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News Monster Hunter Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto Emphasizes the Value of Community and the 3DS for MH4 Ultimate
"At this time we're focusing on the 3DS version"
Its arrival in "early 2015" may seem rather far away, but we suspect a good number of 3DS owners are rather excited about the upcoming arrival of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. It's a much anticipated localisation, and as with the previous Western release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate it'll be the expanded...
News Capcom Is Aware That We All Want A New Mega Man Collection, Thanks Very Much
"Those 2004 / 2006 discs are getting pretty old at this point"
Mega Man is a classic series which continues to attract a lot of interest from modern gamers — the hype surrounding "spiritual successor" Mighty No. 9 is proof of that — but outside of a few Virtual Console releases, Capcom has remained curiously reluctant to capitalise on this...
Weirdness Don't Be Afraid Of This Big, Bad Japanese Monster Hunter 4 Commercial
Here, little piggy
Capcom has already unleashed some pretty unusual commercials to support Monster Hunter 4 (and, by extension, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate) on the 3DS, but this latest one looks set to top them all. The TV spot — which is due to air on March 1st — has been teased by Japanese site
News Gargoyle's Quest II and Street Fighter 2010 Could Be Heading to the 3DS Virtual Console
The Virtual Console has been an incredible asset to Nintendo over the years. Not only has it served as a method of playing yesterday’s games today, but it’s also come in handy when bridging the gap between retail releases. One of its downsides of course is that with every new console’s release, the back catalogue of games...
News Mega Man: The Board Game Now Available for Pre-order in North America
Time to power up
Mega Man enthusiasts that aren't averse to browsing a bit of crowdfunding will have no doubt followed, with interest, last year's Kickstarter campaign from Jasco Games. Its crowdfunding project for an officially licenced board game based on the classic Capcom series was unsurprisingly popular, raising $415,041 when it had sought...
News Monster Hunter Executive Producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto, To Appear At London Community Event
On the hunt
While keen Monster Hunter fans can still meet on the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U servers to take on some enormous beasts, Capcom continues to host regular community events in London to celebrate the title. It's the local multiplayer of the 3DS version that gets an airing at these events, while there are often contests and prizes for...
Weirdness Resident Evil Creator Shinji Mikami Got A Copy Of Willow On The NES When He Joined Capcom
That's some incentive
Shinji Mikami may now be working hard on The Evil Within at his new studio Tango Gameworks, but he made his name creating titles for Capcom — most notably Resident Evil. He's been speaking to Famitsu about how he got started in the game industry, and has revealed that he was given a rather unusual gift when his employment...
News Gargoyle's Quest II Rated in Australia
Firebrand swooping back onto Virtual Console?
Gargoyle's Quest, a spinoff from Ghosts 'n Goblins featuring enemy-turned-hero Firebrand, is one of Capcom's lesser mentioned yet still well regarded series. We held a high opinion of the original Game Boy title in our review for the 3DS Virtual Console, and now signs are pointing toward its sequel...
Weirdness 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
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 that...
News 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...
News Capcom's Monster Hunter Invades Universal Studios Japan
In the hunt
We recently covered the exciting news that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate was heading westward, and 3DS owners around the world rightfully took to the internet to celebrate. Japanese Monster Hunter fans still get all the really cool toys though, like the brand new Monster Hunter Real 2014 exhibition that opens tomorrow at the Universal...
News Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Reduced to $19.99 on Both Wii U and 3DS
Hunt those downloads
With Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate confirmed to be on the way to the West in early 2015, Capcom seems keen to use the good news to shift more copies of the excellent Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on both Wii U and 3DS. European gamers can already look forward to some juicy discounts on both versions in this week's download update, but...
Video Capcom Celebrates 10 Years of Monster Hunter
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...
Matters of Import E.X. Troopers Brings The Heat To 3DS
Capcom however, remains frosty
Capcom’s E.X. Troopers may not be the latest or biggest Japanese 3DS game around, but it’s certainly no less worthy of inclusion here than any other game we’ve previously covered on Matters of Import and — as this and its high-resolution PS3 port are the only E.X. Troopers games so far — it is sadly still the...
News Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Confirmed for the West
Arrives in "early 2015"
Earlier today we shared the news that Monster Hunter 4 G arrives in Japan this year, an expanded and improved version of the phenomenally successful 3DS original. As we observed in that article, the arrival of Monster Hunter 3 G eventually paved the way for the "Ultimate" games — on Wii U and 3DS — in the West. In...
Video The First Thirty Minutes Of The Best 3DS Action Game You've Never Played
That's E.X. Troopers, by the way
"Like Lost Planet, but anime" could easily have been the most cynical boardroom pitch ever, but thankfully Capcom couldn't have any poured any more love into E.X. Troopers if it had tried. We've got a full Matters of Import feature coming up soon on this amazing title, so in the meantime grab yourself a hot beverage...
