Video game publisher has offered a new hint that another member of the extensive Monster Hunter series might be ready to travel to the Western markets, although the company has refused to offer any clear information about what game is targeted and when it might be launched.
Yuri Araujo, who is an online and community specialist at Capcom
, has stated, “I actually joined as a user specifically to inquire (read: complain) about the situation regarding Monster Hunter 2 Western release back in 2005/06 – so I know exactly how it feels to be lacking a new MH game for a while.”
He added, “Patience is a virtue, right? Eventually it pays off somehow. We’ll have something veeeeery soon.”
The last Monster Hunter to launch on Western markets was Tri, which has been available on the Nintendo Wii home console since April 2010.
The Japanese public has since enjoyed a 3DS handheld based re-launch of the third full game in the Monster Hunter series as 3G, while the same game arrived on the PlayStation Portable as 3rd.
The PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 have also received a version of the game which includes High Definition graphics.
The Monster Hunter series has been especially successful on the Japanese market because of the way Capcom
has used regular online events to keep the community interested.
At the moment Capcom is working on Monster Hunter 4, which is supposed to launch on the Nintendo 3DS during the spring of next year.
The game is set to offer bigger environments than any other in the franchise, with some fans speculating about an open-world shift. Monsters like Rathalos and Tigrex have been confirmed as making an appearance.
Players will have more battle options, including the ability to grab onto monsters when they fight them.
No localization plans have been announced for Monster Hunter 4.