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Capcom says it has no plans to localize Monster Hunter XX

Posted on June 14, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News, Switch

Monster Hunter XX may end up being a Japanese-only title – at least for the time being. GameSpot got in touch with the company directly to ask about any plans for a western release. Unfortunately, Capcom said it has no plans to localize the game. If that ever changes, we’ll definitely let you know.

Monster Hunter XX originally came out on 3DS last year. If you’re interested in the upcoming Switch release though, importing could be an option for some as the system is region-free.

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  • Acantus

    No worries, we’ll get another MH title in due time.

  • Fore

    And this concludes Capcom not giving an F about Switch OR 3DS, basically Nintendo in general. “Thank you for your support, Nintendo players, but you’ve outlived your usefulness. That big bag of cash from Sony will work splendid with the new platforms we’re working on!”

    • donut

      sounds a lot like what happened when they dropped psp, huh? also it’s not that they don’t care about switch. monster hunter world has been in development ever since 4U came out. it’s been in development for four years.

      • Fore

        Monster Hunter World aside, they’re not even localizing XX.

        • donut

          because they want worlds to be as big of a success as it can. they’re not localizing XX cuz they’re afraid itll cannibalize the sales of worlds, a game they put waaaay more hard work into

          • Fore

            They’re shafting people who can’t play these games because of portability, by that alone they’re seriously damaging their sales. That, and it speaks VOLUMES that they’re afraid that an uprezzed 3DS port could cannibalize the sales of a 4 year (so they said) project.

          • donut

            no. they’re afraid for the same reason they didn’t bring MHP3rd or MH4 over. it’s too soon and a better one was already announced.

          • Fore

            A” better” one for other platforms. Do tell, what would XX for Switch possibly do to a Western-focused title on all the other platforms?

          • donut

            get people fatigued of the monster hunter series.

          • Fore

            Fatigued of the Monster Hunter series while World already has plenty of differences, and is rumoured to have QTE’s and such. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. I’m not buying that.

          • donut

            not just rumored, but also deconfirmed by the devs. seriously, the fact that you people will take the words from 4chan rumors over the words from the actual devs is embarrassing.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Except when the rumor have been at least 70% true: next MH is western gameplay for PC and consoles, Sony also paid Capcom to request MH World won’t come to switch and it doesn’t mean Capcom never lied anyway LOL

          • donut

            the only reason you people are saying MHW is western is because the rumor said so. it plays just like 4U did, and all those additions that you think are western? those were in the proof of concept trailer for 4 on 3DS, they just didn’t make it in because the system wasn’t powerful, which is exactly why they decide to move the series to the PS4, because it was the most powerful system at the time. not because sony paid them. (which again, is what the rumor told you and not something that’s been confirmed)

          • donut

            also keep this in mind: x (and xx by association) is based off 4U’s gameplay. monster hunter world is ALSO based off of 4U’s gameplay. so i think you’ll find that they’re more similar than not.

    • Jess

      To be honest we a) don’t know what happened between capcom and nintendo behind the scenes and b) people have been begging for console versions of monster hunter for literally years. For some people it’s nigh on unplayable on the 3DS’ tiny, tiny screen.I’d love to see it for the switch but it has absolutely outlived the 3DS’ capabilities.

      Dunno what happened to not bring it to the switch, but I’m pretty darn thrilled to see it on a proper console and not trapped in handheld hell.

      • Fore

        Then you bring it to the Switch, which is the best compromise between the West and Japan that exists to date. Japan has their handheld, and the West can put their Switch on the dock for the home-console experience.

        Also the handheld “hell” is something A LOT OF PEOPLE really appreciate. The ability to play it on the go, not confined to their houses, something they can do DURING their busy lives, not interrupting them.

        • Jess

          Firstly, I really believe that something must have happened between Capcom and Nintendo behind closed doors. They’ve otherwise been a tight relationship before this, so this sudden change is pretty interesting. Not sure what happened, but clearly SOMETHING happened.

          And second; you can’t demand every single game in a series be restricted to a handheld system. It’s not fair. Not to other people, or to the game developers. There’s a lot more power behind a console, a lot more room to do everything they want with the size of the game, and the scope of the graphics. The processing power is just infinitely better.
          I KNOW it’s fun and convenient, I’ve owned every iteration of nintendo handheld since the original gameboy. I’ve had those when I didn’t have any home consoles. (I STILL don’t have a PS4 or anything else)
          I f-cking love it, but I can also understand that they can’t all be on it.

          Again, you say “a lot of people” really appreciate it on handhelds, but a lot of other people DON’T. I mentioned how many people find it basically unplayable on small screens. One group doesn’t outweigh the other, but you also have had tons on a handheld already.

          Anyways, clearly something happened with business between Capcom and Nintendo. I think that is the only reason it’s not coming to the switch, and this game isn’t being localized. It reeks of a falling out, not Capcom just abandoning its players.

          • Fore

            Dangle a big bag of money before a corporation, and they’ll be very tempted NOT to take such a deal. And AGAIN that’s why you have Switch! You can go home-console mode while others can go handheld!

          • GoldenTriforce

            Capcom and Nintendo have been very buddy-buddy recently, especially with MH Stories localization and their work with early Switch hardware development, it doesn’t feel like something is wrong between them

      • Khaaaaan

        Do you to join my server in Discord, this server is designed to be mostly Nintendo/PS/Xbox players, anime, news, TCG, etc

    • reverandjames

      Preach!

  • nekoknight

    Well of COURSE they’re not gonna localize Monster Hunter XX – because it’s for the SWITCH! Now will Capcom localize Monster Hunter World for the PS4? You bet!

    • Fore

      It’s already confirmed for World-Wide release.

    • KnightWonder

      Even though the Switch is outselling the PS4 in Japan. And I mean on a weekly basis.

  • KnightWonder

    You know, that rumor is starting to look more and more likely. And if it is true, f*ck Sony.