News Cody, Haggar And Guy Are Scrapping Their Way To The Japanese 3DS eShop In Mighty Final Fight
While we get Mighty Bomb Jack
Next week, Japanese 3DS owners will be able to step into the super-deformed shoes of Metro City's famous wrestling mayor Mike Haggar thanks to the release of Mighty Final Fight on the 3DS Virtual Console. Capcom's side-scrolling fighter originally launched on the Famicom and NES back in 1993, and offers the same kind...
News Ace Attorney Collection Coming To Japanese 3DS Consoles This April
The first three adventures in one handy package
Capcom is releasing a special Ace Attorney collection for the 3DS which contains the first three games in the best-selling series. While the 3DS console's unique screen will be used to give each game a sense of depth, they will remain effectively unchanged from a graphical perspective. English...
News Mega Man Board Game Kickstarter Destroys Boss, Gets Money Beam
PayPal backing still possible
In further proof that the words "Mega Man" cause a violent reaction in money that makes it leap out of wallets and hurl itself kamikaze-like into screens, the Kickstarter for the Mega Man Board Game ended yesterday with almost six times the funding it initially requested. Jasco Games's Kickstarter finished at around...
Feature 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...
First Impressions Shouting Shounen in Capcom’s Gaist Crusher
We go hands-on with this hyperactive Treasure-developed 3DS title
Gaist Crusher is one of those multimedia extravaganzas where right from the start there’s a TV series, manga and other merchandise all lined up and ready to drain the wallets of anyone unable to withstand the assault. This 3DS offering — developed by none other than the legendary...
News Capcom Claims Its New Panta Rhei Game Engine Can Be Adapted To Any System
And that means Wii U and 3DS
Capcom's MT Framework game engine was pretty adaptable — it powered Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D on the 3DS as well as providing the horsepower for the company's home console titles — and the Japanese studio has gone on record to confirm that its successor will be just as versatile. Panta Rhei is Capcom's...
News The Rockman X Sound Box Album Set Includes Four Tracks Cut From Mega Man X
And now you can listen to them for free
Years from now we may refer to "doing a Capcom Anniversary", with a knowing wink and nudge. For example, in a parallel universe Nintendo didn't celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Zelda franchise by releasing Skyward Sword with a special CD and a game plot right at the beginning of the timeline, but sold us...
Rumour Mega Man Legends 3's Aero To Live On In Capcom iOS Title
Could the character live on despite the game being canned?
Sound Rangers: Rhythm & Battle! is an iOS title from Capcom which combines RPG elements with music-based combat — and it showcases a selection of famous characters from Capcom's history. Interestingly, Capcom has just revealed via Twitter that a new character is coming to the game —...
Video Capcom's Local Japanese Commercials For Monster Hunter 4 Are Pretty Funny
Cats, singers and wrestlers all feature
Monster Hunter 4 launched in Japan last year but Capcom is giving the title another promotional push on home soil with a series of commercials which are exclusive to different regions in the country. These ads — which you can view below — range from strange to downright hilarious, and only serve to make...
News New Ace Attorney Title Confirmed to be in Development
Hopefully being pointed towards 3DS
Although its download-only release format won't have been to the taste of all series fans, gamers outside of Japan thankfully got a chance to play the latest entry in the Ace Attorney series — Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies — on the 3DS eShop; we thought it turned out rather well, awarding 9/10...
Feature 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 Mega Man Board Game Hits Kickstarter
The Blue Bomber, Unplugged
How about we shift away from recent Mega Man-related Kickstarter madness, take a deep breath, and cleanse the palette with some other Mega Man-related Kickstarter news? Back in July we reported on the intent of Jasco Games to develop a Mega Man tabletop game, trading in pixels for pieces. That game has now hit
News 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 Proposed Ghosts 'N Goblins Reboot Is Cancelled Following An Intellectual Property Dispute
Not all that shocking, really
Remember the Kickstarter campaign we reported on a while back about a possible reboot of Capcom's Ghosts 'n Goblins? The team behind the project stated that they would try and produce the game with or without Capcom's blessing, but did say that even if the Japanese giant refused to become involved, the name of the title...
News 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
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 Monster Hunter 4 Has Shipped Over Four Million Units in Japan
That includes eShop downloads
It's no secret that Monster Hunter 4 has been a significant success in Japan, quickly surpassing Capcom's sales projections and capturing the imagination of 3DS owners in the country; it's now hit another major sales landmark to emphasize its success on Nintendo's portable system. Capcom has confirmed that the title...
News Ace Attorney Producer Wants To Revive Capcom's Final Fight
Motohide Eshiro also wants to revisit Devil May Cry and Shadow of Rome
Motohide Eshiro is the producer of Capcom's recent 3DS offering Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, and has worked in a wide range of roles at the company, including a programmer, director and planner. Given this wealth of experience, it seems only fair to ask which...
News 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...
