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Gaist Crusher God Is Getting A Beastly Serving Of Monster Hunter 4 Content

Posted by Damien McFerran

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Gaist Crusher God launches in Japan on September 4th, and Capcom has today announced that the game will get crossover content from Monster Hunter 4.

Players will be able to do battle with famous beasts from the popular title, each boasting a revised look so that they fit snugly into the Gaist Crusher world. Characters will also be able to don special suits of armour from the Monster Hunter series.

The original Gaist Crusher launched in Japan in December of last year, alongside a cartoon series and a vast range of merchandise. It and the sequel are both the work of Japanese software house Treasure, famous for such titles as Ikaruga, Bakuretsu Muteki Bangaioh and Mischief Makers. Our resident import expert Kerry didn't think it was up to much, so we hope that Treasure is looking to fix things with this sequel.

[via nintendoeverything.com]

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User Comments (11)

Mega719

#1

Mega719 said:

Yeah we are going to have a crossover with a completely unrelated franchise because why not?

Einherjar

#2

Einherjar said:

@Mega719 Simple answer: Monster Hunter is one if not THE only franchise that still works for Capcom. They mostly cross over with Street Fighter and if thats not appropriate, they do it with Monster Hunter.
Pure marketing fluff.
Do it once or twice and its cute fanservice, do it as much as capcom did it and it kinda gets desperate.

ModestFan93

#3

ModestFan93 said:

@Mega719 Well it looks like it'll work this time. This looks like a lot of work was put into it too not just slapping on some reskins or something.

Einherjar

#4

Einherjar said:

@ModestFan93 The question is: Why put so much work into a cross over thingy ? To me, this looks like they dont expect this game to be able to stand on its own two feet and needs a popularity boost in its second installment...
Furthermore, didnt they hype it up to be the next biggest thing ?
WIth tons of merchendesign, TV shows etc ?
I dont know about you guys, but i have never heard of it again, and it most certainly has nothing to do with being japan only, we hear about Youkai Watch all the time.

rjejr

#6

rjejr said:

I cant believe theres a game called Gaist Crusher God and Ive never heard of it.

It kind of looks and sounds like a Vita game, and I don't mean Freedom Wars, just in general.

sinalefa

#7

sinalefa said:

@Einherjar

For me this game is little more than a Treasure game that looks like Saint Seiya. So now it will be the Treasure Saint Seiya that looks like Monster Hunter :)

Kaze_Memaryu

#10

Kaze_Memaryu said:

These Rathian/Rathalos redesigns look disgusting! It's really saddening to see that Capcom isn't even respecting Monster Hunter anymore now...

thelastgogeta

#11

thelastgogeta said:

@Einherjar

They want it to succeed that's why.
Yokai Watch had an anime which made the game series blow up and now the sequel is using variants on the anime's opening song for the two versions. The original Gaist Crusher has MH4 nods, Sengoku Basara 4 nods, a Gaist by the artist of One Piece, a Gaist by the artist of Dragon Ball among other things. Pretty much any game will try crosspromotion, especially with internal series as that is cheaper to organise.

Gaist Crusher God is here as they don't want to give up and perhaps had some ideas they were hiding like MH4U was. >_>

@AVahne

You need to sell your soul and have an earlier firmware on your 3DS to do so, but it is possible according to a number of January 2014 articles... I just bought a Japanese system instead.

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