How Capcom Came Up With The English Name For Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’s Insect Glaive

In a new blog post, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate localization director Andrew Alfonso shares some keen insights into the thinking behind the Insect Glaive weapon’s English name.

The Japanese name for the Insect Glaive is “Souchuukon,” which roughly translates to “control insect cane”. While thinking up an English name for the weapon, the localization team spent nearly two weeks discussing its properties with director Kaname Fujioka who provided them with a long list of concepts and images he wanted the name to embody.

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