The cover for the upcoming Famitsu issue confirms Monster Hunter Frontier Online for Xbox 360. Some details from NeoGAF: "MHF is 360-only, ¥1400 per month, servers separate from PC version"
I honestly hate Pay to Play MMOs. (Final Fanstasy 11, World of Warcraft just to name a few). Guess I wont be touching this game =/
Monster Hunter Frontier (PC, Xbox360) Monthly Subscription - ¥1400 = estimate $16 Well, that's good I hope that this doesn't require gold membership because if that does that would be pretty lame. Other wise, I would rather buy Final Fantasy XIV.
16 dollars a month? NO!!! I was really interested in this. What the hell? I would even understand 5 dollars a month, but 16?
Is that on top of your Live service?
I think XBL Gold is still required because non-gold members can't even access the MP part of any game to begin with.
yes ma'am. But I don't think you need a gold account to play this game. It would be stupid of capcom. Who in hell would pay xbox live AND for this game every month?? who I tell you..who!
All MS has to do is give an excuse, not CAPCOM. Besides, its not like anyone into such a thing wouldn't already be paying for XBL.
Can someone give me some details about Monster Hunter, I have always been fascinated by Japan's adoration for the series...Is it similar to any other games?
FFXI is playable without gold.
This version will probably have a lot of improvements (and it won't have the same servers of the PC version, so we can expect for some new areas, monsters etc)
does not require gold for games you have to pay online. Phantasy Star Universe and Final Fantasy XI did not require gold to play.
This is CAPCOM we're talking about. There'll probably be some resolution upgrade to HD like FFXI, but that'll be it.
Why not do a port of Monster Hunter Tri instead??
What MMO costs $5 a month, kaveti? The standard is like $12-$15. Better get used to that idea of cost if you really want MMOs on consoles so badly. If you pay any attention at all to MMOs, the quality products are usually the p2p model. As for Live I'm thinking it won't require gold like PSU and FFXI. But don't think XBL fees will somehow magically cover an MMO subscription. @Kaim: As far as I know you go out to hunt monsters...collect bounties...buy better stuff. Rinse and repeat. MH is quite similar to the scope and gameplay of Phantasy Star Universe/Online.
1400 Japanese yen = 15.5484 U.S. dollars
lol you just used google i know because i also use it all the time
Lol of course I did. It's awesome :P
So how much did Microsoft pay for time exclusivity for this game this time?
I see this news reaching over 1000 degrees, is going to get ugly...
Not if we're only talking about a PC port. Like to hope people aren't stupid enough to start a fight, but then we're talking about fanboys...
if its good ill play it for a while. just like ill try ff14 on my ps3.....stop spinning
WTF? This is BS. P2P? Man, what a big turn off.
l.o.l. A 3 year old PC game. Anyone who doesn't feel let down by this is a fanboy.
Oh it's an MMO? Pass. I would be pumped if it was a normal Monster Hunter game as I've never played one.
It is funny seeing all the 360 fanboys prance around saying how FF14 was a horrible announcement because it was an MMMO. Microsoft goes and gets a 3 year old MMO PC port and they are c*mming all over their computer screens going "Don't cry Sony boys" like anyone gave a f***. Have fun playing your Monster Hunter, I will take DC Universe Online any day.
They can you know... IMPROVE the game.
Actually, I didn't really see anyone say that once they realised it was an MMO and was already out on PC... MMOs on consoles just aren't a big deal.... MMOs in general aren't a big deal unless they're called "World of Warcraft". @Hisiru It's still going to be an MMO.
Is this game an MMO? *sigh* I thought it was a normal Monster Hunter game. Now I have no interest in this game.
meh i'll pass. I'd rather play 256 player games on the superior network PSN.
Confirmed on Capcom's Japan website. http://translate.google.com...
Why has Monster Hunter forsaken the PS3? Go back to your roots!
it's a port of a PC game, chances are moving it to 360 then upgrading wouldn't be too hard.
Still, you're not only talking about a larger install base, but connection to the PSP besides. The example of a MH doing poorly on a console.
So if you are a bot, you have to pay 15 € as monthly fee + 60 € from the Live subscription? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
not to mention the $60 for purchasing the game in the first place. M$ really doesn't take likely to "lube first".
They like being raped in their wallets. What can I say? :-)
Meh why would i want to play a 3 year old PC port? not to mention the fact that it's a MMO plus you have to pay to play on a console that demands a subscription already. This is such fail coming from M$ and Capcom, and anyone who thinks this is the best surprise ever is a true fanboy.
I keep hearing from people that this is a 3 year old PC port. I'm kind of confused as to how people know this is a port of the original. Who's to say that they don't completely redo the engine and enhance everything? For all we know, the game could have been in development for quite a while. "Expected summer 2010" - I mean... I'm pretty sure they didn't just sit on their asses for 3 years. Anyway, time will tell. If it's the same thing, I honestly couldn't care. I'm a Monster Hunter nut, and have been wanting to play MH on a next-gen console this entire generation.
I'm sure they haven't been developing it for three years either.
Probably not, but I'm still confused as to why this is a bad thing for Monster Hunter Frontier Online to come to the Xbox 360. I mean, would the same words be said if it was announced exclusively for the Playstation 3?
There's proabbly going to be new monsters, a graphical update, but a whole retooling and reworking of the engine? What did they do for the Xbox1 port of Onimusa? How many times have they reused the MH engine for the PSP?
"There's proabbly going to be new monsters, a graphical update..." See. That's really all it needs. It's an MMO that was once exclusive to Japan. I'm just glad that there's now a chance of it being brought over. Also, MMOs really aren't known for their graphics (except for FFXIV, but that's what happens when you spend 4 years creating a new engine).
I seriously doubt they will completely redo the engine considering rarely anyone would buy the game in Japan.
@Arnon: I don't think anyone really cares beyond making a big stink about the exclusivity. It could be improved. Actually, I'm banking it will be. Wouldn't expect a complete overhaul, but certainly more than satisfying the minimum requirements for being on XBL. @Godmars: What are you talking about with Genma Onimusha? They certainly made a good bit of additions and modifications.
What? A possessed doll and an up in difficulty over a span of 6 months to a year it took to port? Yeah, that's a great example of CAPCOM upping their game. Nevermind all of the Megaman Network battle games, this MH port is going to look nothing like its PC version. You've wholly changed my mind about CAPCOM's abilities... :/
*sigh* Find examples yourself if you want to be swayed. I'm not Capcom's mouthpiece and you know what you consider valuable additions to a port. I don't. You refuse to even consider the possibility that it will have any good upgrades. All I'm getting at is that it's too early to decide whether or not the game will get them.
On a second thought, 360 can keep this game. I hate pay to play MMO (just my opinion).
Because this is one of those titles I see being able to make good use of natal in some way or another.
wont change a thing. if u cant sell rpg's well on 360 what makes u think a japenese mmo will? only game people would be willing to pay for is final fantasy online
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