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Monster Hunter World co-director asked about a Switch port, wants to think about the future instead

Posted on November 4, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

After many years of exclusivity, Monster Hunter is no longer exclusive to Nintendo platforms. In fact, the latest major game isn’t on any Nintendo system at all. Capcom announced Monster Hunter World at E3, which currently has no sign of showing up on something like Switch.

Eurogamer did ask co-director Kaname Fujioka about the possibility of porting Monster Hunter World over to Switch in a recent interview. But unfortunately, Fujioka was naturally cagey about the subject. He instead wants to think more about the future in terms of how Monster Hunter can be adapted there.

Here’s what Fujioka had to say about Monster Hunter on Switch:

“Unfortunately we can’t really say at this point. There’s no room to say we’re porting our current software to Nintendo hardware. It comes down to what we’ve already said – we want to deliver the perfectly adapted game for the hardware we have in mind. That was our design concept, and our mission from the very beginning. Being able to adapt Monster Hunter for those systems – adapting that to different hardware doesn’t really work this time around. But in the future, thinking of something like the Switch, we’ll think about how to adapt it for that platform.”

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  • Strawman

    The future of no MH for Switch you mean? Let’s face it, if MH:W sells well, and people want games further into this direction, then it’s likely the Switch will fall out of scope due to the hardware side of things, as this quote attests “we want to deliver the perfectly adapted game for the hardware we have in mind.”.

    Nice to know you’re supportive, Capcom.

    • Wanderlei

      Or it flops. Going to cost them a hell of alot more to produce this title.
      They abandoned the Japanese market where MH is king to try and convert it to a western AAA game. So its probably just gonna cost them more to make and sell worse.

      • Strawman

        Again, last I’ve heard the Japanese are as, if not more excited about World as the West is, and you can still buy a PS4 there, even if it’s handheld country. Some games are worth it to them.

        Flops? I don’t even think that can happen with how much Sony is marketing the hell out of it, and PC players in the West have been hungering for a MH game on PC.

        • Anon Anonimo

          fake news

        • Wanderlei

          There is simply not enough ps4’s sold in Japan, so its already a predetermined flop there no matter what happens. Not to mention Japan in very portable centric so that hurts it too.
          Capcom killed the golden goose to try and force series as western AAA blockbuster. They think its gonna be their CoD or GTA in the West but it wont.

          • Strawman

            Who says there won’t be a PS4 + MHW bundle that won’t fly off shelves? In Japan, MH is big enough to sell consoles, that’s a given.

          • Wanderlei

            A bundle is going to change little with such low install base to sell too.

          • Strawman

            The install-base will build the moment there’s a bundle like that, or the game alone will. MH is not to be underestimated in Japan.

            And it will probably sell a ton in the West as well. I’d be a surprise if it wasn’t a success.

          • Wanderlei

            Japan is a mathematical impossibility no matter what you say.

            Reminds me of when Capcom tried to spend big on making Lost Planet their big successful shooter. Didn’t work out great that time. Hopefully they don’t lose too much this time so they can still right the ship.

          • Strawman

            You’ve no proof that it is. Again, you’re discounting 1. The power of Monster Hunter in Japan. 2. How much work has gone into both advertising and developing World and 3. How hell-bent Sony is to take territory on Nintendo in Japan.

            Combine these 3, and they’ll do their hell-best to make it a success in both West and East.

          • Wanderlei

            The numbers of sales is directly linked to the number of ps4 sold in Japan and it is not a whole lot. No where near enough to reach numbers of previous mainline games. Then you have the fact they spend much more to produce this title. So it is double whammy of cost more and sell less.
            Then it is crapshoot that monster hunter suddenly become super seller in the west, goodluck!

          • Strawman

            It’s a risk, that’s a given, but says it won’t pay off? Playstation owners have been waiting for this, PC owners have been waiting for this, and perhaps Xbox owners won’t do as bad as we’ve anticipated. Don’t forget, Twitch is now a thing and you can be damn sure that World will be streamed heavily, thus spreading the word and getting people to buy if they like what they see.

            The situation is entirely different from what it used to be back in the day.

          • Wanderlei

            Yeah I do not see it. Only really die monster hunter fans seem to care about it. It needs hype amongst the wider CoD/FIFA/GTA audience to get the sales Capcom need and they probably don’t even know it exist, let alone hyped for it.

          • Strawman

            I like how you’re blatantly ignoring my part about Twitch. It will spread, people will see it, if only by curiosity, and those that like it will buy it. There’s also streaming on PS4, so that may end in the same direction.

          • Wanderlei

            I did not follow this logic. Every game can be streamed on Twitch. Its not going to make MH suddenly sell millions in the west.

          • Strawman

            A good game that is witnessed by many will sell itself, I don’t know what’s hard to understand here.

          • R.Z.

            I think you’re giving Twitch a whole lot of credit while it’s still a relatively niche thing.
            It’s fine to spread word of mouth about an indie or some niche title among the more passionate gaming community, but it won’t sell the millions Capcom needs to make the game profitable, they need recognition from the general public, not just the hardcore gamers who care enough to watch other people play games.

          • Strawman

            We will see how it turns out. They’ll get a lot more reach by doing promotional deals for streaming on Twitch. Can you say how much they need to make this profitable? I sure as hell can’t, because I don’t even have a single clue how much it cost them to make this, and I’m sure none of those that frequent sites like these do.

            So we can’t make a strong estimate for how that all turns out, until it has turned out.

          • Jonathan Moreno

            You are just salty mhw will not be on switch.

          • Wanderlei

            Not salty at all, I will pirate it on PC.

          • Reggie

            Dragon Quest also has insane power in Japan and the PS4 version of DQ XI was marketed to death, and in the end it was still the 3DS version that sold the most according to Media Create.

            Just sayin’.

          • Strawman

            I’ve already answered NepNep52 who had a similar question. Dragon Quest is still very much the same game, whereas Monster Hunter is getting a major face-lift in terms of graphics and a lot of changes overall.

          • Reggie

            The exact same could be said about Monster Hunter Stories, and apparently that flopped in Japan, based on what I hear (A shame, since I actually liked that game).

            At any rate, you didn’t address the point I was making. My point was that DQ XI was primarily marketed for the PS4, and intended to be its saving grace, and in the end it was still the 3DS that outsold it. What does this mean? It means that even if a particular version is aggressively advertised, it does not guarantee it will sell well. Meaning there is no guarantee that MH World will sell well in Japan.

          • Strawman

            True, it may not sell as well in Japan, it is aimed at the Western markets after all, and if they create a new, arguably bigger market for Japan, they can then relegate Switch MH’s to Japan, while focusing PC/PS4/Xbox One for this new direction of Monster Hunter in the West. In the end, we’re in the same situation.