    • AquaBat

      What rumor? The rumor that the next Monster Hunter would be PS4 exclusive was incorrect, it’s just coming to every home platform EXCEPT Switch.
      Which, yes, is stupid, but it’s not Sony’s fault, Sony would specifically make sure it was NOT on the Xbox One.

      • KnightWonder

        You haven’t heard the full version then. After that, they state Sony paid Capcom to not over cover it up from Nintendo and not to make a version for Nintendo’s console, but to also not localize anymore of their games for the west.

        • Which is why Nintendo localized Monster Hunter Stories.

          • Fore

            But Monster Hunter Stories won’t jeopardize Monster Hunter World. It’s a very different game, all things considered.

          • That only if Capcom play victim to Sony”s blackmail attempt.

            Which why MH been on 3DS instead this entire time but Sony blackmailing them because Nintendo is beating them in Japan this past 10 years.

        • AquaBat

          Well, you know I’m not one to jump on rumors, but if that is true then that is definitely a problem.
          Either way, Capcom should still be held responsible for their own actions.

          Do you mind sharing where this came from?

      • theFooFighter

        Nah the rumor has actually been pretty spot on so far. Westernized and more action focused, open world, not on switch, the rumor even specifically said that they basically paid to keep it off the switch to gain more support in Japan and it may go to PC and xb1 because they’re not a factor over there

        • KnightWonder

          And even Capcom said themselves it was a more westernized version.

          • YoungTheFish

            Something tells me in Capcom’s eye, westernised = bastardised…
            Probably nothing (Resident Evil creeps up)

          • KnightWonder

            Think regenerating health and QTEs, that’s what’s going to be in World.

          • donut

            except its not. it’s been confirmed by the actual devs that neither of those things would be in. the game plays like it does in 4U but with new additions. it’s even BY the same team who made 4U, it’s not outsorced to some western developer like capcom typically likes to do (DmC, LP3, DR3, etc.)

          • Princess_Eevee9

            You need to recheck your facts because Quick Time Events are the name of the game here.

          • donut

            proof?

          • Princess_Eevee9

            Conveniently I guess, I cannot find it but everything else I know is here. http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1391293

          • donut

            you can’t find anything because it was all from rumors. rumors that were proven false.

          • Princess_Eevee9

            Where’s your proof then? I cannot find them but I read about it in the same place all of this information is barreling out.

          • donut

            wait what am i supposed to be proving? that QTEs don’t exist? check the community managers twitters, they’ve been answering this several times along with the whole regenerating health rumor. https://twitter.com/SocksyBear/status/874788798751813634

            unless your definition of QTEs is mashing a button while a “cutscene” plays then, yes, those have been in the series for a while now. (getting pinned, mounting a monster, fishing out a monster all do this in the prior games)

  • GoldenTriforce

    Capcom has dropped from my 3rd favorite publisher to one of my least in a few days.

    • who ranks video game companies
      this is so weird

      • GoldenTriforce

  • AquaBat

    When asked about why they refused to do something that the general population would want them to do, Capcom responded, “We just absolutely hate money, paper bills are poison to our skin”

  • hi-chan!

    RIP…

    • Khaaaaan

      I know you wanted this game I feel bad those who want this game.

  • Lord Ozzie

    The only reason I love Capcom was due to Ace Attorney and Monster Hunter. They refuse to localise the AA spin offs and now Monster Hunter XX even though more than 50% of it is already localised (Generations)? I will never understand Capcom. Will Capcom even release a new MH game for the Switch?

    • KnightWonder

      If the rumor is true, which at this point I’d be surprised if it wasn’t, then very unlikely. At least in the west.

      • Lord Ozzie

        *sigh* I bet if Capcom was developing a new MH for Switch they will use the same assets of the 3ds games. Well I guess it was fun playing MH especially MH4U, one of my most favorite games of all time.

  • theFooFighter

    Yeah f*ck Capcom. There’s nothing wrong with them making monster hunter multiplatform or trying to expand in the west but they did Nintendo fans dirty

    • Fore

      The LEAST they could’ve done is to localize XX.

      • theFooFighter

        I was really banking on XX not because I’m a Nintendo fanboy or anything but because I A. Prefer portable monster hunter and B. Don’t like the changes they made to the formula. They’re f*cking over not just Nintendo fans but most of the fans they’ve​ built up during both the PSP and 3ds

        • Fore

          Not only that, but they’re really messing people that want it portable. Nobody wins from this dirty exclusion. And one thing to keep in mind as well: http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2017/06/14/new-monster-hunter-world-gameplay-details-revealed/#As0EoPtkZuyIJJd7.99

          “Several more pieces of information have been revealed about Monster Hunter World, including the fact it’s only launching for PS4 in Japan” That’s the main reason for the deal, right there.

          • Jesiah Grant

            Wooooooooooooooow this is such a dirty move by sony, they are legit scared of nintendos success on the switch

        • Jesiah Grant

          This right here ^

      • Let Nintendo do it. They are doing MH Stories.

  • awng781

    If Capcom won’t do it, hopefully Nintendo will can do it.

    • Supporter

      But i’s Capcom’s IP. Doesn’t Capcom at least have to approve of Nintendo localizing the game?

      • awng781

        Yes. Of course.

  • Jesiah Grant

    Just want to know why? what valid reason would they not do this? Is some other company paying them to not localize Monster Hunter XX for Switch? along with Monster hunter World not coming to switch but coming to every other platform. It all makes zero sense considering its huge success on the 3DS. It feels like someone want to sabotage the success of the switch or something o_O

    • DrWilly

      Rumor is that Sony payed Capcom to keep the game off the Switch.

      • Jesiah Grant

        Well if that’s true it would make sense of all this stupidness :/

    • GoldenTriforce

      Its rumored that Sony payed Capcom not to bring MH World to Switch.

      • Jesiah Grant

        Well thats just dirty, also means Sony feels threatened by the switch. I’ll byt MonHun XX in japanese just to spite Sony

        • theFooFighter

          Yeah I hope xx sh!ts all over worlds sales

          • Jesiah Grant

            Me too, god this makes me pissed. Well time to brush up on my japanese….

