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Capcom's Projections Tumble As Monster Hunter 4 Is Delayed In Japan

Posted by Damien McFerran

3DS smash hit now set for summer debut

Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter 4 will miss its March 2013 release date in Japan.

The company has revealed that the eagerly-awaited game will be pushed to a vague summer launch, and added that the delay was "based on the decision that further quality enhancements are needed in order to meet the expectations and wishes of users. Capcom apologises to all stakeholders and Monster Hunter fans who are anxiously awaiting this new game for this delay and asks for their understanding as development on this exciting title continues."

They news - along with the revelation that Resident Evil 6 has failed to meet sales targets - has forced Capcom to revise down its projections for the financial year ending March 2013.

[via eurogamer.net]

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Sjoerd

#2

Sjoerd said:

Are they gonna change the textures on this game? It looks cheap and onrealistic. I think I'll skip this one. MH3U has too much content anyways

Tsuchinoko

#3

Tsuchinoko said:

Hey, whatever helps to make it a better game. We in Japan still are playing 3G, which will go to NA and EU in March, so I don't think too make people are going to be too upset by this. Just make a good game.

@Sjoerd have you seen the recent videos? Everything looks amazing

gavn64

#5

gavn64 said:

resident evil 6 is like a sick parody of resident evil 4 (the best by far in the series) u know they couldnt make a game of that quality again what with mikami leaving and all but still its even worse than resident evil 5 for christ sake hows that even possible

FarukoSH

#7

FarukoSH said:

I liked RE6, but mostly because 5 was such a bad game so i wasnt expecting that much...Revelations its the real RE game imo

Spoony_Tech

#9

Spoony_Tech said:

Quit trying to westernize resident evil and go back to its roots! There are already to many games to choose from so make it different again and add more of an exploration and puzzle elements! As for monster hunter 4; that kinda sucks because it just pushes it back even more for a western release.

Boo_Buster

#11

Boo_Buster said:

@Aviator What? Revelations is amazing. 6 is COD with infected. Hopefully they realize this for the inevitable next installment in the series and make it more like Revelations. I for one am glad it didn't sell well. That is the only way they are going to make it better. Personally, I haven't enjoyed a home console RE since 4.

47drift

#12

47drift said:

As long as 3 comes out in March I can wait. 4 looks like it needs some polish anyway, and I'll probably snag it when it has its remake ala Portable 4th or Ultimate.

pixelman

#13

pixelman said:

I'm mostly worried about the framerate. There are some really choppy shots in the trailers, and that irritates me more than muddy textures.

Still looks awesome though. <3

rjejr

#14

rjejr said:

Any chance Nintendo asked them nicely to hold off on the release for Luigi's Mansion 2 and Castlevania to get some sales in March? Might have looked bad if nobody bought Luigi b/c they were playing MH4 for 100s of hours.

Bankai

#15

Bankai said:

@rjejr No. That's not how it works. Corporations are not in the habit of asking other corporations to lose a whole heap of revenue in a reporting period to benefit themselves.

Jeremyx7

#16

Jeremyx7 said:

Anyone know if Monster Hunter 4 will have a console version? That's where the game should really be on.

PvtOttobot

#17

PvtOttobot said:

MH 4 textures make me wanna puke! Please Capcom, take all the time you want, Ultimate will have me occupied for years!!

Windy

#18

Windy said:

Maybe they decided to put online play into the 3ds version. it would be why I would buy it for sure

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