brand new title with non jaggy psp graphics and improved multiplayer. The closest thing I have on my ps3 is dark souls & demon souls. Haven't tried Dragons Dogma yet.
Lord_Sloth  +   840d ago
Try Dogma. Do yourself that favor! It isn't co-op (unfortunately) but it's still not to be missed.
profgerbik  +   840d ago
Whatever I am getting tired of Capcom's stupid decision making.

I am moving on to Soul Sacrifice, as it looks like it can revitalize the whole Monster Hunting experience in general.

If Capcom wants to be stupid let them, it is their loss. People clearly would buy the game.

I don't know where they pull these assumptions out of their asses when people are practically down on their knees begging for newer MH titles on all consoles or at least more than there are now.
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clearelite  +   840d ago
I can see being satisfied for a while by soul sacrifice on the Vita being a possibility.

Although I've never delved into the MH universe so perhaps I don't know what I'm missing.
Mikefizzled  +   840d ago
Monster Hunter Frontier is on Xbox 360 though. But CAPCOM never released it to the west for reasons no one can understand.
LordMe  +   840d ago
I want MH on my PS3 and Vita... And Capcom keeps talking about giving fans equal treatment... Well as a MH Fan, who is STILL waiting for MHF3, I don't see the equality...
mt  +   840d ago
it is my dream to see this on PS3 after I played the MH on psp for the first time. now it is dream to see on vita as well.

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