One of the key components of any Monster Hunter game is the elaborate crafting system that backs the majority of the item economy. While it is certainly possible to buy items in shops, it's almost always a better choice to go out and make it yourself by finding and combining the right materials. Arguably one of the most commonly used items is honey, which is necessary in the production of effective potions.
Oddly enough, it seems that Monster Hunter Generations will be endorsing a certain type of honey over in Japan. The honey is being manufactured by Rakuten – a company that has been making honey for more than 200 years – and it goes on sale later this month. There doesn't seem to be anything particularly special about this honey, but it's nonetheless an interesting cross-promotion attempt.
What do you think? Would you like to see something like this in the west? Are you looking forward to Monster Hunter Generations? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
[source item.rakuten.co.jp, via gonintendo.com]
Where I live the bees make especially good honey. I just love honey...mmm..
If I eat this honey, will I become a monster?
I'm just waiting for 17 videos of people eating this stuff and then flexing their arms above their heads.
oh japan... xD
"There doesn't seem to be anything particularly special about this honey..."
Ya don't say...
The article makes no mention about which specimen produced this wondrous honey.
I'll try to remember to mix this honey with medicine next time I'm ill, or when a monster appears and mauls me.
Is this the same "Rakuten" company who purchased the french selling platform "priceminister"?
@AlexOlney This is after of course them attempting to gather it, but a small bug hits them and they have to start over.
I thought Rakuten was just an online marketplace. They make honey, too?
@MitchVogel @Rei @AVahne
"I thought Rakuten was just an online marketplace"
You're right, Rakuten simply distribute the honey. The company that actually manufactures the honey is called Aki Pure, who produce a number of other food/beauty products derived from honey-bees (and have been doing so since 1804, apparently). For example, if you're in the market for Royal Jelly Vitamin Tablets, Aki Pure has got you covered.
It should probably be changed though. It'd be a bit like a Japanese site reporting that Amazon.com is a major honey producer of significant history.
It's worthless without the Herbs and Blue Mushrooms. I'm going to buy some anyway!
@Maxz I can recommend Forever Living Royal Jelly thingies, personally... 😉
Have a taste of the monster's honey pot...
Aww but I wanted Monster Hunter chocolate milk.
Considering how we got deviljho pickles during the caravan tour, and Mosswine jerky from a couple US sites, it wouldn't surprise me if we ended up getting some over here, or something else using North American made food products
Ya this is like that Mosswine Jerkey I saw a while back...
@16bitdave that... would be an interesting idea.
@AlexOlney will we get a video of you sampling the monster hunter honey?
How can honey be Monster Hunter themed. It's literally just honey with Monster Hunter pictures on the paper label outside the bottle.
That's like....that's like if Dominos made TMNT themed pizza by just adding some pictures of the ninja turtles to the box.
@Detective_TeeJay I suppose you haven't seen some of the other crazy Monster Hunter promotions they did for Generations in Japan. They don't fudge around over there, they're arguably a more commercially consumer-driven culture than us, it basically runs their lives.
If I were to buy this honey would I risk attracting hungry Arzuros into my house?
I don't play Monster Hunter. In fact, I clicked this link on accident. But there's something utterly hilarious about the fact that you gave "Honey" it's own tag.
@Detective_TeeJay Pizza Hut did just that actually, back in 2014. I think it was a bit more elaborate than this, though:
I ordered Raphael's Favorite once. It's basically just a variant of Meat Lovers.
Something I'd like to see in the States are MonHun Energy Drinks, or "Mega Potions" if they prefer. Honey is an ingredient for both of those items in the games, so an actual beverage could be made with real honey too, I think.
@Detective_TeeJay If I recall correctly, Dominoes teamed up with Miku a couple years back in Japan and the boxes could be virtual concerts using AR on your phone. Japan makes some fairly random, but still pretty awesome combos over there
I'd still rather have the wyporium deliver my honey but, at at least I have a 3rd alternative to gathering honey now
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