(Japan) Two Monster Hunter Games Announced for 3DS

Monday, June 1st, 2015

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At a conference in Tokyo yesterday, Capcom announced two Monster Hunter games coming to the 3DS later this year.

The first announcement was Monster Hunter X (pronounced Monster Hunter Cross), a new game coming this winter. It promises new monsters, areas, moves, super actions, and more. Capcom added that one of their goals with the game is to vary the action so that players can all find their own play style. Monster Hunter X‘s main base town, Beruna, is located at the base of a mountain range; villages from past games will also be available to visit.

The second announcement was Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX, a port of a PlayStation Portable title of the same name. Hitting Japanese shelves on September 10, the game features the series’ felyne sidekicks building and managing a village and embarking on quests. The 3DS version of the game promises crossovers with Nintendo series in the form of DLC costumes. Confirmed series to be featured so far include Mario and Animal Crossing. Additionally, save data for this game will unlock further bonuses in Monster Hunter X.


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  • multibottler0cket

    We need one on Wii U! Also, I don’t care what they say, it’s pronounced ‘ex’, not ‘cross’, that’s just stupid.

    • Lord Ackercocke

      I totally agree on both.

    • Razorfall

      This… MH4U on Wii U at least. That’s one thing I like about MH3U, being able to play on a huge screen at home and play on my 3ds at work.

    • multibottler0cket

      Personally I prefer playing on console over portable. I appreciate the versatility of portable systems but I feel like I’m never 100% into it because there are always surrounding distractions/conditions like being at work or school on break. It’s not so bad for a turn based RPG but for an action intensive 3D game I’d much prefer it on console.

      It’s annoying because a new MH game would boost appeal for the Wii U quite a bit, but instead we got MH3 again, which a lot of us got a few years before on Wii. I’d be happy with MH4 or MHx or any new MH game on Wii U.

  • Billy Bass

    I hope those “super actions” aren’t something overpowered. The series is a lot of fun and we don’t need “super actions” to make it easier. Its not overly hard now so hopefully I’m just over thinking what these actions could be.

    • Lord Ackercocke

      I seriously doubt the monsters will be push overs. My fear is that they’ll get even harder. That fire breathing one with the charge attacks did not look friendly lol.

    • Billy Bass

      Yeah, that one looked like it could be quite troublesome. Hopefully the those actions will be a nice additional gameplay element, like mounting. Being able to mount was a nice addition that didn’t affect too much, outside the ability to get a nice breather or additional hits so I look to be optimistic about this one too.

  • Lord Ackercocke

    I’m pre-ordering this whenever it appears for Western release.

  • bar35

    That Airou Village game is developed by From Software.
    The Famitsu website has more photos and information from that event.
    Those two new MonHun games appearing of this week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu?