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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate sees eShop price reduction in Japan

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate got a 'Best Price' version at retail in Japan, and now the Switch eShop version has gotten a price drop as well. This is a permanent price drop, bringing the game from ¥5,990 to ¥3,990.

Monster Hunter film director says the project is 'fully entrenched' in the game's world, features monsters from throughout the series

What we've seen of the Monster Hunter movie so far has left fans wondering just how related to the game franchise it will be. Do fans have a reason to worry? If Director Paul W.S. Anderson is to be believed, the film will do more than enough to appease fans. Here's what Anderson had to say about the adaptation in a Slashflim interview.

...the movie has a lot of characters from the video game in it. There’s The Handler and Admiral, Aiden, Aiden’s Handler. We wanted Palico. It’s very much a movie of the video game, but in Monster Hunter you get to create your own character when you go in there. You don’t get to play Lara Craft or Jill Valentine. You get to play your own creation, and there is definitely an element of that in there. Some of the leading characters will be fresh characters but that’s a reflection of what the video game is. It’s definitely a movie that is firmly and fully entrenched in the world of the video game, as you would expect with me having worked with Capcom for nine years on adapting it and bringing it to the screen.

Anderson went on to talk about the various monsters that will appear as well.

Listen, I don’t need to create any new monsters. There’s such a vast array of amazing creatures over the years. We’re leaning quite heavily on the favorite creatures from Monster Hunter World which is the latest game, but we’re also bringing in what I think are some of the fabulous monsters from some of the earlier games and well, and some of the imagery from the earlier games. So I think for fans of Monster Hunter World, you’ll recognize that world and the characters from that world very much, but also it’ll be a callback to some of the favorite moments and creatures from some of the earlier games, which hopefully will get people excited to check out those earlier games as well because there’s some magnificent imagery and monsters in those earlier games as well that I think a lot of people who have just played Monster Hunter World may not be aware of.

Capcom says Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2 'performed strongly' overseas, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate 'enjoyed robust sales'

Capcom shared their Q2 2018 fiscal report, and it had some great news for a number of titles on Switch.

Also in the core Digital Contents business, titles such as the new Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, released outside of Japan, and the Mega Man X Legacy Collection performed well. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (for Nintendo Switch) was released in markets outside of Japan and enjoyed robust sales owing to its consistent popularity.

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC), a new title released in overseas markets, performed strongly, while Mega Man X Legacy Collection, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 (for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC in all three cases) performed well thanks to a dedicated fan base and strong brand capabilities. In addition, high-margin catalog titles steadily increased sales and contributed to improving profitability.

First pic of Diego Boneta as 'Sergeant Marshall' in the upcoming Monster Hunter movie

We recently mentioned that filming has kicked off for the Monster Hunter movie, and now we have a peek at one actor in costume for the film. Diego Boneta is playing the role of 'Sergeant Marshall' in the movie, which you can see in the image above. I think we're all waiting to see the monsters for the Monster Hunter movie, but I guess this is better than nothing!

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Ultra Street Fighter II - 'Best Price' cover art

Just last week, Capcom announced that both Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate and Ultra Street Fighter II were getting 'Best Price' re-releases in Japan. Today we get a look at the covers for these re-releases. They're not exactly the nicest looking covers, but I understand that Capcom wants to make sure customers can see the 'Best Price' branding clearly, as they'll be more inclined to check things out for the budget prices.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Ultra Street Fighter II seeing budget re-releases in Japan

Capcom has announced a pair of budget re-releases for Switch in Japan. Both Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate and Ultra Street Fighter II are seeing price drops and new packaging. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate 'Best Price' version is due out Nov. 18th, and Ultra Street Fighter II 'Best Price' version is due out Nov. 22nd, 2018.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate - "Capcom Crossovers" trailer

Tons of Free DLC quests are currently available on #MHGU, with more on the way! Be sure to select "Download" from the main menu to start decking out your characters with your favorite Capcom costumes.

Capcom re-announces Monster Hunter film adaptation (official PR)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (October 4, 2018) - Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that their mega-hit video game series, Monster Hunter™, is being adapted for the big screen by Constantin Film with Paul W.S. Anderson directing.

“After living and breathing in the universe of Monster Hunter for 14 years we are thrilled with enormous anticipation to see our creations adapted for a theatrical release,” said Monster Hunter Series Producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto “Monster Hunter’s fan base has exploded over the past year with the runaway success of the game Monster Hunter: World™. It is our hope long-time fans and new alike will join us on this exciting exploration of the Monster Hunter universe.

Tentatively dubbed, MONSTER HUNTER, the film tells the story of two heroes who come from different worlds to defeat a shared danger, the powerful, deadly and magnificent monsters that inhabit the land. Along the way viewers will make new discoveries and encounter familiar faces and beloved characters from the games like the Admiral.

MONSTER HUNTER is produced by Paul W.S. Anderson and Jeremy Bolt from Impact Pictures, and by Robert Kulzer and Martin Moszkowicz from Constantin Film. Dennis Berardi, Head of VFX for the film, also acts as producer. The screenplay to MONSTER HUNTER was written by Paul W.S. Anderson, who also directs the film. Principal Photography will start in October, in South Africa and Namibia. Constantin Film will release the movie in German Speaking Territories, Tencent Pictures in China and Toho Film in Japan. Sony’s Screen Gems will release the film in the U.S. with the studio’s Sony Pictures Releasing International handling distribution in the rest of the world.

The Monster Hunter series consists of action role-playing games where players and their friends work together to take down larger-than-life beasts in a living, breathing ecosystem. Since the first Monster Hunter title made its debut 14 years ago in 2004, the series has attracted a dedicated fan base, and grown into a global mega-hit with Monster Hunter: World, the latest title in the series, shipping 10 million units worldwide, with cumulative sales of the series exceeding 49 million units as of August 20, 2018.