          • Reggie

            It does not necessarily mean it will sell well in the west either. MH doesn’t seem like a big thing over here, and the whole westernization seems like a desperate grab for attention. I honestly don’t know why Capcom are doing this when they know where MH’s strengths lie.

            I can see why Keiji Inafune lampooned Capcom back in the day…

          • Strawman

            Them basically ditching the entire Western Nintendo base without any announcement or so to tell them they’re still on the radar is beyond stupid.

            But consider that this game will be streamed on Twitch and viewed by a ton of people. It’ll have more reach by that alone, and if it is a good port, it’ll at least do reasonably well on PC (and if I understand the Playstation guys) there too, considering how they’re so happy the franchise has “come home”.

          • Reggie

            And how many of those “It’s come home!” people are a vocal minority?

            Also, Twitch falls in the same place as aggressive advertising. People may see it, but it doesn’t mean that they’ll be interested in it. I know I sure as heck am not.

          • Strawman

            Valid points, I’ll concede you that. We shall see what the future brings, won’t we?

          • For a comparison though, look at how similar efforts by other companies do. Japan does like Western-style, monster hunting/challenge games, especially with customization. But MHW isn’t just about the graphics and some gameplay, it’s also about the tone and story direction. I don’t see Japan taking entirely well to all of the changes.

          • Strawman

            That won’t matter if they can capture the intended Western audience.

          • Ryley Blackwood

            Gameplay-wise MHW plays almost identically to every other MH titles. The differences are the same as the differences between MH3U and MH4U’s mechanics.

          • PRIMUS

            Portable consoles. It did well on the PSP and greatness was on the 3DS.

          • Strawman

            They’re giving those consoles the middle-finger in favour of power and the West, and whether they succeed or not remains to be seen, but I doubt they won’t.

          • Paddy Alfan

            ps4 already sold for years. they have the install base.
            its not like they re doing what microsoft did in japan.

            and where does this abandoned came from? from the way i see it Worlds is just the usual MH with more textures, antialiasing and all eye candy. deep down, they still the same.

          • Eagle367

            Nope the entire combat is different. Capcom said it themselves and also the mmo like elements are different

          • carlospsp

            Only because it is not on your video game of preference, huh?

            Wait and see.

          • Ryley Blackwood

            The Rathalos ps4 pro is selling like hot cakes in Japan.

          • Ryley Blackwood

            You know very little about MHW. It plays exactly like every other MH except with no loading on the maps, and optional voice acting (OPTIONAL, you can turn on the classic grunts). The styles in MHGen actually make it more of a departure than World.

        • Travis Touchdown

          Fake news.

          It isn’t going to outperform the 3DS games.

          • Strawman

            Don’t you have comments to type on NintendoToday? Just watch what happens when it’s out, THEN throw something like “fake news” around because my comment doesn’t align with your viewpoint.

          • NepNep52

            In response to some earlier comments about MHW pushing PS4’s, if Dragon Quest XI couldn’t boost PS4 sales, why should anyone think that Monster Hunter will?

          • Strawman

            A good point, I’ll concede you, but Dragon Quest is mostly the same thing, and Monster Hunter hasn’t seen this kind of upgrade in a long time.

          • Darkrobot

            Haha this is a public board after all. I don’t see where it says I need to register Strawman club to comment here. Although for your info, you’re NOT Increase traffic here (Nintendo Everything) with that kind of attitude.

        • amak11

          I think you are overestimating what Monster Hunter can do…. It’s not going to jump to AAA status overnight. It has to sell well on 3 platforms, meaning extra and increased cost from the norm.

          I see what you are trying to argue but I know long time fans that are even leery on this entry being good.

          On top of that Capcom hasn’t fixed the controls so right there they are losing sales

          • Strawman

            Hasn’t fixed the controls? What do you mean? And yes, I realize this can still very easily flop. If they mess up the port on PC, they’ll lose on the 2 biggest sales potentials, hands down.

            Long-time fans tend to resist change to a series they love, that’s not a good argument, is it? It’s a case of keeping an open-mind. I’ve been playing since Tri on Wii, and I’ll give World a genuine shot.

            I just don’t think they’ll allow this to mess up, hence the delay on the PC version because they want to make sure it’s tip-top, and if it is, then I doubt we’ll see it fail.

        • Chon Pak

          “For the West” they say. Yet Capcom doesn’t market the game for XB1 and PC. Yet Capcom delays the PC port. Yet there are PS4 exclusive content. Yet there is a PS4 exclusive beta. If there is one thing the West hates, it’s devs shilling for a company. Look at the trailers and tell me how many views they got. Tell me that the West is excited about the game again.

          Also, the PS4 ISN’T doing well in Japan and the Switch is expected to outsell it soon. You might not realize it, but Japanese gamers can be quite similar to western ones. Last I’ve heard, the Japanese Monster Hunter community was embroiled in a console war. There are just as many people unsatisfied with it being non-portable. Did you think that console wars don’t exist in Japan? That Japanese people just go “I love Sony <3 <3" and buy a PS4 just to play MH? SMH

          • Strawman

            How the F would I know? Japan is a very different country all things considered, as handhelds are king there, due to various reasons including cultural ones.

            Capcom doesn’t market jack, Playstation is handling most, if not all of it. Everytime I’ve seen an add or anything for it, it was Playstation’s YouTube channel, Playstation logo and all up-front, every, single, time.

            I have no clue how PS4 is doing, but last I checked/heard, it sold 67 million copies. I’m pretty sure there is, as of right now, still more PS4’s in Japan than Switches, so there’s that to consider. And the Switch is obviously not in Capcom’s sights when it comes to MH:W, with them stating it here: “Being able to adapt Monster
            Hunter for those systems – adapting that to different hardware doesn’t
            really work this time around. But in the future, thinking of something
            like the Switch, we’ll think about how to adapt it for that platform.”

            So yeah, I’ve no clue how Japan is in regards to the console wars. The idea that was given to me, is that Japan will happily buy Monster Hunter on whatever platform is current, be that PS4 or Switch, but we’ll see once the latest Dragon Quest launches in Japan, just how popular it’ll be eh? Then we’ll truly know if Japan favours the Switch over the PS4, and that platforms matter equally if not more than the games themselves.

        • Mitt_Romney_2012

          Japs like MonHun because you can play with friends locally. If its stuck on a console, it will not sell there. Nintendo might end up making a MonHun clone for Switch + 3DS, which would spell the end of Capcom. Hell, that might just be what Metroid Prime 4 will be.

      • Tide

        Im holding off and will likely just watch someone else play through the story. The graphics are beautiful and i love the new monster designs, but for whatever reason I just have no interest in actually playing the game.

    • garf02

      history proves, MH Console and west have always under sell, put em together and you have the need of a miracle

      • Strawman

        Hence why they’re adapting it for Western markets.

