Last week, the schedule for the 2020 Tokyo Game Show was announced. Capcom will be participating in a special live stream - featuring reveals, game updates and plans for titles such as the new Resident Evil and more...
In the lead-up to this online event, Capcom is running a special software sale on its official website. As noted by fans of the company and reported on by VGC, the "most prominently featured discount" is for the Nintendo Switch title Monster Hunter XX (known locally as Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate).
While this might not be anything more than a sale, it's certainly interesting timing to spotlight this particular game/series after recent rumours surfaced about a new Monster Hunter title for the Switch being revealed soon.
In a shareholder meeting earlier this year, Capcom also mentioned how it was open to developing a new Monster Hunter entry that would be more popular with the high school age bracket (in other words, a new portable release).
If the company does have anything about Monster Hunter to announce, we guess we'll hear about it in a few weeks time at the Tokyo Game Show, running from 24th - 27th September. See the full event line-up in our previous post. Would you like a new Monster Hunter game on Nintendo Switch? Share your thoughts below.
Tell me how do your like to style your tin foil hat?
New MH for the Switch? Inject it into my veins
If they do announce it I’m going to loose it. The memories I had on 4U were legendary. I made so many friends from it and I still talk to em today. I hope it isn’t an open world driven one, the traditional ones were awesome
That sounds like a very firm basis for a rumour. 🤦🏻♂️ Or maybe Capcom featured it so prominently as they figure that it's a good candidate for squeezing more sales out of. Honestly, Twitter and Facebook enable the weakest of suspicions to be communicated, and within hours they are everywhere.
Perfect tme to show it. Bring it on, Capcom!
Capcom games are not just about Monster Hunter and Street Fighter, right ?
I just wonder about other division in Capcom team.
I knew Naoki Maeda (former DDR sound director and DDR artist from Konami) are still working at Capcom since 2013.
I really hope Capcom have their Rhythm games by Naoki Maeda on consoles.
New Dragon’s Dogma I hope. Even if its on PS5, and I’ll never obtain it.
If there is a new game to be announced, wouldn’t pushing the sale of the older game risk annoying the customer base/ eating into sales of this rumoured new entry?
Ah yes a sale for generations totally confirms a new game.
@Varkster TGS is at the end of the month, so it's unlikely he means Monster Hunter.
@status-204 My favourite kind of news articles are the ones that include five tweets from complete randos giving their opinion of some major incident.
@Richnj Well its always implied that twitter reflects real life. Especially when it comes to 'journalism' 😂. I wouldn't expect anything worth note from Capcom. They've had over 3 years to put something new on Switch. they're only interested in lazy ports
So likely candidates, the canned Wii U Monster Hunter before it turned into MH4 for 3DS (MH4 was originally alot more intricate and involved long chases to wear down the monsters, this was too taxing and complicated for 3DS to do justice to so was cut down). There will definitely be a Next gen MH World game, either a new game or add on beyond Iceborne.
I hope it isn't just a simple port of MH stories as that would be unambitious of Capcom. A sequel to Stories however, that would fit Switch's current demographic of Animal crossing fans and Pokémon trainers. A better Switch model next year may have persuaded Capcom to port MH World to Switch with Nintendo themed bonus content.
This is just the same old sale that they have every 2 months!
Am I the only one who wants a breath of fire collection?
I fu**ing love Monster Hunter
Hoping for Stories art style, MH Gen/World style gameplay, and inclusion of MHW monsters.
Dear capcom: if the PS4 version of Monster Hunter is titled “World”. Can you name the upcoming one on Switch “Monster hunter land”?... please?
I'd definitely be down for a new MH in the old school vein. I just crossed the 20 hour mark on World, and honestly, I don't like it anywhere near as much as the earlier entries. Just something about the sluggish pace that comes with the more open world environments kills it for me; I'd love something more in line with the old brand.
@HollowSpectre No, no your not
The fact that Capcom stated a Switch Monster Hunter would target a different audience means that it won't have the same feel as MHWorld, or in other words it won't just be a World Portable version.
Firstly I'm excited to get back into a multiplayer-focused MH instead of a MHWorld-esque singleplayer-focused experience. I want to go back to village/guild quest splitting, which may be inconvenient for single player-focused players (PS4 mainstreamuals), but much more convenient for multiplayer-focused players.
