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The Monster Hunter items in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer are heading west very soon. On Twitter, Nintendo confirmed that the collaboration is planned for November 2 in Europe, and November 9 in North America. The items will be distributed via SpotPass.

Here are the relevant tweets:

In case the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories wasn’t enough, another spinoff of the Monster Hunter series is making its way to the 3DS. At today’s “Hunter’s Meeting” in Tokyo, Capcom announced a new game, Monster Hunter Diary Poka Poka Airou Village DX starring the cute and cuddly Felyne mascot characters.

From Software will be developing the game – they also handled the previous PSP entry in this spinoff series that puts a more relaxed, adorable spin on the usual hunting. Like Monster Hunter 4, it will have special collaboration costumes like Mario and Animal Crossing outfits.

Monster Hunter Diary Poka Poka Airou Village DX goes on sale on September 10th for 3990 yen.


Of all the games I’ve reviewed for Nintendo Everything over the years, Monster Hunter Tri might be one of the most memorable. Stepping out of Moga Village for the first time was a wonderful moment reminiscent of Richard Attenborough welcoming everyone to Jurassic Park… mostly because there were dinosaurs there. Though the controls and sluggish swordplay took a bit of getting used to, I eventually warmed up to the actual gameplay, giving the game an respectable, yet arbitrary score of 9/10. Now I find myself returning to the hunt with the recently released Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and it turns out that the series has actually evolved quite a bit since 2010’s Tri. While the games look similar on the surface —if anything Monster Hunter 4 looks like a downgrade, with the visuals scaled back to fit on the tiny 3DS screen— there are a of lot of things that have been changed for the better. I think it’s worth comparing these two entries to see how far the series has progressed in the last few years and some of the ways that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate improves on the formula.

Capcom has announced that it will be hosting a major event called Monster Hunter’s Gathering 2015. The event is scheduled to take place on May 31 and will be held at the Tokyo International Forum.

The Event will be an opportunity for Hunters to get together and meet and will also have Celebrity guests that are fans of the series in attendance as well. Event goers will also be able to acquire exclusive Event goods that are sure to be pretty highly sought after.

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Update: Back in stock on Amazon again.

For those of you that have wanted to get your hands on the Collector’s Edition of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, you’re in luck! As of the time of this writing, it is currently in stock and available on Gamestop‘s website

A new puzzle is now available for 3DS systems. Nintendo has started sending out a Monster Hunter panel via SpotPass, so make sure you have Wi-Fi enabled. The puzzle can be accessed in the StreetPass Mii Plaza.


Have you ever heard of something called the “Desire Sensor”? Those who have played the Monster Hunter titles have speculated about the sensor, which is programming within the games that can detect which loot players are searching for. The loot in question is then automatically made more difficult to find in order to keep gamers playing.

But no: there is no Desire Sensor in Monster Hunter. Series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto confirmed to Siliconera that this “feature” does not exist.

Tsujimoto said:

“You should probably wear gloves when you play. Try not to sweat, because it’s sensing your nervousness from the sweat on your hands. To be honest, that’s something that’s a popular urban legend. We actually hear that a lot, but it’s just a form of confirmation bias. When you’re looking for something specific, it feels like you never come across it. I myself experience that while playing—we’re all on an even playing field.”

“That (Desire Sensor) is absolutely not a thing. What people are seeing is just confirmation bias.”


Nintendo has announced a new promotion for Europe that allows new 3DS owners to obtain a free game. You’ll find all of the information you need to know below.

To take part in the Nintendo 3DS Winter 2014 Bonus Game Promotion all you have to do is;

Register a Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL system with Club Nintendo between 11th September 2014 and 12th January 2015 (23:59 local time); and…
Register a copy of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (releasing 3rd October ), Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (both releasing 28th November) with Club Nintendo between 3rd October 2014 and 12th January 2015 (23:59 local time), and fill out the software registration survey – a required action if the copy of the game is purchased at retail.

Once you complete that you can select a free download code of one of the following games;

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Yoshi’s New Island
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Mario Golf: World Tour
Mario Party: Island Tour
Pokémon Art Academy


Monster Hunter series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto dished on his impression of western players – primarily in America – as part of an interview with Siliconera.

Tsujimoto said that the original assumption was that they’d have a more aggressive playstyle. However, he learned that this wasn’t actually so and they were more careful like Japanese players.

Here’s Tsujimoto’s comments in full:

Monster Hunter is seeing its 10th anniversary this year. To celebrate, Capcom released the video above highlighting the series’ previous entries.


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