        • Lord Ozzie

          Lets be honest here, how have they adapted to the Western markets aside from Qol improvements? MH:W is literally the same MH we all know and love. The combat, grind and gameplay is ultimately the same. The major difference is that there are new monsters and a massive graphical upgrade.

          • Strawman

            Just look at the overview and things shown off to know of those differences, there’s definitely there.

          • ShonenJump
          • Saulo Silva

            and some bugs!
            Ppl from west love it, just look at Ubisoft selling numbers!

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            The thing you’re not understanding here is the QoL improvements and changes add up to a very different game.

            – Seamless hunting areas with no loading screens.
            – Much more verticality as a result of the seamlessness.
            – The Slinger and all it’s items.
            – Environmental Traps (more than before)
            – changes to armor system
            – changes to stamina system

            Those are just a few examples off the top of my head, and there’s many more.

            Go watch videos by GaijinHunter and Arrekz Gaming, cause they will explain better than I ever could, and have multiple videos on the quality of life improvements.

          • Ryley Blackwood

            And yet the game plays exactly the same.

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            No, it really doesn’t, and I highly doubt you even played the demo if you’re saying that. MHW may play similarly, but it’s overall a different beast.

      • Saulo Silva

        This one will sell, because it looks good.
        Simple as that.
        70% of western market is rule by dumb ppl with their PS4 that they bought when there was no game to play on it (real information gathered by me).

    • PRIMUS

      They do realize they are taking this game to the xbox one. FPS fanboys. The first might sell well, but the next wont.

      • Strawman

        That’s but 1 of the 3 large platforms that are targeted. With Twitch streaming a big thing, it’ll do really well on PC unless they mess up the port, and so far I understand Playstation people, they’ve been waiting for “MH to come home” for so long, so they’ll very happily pick it up.

        • Aline Piroutek

          Japanese people don’t love computer gaming.

          • Strawman

            It’s not even on PC in Japan, I’m talking about the West.

        • Chon Pak

          Considering how pissed people are of the PC port being delayed, I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of the people just end up pirating it instead. Thanks to Sony’s anti-crossplay stance, it’s not like there will be a lot of hunters on PC anyway. If people want to play it without giving Capcom a dime, they can just pirate it and play solo. I don’t think you understand the PC player base. They hate poor optimization, port delays, and DRM. MHW already did one of them. I can bet that there will be DRM for a game like this as well. If it’s poorly optimized you can expect this game to disappear into the abyss in terms of sales. Good luck.

          • Strawman

            I’ve been playing on PC for quite some time, obviously I’m well aware of how they are towards bad ports. So, that said, give me proof the port is going to be bad? Sure, it’s delayed, fine and well, but what guarantees that it’ll be a bad port? If it’s a good port, it’ll be bought and played anyway, since there may not be cross-play, but there IS cross-country.

            Of course there will probably be DRM. Capcom uses Denuvo for Resident Evil 7, what’s not to think they’ll do the same for Monster Hunter World? But here’s the catch: all of this is speculation! They may just make a fantastic port that everyone loves and is rated highly universally! We just, don’t, Fing know!

    • Saulo Silva

      switch is running doom.

      • Strawman

        Did you read the article? Yes? Then read this again ” Being able to adapt Monster Hunter for those systems – adapting that to DIFFERENT HARDWARE doesn’t really work this time around.”

        You know what Switch is? Yes? Good.

      • zodd

        At half the framerate and lower resolution. MH:W already runs at 30fps, how do you think it’s gonna run on the Switch? 15fps?

    • Ryley Blackwood

      Anyone paying any attention to MHW would know that it plays like an improved MH4 (which makes sense because world was originally called Monster Hunter 5) literally the biggest difference now is there aren’t loading screens on the maps

      • Force

        You’re blatantly ignoring that MHW is more graphically intense which can easily be seen by watching/playing the demo. This game will not work on the Switch and still look as fluid/play as well, since Nintendo chose weak hardware.

  • Vigilante_blade

    Crazy how they just used us to make Monster Hunter Popular in the West and just threw us aside at the first opportunity.

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    • Vivian-Novela Levy

      First of all thats how game compamnies work, Second of all MH was already huge in the west with 4 or 5 games already out for PS systems then made one for the 3DS and WiiU cuz they had an idea what would work welll with it so idk what youre talking about

      • Strawman

        So the “first opportunity” isn’t 100% accurate, doesn’t change the fact that they’re ditching their entire Western community.

      • DrWilly

        MH was not huge in the west on PSP. It really took off with the Wii game selling 700k or something and then the 3DS games doing a million IIRC. Couple that with the usual numbers in Japan and you have the largest numbers on Nintendo platforms.

      • Saulo Silva

        Huge? You didn’t played at that time…

    • Exy

      This headline suggests that the Switch is the past and PS4 is the future. The reality is kinda backwards, if you think about it.

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          B E G O N E

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            T H O T!

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    • Justin McQuillen

      They did us even worse in the 90’s with Mega Man and basically all of their games. They had no problem taking the games away from where the market was, I swear.

      • Reggie

        In fairness, every third-party dev were jumping ship in favor of the PS1 back in the day. The Nintendo 64, and other practices, really alienated a lot of devs.

        • Justin McQuillen

          It was obviously the better and more advanced console though. There is no way I would choose a PS1 and the games it had over an N64 and the games it had, first or third party. FF7 is one of my favorite games but I would ditch it in a heartbeat over Mario 64, OOT, Goldeneye, Majora’s Mask all on their own but combined it makes the N64 at least 1000% better in my opinion.

          • MajoraMan28

            I think the N64 had the better selection, but the PS1 had the best library out of all the PS systems, imo.
            FFVII-IX, Xenogears, Chrono Cross, Crash, Metal Gear Solid, FF Tactics and Vagrant Story. No other PS console had this good of a lineup. Not too bad compared to the N64.

          • Justin McQuillen

            Yeah I agree. I didn’t like FF8 though.

          • PS1 had better RPGs. N64 had better everything else, especially action/adventure games.

          • Justin McQuillen

            Yeah that’s for sure. We only had like 1 RPG, which granted was Paper Mario, one of the all-time best. Not enough to compare to what PS1 had at the time. To be realistic, it’s hard to argue that the Game Boy didn’t destroy PS1 in the RPG department in the same years with the Pokemon franchise, though. PS1 games had much better graphics than Game Boy, but does that mean that FF7 is objectively better than Pokemon Red/Blue? And does it compare financially sales-wise? I really don’t know the answers but I know Pokemon probably blew through all RPG sales records in the 90’s.

          • Nah, PS1 beat GB too. You have to understand that Sony had like 95% of RPG series (and several from other genres) under the sun exclusive to its console, and many remain loyal today, especially in Japan.

          • Justin McQuillen

            Yeah but it did not have Pokemon, a series arguably massive enough to make a huge dent the size of hundreds of RPGs.

          • Reggie

            It wasn’t just the Nintendo 64 though. Old Nintendo, especially with Yamauchi as its president, were… a-holes to put it one way. At any rate, Capcom were not the only ones to make the shift.

          • Justin McQuillen

            I like a-holes.

          • Reggie

            So do I, but it’s not so great on a business stand point.

          • Justin McQuillen

            He built the company and made it successful, I think you should give the a-hole more credit honestly. There’s no evidence that Nintendo or even video games in general would be where they are today without Yamauchi being an a-hole. Those third parties were mad about the strict quality control rules, but it’s those rules that made their games sell well and the video game market boom. It was such a good decision that we are still riding the wave it caused today.

          • Reggie

            I’m very aware of the good things he did. We would not have Nintendo’s brand of video games if not for him, in fact Nintendo wouldn’t even still exist if not for him. But the man also had his fair share of questionable and dumb decision making. Everyone has brought good and bad things to the table. That’s all I’m saying.

    • smh

    • Fandangle

      The rumor going around is that Sony forced Capcom into signing a contract saying they weren’t allowed to put it on any nintendo console and they weren’t allowed to even talk about it or else they wouldn’t be allowed to put it on the PS4 which Capcom corporate wanted real bad since World was shaping up to be too huge to be an exclusive.

  • Blanco8x8

    Translation: “We can’t. Sony is holding us as hostages. Send help.”

    • Strawman

      You mean “We can’t, Sony is offering us big Fing money bags, leave us alone”

    • BK-201

      how is sony holding them hostages when the game is coming to PC and Xbox One too?

      • Glaubito Andorinha

        Because xone is not a rival to Ps4…
        Switch is getting big! Nintendo is back
        And sony wont let it happen

      • PRIMUS

        Xbox even in the PS3 was not a Sony competitor. Remember PS3 came out second at the end. Xbox 360 third.

      • Aline Piroutek

        Sony didn’t care about a Xbox port because the only rival in Japan is Switch and 3DS.

      • Chon Pak

        PS4 gets exclusive content and beta. Exclusive for PS4 in Japan. PC port deliberately delayed. You do realize that Sony is deeply involved in this right? Just because it’s technically multiplatform (for the west only) doesn’t mean there is fair play here. Do you realize why the game is only marketed for the PS4? The XB1 and PC releases are essentially sabotaged and won’t be any competition at all.

      • Stuart

        Because this is an extremely popular franchise in Japan and Xone poses no threat at all at PS4 in that region,unlike Switch that showed to be quite the rival to PS4 in that region.

        • BK-201

          if that were the case sony would’ve kept the game for them only sorta like Nier or SFV

    • Paddy Alfan

      more like nintendo ropes that hold us since the early century got loose, we managed to get free, but got caught by sony instead.
      wheres sega when you need them? oh right, they jump off the clif with dreamcast.and goes to heaven where sonic is humping human girl.

  • Jaxon Holden

    Basically saying Switch will have its own MH games.

    • Strawman

      I’d say that’s extremely positive thinking, bordering on naive. If this sells well enough, they’ll continue this and won’t bother with the Switch.

      • Jaxon Holden

        I think NOT expecting games on Switch is extremely negative thinking, borderline naive.

        If this sells well, they’ll absolutely continue this. But not at the expense of abandoning their portable market which sees 4 million sales on a single platform. There are 2 teams, And you can believe money hungry Capcom isn’t going to flush their portable MH sales down the toilet when they can continue to rake in unfathomable amounts of cash selling to that audience.

        Which, btw, this game will only strengthen sales of any future portable titles.

        • Strawman

          How will this strengthen the sales of future portable titles? Those portable titles might as well be the original MH-type of games, and MH:W is making some specific changes in order to sell better in the West.

          “But not at the expense of abandoning their portable market which sees 4 million sales on a single platform.” The Switch doesn’t have the numbers yet, and they’re not bothering with 3DS either, plus if they wanted to support portable, then where the F is Monster Hunter XX in the West? It’s not here, because they want us to buy World, the game they’ve REALLY put their efforts into, AT THE COST OF PORTABLE.

          So yeah, excuse me if I take your vague optimism as nothing but hot air.

          • Reggie

            “How will this strengthen the sales of future portable titles?”
            People getting starved of wanting MH on the go.

          • Strawman

            The argument of quite a few people from Capcom’s MH forums: “It doesn’t matter on what platform the game is, just buy it on what you prefer, but don’t boycott it over it not being on a particular platform. People should be happy that Monster Hunter is moving forward!”

          • Reggie

            Vocal minority.

          • Drybonekoopa85

            I’m boycotting MHW. After the slimy move they pulled moving the games off from a Nintendo platform and to a western audience for all the Mountain Dew and Dorito eating dude bros. Nintendo put in a TON of work marketing the games for Capcom to truly gain them an audience. Oh well another Capcom game in the crapper. What’s new these days???

          • Strawman

            Well, apparently Capcom is known for having universally bad management, so there’s that. We’ll see, many people are saying there’s a Switch MH coming at some point (question is, will it even come to the West?) but with all that Capcom’s pulling, I ain’t having any of it.

        • Aline Piroutek

          They don’t need huge sales like the 4 million on 3DS. They have the Money from the deal with Sony.

      • PRIMUS

        ON xbox lol. Okay.

        • Strawman

          Put Xbox out of your head, look at PC and PS4. Xbox is a spectator here, it’s about those other 2.

          • Chon Pak

            And it won’t do well on PC too. Do you realize how much delaying the port affects its release? If you frequent the MH forums, you’ll see that the delay is changing a lot of people’s decision to buying it on the PS4. They don’t want to miss out on the “early” release. So no, the PC release has already been sabotaged. Good luck.

          • Strawman

            We’ll see about that. Gamers are… very “good” at keeping their word. We can’t even do a proper Fing boycott when it matters, so what good are these words now?

      • Justin McQuillen

        It’s not gonna sell as well as the 3DS games.

        • Strawman

          Read around, look at the points I’ve made about Streaming on both PS4 and PC. Keep in mind, 3DS is one platform, this game will go on 3 major platforms in the West, with Playstation people awaiting it’s return and others on PC having wanted a Monster Hunter on the platform for a while, and even if those are but a few, there will be streamers and that’s how it will spread.

          Whether or not it will or will not sell as well as the 3DS games will remain to be seen.

          • ronin4life

            Loads of indy games have outperformed all other consoles when released on switch, some even all other consoles combined. And MH has never had a large Western audience… Until Nintendo. Without Nintendo they don’t have that audience.

          • Strawman

            That’s not to say they can’t get a large audience with their current approach, and indie games aren’t Monster Hunter, now are they? 😛

      • Majora

        I think they can’t ignore the Switch. Its the fastest selling system ever. Would be a huge mistake

        • Force

          The Switch is not the be all-end all of gaming. There’s still costs, hardware, porting all of that to consider. Capcom said it themselves, World is focused on the hardware that it’s being made for, and thus there are no possibilities for compromises (Something every current-gen game will have to make for Switch)

    • Wanderlei

      Thats the way I read it too. They will either revive the ‘portable’ moniker or make MH5 proper for Switch if worlds is not a massive seller.

