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Today’s Monster Hunter Direct will kicks off at 4 AM PT / 7 AM ET / 12 PM in the UK / 1 PM in Europe. We’ve embedded the live stream below, and it should begin in about an hour. When any major news is shared, we’ll have it right here on the site.

Nintendo has just announced a Monster Hunter-focused Nintendo Direct via its Japanese Twitter account. The Direct will air this Thursday, October 27th, at 8 PM JST.

The announcement on the Monster Hunter website specifies that there won’t be any announcements for Switch or mobile phones in the Direct.


During the Monster Hunter Stories event at Tokyo Game Show, producer Ryozo Tsujimoto announced that a Hollywood movie adaptation of the series is being developed. He also noted that it is not relelated to Monster Hunter Stories, but no other information was given.


The folks over at Smosh have once again produced an “honest trailer” for a game. This time, the video focuses on Monster Hunter. Check it out below.

Capcom will have a heavy presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 next week. In addition to a “World of Capcom” panel next Thursday, the publisher is also planning a talk specifically for Monster Hunter a couple of days later.

Here’s what fans can expect from the “World of Monster Hunter” panel:

“Capcom Development Team members share brand new behind-the-scenes info and insights from the recently released Monster Hunter Generations for Nintendo 3DS. The panel will include exclusive new footage and announcements, as well as some special surprises.”

The panel will be hosted on July 23 for an hour starting at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET.


Two Monster Hunter games have made their way west in two consecutive years. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate launched in North America and Europe in 2015, followed by Monster Hunter Generations in 2016.

This doesn’t mean that Capcom is absolutely pursuing annual releases with Monster Hunter, however. That’s according to series Ryozo Tsujimoto, who also spoke with GamesBeat about the franchise’s localization.

He said:

Even in Japan, we’re not dogmatic about whether this is an annual franchise. We don’t have to release one every year. With the number of games that have come out in Japan, it may have wound up being annual, more or less, but it isn’t because we decided to make that a deadline.

Talking about the west, as you say, this is the first time we’ve had two years in a row with a new Monster Hunter game, which is great for our fans. We’ve seen a lot of feedback from players about the amount of time it takes us to bring a new game over from Japan. Localization has to be done. We’ve tried to refine that process and make it more efficient, so that we’ve been able to make that gap shorter and shorter. This is the shortest wait we’ve had so far. It’s still a matter of months, but in the past some titles have taken up to a year. We’re getting closer and closer to the Japanese release time frame.

In the future, I’d love to be able to reduce that wait even further and get Monster Hunter out simultaneously in the U. S. and Japan. We’ll keep doing our best to bring our games to western players as fast as possible. We appreciate everyone’s patience.


Capcom CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto recently made an interesting Monster Hunter-related comment as part of the company’s latest financial results.

Tsujimoto mentioned that due to business reasons, Capcom can’t talk about its entire lineup yet for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. However, aside from the already-revealed titles Monster Hunter Stories, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, and Resident Evil Umbrella Corps, the publisher also has plans for some sort of Monster Hunter game that is expected to sell around two million copies (plus two more new titles that would sell four million and two million copies each). Capcom’s primary titles for this period are set to be announced in the latter half of the fiscal year.

The big point we’re interested in concerns the mystery Monster Hunter game. Some had speculated Monster Hunter Stories was the title Capcom is looking to sell two million copies of, but now we know it’s something else entirely. What could it be?


Capcom is said to be mulling over the possibility of a Monster Hunter concert. MMO Culture picked up on a recent interview with Tencent Games where that tidbit of information was shared. It remains to be seen if this is something that will actually come to fruition, but I’m sure many fans would be interested in seeing it happen!

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Nintendo have published a new video in which the load times of the latest Monster Hunter game, Monster Hunter X, are compared between the game running on a New Nintendo 3DS and a regular Nintendo 3DS. By this point, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to anybody that the New Nintendo 3DS can load the game quite a bit faster. Check out the video below:

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