          • theFooFighter

            Capcom will realize they’ve screwed up when monster hunter goes back to it’s ps2 numbers while the best selling games remain the PSP and 3ds releases

          • Jesiah Grant

            I have a ps4 and I wont be picking up worlds, monster hunter is a portable game in my mind and should stay there. I dont want a horizon zero dawn monster hunter

        • GoldenTriforce

          Its funny because Monster Hunter isn’t enough to save the PS4 in Japan. Monster Hunter was on Wii U and it did nothing, people in Japan just don’t like home consoles any more, heck, a large chunk of Japanese students don’t even have TVs.

          • Jesiah Grant

            And apparelty another part of the deal was MonHun world in japan is PS4 exclusive..the plot thickens

          • GoldenTriforce

            Yeah. Though Xbox One has such a tiny install base in Japan that it barely matters.

          • Jesiah Grant

            yeah true but pc?

          • Fore

            Nobody on PC will care. It’s “A stable 30 FPS” which is something PC players HATE.

          • Jesiah Grant

            Good to hear, boycotting worlds. even if i have the console for it

          • GoldenTriforce

            PC gaming really isn’t too popular in Japan either. Most Japanese console to PC ports are mostly for the West anyways.

          • Jesiah Grant

            Oh I though PC was big in japan for some reason, with all those pc visual novels an ecchi games o_O guess I was wrong haha. man too much anime for me lately

          • GoldenTriforce

            Again portability is far more popular nowadays.

          • Jesiah Grant

            Agreed, thats what makes the switch so attractive to me. I love it

          • GoldenTriforce

            If anything, if Sony actually is scared of Nintendo, that is in a sense good news as it means Nintendo is actually being successful.

          • Jesiah Grant

            Probs why square cant even talk about the switch version of dragon quest xi yet. Beacuse a hd portable version would sell hella more then a ps4 version in japan

        • alex9234

          Sony has been paying off 3rd parties for YEARS, as far back as the PS1 days.

          Final Fantasy VII says “HI!”, and wonders how long it took all these idiots to figure it out.

    • Bart

      *paid x2

      …Sorry.

    • Fore

      They’d also not localize XX to make sure World sells in the West. Why would people want World if they can get the original experience on Switch?

      • Jesiah Grant

        But I mean why not release XX The same day as Japan?. World is getting a world wide release apparently. Unless they want the MonHun fans in a gaming drought all this year and desperately end up getting worlds

  • Tlink7

    Great way to treat the fans who made MH a big franchise, Crapcom <.<

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      Monster Hunter already has a big following in Japan before it came to Nintendo consoles, so saying that Nintendo fans made MH a big franchise is kinda wrong.

      -but this news still sucks.

      • Tlink7

        I’m not saying *just* Nintendo fans made it popular, but a biiiig chunk of the credit goes to 3DS owners

  • cloud36426

    Can another studio do it? Like maybe Nintendo pick it up?

    • KnightWonder

      I know Nintendo is publishing the spinoff, Monster Hunter Stories. So maybe.

    • Ragnell

      I smell a loophole

  • Bart

    Capcom used to be so great… Just makes me sad, really.

  • YoungTheFish

    For the first time in my life I don’t care about Monster Hunter localisation… Partly because of region free but also because I just not a fan of the flashy anime action…

  • Coonfoot

    Capcom is just another Konami to me now, horribly run and ignorant to everything fans want. At this point, I won’t be surprised if no Capcom characters show up in the next Smash Bros. They seem to hate the Switch THAT much.

    • KnightWonder

      Since it’s starting to line up with the rumor exactly, it’s more so Sony’s doing than Capcoms’.

      • Fore

        I’d say it’s on both sides. Sony for offering it, and Capcom for taking it.

        • KnightWonder

          50/50

      • cloud36426

        If that’s the case then it isn’t Sony’s fault. They made a business decision and Capcom took. They didn’t have to take any money from Sony.

        • KnightWonder

          No, I’m calling bull. I don’t care who you are, offering money to someone to not put a certain game on a certain system, as well as to stop localization of said game is scummy. Very, very scumming and unethical.

          • cloud36426

            So if you owned a business you would allow the competition to get a product that would help their company sell millions of their product?

          • Snackster1001

            Sony’s playstation division was founded because Nintendo screwed them over in a deal for a CD based console. YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULDN’T DO THE SAME

          • Tlozbj

            Wasn’t it the other way around? From what I’ve heard, the deal ended because Sony wanted to keep the majority of the profits from the software that utilized the disk add-on. In other words, Nintendo did the software, but Sony kept the majority of profits. When that occured, Yamauchi killee off the deal and went to Phillips instead

          • GoldenTriforce

            Everyone screwed everyone over in that deal.

          • Snackster1001

            That just makes things worse. Show Sony always only cares about profits and not industry relationships nor long time growth. Either way, pretty scummy stuff that they’re doing with monster hunter according to the leak

          • Tlozbj

            I would say that was left clear during the early PS3 era. Sony see themselves at the top of the world, only care about the cash, and believe everyone will rush to buy anything named PlayStation. It’s part of the reason why PS3 sold so slow in the beginning, that exaggerated price, which was denied to go down because of their arrogancy.

            Though on the good side, Capcom opened their eyes after SFV flopped majestically. On the bad side, with this coming into the light of the day, it isn’t out of the question that something similar is going with the Switch version of DQXI. The “adult reasons” why the version can’t be talked about, is probably a huge check from good ol’ Sony.

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            That’s not justification, stop being a boob.

          • cloud36426

            Did I ever say it was right? No I just stated a fact. It was a business move on the part of Sony. I did state it wasn’t there fault, but Sony does carry half the blame.

          • Jesiah Grant

            Super scummy, I really think Sony fears the switches success, probs why square cant even talk about the switch version of dragon quest xi yet. Beacuse a hd portable version would sell hella more then a ps4 version in japan

          • cloud36426

            Don’t get me wrong I hate it as I own a Switch and would love to get it.

