Nintendo To Distribute Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate In Europe

By Ishaan . July 2, 2014 . 11:33am

Nintendo and Capcom have partnered for the release of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in Europe, the two companies announced this morning.


By the terms of the arrangement, Nintendo will be responsible for the sales, marketing, PR and distribution of the game in Europe and Australia, while Capcom will remain credited as the game’s publisher.


This is similar to other distribution arrangements Nintendo of Europe have made in the past for Nintendo 3DS games such as Resident Evil: Revelations, Tekken 3D Prime Edition and even Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

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  • pepsi

    I just hope there isn’t a shortage like last time but at least they were aware of it. The hunt together promotion was great.

  • Symbol de Au

    Nintendo buying Capcom confirmed.

    • Anewme…Again

      3 likes as of now.
      Half-Life 3 confirmed.

      • Namuro

        Nope, it’s Half-Life 9 now.

        • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

          Na its Half life 12

          • Namuro

            I just gave it a like, so it’s 13 now! Mwa ha ha!

  • Guest

    and for NA? =

    • J_Joestar

      i’d assume Capcom is handling that one personally?

  • Not surprising. Still it’s good to see Nintendo pick up games from other publishers for release, like Devil’s Third, Fantasy Life Link, Bravely Default, and Bayonetta 2. They should do it more often… and with western games.

  • SarigA

    Last time I read Nintendo releasing a game on another company’s behalf, Europe had to wait for a looooong time before a release date was even mentioned xp

    • kylehyde

      Aside of the SMTIV case, NOE localizations have been great. They localized a lot of games early than NOA, even third party games like bravely default, we don’t know what happened with SMT IV

      • Hexodious

        They screwed us over, plain and simple.

        At least we’re getting SMT IV this summer.

        • Nix da

          Yeah but when will be the next game comming out ? I just gave up and imported a us 2ds for the atlus games. So Screw that hoping and waiting.

          • Hexodious

            I’m planning to get a US 3DS XL to avoid this kind of trouble as well. While I said NoE screwed us over, I also can’t deny the fact that MegaTen (aside from the Persona series) is slowly dying in Europe. Just looking at the Devil Survivor series troubles EU fans like myself and Break Record is probably going to be the next title to come over, looking at the time span between NA and EU of the original Devil Survivor 2, gives me enough reason to get a US 3DS.

          • Nix da

            Please do I iam happy now i can play SMT 4 ! And preorderd Persona Q I dont regret one bit ^^

  • linkenski

    If the latest Ace Attorney games that are upcoming won’t be published in Europe or NA by capcom I hope they can strike a deal with Nintendo like in this case to get it done. I really hope me and the rest of the fanbase’s support was sufficient enough to get more Ace Attorney’s across the sea in the future :-P

  • Göran Isacson

    Man, Nintendo stepping up again. How many games from other developers have they published personally now, aside from Bravely Default and this? I guess they have the deep enough pockets to make it happen, so let us hope the game sells enough to make it worth their while.

    • kylehyde

      They have localized the whole layton series, dragonquest ix, solatorobo (Europe) and some other third party games

      • Göran Isacson

        That is a pretty darn nice list of games. Cool that they went all in and support their platform like that out of their own pocket, even if those games aren’t what you’d consider big sellers. And they still have enough money to keep themselves afloat, guess that the Wii’s incomes were used for a good cause.

  • triablos

    Honestly I hope that if Capcom goes down, Nintendo gets ahold of monster hunter because I think they’d be best for the series (especially for localisation)

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