Monster Hunter News For West Still Coming Before The End Of The Year

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Some were hoping for Capcom to announce localization plans for a new Monster Hunter game at Gamescom, whether it was Monster Hunter Tri G or (less likely) Monster Hunter 4. That announcement didn’t happen at Gamescom, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get Monster Hunter news in the near future.


Capcom USA’s senior vice-president, Christian Svensson, took to the Capcom forums to address the topic this week. Svensson writes:


A few weeks ago, I told MH fans on this forum that you’d hear something before the end of the year. Nothing has changed on that front. You’re also assuming that when it comes, it’ll be at some event you can see coming from a mile away. That’s not necessarily a correct assumption.


While I appreciate the passion, I can’t help you if every possible industry event leads to build up and crashes in anticipation. If we somehow get to Dec 31 and you do not have more visibility, then please be mad at me.  Until then, I’d request the benefit of the doubt and your continued patience.


Thanks for being such great fans.


In the past, Svensson has stated that he feels Monster Hunter has a legitimate chance at being a major Capcom brand in the west, but that it requires certain features to be in place for the western audience, such as online play.

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