Monster Hunter Frontier Online, originally made for PCs is coming to the Xbox 360 this summer. If you want to play it you'll have to pay monthly fees, but Capcom and Microsoft came up with a clever deal.
Can't see the game selling if that's the case.
After watching the trailer in that article I can't imagine buying this game, especially with a $15 per month subscription fee and ESPECIALLY with FFXIV Online out this year too. I know it's an mmorpg but those graphics make it look like a wii game and monster hunter tri (which is on the wii) actually looks better. Give PS3 owners Monster Hunter Tri capcom! M$ can have this.
I wonder if this game is coming out around Final Fantasy 14.
Woah $15 a month, that's waaaay to high for a console game. I know you get live as well, but it should be $5 a month maximum for the online subscription for the game only.
Do you really think FFXIV is coming out this year? Seriously it was only announced last year, I give it to 2011 at the earliest...and it will be 14.95 per month also, even on the PS3
@shopsmartash Announced last year? No, but in terms of the name "Final Fantasy XIV ? Yes. it was running under the name "Codename 'rapture'" before. It was actually hinted at that Square Enix was working on a new MMO back in 2005. 2006 is when it got it's name 'Code name 'Rapture'. As avid as I was a Final Fantasy XI fan I was looking forward to this. For a time being there was also no news, many of us thought their was nothing coming. Though through various interviews they stated it was still being worked on. So ever since then they have been working on it, I do believe it will come out this year. As for those fees sounds similar to the how Monster Hunter Tri works, though at least we are finally getting Monster Hunter Froniter after having Japan and Korea have it for so long. I guess I may try this though  Source(s): http://www.finalfantasyforu... http://www.finalfantasyunio... http://www.finalfantasyunio...
Touche =) and good points as well. I played FFXI but was never drawn in so I'm really not that excited for FFXIV
Wait a minute... it's already on PC and just has normal monthly fees which is how the mass majority of MMOers play their MMOs, and yet to play it on the 360 you'll have to pay an additional fee to access it from the Xbox 360 as well as being stuck with a closed system when it comes to graphics and performance? This isn't sounding like all that great of a deal to me.
Well it's a lot easier this time around, I guess it would be similar to how XI became after all the updates such as the famous level sync. I think Square learned their lesson after XI especially of people complaining of spending 3-5 hours just to gain at least a level or two. So this time around it's at least easier, but in terms of the battle system I think it's still roughly the same. If that was the reason why if so understandable =). It seemed boring to me at first to.
You PS3 fanboys should probably read the news and not the title
well what if you already have gold does the $15 a month add an extra month of gold to your membership or does it essentially become a "wasted" month of gold?
"Famitsu reports from the event, players need to purchase Hunter Life Course Coupons to log online. Each ticket costs 1,400 yen ($15) and is good for 30 days of Monster Hunter Frontier Online plus 30 days of Xbox Live Gold." Obvious trolls are obvious.
MHU/MHP2G and MHF have the same combat system. It was great back then but after you play MH3 you cant go back. MH3 feels just right for some odd reason. I hated playing it on the wii though. I'd be jealous if MS nabbed MH3 with upped graphics to the Wii though i doubt capcom would even try to update the graphics of any of their finished games.
Sigh now just say its free for Xbox Live Gold members and then its a deal MS. Other wise keep your money and make your own games that power the 360.
the thing is, you still need to pay extra! ok, you have a gold for 1 year and then you want to play this, you'll still need to buy that + 1 month gold for $15 over your already active account! and imagine if you're playing this game for 3 months and here's the math: XBL gold (active before MHF released) + 1 month MHF = $50+$15 ---> $65 for 12+1+1 = 14 months and you get to play other games online as well. XBL gold (active before MHF released) + 3 months MHF = $50+$45 ---> $95 for 12+1+3 = 16 months and you get to play other games online as well. and if you're just starting to get XBL Gold for MHF for 3 months, the math will be something like this: 3 months MHF = $45 for 3 months! and you get to play other games online as well. so...looking at the math alone, I think M$ is pushing gold membership sales with this move!
$180 a year. Ouch.
considering the amount of time you have to put into an MH game - grinding, farming, crafting just to get good gear for the harder missions - it'll be very pricey to play this with friends online. Might as well just stick with MH 2nd G since at least it's adhoc and portable.
And a great way to boost Live usage in Japan. I totally called this game, btw. But I was wrong on it being multi (at least for now). If you're a gamer and not a fanboy, this is pretty good news all around, and I think it signals a resurgence in MS' interest in the Japanese market. And again, an announcement followed by a SUMMER RELEASE. I hate MS' corporate demeanor and attitude, but they sure seem to release games in a timely manner. Gotta give credit where credit is due.