      • Strawman

        And the portable moniker would clash with Nintendo’s messaging of the Switch, so no, that will not be happening.

        • Reggie

          Found the bias.

          • Strawman

            You know my bias, let’s not make this into an argument for no reason. You love your Switch handheld, but I’ll stand for the docked part until the thing stops being sold.

          • Reggie

            You’re still biased, lmao.

          • Strawman

            So where are we going with this?

          • Reggie

            Your bias makes you refuse to accept that there could ever be a portable MH game on Switch, when all it takes is for someone to pull the Switch out of the dock. Ta-da, instant portable.

            And maybe that’s why you’re so adamant about arguing that MH World will sell well, because of your preference of console gaming.

          • Gamingfan

            and take the dock away and its just a handheld. how does a dock make a handheld a home console?

          • Reggie

            And take the computer away and you’re just a nobody.

          • Gamingfan

            yep, you cant reply with logic.

          • Reggie

            My logic is sound. You’re just a troll with no life.

          • Gamingfan

            fanboys calling people trolls. so much irony.

          • Reggie

            Takes one to know one.

          • Gamingfan

            I bought a wii u day one and I also cant stand uncharted but yer, Im a fanboy lol.

          • Reggie

            Cool excuses. Think of better ones.

          • Gamingfan

            ps+ is garbage, god of war sucks, infamous sucks, psvr is lame, anything else?

          • Reggie

            Yet you keep coming here, so obviously you must be sensitive about something.

          • DinoTurtle

            What kind of logic is that? What about the PS4? “Take away the HDMI cable and it doesn’t even work”? It’s a good thing the PS4 has an HDMI cable, isn’t it?

          • Strawman

            That argument is based on Sony being hell-bent on marketing it, it coming to 2 consoles that are big in the West, and possibility to influence a ton of people by doing marketing deals with big streamers.

            You can pull it out, and have it be a “handheld” but that flies in the face of what Switch is. It’s a combo of both, no matter what is said by you, or by me. The marketing attests to as much, as well as how many people use it for both reasons. You can’t just cut off one piece and leave it at that, not without a valid reason ala Voez or Severed.

          • Reggie

            “But that flies in the face of what the Switch is.”
            Are you even reading what you’re posting? Because now you’re just contradicting yourself.

            You say that the Switch is a combo of both things, console and handheld gaming, but then say that the Switch is the antithesis of that when taken out of the dock. You’re saying that it’s a combo but isn’t a combo. That makes no sense. You’re basically purporting that playing docked is the only and “correct way” of playing Switch, which is the opposite of Nintendo’s intended hybrid aspect.

          • Strawman

            No that’s your interpretation. What you’re saying, is that the docked mode might as well not exist, and that calling your game portable, spitting on the home-console moniker and giving the wrong idea is all A-OK.

          • Reggie

            Where have I said that the docked version “might as well not exist”? Where? I demand you point out where I have said that, because I do not appreciate it when people insert words I’ve never said.

            I have not said that the docked version is inferior, merely that the Switch is a hybrid intended to suit people’s needs, something that you struggle to understand.

          • Strawman

            Goddamnit Reggie! That’s exactly what I’ve said by saying that calling it “portable” would give the wrong idea! Portable tells you of a handheld, if you just call it Monster Hunter Switch then what the F is wrong with that?! It doesn’t “need” to be called portable by any means!

            Ugh, nevermind, I’m wasting my time here. Good day.

          • Reggie

            No one ever said that a MH game for Switch needs to be called “Monster Hunter Portable”. You’re too dang sensitive, that’s what.

          • Strawman

            Now you hold up for a minute, you were the one who started complaining about bias when I pointed out the obvious about calling it portable clashing with the general message of the Switch, so whose too dang sensitive here?

          • Reggie

            I wasn’t complaining. I was pointing it out. You on the other hand threw a temper tantrum over me disagreeing and pointing out a contradiction.

        • ronin4life

          No it won’t. It can be called Portable *in Japan* because Portables are bigger in Japan.

          They will probably rename it in the West as they always do.

          • Strawman

            In Japan, sure. But we weren’t talking about just Japan, were we?

          • theFooFighter

            They’d just call it something else in the West. The “portable” games were unite an freedom in the West

    • Strawman

      You may think people will look past what Capcom is doing and just buy their stuff, but as the comments here attest, I sincerely doubt that.

      By the way you talk about World, companies can do whatever they want, never held account to their words, never stopped to think about their actions, always just allowed to do as they please without repercussions. That’s not a world I want to see.

    • Aline Piroutek

      They will do a puzzle MH game because people who like portable gaming like Candy Crush. That’s the logic from Capcom.

  • KnightWonder

    If there’s not another MH game on the Switch in the next year, I’m giving up on them. And I mean a new one, not a port or a remake.

  • Strawman
  • Lord Ozzie

    Aside from MH:W, its insane how Capcom has handled the Switch compared to their 3ds support. No MM collection, no Disney collection, no Okami HD port and no MHXX localisation despite it being 70% localised.

    • CilverKid520_Youtube_Twitch

      They had too many to opportunities to start supporting the Switch. No they threw us Street Fighter 2 not 5 or Ultra 4, 2 HD which was a 360 arcade title. Now they throwing us Resident Evil Revelations Collection. You had MvC Infinite, Megaman Collection 2, Disney Afternoons Collection, Okami HD and Monster Hunter World but no. Its like they don’t want money. They will learn their Audience was Nintendo when they see them sales drop.

      • Strawman

        Question is, if it will matter with how deep they seem to be in Sony’s pockets 😛

        • RoadyMike

          Was any of that “Sony bribing x game dev” even true? I’ve heard speculations since MH World but nothing confirmed. It’s fake news to ne until then

          • Strawman

            As someone on NintendoLife has said: “The game is exclusive to PS4 in Japan, what other evidence is needed? No Xbox and no PC versions in Japan. PS4 only. Add to that the limited edition Rathalos PS4 Pro in Japan, and the fact they announced straight up, “The game will be exclusive to PS4 in Japan”. All this confirming the rumor which predicted a deal had been made for the next game and exclusivity.”

          • RoadyMike

            But does that necessarily mean that they paid money to keep it off the Switch specifically? This only tells me they made is PS4 exclusive in japan but what about the west? It’s still coming to Xbox as well

            I doubt Capcom even had Nintendo’s next system in mind when they were developing it. Who knows if they even had the system’s final specs when development even began

            By Fujioka’s quote it sounds like they already had certain hardware in mind and it just seems the Switch wasn’t one of them. Not sure

          • Strawman

            True, but that does mean Sony had their finger in the pie, that’s 100% certain. The only question is: How much?

