Capcom wishes to bring Monster Hunter Frontier G to the west

By Michael Sobrevega On 4 Feb, 2014 At 02:05 PM | Categorized As 3DS News, Wii U News | With 1 Comment

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Capcom wishes to bring Monster Hunter Frontier G to the west

Arguably, the Monster Hunter franchise is Capcom biggest video game franchise. I know many would put forth Street Fighter and Resident Evil over MH, however, I honestly believe that these IP’s are slowly being overtaken by Monster Hunter, especially Resident Evil.

It is no secret that the Monster Hunter series sells like hot cakes in Japan. In fact, I would liken the series to the Japanese equivalent to Call of Duty. However, the series has not quite taken off in the west (although it has been fairly successful). It seems that Capcom has plans to take over the world with Monster Hunter.

During an Interview with the series producer Yoshinori Ono,  he revealed that making the titles available on many platforms was part of a strategy to grow the series’ popularity outside of Japan, more specifically in the West.

“The letter ‘G’ in the title implies it’s compatible with a wide range of platforms, including PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, and PC. We’re also planning to extend this support to PlayStation Vita.”

“The reason why we have increased our support for so many hardware platforms is because we have our sights set on distributing services for this game in the future outside Japan. We simply can’t release a game as it is, but need to adapt all the necessary services to the unique characteristics of each region. In preparation for that, we’ve broadened our scope and started launching individual titles across multiple hardware platforms.”

However, if you are a gamer in other Asian countries such as the Phillipines, Korea and Hong Kong – it seems that Capcom is not interested in bringing the titles on consoles for these areas – as the demand is considerable less – however, they will focus on online multiplayer games.

“There is little need to focus on game consoles in other Asian countries because they are only used by hardcore gamers. We do intend to continue marketing titles aimed at hardcore gamers, but in general our primary focus in the Asia is building up the market for online games.”

I suppose we will get Frontier G soon for the Wii U.

About - Michael is the proud owner and Editor-in-Chief of Mii-gamer.com! He has a Bachelors Degree with First Class Honors ( try to guess his Degree), and has been writing about video games for many years. His favorite Nintendo franchises include the Legend of Zelda, Super Smash Bros. and Pokemon. When Michael is not playing video games – he is usually outdoors riding kangaroo’s, playing cricket or sleeping (or doing all three at the same time).