Monster Hunter In The West: “Some Sort Of Information” Coming This Year

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Capcom have been secretive about if and when Monster Hunter Tri G or Monster Hunter 4 will be released in the west. Capcom USA have strongly hinted at a western release numerous times in recent months, but have stopped just short of confirming one.


Today, however, Capcom USA’s Christian Svensson provided another update on the situation over on Capcom’s forums. In reply to a fan asking why there was no sign of Monster Hunter being at Comic-Con, Svensson shared:


Ok, part one, I’m not aware of anyone from Capcom saying "wait for comic-con".  Perhaps fan speculation.


I will be more clear than I have ever been… Western MH fans should have some sort of information before the end of this calendar year.  I can’t say more than that unfortunately though I would love to.


Note that the underlining of “some sort of information” was part of Svensson’s original quote. In the past, Svensson has also made other statements hinting at Tri G’s release in the west. He has also stated that a localization announcement for Monster Hunter games is likely to be led by Capcom’s Japanese division, with Capcom USA following it up, and has discussed the importance of online play for the west as well.

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