Review Goof Troop (Super Nintendo)
In the late '80s and early '90s Capcom created a range of games, based on Disney franchises, for the NES and SNES. The likes of Darkwing Duck, Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers and DuckTales all made appearances, the latter of which has even been given the HD treatment for modern systems, including Wii U. One of the more interesting titles was...
News Monster Hunter 4 Helps Capcom Boost Overall Sales By 16.9%
The franchise has shifted 27 million copies over the years
Capcom has posted its financial earnings for the six month period ending 30th September 2013 and things are looking good for the Japanese firm as sales have shot up 16.9 percent on last year's figures, with the help of popular titles such as Monster Hunter 4. Indeed, anyone who's been...
News Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies Proves That Capcom Really Needs To Hire More Proofreaders
Spell to get well
Not so long ago, Capcom caused a few unintentional guffaws with its Resident Evil: Revelations packaging spelling error. You'd think that dropping such a notable clanger would encourage the firm to subsequently keep a close eye on its spelling, but having spent a while with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies on the 3DS,...
Weirdness Japanese YouTuber Dresses Up As Mega Man, Powers Up Via Electric Shocks
It's one way to celebrate the Blue Bomber's 25th, we guess
As we all know, Mega Man turns 25 this year. Capcom is doing its bit by re-releasing classic adventures on the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console services, but what fans really want is an all-new Mega Man outing. They may well be getting it, too — although in the form of Mighty No.9, which is a...
News Resident Evil Revelations And Mercenaries Are Half Price On The eShop Over Halloween
A nice treat for North American Wii U and 3DS owners
It's that time of year again where people dress as werewolves and other spooky monsters, carve scary faces into pumpkins and dish out candy on Animal Crossing. Yes, it's Halloween and there are plenty of frightful franchises out there to get stuck into over the season, with Resident Evil being...
Video This Stop Motion Mega Man Video is a Bit Awesome
Over 10,000 photos used
As regular readers will know, we like drawing attention to some of the best and most interesting examples of gaming culture, where fans go to extraordinary lengths to simply produce something fantastic for others to enjoy. One YouTube creator we've featured is FinalCutKing, a channel that gave us the rather brilliant Post-It...
News Capcom Issues Update On Game Boy Mega Man Titles Heading To 3DS Virtual Console
They're on the way, Mega Man X2 could also be possible
Capcom is celebrating a lot this year, with the company itself reaching its 30th anniversary and Mega Man hitting his 25th birthday. While the Blue Bomber hasn't had a new game to celebrate the occasion, he is to be a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS and...
News Capcom Celebrates 30 Years With New Character Encyclopedia
Full of artwork and details for around 200 characters
Capcom has plenty of franchises under its belt, with the likes of Mega Man, Street Fighter and Resident Evil to name a few. You could probably create a whole encyclopedia detailing every single character that's ever graced a title from the company. Well, wouldn't you know it? Someone actually...
News A Third Limited Edition Monster Hunter 4 3DS Model Emerges in Japan
The West says hi, Capcom!
Monster Hunter 4 has been a bit of a triumph since its release in Japan, surpassing three million sales already and in the process easily hitting Capcom's targets. It's been a positive for Nintendo, too, as it can cite the substantial success of a third-party exclusive on the 3DS. It's certainly been a strong partnership...
News Monster Hunter 4 Surpasses Three Million Sales in Japan
Including download numbers
As we've reported in recent weeks, Monster Hunter 4 has been achieving particularly impressive sales since its launch in Japan, moving quickly towards Capcom's targets. The company had anticipated 2.8 million sales by the end of March 2014, yet has now confirmed that the title has already surpassed three million sales at...
Review Final Fight 2 (Wii U eShop / SNES)
The Sophomore Slump
The SNES port of the original Final Fight may have successfully translated the gameplay from arcade to home console, but it was missing some key elements: the third character Guy, an entire level and — most important of all — the vital two-player co-op mode. Capcom sought to rectify these shortcomings in the SNES-exclusive...
Review Final Fight (Wii U eShop / SNES)
Because the world needs more wrestling mayors
Back in the late '80s and early '90s — when arcades were still the biggest draw for dedicated gamers — Capcom was the company to beat when it came to coin-op success. It produced a string of classics around this time, most of which saw conversions on the popular home consoles of the period. While...
News Capcom Europe To Axe More Than Half Its Workforce Due To Major Restructuring
Forced by the "changing market conditions the industry is facing"
MCV is reporting that Capcom Europe is to cut "more than half" of its workforce in a major restructuring campaign. The move comes after a similar move in the US, and follows a disappointing year for the company which saw titles like Lost Planet 3, Resident Evil 6 and DmC: Devil May...
News More Mega Man Love Is Coming To Japanese Virtual Console Services
Game Boy and Super Famicom sequels on the way next week
Mega Man is 25 this year, and Capcom is wasting no time in pumping out as many of his classic adventures as possible onto Nintendo's Virtual Console services. Next week — October 9th, to be exact — will see the release of Mega Man III on the 3DS eShop and Mega Man X2 on the Wii U eShop...