Capcom Announcement Likely At TGS

Capcom will have a Special Stage on 15 September from 14:05-15:00 JST (14 September from 22:05-23:00 PT) at the Tokyo Game Show where an existing series game will likely be announced. A studio interview will follow from 15:00-15:10. This announcement will be separate from the PROJECT RESISTANCE news. Thanks to Gematsu.

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Dokopon Titles Being Removed

Librica will be removing all 98 Dokopon Choice titles from the Japanese 3DS eShop on 31 January at 13:00 JST with re-downloading only available until 28 February at 17:00 JST. Titles include Super Mario Kun, Dragon Ball, Monster Hunter and countless others.

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Monster Hunter News Teased!

Ryozo Tsujimoto of Capcom, has just teased at The Game Awards that a Monster Hunter announcement will be made in a few days. Monster Hunter World incidentally won the Best RPG award.

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New Monster Hunter Plushies 

A number of new Monster Hunter plushies are set to release in Japan in November with preorders closing next week. Plushies include Lagiacrus, Tigrex, Xeno’jiiva, Nargacuga, Anjanath, Zorah Magdaros, Zinogre, Lunastra, Uragaan, Bazelgeuse, Paolumu, Kulu-Ya-Ku, Grimalkyne and Well Cooked Meat! Preorder using this link and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off! More pictures added below…

Lagiacrus

Tigrex (renewal ver.)

Xeno’jiiva

Nargacuga (renewal ver.)

Anjanath

Zorah Magdaros,

Zinogre (renewal ver.)

Lunastra

Uragaan

Lagiacrus (renewal ver.)

Bazelgeuse

Paolumu

Kulu-Ya-Ku

Grimalkyne

Well Cooked Meat

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Monster Hunter Frontier ZZ Announced 

Capcom have announced the next huge update for their online Monster Hunter Frontier series with Monster Hunter Frontier ZZ (pronounced ‘Double Zed’) scheduled for release this Fall, with more information coming on 24 August. 

This is expected to be the first entry to skip Wii U since Monster Hunter Frontier G released back in 2013 (source). Capcom also announced a new ‘Magnet Spike’ weapon and a collaboration with Phantasy Star Online 2 Cloud.

Edit: teaser website open here and livestream posted below…

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Monster Hunter series sales numbers 

Sales numbers for all the mainline Monster Hunter games released from the first entry on PlayStation 2 right through to the recent Monster Hunter XX port on Nintendo Switch. We should get first week numbers for Monster Hunter World early next week! Numbers derived from Famitsu data.

  • Monster Hunter (PS2) – 288,559
  • Monster Hunter G (PS2) 237,393
  • Monster Hunter Portable (PSP) – 1,122,604
  • Monster Hunter 2 (PS2) – 692,228
  • Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (PSP) – 1,723,187
  • Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP) – 4,226,265
  • Monster Hunter G (Wii) 236,020
  • Monster Hunter 3 (Wii) – 1,077,273
  • Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) – 4,840,930
  • Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. (PS3) – 457,789
  • Monster Hunter 3G (3DS) – 1,941,106
  • Monster Hunter 3G HD Ver. (Wii U) – 234,246
  • Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) – 3,591,334
  • Monster Hunter 4G (3DS) – 2,617,803
  • Monster Hunter X (3DS) – 2,832,833
  • Monster Hunter XX (3DS) – 1,698,161
  • Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. (Switch) – 214,204
  • Monster Hunter World (PS4) – ??
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