But the most interesting thing to me is wondering what the models, textures and gameplay will look like in RE Engine, obviously a first for Monster Hunter. Even MHTri on Wii made character movement feel different than the handheld Freedom entries, just like character movement feels a bit different in MHWorld as opposed to GU.
@Kainbrightside Monster Hunter devs have been optimizing for underpowered hardware for decades, so they are some of the most capable AAA devs to make a great performing title on Switch.
this is perfect for when i get my switch lite on christmas though i am getting botw first i will consider this later down the line
I am trying to stay optimistic about a new Switch Monster Hunter. I just have a feeling something about the announcement, or if there is one, will let me down. I really hope it isn't the case.
@Ooyah yeah I'm with you on this, Capcom is using an unconfirmed rumour to milk more money out of Switch owners, that they have been shafting with shoddy over priced ports for over 3 years.
I doubt we'll see an MonHun game from them on the Switch.
@Ulysses except, they have had nearly 4 years (probably over 4 years of we include how long they have been able to access the development kit) to make a new game for the Switch.
Considering they made many exclusive games for the 3DS, you'd have thought they would give the Switch the same treatment.
Instead we got over priced old ports, the best game they've released on the system is a 6 year old 3DS port.
No exclusive games, no new games, overcharged us for old games...
I mean, they tried to sell us a mobile phone port they had on the iPhone for $20... Lol
Well, I'm not sure about that... I was just objecting to how so many people out there are starting up rumours based on next to nothing. That Tweet just felt like a massive stretch.
@Razer I'm not really sure what your point is in response to my post, aside from countering my positive post with general pessimism, simply listing all of your personal gripes. Ultimately, Capcom has been one of the bigger supporters of the Switch, along with Square Enix, despite both of their faults.
Switch already has an exclusive Monster Hunter title, and another one is on the way. Capcom's MH developers are among the best under their Umbrella, and they have created some of the most impressive software on Ninteno's weaker hardware, so I have faith they will create a quality game.
@Ulysses how exactly have they supported the Switch?
List me one new game they've made specifically for the Switch, that isn't cheaper and better on other platforms? While you make that list, I'll make my own.
Street fighter collection on the Switch was an overpriced joke.
Every single Res evil port are cheaper on other systems.
Devil may cry collection is over priced and the first two are genuinely terribly ported with the 3rd being passable.
I already mentioned a £20 mobile game.
How are you even going to compare that support to what Sqaure have done? Lol
@Ulysses also how are you going to call it a "personal gripe" when I literally linked an article about how Capcom doesn't like the Switch.
Do you think I wrote that? Lol
Look at the support on the 3DS, multiple exclusive games and ports. They're games collectively on the 3DS shifted over 22 million copies.
Their entire library on the Switch hasn't even shifted 3 million. How are you even going to compare the support?
It's okay to be optimistic but not to the point of internally misinforming yourself.
@Ooyah people are just desperate for Capcom to do something, anything on the Switch that they'll start a rumour just to see it get talked about.
Capcom have been absent on the Switch for 4 years outside of old overpriced ports.
If you compare the support the 3DS got, with multiple exclusive games, even the Wii U had a couple, the Switch has been a ghost town for Capcom.
Their only release this year has been an over priced mobile phone port in April.
At this stage, nearly 4 years in, we'd have expected something more substantial from them.
If there is a new monster hunter for switch I hope it comes out early next year. Capcom has a history in recent years of dropping their big games in the jan-april months.
@Razer Due to your consistently negative attitude toward Capcom across many articles, it's clear you've made up your mind regardless of how hard I attempted to argue. We'll just have to see what happens by March.
Monster Hunter is always welcome here! At least Capcom still brings Monster Hunter unlike **cough cough* phantasy Star Online and **cough cough** Dragon Quest X. Yeah at least Capcom gives us a chance. Yeah im bitter about those titles not hitting North America on Nintendo Machines.
Yes, I would like a new Monster Hunter game for the Nintendo Switch. I would like to have my Monster Hunter amiibo compatible with the game aswell. Such as my Barioth from Monster Hunter Stories.
Don't think it'll be a Stories/Riders port (even though a LOT of Switch games are), but I only think that because they already did port it to Mobile devices. <claps hands together in prayer> PLEASE let this be a good, real MH, and step back from the trainwreck that is World..
I'm right there with you; they dumbed down the mechanics and games play so much it NOT MH anymore. If they continue the franchise in this way, they need to really step things up for the next console release.
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