Capcom have teamed up with Tencent Games to develop Monster Hunter Online, a Monster Hunter game for the PC targeted at China. Monster Hunter Online, unlike the other games in the series, is built using Crytek’s CryEngine 3. You can watch a trailer for it below:

 

 

Monster Hunter Online will be different from traditional Monster Hunter games in that it’s a free-to-play title. Note that the game is not the same game as Monster Hunter Frontier, which is a separate online Monster Hunter game for PC and Xbox 360 in Japan.

 

Siliconera reached out to Capcom to ask if there are plans to bring Monster Hunter Online to other territories, to which the publisher replied: “No announcements have been made beyond the game’s development for China.”

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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