Monster Hunter Cross Articles RSS Feed | Monster Hunter Cross RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network YouTuber GaijinHunter leads charge to bring new Monster Hunter Title to the West Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:28:34 -0400 Zach Stratton

Adam Evanko is a popular YouTuber and personality among fans of Capcom's Monster Hunter series. His GaijinHunter YouTube channel, which publishes anything from tips and tricks to full weapon tutorials, get thousands of hits by new and experienced hunters alike.

A Westerner by birth, GaijinHunter moved to Japan many years ago to work as a game developer and uses his position to push to release Japanese exclusive titles throughout the rest of the world.

His latest campaign, #MHXfortheWest, seeks to push Capcom to release Monster Hunter X around the world. Currently, the game is slated for a November 28th release date in Japan only. 

Traditionally, Capcom has released a Monster Hunter game in Japan and then releases an "Ultimate" version in the rest of the world about a year to a year and a half later. GaijinHunter's goal is to get a simultaneous worldwide release date, similar to what we got with Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire late last year.

If you want to get involved, click the link above for his Tumblr post detailing how you can tweet and help our cause.

Also, check out his excellent demo gameplay video of MHX below!

Help bring Monster Hunter X to the West!

New game Monster Hunter Cross coming to Nintendo 3DS Mon, 01 Jun 2015 09:34:06 -0400 JDAtkins

Nintendo Direct often brings with it a small treasure trove of surprises or shock reveals. This year was no different – yesterday Nintendo unveiled the Japanese release date on a shiny new installment to one of their most popular and iconic series, Monster Hunter X (Cross) alongside a dazzling reveal trailer.

The series seems to be attempting to bring a gameplay flair that has become characteristic of the Monster Hunter MMORPG 'Monster Hunter Frontier'. Cross heavily features and emphasizes a sparkly new array of attacks for each weapon, seen in the above video.

Though the gameplay seems to have been given something of an overhaul with some ostentatious and awe-inspiring attacks, Nintendo still made sure give some love to the thing that makes Monster Hunter what it is for so many of it's millions-strong fan-base – the Monsters. Showing off the four beasts that would act as the game's flagship creatures and spearhead the charge against unwitting Hunters still playing around with their flashy new weapons.

A crystalline looking Wyvern, a giant Mammoth, an oversized aquatic themed reptile, and a T-Rex-looking brute that would make any respectable Deviljho turn tail and run. These were the main players of the trailer that also featured a few new, unseen enemies no current details are known about as well as a slew of returning names such as Rathalos, Rathian, Agnaktor, Tigrex, and -much to the behest of many- the Fourth Generation original Najarala.

Don't throw away your copy of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate just yet, though. Cross isn't scheduled to be out until the cold months of Winter – and that's just in Japan, who knows when and if localization will occur and the West will get their opportunity to venture to the game's setting, Ariou village, as well as the plethora of other villages from past games Nintendo promised would be featured.

Regardless of could-be, would-be or should-be theories that Western fans of the increasingly popular franchise cook up about its overseas release date, one things for sure – the Cross trailer has lit a spark under many Hunters and prompted them to grab their whetstone, sharpen their greatsword and prepare themselves by bashing in a few monster skulls.