      • Coonfoot

        I can buy that. Capcom seems greedy enough to take bribes and Sony is unbelievably godawful enough to come up with a bribe like that.

  • Carlos

    For as big as Monster Hunter is on Nintendo platforms this seems like a huge mistake. Capcom are shooting themselves in the foot.

    • Blanco8x8

      Nah, Sony is pointing a gun on Capcom’s head.

      http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1381389

      • theFooFighter

        Not a gun more like a wad of cash. Remember they pulled the same thing with Street fighter

        • ronin4life

          This is exactly why I have always hated Sony: this is what they do, and the only thing they do consitently well.

          • alex9234

            And they’ve been doing it for at least 2 decades now. They did the same thing with Square in the 90s.

          • GoldenTriforce

            Well that was all on Nintendo, Polygon had a great article on it and the history of Final Fantasy VII.

          • alex9234

            It wasn’t because of the N64’s carts. It was because Sony cut Square a $100 million advertising budget and a 3 film deal for FFVII. Square did not leave because of carts. They left because they wanted to make movies, something that Nintendo had warned them not to do for years. Square also had secret meetings with other developers – most notably Enix – to convince them to shift their N64 projects to the PS1, at Sony’s request. Dragon Quest VII was the big one Square admitted to moving, but there were others as well.

            http://www.egameaddiction.com/forums/index.php?topic=805.0

            “When Square originally announced back in 1997 that the Final Fantasy series would be PlayStation exclusive from now on, Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi treated the affront lightly, saying that the console selection “couldn’t be helped.” Suzuki responded by publicly bashing the N64 and convincing Enix to join the PS camp along with them, which, looking back at it now, he realizes wasn’t an incredibly smart move. The little grudge match between them that resulted was the main reason Square failed in their bid for a Nintendo license earlier this year.”

          • GoldenTriforce

            https://www.polygon.com/a/final-fantasy-7
            “Yoshinori Kitase
            Director, Square Japan
            You don’t? But you designed him! [Laughs] Anyway, we made a 2,000-count polygon version of Behemoth for the Nintendo 64, but when we rendered and animated it, the framerate was way too low. To properly display Behemoth with that technology, we needed 2,000 polygons, but it was a little too much for the hardware. That was part of the problem with choosing Nintendo.

            Hiroshi Kawai
            Character programmer, Square Japan
            All this work was toward — I think they called it the Shoshinkai, Nintendo’s Space World [trade show in Japan]. And here I am coding, kind of being able to do lead dev work for this Space World demo. Then I think it was near the end of the year. Sakaguchi-san just gathers everybody in the middle of this gigantic floor where we had a bunch of devs working in the middle of Meguro. And he just casually announces, “You know, we’re not developing for Nintendo anymore.” … So all my work at that point kind of went down the drain.”

            Also if a company is willing to help market a game thats fine, Nintendo did that for Monster Hunter on 3DS, whats different is spending money to get a game off of other platforms, thats not okay. Sony might have had them do other shady stuff, but that was after they left.

          • alex9234

            “Sony might have had them do other shady stuff, but that was after they left.” – The whole thing was shady. A game development studio being cut a 3 film deal out of the blue like that? Nintendo could have made the N64 a CD-based system and Square STILL could have left to Sony anyway because they wanted to make movies. Hell, Sony even bought 19% of Square after the Final Fantasy movie bombed so that Square wouldn’t post their first ever losses. Their deal with Sony did happen. They never admitted to most of it, because of contractual obligations, and it perfectly explains why certain Square employees would still hold grudges against Nintendo even today.

            If carts were the real reason why Square didn’t develop for the N64, then they would have gone to Sega and made all of their games for the Saturn instead. But they didn’t. Just because Square wasn’t happy about the N64 using carts doesn’t mean anything. Pick any game console out there and you’ll find complaints from developers about something they don’t like. You have to understand that Nintendo didn’t go with carts to anger Square, they did it because they were afraid of piracy and because optical media is only good for streaming audio and FMV clips. Look at today’s consoles where everything has to be installed on hard drives. It was a bad move and bad technology for games.

            Square may use carts as an excuse to go develop for the PS1, but it doesn’t play when you bring Sega into the discussion. Especially when you consider that this was Sony’s first console and their success was anything but guaranteed while Sega already put out two, and on their second, managed to stand toe-to-toe with Nintendo. Sega, NOT Sony, was Nintendo’s biggest competitor at the time. Sega was already an established presence, the Genesis held it’s own against the SNES for some time, the Saturn was doing very well in Japan, and the Saturn used CDs too. Hmm…..

        • Addy

          A wad of cash shaped gun.

          • SpectralDynamite

            A gun with bullet-shaped money.

          • Addy

            The bullets being either coins or rolled up bills or rolled up bills tipped with coins.

          • SpectralDynamite

            Nah… bullet-shaped coins with super folded up bills inside.

  • Fore

    For those interested, here’s Capcom’s e-mail: [email protected]

    • GoldenTriforce

      Thank you, time to write an essay.

      • Ragnell

        Im just gonna write f*** you. I think that’ll get the message across

        • GoldenTriforce

          Try to be calm and civilized. They are more likely to act if a large number of people give genuine arguments as to why they should change their attitude, just saying F U will make you come off as a troll, and they probably will just disregard your message.

          • Ragnell

            That was more so a serious joke. ID GIve a profressional email.

            AND i hate typing on my phone the tect lags and stuff…

          • GoldenTriforce

            Yeah phone typing sucks.

          • Ragnell

            It literally freezes so idk if it typed correctly for a few seconds but anyways… I think ill send an email

    • GoldenTriforce

      I got a response back, others should try writing to this as well as Capcom America.

      • Fore

        Good, I’ve sent about 2 e-mails myself, but it was nothing but obligatory PR crap, anything worthwhile on your end?

