Monster Hunter G’s Online Mode Priced

By Spencer . March 11, 2009 . 2:43am

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Next month a port of Monster Hunter G is coming to Wii. Capcom hinted the online mode would have an online fee and it does. Users can pay 800 Wii Points ($8) for a 30 day subscription, 1,500 Wii Points ($15) for a 60 days, or 2,000 Wii Points ($20) for 90 days. While the fee is cheaper than your standard MMO it’s feels unnecessary since all other Wii games have free online play. If you’re uncertain about Capcom’s service you can use the 14 day free trial that comes with the game.

 

I would probably wait a good fifteen days after Monster Hunter G comes out to start my trial. That way I can see how many people stick to the online mode after it costs money to use. The bundled Monster Hunter Tri demo may be the reason people rush to pick up Monster Hunter G in the first place.

 

Capcom won’t release Monster Hunter G over here so these fees are only for Japan and daring importers.


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  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    I’m very, very curious to see whether or not they charge for online play for Monster Hunter Tri over in the U.S. when it finally releases there. MH has never been popular with the Western audience, but that awareness is growing amongst the hardcore crowd that keeps track of games that catch on in Japan.

    Still. Whether or not charging for online play for Wii is a smart thing to do or not, I don’t know…maybe they could go with a micro-transaction-based model.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      I would be surprised if Capcom charged for Monster Hunter Tri here. The series just isn’t as popular as it is in Japan, but then again Monster Hunter wasn’t a huge hit on the PS2 and Capcom had fees then. They also took out those fees for North America so it seems like they’ll do the same thing.

      I’m not keen on a monthly fee, I just don’t think I’ll get enough use out of Monster Hunter G or Tri to pay it, but if I had to pay for a Wii online RPG I would go with microtransactions.

  • BlackFreefall

    Capcom is pratically charging for a game that was released two years ago and was free to play. I wouldn’t be surprise if they are charging for Monster Hunter Tri online mode.

    • jarrodand

      Tri carrying a fee in Japan is a given, the question is if they’ll charge in the west too. They didn’t with MH1…

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/ArcadeInfinity scott

    If i’m paying a monthly fee for a Wii game, they’d better euthanize that stupid Friend Code system.

    • jarrodand

      Friend Codes are optional for 3rd parties, EA dfoesn’t use them for example. I’d expect Capcom won’t bother since they can self police on a pay service.

  • Cloud_ST

    Hope is not priced for this Continent,reminds me of the days playing MH 1 while it was still online,man that 31th of December,2007 was sad indeed….

  • temp

    hello spencer, i have a question

    is this about monster hunter g or monster hunter 3?

    because i read in kotaku the same thing but about monster hunter 3, and as i can remember, MHG server have been closed since 2k7

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Hello… temp?

      It’s about Monster Hunter G, which is being ported to the Wii. Online pricing for Monster Hunter Tri have not been announced yet.

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