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Capcom’s latest comment on Monster Hunter XX localization

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

GameSpot reported today that after reaching out to Capcom, the publisher has no plans to localize Monster Hunter XX for the west. The series’ official Twitter account has since put out the following:


Admittedly, that comment doesn’t really clarify the situation. Capcom did tack on “at this time” though, so perhaps they don’t want to rule out localization entirely. GameSpot also didn’t post Capcom’s original statement word-for-word – it was instead a paraphrase – so that certainly doesn’t help things.

In any case, Monster Hunter XX isn’t heading west… for now. It’s unclear if and when that will change.

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  • UK Pokémon News

    Actually this could mean something else- they have not ANNOUNCED plans but something may be in the works…

    Maybe unlikely given their initial statement but maybe someone at GameSpot messed up their paraphrasing.

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  • Fore

    All the pressure is good nonetheless, has them announce something asap if anything.

  • Exy

    Some people are treating this like the game is cancelled and I don’t know why. It’s still coming out.

    • Tlink7

      …in Japan 😛

      • Exy

        The Switch is a region-free console. Tons of people wanted this and now none of them are going to take advantage of it at the best time to do so. Unbelievable.

        • James Fox

          I will take advantage of it
          However, My choices of what Switch imports to buy will be on a cautious level

          but, One import on my radar IS Taiko no Tatsujin

        • Playing MH in Japanese when you don’t understand it isn’t a good thing

        • Reggie

          News flash: Not everyone can read Japanese.

          • Exy

            It makes one wonder why they begged for the ability to easily import games in languages they can’t read then.

          • Kit Kat

            some games dont need a lot of reading, like fighting games for example.

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            See Kit Kat’s post.

          • R.Z.

            I live in Europe, I sometimes import games from the US because some don’t come over or end up digital only etc.
            I have seen so many people complaining about superior LE in another region, now they can get them without ending up with an unplayable version of the game because of region lock.
            Import isn’t only a Japan/USA one way thing.

            Besides that, MH is pretty text heavy and technical. I wouldn’t have had problems playing some shooter or action game in a Japanese version and not understanding some of the stuff. I was fine with the DQ Heroes demo.
            In MH you spend half your time in menus, I wouldn’t touch that in a language I don’t understand.

          • Reggie

            As someone already just said, there are games that have little to no text or do not require intensive reading to play, that are still Japan-only games. Not to mention there are some westerners who are fluent in Japanese, just not the majority. Region locking is still a bad thing.

        • Tlink7

          Well yes, but I doubt most people can read Japanese 😀

        • Douglas Siano

          You won’t be able to transfer your NA progress to JP

    • Fore

      But not localized.

      • Exy

        But it’s still coming out and everyone is treating it like it isn’t.

        • Fore

          And how am I to reread things, and button prompts? Unless there’s a guaranteed English text patch or whatever, it’ll be hard to play either way.

          • Exy

            If you refuse to play games with text you can’t read, Nintendo wasted their time making the Switch region-free. Despite all the applause they got for announcing it, it’s going completely to waste on comments like this. It’s a wonder they do anything for the minority of fans that want things like that.

          • Fore

            Look, I can’t do Japanese, you understand that, right? I’ll buy it if Japan is the only to get it, don’t you worry, but there are a lot of complications in there, and you know that.

          • ben

            Man.. Honestly I do speak Japanese and I play a lot of RPGs in Japanese but Monhun is a nightmare in Japanese.

          • ronin4life

            Which is what I was always saying to begin with.

            Region free wasn’t ever a feature people actually wanted, but a feature they were told they needed to want.

            Backwards Compatibility on the other hand was the opposite…

          • Advance*

            Use your brain. Japan and North America aren’t the only two regions. Binding of Isaac isn’t out in Europe but they can go through our eshop and download the game if they want to play the game in English. There are a lot of positives to a region-free system. A text heavy game not getting localized isn’t one of them.

          • Exy

            It sounds to me that you would rather have no game at all rather than one you can still play, albeit without textual guidance. Is the former really better than the latter?

          • SpaceLud35

            It’d be a pain, but those already on the 3DS version have translated everything already so you could just cross reference it on the fansites.

  • Tlink7

    Ah yes, thank you Capcom. All is crystal-clear now *eyeroll*

  • Kinco Kincaid

    At least it’ll be region free if you were to import it.

    • ben

      I speak Japanese and Playing Monhun in Japanese is a pretty big challenge.

  • Lord Ozzie

    This is literally damage control, I still dont believe them.

    • Kit Kat

      like Pokemon did when they announced Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Not On Switch in their Direct and then said they’re making one for the Switch in the future on E3… Game Freak handled it better… Capcom wants us to expect something that could not happen at all

  • Kikiki899

    pff… good!