        • GoldenTriforce

          “Thank you for contacting us at Capcom European Technical Support with regard to our games for Nintendo Switch!

          I’m afraid that we at Capcom Support would not have advance details of the possibility of Monster Hunter, Ace Attorney, Okami and our other games being released for the Switch, however our colleagues at the Game Teams always make announcements on the blog pages when there is news to share!

          Do please visit the Capcom-Unity website regularly:
          http://www.capcom-unity.com/
          Thank you so much for your interest in Okami, Monster Hunter and Ace Attorney!”

          I’m at least happy that they got the info, if enough people do the same it may influence them to release more on Switch.

          • Fore

            The Game Teams huh, I wonder if we can contact them… At any case, I’ve sent Nintendo of Europe an e-mail too. Never a bad thing to contact both parties involved.

          • GoldenTriforce

            I didn’t see anything on the Capcom contact page for that. I may try NoA if I have extra time today.

  • Blanco8x8
    • Fore

      I’ll believe the MH5 Portable part when I see it. Right now, I’d rather trust dark clouds to keep me dry than trust Capcom to localize Monster Hunter.

  • Which could be fair. If they are working on a portable MonHun, they’re likely to localize that instead and have MonHun World localized before that. This sucks, but it may not be too bad, in all.

    • Fore

      What makes you think they are even working on that? Let me show you something: https://twitter.com/SocksyBear/status/874767706716852224

      • The same rumor people are mentioning here talks about a portable MonHun.

        • Fore

          Again, I’ll believe that when I see it. With all the well-deserved anger now moving in Capcom’s direction, they’re sure to spill the beans quickly, if they even have beans to spill. If they remain silent, we know what we need to know.

          • Vigilante_blade

            I agree with Fore on this. Let’s stop being weak-willed yes-men and make our anger known. People can be angry and still be reasonable. What Capcom did is not something anyone can defend. Nintendo fans made them big in the West and they toiled hard to make sure Monster Hunter would become a recognized brand here, and it has.

            We clearly SHOULD Let Capcom know how we feel about this. And no, we should NOT take the “wait and see approach” By then, it might be too late to do anything. It’s by speaking up that they might change their stance.

          • I think they’ll let XX release in Japan, give it a month or two, and then probably spill. They’re definitely not going to hurt XX’s chances at sales by telling people they’re going to release a fresher game. Especially if it could be something built from the ground up for th Switch.

            But as for me? I haven’t trusted Capcom in a loooong time. I’m actually surprised at how seemingly untouched MonHun team has been by their antics. I mean, people will ride on them for being cheap (some of which I think is being bitter that the game is on Nintendo consoles), but it isn’t surprising that they’d pull this.

            I want to have faith that the MonHun team has some control though and is being smart about this. It doesn’t seem like a bad idea actually have World on PS4/XBO/PC and be a Western-focused title, and have something else on the Switch and let it also be a global title.

          • Fore

            The thing is, that people already know it’s exclusive in Japan. I’ll give you what information I know of: http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2017/06/14/new-monster-hunter-world-gameplay-details-revealed/#As0EoPtkZuyIJJd7.99 The rumour comes from here, and these guys also predicted the name of XX: http://gearnuke.com/ps4-get-exclusive-monster-hunter-5-capcom-rumor/

            The news is around already, people are aware of it. In fact, look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe-RAeDfOMM

            Trust me Puchinri, Japan knows, they’re VERY well aware of it, but will probably not care, because it’s a PS4 exclusive there, and Japan’s culture is very much portable.

          • Right. To which I think part of it is true and has some legitimacy, but it isn’t completely true.

            For one, I think Capcom would call it 5 if they really want to call it 5. It probably is “5,” but being called World and the rumor is weird for stating “exclusive” but then “just not on Switch.” Kinda back and forth to me. XX wasn’t a hard guess to make, and given XX is on Switch, this game doesn’t need to be. Especially since it is a very “Western” targeted game.

            Surprisingly, the game isn’t quite what I thought they would aim for. And I think they would have “Westernized” it more, but we’ll see if QTEs make it in. But I think people are saying another portable MonHun is to be a thing still as part of the rumor? So that would mean the Switch is likely to get its own MonHun.

            Which, this deal Sony cut doesn’t mean the team can’t make a Switch exclusive game. And Capcom can be foolish, but they nor MonHun team would be so ignorant to ignore the Switch that much. XX can only carry them so far as a port of a game that’s seen drop in sales. I’m sure they know they’re going to have to put out something fresh and built for the Switch if they want to see the money.

            But ultimately, all we can do is wait.

        • R.Z.

          Why would they bother localizing these portable titles in the West though, unless World doesn’t work that well or something …

          • Well, and my thinking is they wouldn’t localize XX at all, 3DS and/or Switch. That doesn’t make sense to me if World is coming, and there may be something developed for the Switch.

            But for whatever could be coming for the Switch? If it’s exclusive to the Switch (as in, not “held back” by the 3DS), that would make sense to localize. There would be a gap between it and World’s release (in the West), and that is also a chance to test its performance on XBO and PC. They already know MonHun can perform well on Nintendo in the West. It was tri that brought the series to new heights in the West, so I doubt they’ll shun the Western, Nintendo fans.

          • R.Z.

            Let’s hope so.

            The issue I see is that these new heights in the West haven’t really been that high compared to how it sells in Japan.
            So IF Monster Hunter World actually works in the West, then I see little reason for Capcom to bother with the “portable” titles seeing how little profit they would probably make with these (let’s take some time to remember how they handle Ace Attorney). They wouldn’t have bothered with the 3DS games had Nintendo not covered distribution and marketing costs. Unless Nintendo Steps in again (I have a feeling Nintendo may be a bit pissed) I’m not counting on much effort on their part outside the Japanese market.

          • Oh, of course not. And they shouldn’t expect that. (Capcom is silly though.) But look at DQ. MonHun is basically like that. A lot of series (well, a number) will never do as well in the West as they do in Japan. But the series saw so much growth; numbers that have been noted by Nintendo, but I also think Capcom.

