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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate contest asks fans to design weaponry

We've got the rest of 2014 to wait before Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate enlists Western audiences in its latest clash with oversized wildlife, but fans can begin crafting their dream-tier weaponry right now. Capcom Unity's Community Specialist Yuri Lindbergh has announced a competition where...

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Capcom net income slides 10%, Monster Hunter 4 sells 4 million

Capcom reported a net income of 5,957 million yen ($58.3 million) for the first nine months of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. This marks a 10.3 percent decrease year-over-year when compared with the net income of 6,645 million yen ($65 million) reported for the first nine months of the last...

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Monster Hunter roars to life at Universal Studios Japan

Slaying giant beasts on your 3DS is all well and good, but if you want to meet the creatures of Capcom's Monster Hunter franchise face to face, you're going to need a plane ticket to Osaka. There, at Universal Studios Japan, you'll find a new Monster Hunter-themed attraction dubbed "Monster...

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Monster Hunter 4G announced, MH4 Ultimate coming west in early 2015

Japan's favorite wildlife activity is getting a followup in Japan - following last year's Monster Hunter 4 for the 3DS, Monster Hunter 4G will plan more hunting excursions on the same device in the fall. Siliconera reports that the news was announced during the Monster Hunter Festa 13 event, the...

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Capcom hiring '100 software developers' every year for at least five years

In a continuation of Capcom's blame "insufficient coordination" overseas cover story for financial issues, CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto has given a grand overview of the company's strategy to increase internal development. Tsujimoto had mentioned in late 2012 he planned to hire 1,000 people over ten years....

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Monster Hunter 4 shipments rise to 4 million

Monster Hunter 4 continues to capture big numbers in Japan, with shipments (including downloadable sales) passing the 4 million mark at swift pace. The 3DS action-RPG gobbled up 3 million shipments a month after hitting Japan's retail shelves, and took just seven weeks to add another million to...

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Lost Planet 3 ships 300,000 units, Dead Rising 3 aims for 1.2 million

Capcom has put a number to the "below expectations" performance of Lost Planet 3, that of 300,000 units shipped worldwide as of the end of September. While that only represents its first month at retail, the shooter sequel developed by Californian studio Spark Unlimited failed to hit performance...

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Limited edition Monster Hunter 4 3DS coming to Japan

Japan will receive this limited edition Monster Hunter 4-themed 3DS on November 7, appropriately bundled with a copy of the game and the knowledge that everyone else on the JR Line is super, super jealous. Whether that's worth not having a new 3DS, however, is up to you. The bundle costs...

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Monster Hunter 4 ships 3 million in a month

More than three million shipments a month after it was released shows Japan is very much in love with Monster Hunter 4. The monster figure includes all download sales of the 3DS game, which was released in the country on September 14. To top it off, the series' total sales are now more than a...

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3DS trumps lifetime Wii sales in Japan

The Wii may be Nintendo's highest selling console to date, but at least in Japan, it's been eclipsed by the Nintendo 3DS. The most recent figures from Japanese sales tracking authority Media Create show that the 3DS has sold 12,752,731 units in the island nation. By contrast, the Wii has sold...

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