  • Vigilante_blade
    • Reggie

      People have been doing the same thing with Mega Man Legends 3 after it was cancelled. They won’t budge even if you flood them.

      • Vigilante_blade

        What has the mos tlikely chance to work?

        1. Doing absolutely nothing.
        2. Doing something.

        The former ensures a status quo. The second may fails, but it may also work. Some chance is better than none.

        • Reggie

          People have been doing things. The backlash after MML3’s cancellation was pretty severe and Capcom still has yet to recover from it. You can do something, but don’t expect it to actually work. Capcom are pretty set in their ways.

          • Vigilante_blade

            I am going to do it nevertheless. A small chance is better than none. Besides, you should be on our side. We’re trying to aid “your” console.

          • Reggie

            Or maybe it’s because I’m a realist and have been burned by Capcom so many times now that I’m just numb to it all.

            I’d swear you’d have better luck petitioning Nintendo about it, since they localized Stories.

          • Vigilante_blade

            And I’m no coward.

  • donut

    at the very least, i wouldn’t be too surprised if they’re trying to keep it a surprise for tomorrow’s treehouse. but at the same time im really not expecting it to come over anymore by this point.

  • KnightWonder

    Don’t bullsh!t around, Capcom. You know darn well us fans in the west want to play it. So either come out and say you are, or give us a good reason why you aren’t.

  • Travis Touchdown

    Ultimately I think Capcom was expecting Nintendo fans to just accept this.

    No, third parties. There are no more excuses. Either develop for Switch or die.

    • Adrian Brown

      That needs to be Switch’s new slogan. “Nintendo Switch: Develop for it or die”.

      • Tlink7

        • Adrian Brown

          lol

    • Ardisan

      This popped a laugh vessel

  • whitespy12

    All this means is that they’re not ready to announce anything at this time. Even if it is currently being localized, they’ll want to confirm it on their own time, not when pressed about it by GameSpot. This is a non-story.

    • Vigilante_blade

      I still demand answers. If they have been paid by Sony for an exclusion (as opposed to an exclusive), it has to get out.

      • KnightWonder

        And if they were, well, they’ll be receiving a lot of fury.

        • theFooFighter

          The info is out there and it’s basically confirmed at this point it just needs to reach major gaming sites. Someone needs to leak something directly to someone like IGN or Eurogamer

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          • ronin4life

            and @knightwonder:disqus lol why? Sony have always done this and *No one cares*. In fact it makes plenty of people happy to see Sony screw everyone else but themselves over.

            And since the media are full of Sony shills/fans(Just look up all the ex media people working at Sony now and keep in mind how Apple tends to “hire” people from the tech media…)that are currently p1mping this new MH game why would they report on this rumor? Heck, the most anyone would mention of it in the past was the fact that MH5 was a PS4 exclusive(Which wasn’t true): ignoring all the other bits involving this title being dumbed down garbage, the exclusionary payout and that this Switch game would be the real deal.

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  • theFooFighter

    @monsterhunter @SocksyBear @Capcom_Unity monster hunter official Twitter, Capcom community manager, Capcom USA. Say something, get angry, react. If you want it tell them

  • Fan Bao

    “have NOT ANNOUNCED any plans to localize MHXX AT THIS TIME” vs. “has NO plans to localize the game”. There is clear difference.

    • Fore

      Then it’s about damn time for them to announce something. E3’s almost over.

      • Velen (Not WoW)

        -if they announce nothing tomorrow then well… Let the pain train begin.

        • Fore

          Oh they’re already feeling the heat, that’s for sure. And if there’s nothing tomorrow, well, I spell a dry-heat entering their office soon.

    • Advance*

      I agree but either way the statement is meant to quiet down some of the backlash. Let’s say they really don’t plan to localize it. Coming out and saying so would be a lot worse for them than just saying they don’t have anything to announce.

  • Kit Kat

    I don’t know if this is a kind way of saying the they’re not doing it or this is saying keep hoping so you we can make you saltier if we don’t do it in the future

    • donut

      wouldn’t be surprised if they were intentionally egging people on like this to make more demand for when they actually announce it.

      but then again some people thought that’s what they were doing w/ MML3 and look at how that ended.

      • Kit Kat

        the most postive way i can look at this is if they’re testing MHW for the western audience and maybe saving English MHXX as an insurance if it fails… makes me wanna boycott MHW tho

        • donut

          kinda doubt it, by that point the b-team would probably already have something new in development.

          • Kit Kat

            right, that’s what makes people salty.. it’s too late if they don’t announce it now.. and that b-team could end up with something new exclusively for Japan for years again…

          • donut

            i mean, that’s exactly what happened with 4, they never brought it over here and then announced 4G for japan. then 5 months after we got that one.