            The thing is, World is not on a Nintendo platform. Not everyone is going to have a PS4/XBO/good enough computer, or be able to afford one. Some people are going to prefer portable. It’s different audiences, especially in terms of gameplay it sounds like they’ll be different.

            I can see Nintendo being willing, since they’re localizing Stories. But we’ll see.

  • Vigilante_blade

    Screw off Capcom. We, the Nintendo players made you as big as you are today in the West, and this is how you thank us?

    • SpectralDynamite

      For once, I agree with you 100%. This is some butt cheeks.

    • Ragnell

      I’ve nv been more pissed about game related news than this. It legit ruined my week. Idiots

  • Princess_Eevee9

    If it comes confirmed truth that Sony paid to lock Nintendo out of ever having another Monster Hunter game I’m done. Screw Capcom, and screw Sony you’re dead to me.

  • Melatelo

    Still can’t believe we are missing Monster Hunter World. That game looks just amazing. Like talk about an upgrade to the series that was well needed. This is he game so many fans have been asking for and we’re left in the dark.

  • LOL
    can’t even get a port, switch

  • Snackster1001

    Way to screw over the nintendo, 3ds, and Japanese fanbase, capcom.

  • Michael Guilherme

    Crapcom…

  • Reggie

    Don’t care for MH games (other than Stories which I’m grateful Nintendo localized), but this is still a huge bummer to hear. This could have been huge. Great to hear that Capcom still hasn’t changed.

  • Metroid-Dark-Echoes

    You can see why Capcom profits are down year on year , not supporting the rite system. They support Xbox yet there games are not selling well on it , makes sense Capcom. Coz of Capcom fuc**** Nintendo fan i am not gaming to buy any games from them anymore.

  • awng781

    Monster Hunter has been a massive success for Capcom (MH4, MH4U, and MHX/Generations have each sold well over 4 million copies each and kept the company alive from 2013-2016), so I don’t understand why a MHXX localization is so hard. Either Capcom hates money, or Nintendo themselves are handling publishing duties.

    BTW MHW better sell at least 3 million copies in the west for Capcom’s obsession over western sales to pay off.

    • Fore

      I’ve heard people say they’re targeting 1.5 Million sales. Have not found anything myself to back that up, but that’s what’s going around.

      • awng781

        Yeah, you’ve told me that before. That is a scarily low sales forecast, if real. MH4U sold about that much in the west alone.

        Selling that poorly is the literal equivalent of Capcom flushing money down the drain, hoping that money can bring in “western gamerz.”

        • Fore

          Consider that it’s basically locked to 30 FPS on PC (so next to no sales) and Xbox people probably giving no crap about it, and the sales suddenly become frightengly realistic.

      • theFooFighter

        Hmmm it’s almost like someone else is helping to cover the costs

        • amak11

          Actually no lol. It’s not like they dont have the HD assets. Frontier Z and Online both are HD titles. They didn’t redo animations and that’s pretty obvious. Minimal effort HD monster hunter is what it is. They have the other games as a base for this game.

    • ronin4life

      BS. MH only sold in the West because Nintendo localised and paid for adverts. There is no western market for Mh without Nintendo…

      Or heavily casualizing the series. And we can see which they have done here.

      Capcom already killed RE before revelations saved it, and has killed SFV with their Sony only nonsense. And now they are killing MH

      • awng781

        Exactly. Nintendo’s dedication to the MH franchise is why Capcom shouldn’t be “abandoning” their commitment anytime soon, but their current actions say otherwise.

  • donut

    i’ve said it before and ill say it again. monster hunter world has been in development on ps4 ever since 4G was completed, that’s before we even heard the term “NX”. they put it on modern consoles because they wanted to see what a next-gen game would look like.

    still stupid they aren’t localizing XX, but it’s dumb to see uninformed people assume the team responsible decided to ditch nintendo out of the blue when that isn’t even the case.

    • GoldenTriforce

      Rumors which predicted this game state that Sony payed Capcom to be able to port it to everything BUT Switch. That could easily be false, but if its true, its very concerning.

      • donut

        pretty sure that was proven false, and even if it is true, we’ll probably see a “G” version of worlds on switch later down the line anyway.

        • ronin4life

          The rumour came from before XX was announced and was 100% right about everything that has happened with MH since.

          • donut

            that rumor said a brand new monster hunter “portable” game would be announced for switch and release this year. if it was talking about XX, wouldn’t it have said so since they apparently already got that “right”?

            it was a dumb rumor to begin with because its called monster hunter PORTABLE because its on the playstation PORTABLE. on top of that, the switch isn’t referred to exclusively as a portable.

          • ronin4life

            They can’t announce it or they would kill XX before it launches

            Which may also be why they won’t bother localizing

          • donut

            if they cant announce it, then how come the rumor said both that and “portable” would be coming this year?

          • ronin4life

            It also said originally World was coming this year IIRC

          • donut

            no. it said 2018. unless you’re talking about a different rumor.

  • Ragnell

    Woot…

  • Kikiki899
  • R.Z.

    Ok, F**k [email protected] then.
    Though that’s not too surprising, without Nintendo to back them (Why would they do free promotion for a Franchise whose main event is now with the competition) they probably wouldn’t even have localized thie past titles in the West, and let’s face it, the Western Market for these past titles has been a drop in the ocean.

    I still want to play XX actually, so I hope Nintendo does some moves, especially since their Third party lineup looks so dreary, but [email protected] sure wouldn’t deserve that.

  • Blanco8x8

    Goddamn! Sony is buying more Nintendo exclusives than Microsoft!

    • ronin4life

      They have always done this. And it has always damaged the industry when they dominate

      • ジョシュ

        That’s true. They have always done this but it has been more like a war between sony and xbox but they started attacking nintendo ’cause the switch has gained a lot of popularity.

  • Roto Prime

    Thanks Capcom….I wont forget this.