It may be pretty clever up to an including FFXIV"s release, announcement of its pricing, and other console MMOs. There's at least two of them out in Japan on the PS3, we just don't hear anything about them. That in itself isn't a good sign for console MMOs in general.
They don't have the name or pull of a Monster Hunter title. Not by a long shot. We have yet to see an MMORPG successfully implemented on a console this gen. PS3 would be my preference on account of the keyboard/ mouse thing. Voice-chat and text aren't really enough for an MMO. You seem like a decent poster, but you need to lay off the PS3 cheer-leading. I have one, I think that the system and the games are phenomenal, but I can also see the benefits of enjoying other experiences on other platforms. No one is attacking you or your choice in console, but MS scooping a Monster Hunter title and obfuscating the Live costs in a monthly charge was actually very "clever". And with the exception of Alan Wake, MS tends to stick to a tight announce > release schedule, which I - as a consumer - like. It's alright to admit these things. Capcom knows it, so does MS. I imagine Sony is aware as well (but there are rumblings of MH 4 coming to the PS3, so maybe they don't care much at all about a 2 year old PC port).
Who's "cheering?" I just want to know how those games are doing. FFXI on the 360 for that matter. Pretty sure it was a launch or launch window title yet you never hear anything about it. Who's playing it? What's the point of hyping all of these MMOs coming to consoles if no one talks about much less plays them as soon as they're on?
FF XI was in the top 10 on XBL for along time, till all these FPS started being released, believe it or not theirs still probably a good amount of people still playing it on the 360.
Question - If its 15 dollars for a 30 day subscription, what about months with 31 days or Feb with 28/29 days? :)
the subscription period does not care about what day it is. it lasts for 30 days straight. from the time of actavation to the time it runs out. the number of days in a month has no bearing on this
Another FLop! on the FlopBox3FixMe LMAO! :D
the original game on PC megaflopped in 2007 This one on x360 wont even do 100k
nah nah only flops happy on the ps3 mag(6/10) and ffxiv is going to flop beyong recognision
Jealous much? now go back to MAG/MAF MAssive Flop
beutiful graphics in this game.. J/K LOL... x360 maxed out much ? check out the trailer
Mark my words....the first MMO that comes out and charges will be a major flop...I wonder why age of conan did not come out yet...are they waiting for the other side to charge and test the waters???
"Charging for any MMO is the sign of death......" You're right, World of Warcraft is going to flop. Oh wait.
I'm pretty sure he meant on consoles but I still don't agree with thought.
Ok Final Fantasy XI then.
Pretty sure most Monster Hunter titles are pay-to-play for the online portion in Japan. Then again, I'm also pretty sure Frontier is online-only, compared to all other releases.
Eh, I dunno. It would certainly be a deal breaker for me. If you're paying for gold anyway, whatever. You won't mind. But trying to turn silver guys into gold? I'm afraid I don't see that alchemy working, sirs. Making gold a requirement for a p2p game feels like a step back. Edit: @below guy: Ah. I thought they meant they were just giving away one free 30-day card or something as kind of a gateway thing. Well, the enthusiasm from Chris makes a lot more sense. That is not a bad deal at all.
Gold membership is included WITH the subscription price. Additionally, the subscription price is the same as that of the PC. Its like getting Gold for free. How is that bad? Perhaps I misread your comment. I'm no where close to interested in this game, however it seems like abetter deal than FF11 on 360. Ultimately I think that MMO's on consoles should be free to download and with a trial included. Also, it would be wise to lower the subscription fee and include some kind of benefit from being a Gold member. Or perhaps micro-transactions might work better for console MMOs...
Wait seriously? Nice!
is this game even good?
usually mmos'require to have a harddrive for faster loading times; i fell bad for the people who dont have one so they have to fork out money to buy a harddrive because the loading times will sux. Pc is the way to go. Playb3yond
Atm theres only like 800,000 Xbox 360 systems bought in Japan alone, This game (Monster Hunter) got its name and fanbase set predominantly in Japan, requires a monthly fee which many people simply do not like paying and also its not guaranteed that all 360 user even have internet connectivity, let alone the fact they like MH. Globally i dont think itll live longer than 1-2 yrs, servers going to bought down in no time. My only consoles the 360 and ur going to have to rob me if your asking to pay a monthly fee on top of the price of the whole game.
people moaning about mag at 60 bucks,one years play in excess of 250 for this game lol.what a rip off.
