English Benchmark for Monster Hunter Online Released

Monday, January 5th, 2015

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Monster Hunter Online

Monster Hunter has always been one of those series that have had a spotty localization history in the West. One of most interesting titles we’ve missed out over here is 2013’s Monster Hunter Online, an MMO released exclusively in China in a collaboration between Capcom and Tencent Games.

While a localization of the game hasn’t been announced, Tencent Games has released a English-language benchmark for the game, which you can get here. You can use this benchmark to see how the game itself would run on your computer.

The release comes packaged with this humorously translated blurb:

Monster Hunter Online, NVIDIA and Crytek have joined hands and accomplished this stunning benchmark program.The program is based on client game Monster Hunter Online, and was produced with world’s leading game engine CRYENGINE.A series of advanced technology including Real Time Rendering, Physical Based Shading, Realistic Vegetation Rendering, NVIDIA PhysX Clothing, NVIDIA Hairworks and NVIDIA HBAO+ helped creating such magnificent and realistic hunting environment. After downloading and installation, you can experience Super Definition graphics and immersive hunting experience Monster Hunter Online means to offer.

While this isn’t in itself a localization announcement, it certainly makes a good prelude for one. At the very least, it might be Tencent’s way of gauging an audience reaction for a Western release Monster Hunter Online.

So, how does the benchmark run on your computer? Will you be playing this game if it comes West? Let us know in the comments.


About Colin Malone

Colin has been playing video games since he was very young and is a fan of several genres including RPG, strategy and platformers, among others. He graduated from Southwestern University with a degree in communications and currently writes for Wii U Daily, Operation Rainfall and Inspectioneering Magazine. His long term goal is nothing less than to become the Hunter S. Thompson of games journalism.