    • Lord Ozzie

      It was nice enjoying MH on the 3ds, great times I will never forget. Too bad Capcom is known for stupid decisions.

  • Addy

    No wonder it’s called XX (double cross) because they are XXing the international fans.

  • Vigilante_blade

    Tweet at Capcom and email them to show your disappointement. Be civil, but tell them. That is the only way you’ll get anything to change.

  • Addy

    Another example of Capcom Hate You trend that’s been going on since 2011.

  • Lord Ozzie

    I just realised something, if Capcom is not bothered to bring MH to the Switch, what was the point of forcing Nintendo to increase the RAM from 2gb to 4gb?

    • Fore

      For dat Ultra Steet Fighter: The Final Challengers of course (sarcasm overload detected. Error 404)

    • I think MonHun will still come to Switch. Even if this is being treated like 5, it isn’t officially titled that. We could see 5 on the Switch, or another title. I think they’ll still court the audience they’ve built up on Nintendo platforms. It would be foolish to abandon them, especially with the Switch doing so well. Sony may have World, but it’s just one title

      • donut

        MH:World is technichally 5, but they’re done doing numbered titles. the real reason it’s not coming to swtich is probably because it was developed for PS4 long before the word “NX” was even revealed to us.

        • GoldenTriforce

          Capcom had extensive knowledge of Switch early in development, in fact, they are the reason it has 4GB of RAM, originally it had an unknown lower amount.

          • donut

            and you really think something like that happened over 4 years ago? 2 years after the launch of the Wii U?

          • GoldenTriforce

            We have no idea when this game began development, but it was likely after 4G or Generations, so likely in 2015, which is when Square Enix had knowledge of “NX”, so it is very likely that Capcom knew as well.

          • donut

            we do know when it was in development. it’s by the a-team and they even said in an interview they started on it the moment 4G was released. it’s the b-team that’s been responsible for X or XX.

          • GoldenTriforce

            So around 2015, which it seems is when Nintendo began to show big developers, especially Capcom, NX. Even if it started in 2014, it was early enough that they could have included Switch into development plans.

          • donut

            except it couldn’t. they said so themselves they wanted a monhun game that would push the ps4 to it’s limit in the interview. porting over the game to the switch would not be something they could easily do without making a lot of changes.

          • GoldenTriforce

            A. Its on Xbox One, and B. If they put in effort, they could port to Switch. Heck, EA recently said that Need for Speed, an open-world visual intense game, COULD run on Switch, they just aren’t porting it.

          • donut

            the gap between ps4 and xbox one is much MUCH smaller than the gap between ps4 and switch. the game itself is locked to 30fps (720p as well from what i’ve heard?) so it’s probably not gonna run all too great on the switch unless they really took their time with a port.

          • GoldenTriforce

            The gap between Docked Switch and Xbox One is smaller than the gap between PS4 and Xbox One. While this may not sound to great, if it runs at 720p docked, they can always go for 540p portable, thats what Super Bomberman R does and it works fine. Also I am saying that they SHOULD take there time with the port, that is where most of their current audience is and will be.

          • donut

            that’s not true at all. look at something like snake’s pass. both xbone and ps4 versions look the same while the docked switch version has quite a few downgrades. and snake’s pass isn’t even a visually intensive game either.

          • GoldenTriforce

            There are actually very few downgrades to the Switch version, which was made in only a few weeks, and it actually has more foliage than the PS4 version. Also I am fine with downgrades, as long as it is optimized, I’d rather have portability and so would Japan.
            Also in terms of pure specs. Xbone and PS4 have 5GB for games, Switch has 3, and Xbone has about a 1.2ish teraflop GPU, Switch as a 1 teraflop one docked.

          • donut

            i’m not saying it can’t be on the switch, i’m just saying it’s not going to be an easy port. also the other reason snake’s pass was easier to port over is because its on UE4, which is supported by switch. MH:World is on a heavily modified mt framework engine (they’re calling it the world engine from what ive heard) so they wouldn’t be able to just slap it on.

            i’m still sticking by my original point though. while world isn’t coming to switch, but we probably WILL see and expanded version on it later down the road.

          • GoldenTriforce

            MT Framework was already ported to the Switch, so a modified version shouldn’t be too hard of a port. Also Capcom has also ported over RE engine, so I see no reason why a World’s engine can’t come over. I hope World comes over, but that seems almost impossible right now if Sony is doing what we think.

          • donut

            again, it’s not that it can’t be ported over, it’s just that it’s a looot of effort. and all of their effort should be used on making this game as good as it possibly can, not worrying about ports. especially since this is going to be the new standard for monster hunter, this is the game all the following monhuns are likely going to be built off of. (just like tri was on wii)

          • GoldenTriforce

            Again, Capcom knows how to use the Switch, they really quickly ported XX, and they also already ported MT Framework, which World’s engine derives from, so it really wouldn’t be THAT much effort and there would be a lot of reward. Plus they can still lower the resolution in handheld which would help a lot.

          • donut

            ok but XX was a game ported from inferior hardware. not only that but it was ALREADY COMPLETE when they worked on the port and yet, it’s coming out half a year after the original?

            meanwhile you’re demanding MH:World, a game not out yet, on superior hardware, to be released about the same time as the others? it’s not even coming out on PC the same time as PS4, and obviously PCs can have better specs than PS4.

          • GoldenTriforce

            What I am trying to say is that if you are going to put the effort to port it Xbox One, you should be able to put in a tiny bit more effort to put it to the platform with the highest demand for the title. I don’t think power was the issue, nor was timing.

          • donut

            it’s a lot easier said then done. xbox one and ps4 have both been out at the same time so they could probably work them both into development easily. switch on the other hand came out much later, and is weaker, so obviously it’s no where near as easy to include.

          • GoldenTriforce

            Again, Capcom has had access for a very long time to the Switch They know the demand of Nintendo consumers, they should have been able to add the extra resources to make the port, and according to people who are porting there own engines, Switch is very easy to work with.