Either Capcom and MS have done something very right here or very, very wrong. I'm not inclined enough to speak on MH aside from the fact that I know its very popular in Japan. The math on this looks really bad though $60 plus tax for the game(possibly) $50 for XBL Gold and around $180(12x15) for playing this game for a year. Thats damn near $300 to play this game for 1 year. Now, If this thing blows up and is successful, the math above goes from bad to JACKPOT SON! I think its an ideal attempt for MS to try to gain more ground in Japan but dude if this doesnt work, they may as well throw in the towel. I'm not very fond of MS at all but I give them credit for really trying to appease to the Japan audience(except for them fu(kin up FF13 for EVERYBODY). This is really make or break for them over in Japan because if this doesnt work, what in the hell will? God Speed.
well its really $250 since the membership to xbox live gold is included in each monthly membership for the game. Still, thats a lot of doe
What happens if you already have Xbox Live?
then you just pay $15 per 30 days to play the game. Its similar to WOW I guess.
If you already are Gold, then you can use your Live code and those 30 days will be added to the remaining days of your subscription. For example if you bought yesterday a 3 months Xbox Live card and today you buy Monster Hunter Frontier Online, you will be able to play 3 months + 1 month as a Gold member, but only 1 month on Monster Hunter online (unless you continue to pay your Monster Hunter monthly fee).
either way you look at it, the game has gone ONLINE. Since Japan is slow to online social gaming seems like they are giving them the prod here and there. At least the Biggest Devs over there. You have an ONLINE fanbase that most companies wanna tap. anyhow just shows you MS has not and will not quit in Japan, regardless of the circumstances. Has this game ever been ONLINE?
I dunno if its ever been online, it just seems like the sort of thing that would make Japanese play online even if they didnt before. However if MS sticks around if this doesnt work then they deserve to schat on. Its one thing to be patient and persistent, which they have been. Its another to just be ignorant and waste resources somewhere where you arent wanted. MS has buddies up with SE, Namco, to bring heavy hitting JRPG's to the 360 and that didnt work. Now its Capcom with MH. What more could Japanese gamers want and what more after this could MS offer them? Rape Play possibly? XD As far as JP content goes, MS couldnt possibly be steppin more in the right direction. They have the games that JP Gamers love to play yet it seems JP still flips them the bird despite their MAJOR efforts.
This game was originally released on the PC I believe back in 2007 under a subscription fee of $15. Monster Hunter Wii also had online support during it's release last year (I think). The Monster Hunter Freedom PSP games are online accessible through the free to download application Ad-Hoc Party through the PSN store, which allows PSP games that would normally require two or more people standing in the same room the chance to play the game online.
I wonder what will make this partnership a success if it hasn't been already.
I can't see bots buying this one,this type of game is not really their kind of game, it's a shame. Capcom are really stupid right now they could have easily ported this to the PS3 as well, because lets face it most of the games on x360 and PS3 look better than this.
XBOX LIVE + ADITIONAL FEE? EPIC FAIL... NO THANKS CAPCOM!!
oh dear......look a bit foolish now don't you
now why would capcom give MS this port but go over and give Sony the wii exclusive version? Wouldn't it just be fair if capcom gave it to Sony also and have cross platform gaming?
Yeah nice and dead in my eyes. This is how it starts pay $15 for live and MH fee. Then it's pay this and that. Please do not get sucked into this crap.
fail =/ none of this on teh ps3 thnx capcom focus on other things PLEASE
Wait, is this Capcoms 26th Jan Xbox announcement?
Btw graphics look awfull, And there are no fees, you just have to pay for Xbox Live Gold, all they did was rename Xbox Live Gold for Monster Hunter tix.
sounds about right :P
Pro Tip: Read the actual article.
Does anyone know how the PC version of the game is doing? That will speak volumes about a 360 port's chances.
I can't seem to find any information that relates to that but I think It wouldn't reflect too accurately on the fate of this particular port. Instead I would rather focus on gathering specific information about the title such as; the price of the game on release, for instance, will it be $60? Will it include the DLC from the released PC version(if any) or will you be charged extra? Will there be linked servers to connect PC and Xbox 360 players? I think the answers to those questions will prove a more accurate prediction for the game. The Japanese people are truly supportive of what they like, but there is a discipline and common sense that they have that should not be overlooked.
There is no way I would pay for one year of xbox live then on top of that $15 bucks for this game. I was totally interested in this until I realized that I could play FF14 on my ps3 and only worry about getting charged once.
did you fail to read?
I just bought a 12+1 month card from amazon, and now I gotta pay 15 bucks a month for this? Every other platform doesn't have to pay to play, why do we on xbox live? Yes I read the article, you obviously dont get what Im saying.
You do know that there hasn't been an MMO on the 360 where you had to pay for both Xbox LIVE Gold and the monthly subscription, right? I cant see Microsoft doing it for this game. Final Fantasy XI does not require XBL Gold.
H/o online Fee..that kinda throws me off..I guess I will play tri on the Wii...but like it or not thats a hot exclusive fr the moment....I wish the online fee was less...H/o is it coming to america
I'm going to guess that this game is going to bomb.