          • RoadyMike
          • Strawman

            Possibly a little deeper than that 😛

          • Aline Piroutek

            Imagine you make a game 90% of japanese people buy.
            Imagine the Market of Japan loves portable gaming over computer/home console gaming.
            Imagine how much loss would you make if you don’t launch the game the the most importante portable videogame system of 2017/2018.
            Imagine you don’t get any Money from Sony to do this.
            Why would you launch this game exclusively to PS4 and XONE? As bigger sales = more profit. Smaller sales = lower profit.

          • RoadyMike

            That was a strain to read. Please word it better next time
            Anyway, it still looks like just speculation to me if you put it that way

    • Exy

      THE EVALUATION SHALL CONTINUE.

  • Stuart

    I am almost getting to a point where I am almost losing all interest in buying this game,even if they announce a Switch port. There is that much when a studio can show the finger to his potencial customers before the potencial customers show the finger back.

    • KnightWonder

      I lost interest when they said it would be a more westernized version.

      • Ryley Blackwood

        When you’re actually playing MHW there’s pretty much no difference in the game play. If there is, it’s no more drastic than the changes from MH3U to MH4U.

    • Strawman

      Well, they’re scoring for a new audience, with complete disregard for portability or Nintendo’s systems.

      • Stuart

        But how keeping this game away from Switch is gonna help in anything for the franchise? They are keeping away older fans that have been supporting the franchise for a long time and are keeping away the newcomers of Nintendo platformers that are coming to Switch. I can see literally no reason to not launch this on Switch.

        • Strawman

          That’s what all the people who own a 3DS/Switch in the West are wondering themselves. The least they can/should do, is announce that a MH is coming, no matter how far in the future it’s release is, it gives people peace of mind.

          The fact that they’re not doing that makes me think they aim to pour their all into World and continue it should it be successful, which it has a high chance to be.

        • Aline Piroutek

          There is a reason: “Hey, take this Money. You can keep it but don’t release MH Worlds on Nintendo Switch.”

  • Max

    The people asking for Monhun on Switch don’t want World at all.
    This game is made with a different target audience in mind.
    The original leak of World also mentioned a Monhun game in the works for Switch anyway.

    • Strawman

      That’s not to say that all parts of a leak are true, since parts of that have turned out false so far I know.

      • theFooFighter

        Not really. The only thing the leak was flat out wrong about was the name. They called it mh5 instead of world but even that isn’t entirely inaccurate

        • Strawman

          Still doesn’t mean the Switch part of it is true. I mean surely all the complaining and anger would’ve gotten them to AT LEAST announce something to cool people right? It just shows me that they don’t give a flying F.

          • Not at this time. That would be wildly impractical. Especially since World is just around the corner. I don’t blame them for waiting to say something. On the one hand, they should have just announced World sooner so it’s more obvious that it’s been in the pipeline for a while. On the otherhand, they were able to make it seem so quick by not announcing it earlier and keeping the wait down.

        • ronin4life

          They also claimed World was renamed from 5 as they were afraid to stick a mainline number on the Westernized Monhun, and they also moved the main team to the Switch version.

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      *Points to MHXX*

      We’re still waiting. In the west that is.

  • Toni

    money dictates the direction huh, but as the only profitable branch from Sony it’s understandable that they would invest into gaming, even if it is Capcom

  • theFooFighter

    It’s kinda hard to understand him with Sony’s d!ck in his mouth

  • Ryosuke Yamada

    Capcom’s gonna Capcom I suppose. I wish them good luck on selling MH World, but it’s gonna look really bad if it flops and they come crawling back to Nintendo in the future. They are really doing a great job burning bridges with the Nintendo fanbase currently.

  • nemo37

    This is a huge blow to the Switch in Japan. MonHun is a powerful install base builder. I truly hope that Nintendo is willing to provide Capcom with the financial motivation to bring a brand new MonHun game to Japan.

    However, if this game does well in Japan (let’s say 2 million) and okay in other regions. And its release results in a major install base increase for PS4 in Japan, then it is unlikely that the franchise will return on Nintendo, at least for the foreseeable future.

    • Strawman

      It’s probably going to do better in the West than in Japan, so the Nintendo people in the West will be going without Monster Hunter for quite some time at the very least.

      • ronin4life

        I disagree. Monhun’s western fanbase is on Nintendo, grown further *by* Nintendo, and no one else has ever cared about Monhun before Nintendo’s involvement.

        • Strawman

          I don’t think you’ve red that right. What I meant was that people in the West with a Nintendo system, won’t be getting a Monster Hunter on that system for a pretty long time at this rate.

          • ronin4life

            And I don’t think you read my comment right. It won’t do well in Japan or the West, and it won’t do better in the West than in Japan.

            MH has never been big outside Japan, and the only reason it got as big as it did was Nintendo. Plus, the only reason it was big in Japan was due to portability, and the hot thing in Japan right now is Switch.

            World has none of the things that has made MH a success. Dragon Quest 11 is pretty solid proof that PS4 can hardly hold software sales of Previously Nintendo supported titles. In Japan gamers will wonder why their portable hotness Switch doesn’t have the new Monhun and keep their eyes open for announcements and in the West Non Nintendo gamers won’t touch monhun since they never cared for it before anyway.

          • Strawman

            Last I checked, MH has grown to such an extent that it sells regardless of platform in Japan.

            Sure it was grown by Nintendo, but that doesn’t discredit that it can be expanded upon, if not brought to a far larger audience this this way. They can fail miserably, granted, but let’s face it, if they succeed really well with World, then that’s probably the direction Monster Hunter will take for the West.

            So to you and people who say things like “in the West Non Nintendo gamers won’t touch monhun since they never cared for it before anyway.” look, I want my MH on Switch too, but don’t sit with your fingers in your ears going “LALALALALALALALAALA” what is not right now, can still become a reality later. They can feasibly make World into a huge hit in the West, it has the makings to become such a game.

      • Chon Pak

        Nope. I think it’ll still do better in Japan. However, it’ll still underperform in both when compared to the sales of previous entries.

        • Strawman

          Any, concrete information you have for that? And don’t bring the whole “audience building” thing in here, because they can build a new audience if they do the game justice.

    • Lord Ozzie

      Dragon Quest XI sold roughly 1m copies on PS4, I highly doubt MH:W would reach 2m in Japan alone. Besides, Nintendo is doing bloody well on their own and with other 3rd parties such as KT, SQX and even Bethesda, they dont need Capcom although it would be better if they had them on board.

      I will say wait until 2018 E3, if nothing is announced from Capcom then I think it is safe to say that we wont be getting anything significant from them.

    • Aline Piroutek

      It must do at least the same number as DQXI there

    • ben

      It wont increase the install base for the ps4 but it will be the best selling game the PS4 ever gets in Japan.

