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Weirdness: This is How Monster Hunter Beasts Spring to Life at Universal Studios Japan

This is How Monster Hunter Beasts Spring to Life at Universal Studios Japan

Monstrous monsters on the prowl

We recently reported on Monster Hunter Real 2014, a Monster Hunter-themed extravaganza at the Universal Studios theme park in Osaka, Japan. The exhibit, which is open until 11th May, features Monster Hunter themed food and drink, elaborate models of gear from the game and quests that visitors can go on. One of the...

Soapbox: A Monster Hunter Obsession, and Why the Franchise Could Take Off in the West

A Monster Hunter Obsession, and Why the Franchise Could Take Off in the West

Tom Whitehead argues the case for the divisive, demanding series

I'll put it out there right from the off — I'm no Monster Hunter veteran. Not by a long way, and in fact my first experience with the series was Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii. I played the campaign to completion and enjoyed it a lot, but it wasn't until Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate...

News: Capcom Reportedly Planning Western Release of Monster Hunter Frontier G

Capcom Reportedly Planning Western Release of Monster Hunter Frontier G

It's massive, multiplayer, and online

Monster Hunter Frontier G is currently gracing the Wii U, and a host of other platforms, in Japan. While not exactly part of the main series and certainly not enjoying the same commercial success, it's intriguing as it applies the Monster Hunter setting to a MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing...

Video: Capcom Celebrates 10 Years of Monster Hunter

Capcom Celebrates 10 Years of Monster Hunter

Epic

This is a big year for the Monster Hunter franchise, and Capcom has every reason to be happy with its current status. Monster Hunter 4 cruised past the company's sales targets for Japan, and in the process won't have done any harm to Nintendo's chances in retaining exclusivity of the franchise. In the Japanese market MH counts for a lot, so its...

Feature: Monster Hunting With Kerry: Taking Baby Steps With Great Jaggi

Monster Hunting With Kerry: Taking Baby Steps With Great Jaggi

Warning: Article contains gross incompetence

Hello! Kerry here, your inept but endlessly enthusiastic guide through the dangerous and thrilling world of Monster Hunter 4. At the behest of the kind and gracious Nintendo Life overlords, I've been locked away in a small room for days on end and tasked with playing as much of the Japanese version as...

Matters of Import: Welcome To The Terrifying Yet Accessible World Of Monster Hunter 4

Welcome To The Terrifying Yet Accessible World Of Monster Hunter 4

Something to get your teeth stuck into

Monster Hunter 4 is the latest and greatest in Capcom’s endlessly popular series of wildlife-bothering games, bringing even more areas to explore and new monsters to turn into breastplates and boots. Thankfully hunters come prepared for these new challenges with two new weapon types and the all-new ability...

Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Devours Time and Pushes Boundaries

12 Days of Christmas - Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Devours Time and Pushes Boundaries

Wii U and 3DS cross-play brings Hunters together

Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii was a standout not just for its epic scale and unique style, but for its ability to bring owners of the system together in a solid, cohesive online component; that was a rarity. With honourable exceptions such as Mario Kart Wii, many titles on Nintendo's last-gen system...

News: Devil May Cry's Dante And Lady Are Crossing Over To Monster Hunter Frontier G

Devil May Cry's Dante And Lady Are Crossing Over To Monster Hunter Frontier G

Cool new costumes and weapons for the online monster-slaying epic

Capcom has revealed that Monster Hunter Frontier G — the MMORPG version of its popular beast-killing franchise — is getting some Devil May Cry-related content. Dante’s costume is for sword users of level seven or higher, and offers two different blades: Rebellion I and...

News: Capcom Unity's Christmas Card Design Gets Festive With Monster Hunter

Capcom Unity's Christmas Card Design Gets Festive With Monster Hunter

Cute and not deadly

It's the season of giving, and we can expect game companies to give us attractive image files of Christmas greetings; it's not quite a shiny new game wrapped in festive paper but, still, it's the best that's on offer. Capcom Unity's approach this year was to run a contest for its readers to design the company's official card,...

News: Festive Monster Hunter UK Meet-Up To Include Awesome Nintendo Prizes

Festive Monster Hunter UK Meet-Up To Include Awesome Nintendo Prizes

Serious hunting ahead

The ongoing absence of Western localisation news for Monster Hunter 4 may be a sore point for fans of the franchise, but it's clear that the series does have a core of dedicated fans outside of Japan. We don't know whether Capcom deems that fanbase to be sufficient as yet, but nevertheless online matches can still be organised...

News: Capcom's 3DS Smash Hit Monster Hunter 4 Is Venturing Outside Of Japan

Capcom's 3DS Smash Hit Monster Hunter 4 Is Venturing Outside Of Japan

Between this and Gangnam Style, South Korea has it all

In sometimes quiet and subtle ways, Nintendo has been expanding its presence in the Korean market ever since opening a new division of the company in Seoul back in 2006 and enthralling Korean gamers with many of its major software releases. In the case of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the game saw...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Will Allow You To Dress Up As Link Through Collaborative DLC

Monster Hunter 4 Will Allow You To Dress Up As Link Through Collaborative DLC

See Mario and Luigi outfits in the full presentation, too

During this morning's Monster Hunter 4 themed Japanese Nintendo Direct, Capcom revealed that the upcoming 3DS title will allow players to obtain costumes from Nintendo's biggest franchises through specific DLC quests. One quest enables you to dress up your Felyne in the famous Mario and...

Nintendo Direct: Japanese Monster Hunter 4 Broadcast Coming September 8th

Japanese Monster Hunter 4 Broadcast Coming September 8th

The hunt is almost on

Monster Hunter 4 hits Japanese store shelves on September 15th, but just in case there wasn't enough hype surrounding its launch already, Nintendo is holding a special Monster Hunter-themed Nintendo Direct on September 8th. The video will go live at 8PM JST, 1PM CEST and 7AM EDT. It's going to be in Japanese obviously, but it...