How big the fan base is for Monster Hunter is something that might puzzle you. In fact, with Monster Hunter Tri being the largest third party selling game on the Wii in Japan, it’s bound to raise a brow or two. Not only that, but it is so popular that in Japan there are Hunter meetups and camps that have been organized where fellow hunters gathered together to, well, obviously play Monster Hunter together, mainly on the PSP (Monster Hunter Freedom Unite series). It’s success in Japan is also spreading to western cultures with Saturday nights online community being in it’s thousands on the Europe and Australia/New Zealand servers. And with the anticipation for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on its way to stores in March 2013, what else could be more exciting?
Why, Capcom’s very own Monster Hunter store! It’s filled with goodies that range from typical Japanese sweets to Official Illustration books. There is even a CD from the Monster Hunter Hunting Music Festival Orchestra.
Not impressed yet? There are also frames for your glasses with each design based off a monster, beer glasses with Monster Hunter logos on them and men’s boxers.
Still not convinced yet? Monster Hunter also has a card game!
For the Western society, it might come as a surprise that such a shop exists. But with the dedicated fan base in Japan, it comes with no question as to why Capcom opened it. All items can be browsed on the official Japanese Capcom website or Capcom’s e-shop where you can also purchase them.
What awaits Monster Hunter fans next?
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