      Also, I think you are over estimating how much monhun helped sell 3ds consoles in Japan. Sure it was a factor but Monhun games tend to have huge opening weeks and then within 6-12,months they are on sale for $5.
      They lose all value. Were as Animal crossing is still selling at $30.

  • Tyson

    I have a PS4 and I won’t buy this.

    • Aline Piroutek

      After buying MH3U on WiiU regretted it. Hybrid system is way cooler to have as MH3U didn’t had crossplay. Yeah, I bought both versions.

  • Petri

    This game will sell “well”, but not well enough for a “tripla A” game.
    So unless Sony keeps shoveling money to Capcom, this could be the last MH game ever made.
    They might try to crawl back to portables.

  • Don Zaloog

    It would be a shame if this game were to flop.

  • Travis Touchdown

    It should have been built ground up for the Switch in the first place.

    • RoadyMike

      Development on the game may have started before the Switch’s hardware was finalized

  • Justin McQuillen

    This game is gonna get bad reviews and semi flop.

    • Aline Piroutek

      PS4 players will whinning the fact that it isn’t 60fps.

  • amak11

    Give me a monster hunter that’s like the other ones on Switch with better graphics and I’ll be happy… There was so much headroom on Double Cross

  • SpectralDynamite

    This is gonna be one hell of a comment section.

    Oh, Capcom…

  • Gamingfan

    Eh, nintendo doesnt give a [email protected] about us aussies so [email protected] them too. the switch costing the same amount as the ps4 pro here is a joke.

  • Wow at the number of comments here.

    To me, this was inevitable. And this is a better time for it. XBO and PS4 been out for a while. This game has been in development for a while. If they want to cater to the Western audience and grab the PS/XB audience while they can, understandable. But the Switch is here now and it’s successful, so it’ll get its turn. They’ve stuck with Nintendo too long to randomly and completely abandon them now.

    If we go by the leaks, then a Switch-exclusive MonHun will come, built from the ground up for the Switch. Which I honestly prefer. I really don’t like the graphic/art style of World, and I can’t wait for them to do something aimed at the JP audience again.

    Just give it time. World is out in January, and some time next year or early 2019, they can announce something for the Switch.

    • Strawman

      Without a solid word from Capcom, excuse me taking that with a cartload of salt.

      I feel that if World sells well, that’s the route they’ll take. The Switch is successful, true and it would be silly of them not to put a Monster Hunter game on it, but I’ve been seriously disappointed by Capcom before, I’ll be damned if I let them do it again.

      • Gamingfan

        you cant say a system is a success when its been out less than a year.

      • Word from Capcom really means nothing though. Look at what they’ve said and offered lately. I don’t even mean just for the Switch, lol.

        World will sell well. That’s a given. Hard to say if their expectations will be as unrealistic as usual though, or if they might even temper them. MonHun team may have had to fold a bit, but again, I think that’s the timing of it.

        I’ll trust MonHun team, because aside from the AA team, they’re the only people with any sense and quality, and they know they have an audience with Nintendo. It would also be unbelievable if they passed up the portable HD aspect.

        • Strawman

          The MonHun team may be trustworthy, but they’re still at the whims of the hire-ups, so that means very little sadly.

          Plus if they wanted to moniker it portable for the Switch, that would clash with Nintendo’s messaging of the system, and spit in the face of the home-console and docked aspect. Nintendo doesn’t want that, if they put any value in the dock being a part of the name.

          • Not entirely. But we’ll see. If I can find that leak info again, it would clarify a lot.

          • Strawman

            A leak is but that, a leak. Things can change, be inaccurate, etc.

          • If it’s a leak of what went down, not much at all would change. It could be inaccurate, but if it largely isn’t, that’s just better for us.

          • Strawman

            True, but again, I’d rather stick my hand into a wasps’ nest (and I HATE wasps) than to readily believe in Capcom again.

          • Strawman

            True, but again, I’d rather stick my hand into a wasps’ nest (and I HATE wasps) than to readily believe in Capcom again.

          • ben

            Exactly. Look what Capcom did to Shinji Mukami. “RE 4 is a game cube exclusive” one year later and it wasn’t.

            Capcom will hit the panic button again.

          • Strawman

            The Capcom 5 are still fresh in my memory.

  • Snackster1001

    “Sony paid us to not put the new Monster Hunter on the switch”

    • Gamingfan

      nintendo aren’t any better. they are greedy af.

    • Aulix Indragonz

      as if nintendo is any better when they make MH an nintendo exclusive

      • Snackster1001

        I’m not defending exclusivity deals. They’re never good for gamers as they’re simply ways to try and get people to buy other consoles. HOWEVER, at least Nintendo is always upfront and direct whenever they pay a developer for exclusivity (in fact, they SAVED titles before this way). On the other hand, Sony is merely trying to stop a specific competing console from getting a game in their library (and it’s smart since it will make the Japanese market have to buy PS4s despite the switch outselling it almost every week since its launch. We all know XOne won’t sell many). If you don’t find that shady then you’ll never understand why I have a different feeling towards Nintendo’s MH exclusivity and Sony’s.

        • Gamingfan
          • Snackster1001

            And you immediately turned this into a “which console is better”, which has nothing to do with my argument about exclusivity games. Just…stop, you come off as a fanboy (which you probably are).

          • Gamingfan

            You said sony was shady and Im saying nintendo are no better. you also have no evidence sony paid capcom to not put monster hunter world on the switch where as I gave you facts.

          • Snackster1001

            Yes, because pricing a console at a profit is a bad thing. You do realize the ps4 is an outdated console in terms of manufacturing costs right? which means they HAVE to make it improved to justify the pricing that they have it on the market (as well as keep making sales. Otherwise, people would simply buy used consoles). The switch has been on the market for less than a year and is using completely different tech (new controllers, built in screen, cartridge based software, micro SD storage rather than USB on Ps4/Xbox, etc.) which means manufacturing will cost more, thus having price the console more. You’re a fanboy who doesn’t understand how the tech business works, stop.

          • Gamingfan

            Its the ps4 pro dude.

          • Snackster1001

            …you know what manufacturing cost means right? Oh, never mind. I don’t expect you to anyways.

          • Gamingfan

            um the ps4 pro is $100 more expensive in the usa. wanna damage control a bit more for a company that doesnt give a crap about you?

          • Snackster1001

            Ummm, ever wonder how much it cost to actually make those consoles? ever wondered that factories charge more for new products to be builts? Ever wondered that it costs less to build an already established console since they’ve found ways to make it faster and cheaper? If anything, you’re just proving to me you don’t understand how making a console actually works, or just why a new product in general costs more than the old one (newsflash: it’s not just because “it’s old”)

          • Gamingfan

            just stop dude. I cant even believe you are defending this. you are anti consumer and only care about yourself and nintendo’s pockets. end of.

          • Snackster1001

            That self projection. You’re the one arguing for
            the practice of anti-consumer products like exclusive third party games. Just stop, you’re done. None of your points justified Sony’s money hatting and you’re just being a hypocrite. By the way, I’ve owned every sony console it’s not a “nintendo” thing. I can’t believe you’re incapable of making a more convincing argument than a sonic oc avatar, instead relying on small talking points that in the end correlate to nothing of the original argument. Take your broke self to craigslist and get a job, because only broke people could complain this much about an extra bit of money on a newer product (or could simply wait for the price to drop LIKE THE PS4).

          • Gamingfan

            “Take your broke self to craigslist and get a job, because only broke people could complain this much about an extra bit of money on a newer product”

            how about you get some principles and stop being a slave to companies.

          • ronin4life

            PS4 is made from decade old laptop parts. Meanwhile miniaturized tech is more expensive than equivalently spec’d standard hardware and Switch has speakers and a screen too.

          • Gamingfan

            lol the ps4 pro is $100 more expensive than the switch in the usa and the pro is the same price as the switch where I live. There is no argument. We are getting ripped off.

          • Game_God

            That’s understandable though, look at the kind of suppositaries he’s been treated with for his acute trollitis:
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a645f6175cb4cdafe91a2bc89fc78912d6ea344b74783d4530aeecc660360937.jpg
            I would salty too with that kind of daily treatment…

          • Game_God

            https://www.getprice.com.au

            https://www.getprice.com.au

            https://ebgames.com.au/feat

            1 retailer with 3 PS4 pro SKUs available with black friday price on it is not the regular price… this WE I can buy COD WWII for 59€ @ a certain retailer instead of 69€ in every other store in my country, that doesn’t make it the regular price, periodic limited promotions have always existed, I bought my PS3 back in the day @ 300€ when the price was 350€ even a full year after I bought it, I could never say that the PS3 price was 300€ @ that time because 99.99% of PS3 buyers were paying the regular 350€ price tag, “comprende señor”?
            Go troll elsewhere tool

      • ronin4life

        They didn’t. Sony pushed them away, and Nintendo helped release MH overseas.

        Without further involvement from Nintendo Tri would have been the last MH released overseas and World would not exist in its current form.

  • jimmy

    Then adapt it to the dang switch then

  • Dayph

    That is a no. The question is: Is Capcom developing any game for Switch?

    • Strawman

      Besides Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2? So far we’re all aware, a definite no.

  • Man

    In short words, just more BS excuse, yadda yadda yadda.

  • ジョシュ

    At least they’re still thinking about the switch. They want to make a game that adapts perfectly to the switch. We just have to wait and see. There are tons of games coming to the switch so switch owners shouldn’t be worried about not getting MHW. You can buy it for PC instead.

  • Devlind

    Never really played a MH game. I wanted to grab it for the 3DS, but the demos didn’t do it for me. I felt that the 3DS was just to clunky for it. I was hoping to see a new game on the Switch and give it a go, but it seems that I can only hope they localize the MHXX port.

  • Reggie

    Just give me Okami on Switch and I’ll be happy.

    But wait, that’s not happening either, because it was announced for every platform but Switch. So much for all that support you’re “pledging”, Capcom.

  • MajoraMan28

    Watch Square-Enix announce FFVII and KHIII to the Switch, and show to Japan and the world Nintendo can have the big guns from the best third-party lineup. The console won’t be needing this subpar version of MH. It will cater to a niche western market and may struggle to be as successful as previous titles.
    If they launched on more console, they would be more likely to get more people buying. Their loss. And it’s on Capcom for that.

    • Aline Piroutek

      Square Enix isn’t very trustful too.
      But I hope your statement become true.

  • Lance Devon

    You heard it here first; Switch is not the future.

    Real talk: Worlds is an attempt to capitalize on a larger western market. However the lions share market is in Japan, and they have spoken Switch. If it succeeds, MH will change forever amd what is learned will carry over. If it flops, well, we’ll see traditional MH till sales dip and they abandon the series.

    Either way, we will see a new one on Switch. What it will be exactly will depend on what Cappy learns from Worlds.

    • ronin4life

      Except Monhun doesn’t have a market outside Nintendo, and only Monhun fans care about Monhun.

      So basically they cut off their nose to spite their face… or more accurately because some other guy paid them to

      • Lance Devon

        They have a decent market outside Nintendo owned consoles, let’s not be stupid and ignore that fact.

        The argument is more if that market is sustainable, let alone profitable.

        • Aline Piroutek

          Like ronin4life said: PS4 owners who like the PS4 best sellers aren’t insterested in Monster Hunter.

          • Lance Devon

            Reciting him isn’t proving a point, and targeting 1 market as an example isn’t going to further justify it.

  • saddest part of this madness is that there still are people who honestly believe that Nintendo platforms will eventually get proper Japanese 3rd party support.

    • OlimacFTW

      At least 3DS has it.

      • not relative to its sales, 3DS sold more hw units than PS2 in Japan and yet even Vita was far better supported by 3rd parties than 3DS.

        • Aline Piroutek

          Both 3DS and Vita had great third party support.
          All portable systems had, even the Wonderswan.

        • theFooFighter

          That’s complete bs. Where was atlus on the Vita or bravely default or monster hunter or Sonic or harvest moon ect

    • ben

      Where is Atlus going to put it`s games?

      Capcom is a small company now. They make like 2 games a year. And next year they may only be able to make one.

      • As of 2017 Capcom has 2811 employees, this isn’t small by any stretch of imagination! For comparison this is nearly twice of Zenimax

        • ben

          if they have that many staff that is more than the entirety of Nintendo. I think something does not add up there.

          • Nope, Nintendo has nearly 6000 employees, Capcom according to their own “Databook 2007-2017” on page 6 has listed 2811.

          • ben

            This is probably true.. But still Crapcom is half of Nintendo and they can only make one or two games a year?

    • MajoraMan28

      Dude, Shin Megami Tensei V, Project Octopath Traveler, Lost Sphear, and freaking Dragon Quest XI aren’t proper Japanese 3rd party support?

      Seriously, either you’re unaware of these games, or I don’t know what’s a good 3rd party support anymore.

  • ben

    What ever there plans are for the future they cant say anything. They signed that dumb deal with Sony and they have to push the game they are selling now.

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  • Locky Mavo

    Monster Hunter for PS4, XB1 and PC is fine, but to exclude the Switch in all that, is so stupid.

  • MajoraMan28

    Brian, considering the tone of the article, I think you might see this interview to be of interest as well.

    http://www.gamerevolution.com/features/352697-final-fantasy-xv-director-talks-dlc-final-fantasys-future-nintendo-switch

    I still have my hopes up for FFVII, the one third-party game I care about.

  • dathip

    Doesn’t affect me. Will be playing this on the pcmasterrace!

  • Darkrobot