          • donut

            ok the switch may be “very easy to work with” but that’s not going to just magically increase the specs. porting a game that pushes superior systems to their limit is going to need a LOT more resources then you realize. not only that but again this is such an important monster hunter for them, they need to put ALL their focus on making this game as good as possible before they can worry about things like that.

          • GoldenTriforce

            If it can run at 720 30 on Xbox One, it wouldn’t take much to get it on Switch, and again people would probably be fine with a lower resolution on portable mode. Plus Switch is a lucrative platform for Monster Hunter, you would think Capcom would add resources to port if over, I think the problem was more than power.

        • Which I’ve heard. But I wonder how done they are with numbered titles. Did they say that? If so, it’s a bit surprising. (And probably not going to last, frankly.)

          I’m not surprised by that. I really don’t think it would make sense for Capcom to ignore the PS4.

          • donut

            they did, it was in a translated dengeki interview:

            “The subtitle, “World,” means that it can be played worldwide, and that you can jump into the world of Monster Hunter as a hunter. That is the concept. As it is time to reevaluate Monster Hunter, they’re putting game concepts in titles instead of numbers. Monster Hunter: World feels like a numbered title.” (from Gematsu)

          • Ah, I see. That’s basically even more vague, lol. And why I don’t feel like this kind of titling will last. They’ve pretty much been on that path, but I think it’s just convenient for them right now. After pumping out so many games so close together, and people asking what makes them different, especially with number+sub letter or title, they would need to re-evaluate how they’ve been naming the games. I say this mentality will last maybe a gen and a half, though.

          • donut

            there’s also this from a famitsu article “Game was originally to be called Monster Hunter 5. They decided to go with Monster Hunter: World instead because they didn’t want to scare new players to the series. The game is Monster Hunter 5 in all but name.”

          • I can actually see how naming it MH5 may alienate “core”, Western XBO gamers, maybe PS4 ones less so. I still kind of squint at what they’re doing with the naming, but maybe it’s also a product of the internal strife. Thanks for sharing all that with me~!

          • donut

            internal strife could very well be it. x/generations was in development at the same time as world, so that could also be why they didn’t want to number either of those games as 5.

          • Ahh, good point~.

    • Addy

      I don’t know. Why are they still releasing underpowered and overpriced products?

      • amak11

        Ask Sony that one…. in fact, Ask them why their PS4 Pro doesnt play 4K blu-rays. Doesn’t do proper 4k and still has major frame stuttering on high end games?

  • Operative

    okay, let me get this clear, people say Sony is evil and awful for this. If true, I agree. But didn’t nintendo do something similar when MH came out on the Wii instead of PS3?

    • Lord Ozzie

      That was Sony’s fault, they screwed Capcom, they literally prevented Capcom localising MHP3rd for the West. This scenario is the opposite.

    • GoldenTriforce

      No I believe Capcom’s relationship with Sony worsened so they left to Nintendo

      • Operative

        ah okay I understand. Thank you!

    • awng781

      PS3 was selling quite poorly early on, so the transition to Wii made sense. Besides, the MH Portable subseries was on PSP, and it was selling phenomenally well.

    • ronin4life

      No, that was Capcom choosing to support Wii which had higher sales and was far easier to develop for. Add to this Nintendo footing the bill for localizing and advertising a game no one in the West cared about until they did and everyone wins.

      THIS was “design a game for anyone but MH fans, here’s a bunch of money.”

  • ジョシュ
    • Lord Ozzie

      Okay that made me laugh lol, thank you for that.

  • ジョシュ
  • Supporter

    I definitely want to support Monster Hunter Stories and show Capcom that Nintendo fans are definitely still picking up their games in Western regions.

    • amak11

      It’s not like they aren’t selling. Generations sold well over a million copies in the west

    • donut

      better idea: if you want to support xx, buy it off the japanese eshop. switch isn’t region-locked anymore, remember?

      • Supporter

        I don’t have a Switch…

  • NeptuniasBeard

    Way to Capcom, Capcom!

    I’ll poor out a 40 for all the Western Monster Hunter fans out there. My condolences

    • SpectralDynamite

      Allow me to join you.

  • Addy

    Phone screen gets a crack… not a problem.
    Car’s clutch need to be replaced… I’m okay with that.
    Capcom not localizing a game… IHATEYOUIHATEYOUIHATEYOUIHATEYOU

    • SpectralDynamite

      These are the REAL problems.

      • Addy

        You did not seem to understand the joke, people get made when an entry from a long running series not being released outside Japan yet when real live problems happen, they don’t care or think it’s hardly an issue when it really is.

        • SpectralDynamite

          No, I got the joke. I was being facetious. Didn’t think I needed to put a “/s” for that to be understood.

  • amak11

    Just pointing this out. The source, Gamespot is 100% clickbait. Capcoms actual wording on the matter is that they have nothing to announce yet. It doesn’t mean it’s not coming. We just have no idea when it is. Gamespot assumes the worst because they don’t know how to play the game.

    • R.Z.

      Thanks, that actually really got my mood up a bit.

  • TheJuiciest

    Not the biggest Monster Hunter guy, but it’s honestly sad watching Capcom at this point. They’ve already destroyed numerous franchises giving the same sort of treatment to them. MvC is now looking like the disaster that was SFV all over again. Headed down the road of Konami.

  • theFooFighter

    @monsterhunter @SocksyBear @Capcom_Unity
    Monster hunter, a Capcom community manager, Capcom USA. I’m just going to leave these here

  • YamiryuuZero

    Here’s our best selling franchise, that is likely to give us lots and lots of money if we localize it. We’re not localizing it!
    We’re geniuses!

  • Aiddon

    Bug them. That doesn’t work, then keep bugging them.

  • reverandjames

    Ironic that Monster Hunter World will likely bomb in Japan

  • GoldenTriforce

    I actually did get a response back from Capcom Europe. Obviously their only email was tech support so I didn’t get much from it but they did read what I sent, so other people should try writing them as well.

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