          • Kit Kat

            the difference is, there’s no English Monster Hunter for the Switch while there’s a much better(at least visually) Worldwide monster hunter for everything else… at 4G’s time, no one have MH other than the 3ds.. this move could hurt the switch, if not the switch owners directly.

          • Kit Kat

            I’m not really salty about MH going back to sony, heck I want to play MHW for hundreds of hours….. i just dont have that time tied on the TV… I’d be happy if it’s on Vita.. I clock no less than 500 hours for an MH game and I cant do that on a home console.

          • donut

            this is exactly why im glad i have a really good laptop. lol

          • Kit Kat

            lol. I don’t, i’m sad… and I dont have a PS4, only PS3… >_<

  • R.Z.

    That’s a bit better.
    I’ll just be hoping it’s Nintendo holding them with their inscrutable announcements schedule again or the not wanting to look bad beside World hypothesis.
    That previous news that capcom just wasn’t doing it really P°°ped up my day too much, so I’ll be basking in the possibility of it still coming relatively early for a while.

    • ben

      They also tweeted that MHW is coming out…lol.. Capcom are dumb as hell.

  • DonSerrot

    Nintendo: “We won’t have anything to show for a year, but we wanted to let you know a new core Pokemon game is in the works for the Switch. Also Metroid Prime 4.”

    Capcom: “We don’t want to talk about portable Monster Hunter, please get excited about our console version instead! If you don’t like consoles it’ll be on PC someday!”

  • ben

    Sony have shown their true colours over the last month. I am just happy all this has come out. Sony in Japan are evil pure evil and people in the west have been calling MS villains for years and they might be but man.. sony… Sony pays companies not to release games on PC. That is not buying and paying for an exclusive to be developed that is paying damages to not allow a game to be released… And they finally have done it in the west with Monhun. SFV failed. And the reaction to the monhun reveal was cold.

    • Kit Kat

      World isn’t Sony Exclusive tho… this one’s on Capcom..

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  • glauca

    Wow. This is striking. I seriously want to see XX on the 3DS and Switch in North America already. Yet, I somewhat could see why Capcom isn’t announcing any plans for the game currently. Their release line-up for 2017 and early 2018 is obviously occupied by Monster Hunter Stories and Monster Hunter World. I think we’ll hear about localization of Monster Hunter XX for the 3DS and Switch after Monster Hunter World has launched. Hopefully, Capcom would have changed their minds before then or are currently working on localizing the title.

    • R.Z.

      I don’t really think XX is directly competing with any of the other games, since they are all on different platforms and are not exactly the same deal.
      But that’s an explanation.

    • Princess_Eevee9

      There’s no way you can spin this and make it positive. Everything about this is scummy and people are showing their rear.

  • Pepperkeet

    Capcom is simply ensuring themselves that customers like myself who own both a Switch and a PS4 PRO (or vanilla ps4) don’t buy Mh Worlds out of sheer spite.

  • StuOhQ

    Bogus. Give Sony their money back and get us our localization. Then finish the Monster Hunter World “portable” that we all know you scrambled to start once it became apparent that MHW in the west wouldn’t cover lost revenue from Japan.

  • Fore

    So as if people don’t feel screwed over enough: https://twitter.com/monsterhunter/status/875133770369646592

    If you want anymore confirmation that Capcom gives no Fs about Western Nintendo players, then I don’t know what to tell you.

  • Fandangle

    Already playing it on my 3DS, don’t see why people want it so bad since it’s literally just Generations with a few new additions.

    Plus it’s obvious they made it purely for western audiences. It’ll come eventually. In a few months we’ll get an announcement that Nintendo is localizing the game only for switch (Because screw 3DS owners).

  • Fore

    So as if people don’t feel screwed over enough: https://twitter.com/monsterhunter/status/875133770369646592

    If you want anymore confirmation that Capcom gives no Fs about Western Nintendo players, then I don’t know what to tell you.

  • Ardisan

    Makes me feel so good when Capcom gets hate rush flowing through their veins. F**king hate recent day Capcom.

  • awng781

    I just love how prone Capcom is to signing off exclusivity deals for several of their key franchises with Microsoft/Sony, only for that strategy to backfire and bomb in their faces. Just look at how badly Street Fighter V sold after signing a deal with Sony to keep the game off of Xbox. Same for Dead Rising 3 and 4 after signing a deal with Microsoft to keep the game off of PlayStation.

    The thing that boggles my mind about Capcom’s recent decisions regarding Monster Hunter is that they are forfeiting a significant portion of their large Japanese Monster Hunter fanbase by keeping Monster Hunter World off of the Switch/3DS just for the sake of “westernizing” the franchise. “Audience expansion” typically involves developing a product that appeals to a bigger audience, not developing a product that appeals more to one audience while turning its back away from another.

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