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Rumors of a new Monster Hunter game for Switch start to swirl

Last week, we found out that Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate sold over 1.2 million units on Switch. Fans were really impressed to see the game hit that total, as it's just a port of a previous game, and Capcom did little-to-no promotion for it. Could you imagine what would happen if Capcom actually created a new Monster Hunter game for Switch and advertised it? Rumor has it we won't have to imagine it for much longer.

Various sources are coming out of the woodwork to spread rumor of a new Monster Hunter game coming to Switch. Apparently the title could be revealed sometime next month, if all goes according to plan.

With how big the Monster Hunter franchise is right now, revealing a new title for Switch could be quite a momentous occasion. Let's hope this rumor ends up being spot-on.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate moves 1.2 million on Switch

It took a lot of begging from fans, but Capcom finally released Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate in North America and Europe. It seems like the move paid off as well, as Capcom's latest financial report shows that MHGU has managed to move roughly 1.2 million units worldwide. I'd say that's a pretty outstanding total considering it's a somewhat-enhanced port with the bare minimum of marketing!

Thanks to Jxcorr for the heads up!

Monster Hunter movie hitting theaters September 4, 2020


Sony Pictures has confirmed that the upcoming Monster Hunter movie is releasing September 4, 2020. The cast includes Tip “T.I.” Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung and Ron Perlman.

The official synopis from Deadline...

Behind our world, there is another — a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, terrifying attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man (Tony Jaa) who has found a way to fight back.

Capcom gives sales update on various games, says Mega Man 11 had 'strong sales'

Capcom has put out their most recent fiscal results, and in the report, they share some updates on various released titles. While we don't have exact figures, we do have comments from Capcom.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

- “enjoyed robust sales”

Mega Man 11

- “reported strong sales”

Onimusha: Warlords

- “off to a good start”

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

- “performed strongly”

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2

- “performed well”

The latest Monster Hunter movie pic is starting to look like Monster Hunter


Ah, here we go. We've finally gotten to a pic from the Monster Hunter movie that actually looks like Monster Hunter! It might not be the most action-packed or exciting image, but it's certainly feeling a lot more like Monster Hunter than previous pictures from the set. At the very least, it's a start!

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.