[Update: for those of you lusting after the game or (more likely) the controller, Capcom's Christian Svensson has announced
that there will be no
US release for either. "Sorry. :(" Thanks to Samfish for pointing this out!]
For such a lazily-developed game, Capcom
is putting significant resources into the Wii port of Monster Hunter G
. In order to get around the Classic Controller requirement (and promote sales, of course), they've announced a Monster Hunter G Starter Pack
bundle featuring this awesome blue, dragon-adorned (but not Blue Dragon
-adorned) Classic Controller
. This is, as far as we know, just the second
special-edition (Nintendo brand) Wii controller -- the first was also a Classic Controller, specifically the Club Nintendo Super Famicom Classic Controller
. This is also the first official Wii controller to be released in a color other than white. In other words: a big deal. And it's so cool-looking!
The Starter Pack will retail for 5,240 yen ($59) when it is released in Japan on April 23. Both this release and the game-only release of Monster Hunter G
(3,990 yen, or $45) will include a demo of Monster Hunter 3.
And just like that, Monster Hunter G
has become a guaranteed bestseller.