Why CAPCOM chose Monster Hunter 4 for 3DS

Monster-Hunter-4-LogoThe following comes from an interview by the CAPCOM Japan chief operator Haruhiro Tsujimoto

“There’s a limit to how long something can be continuously developed on the same hardware. The Monster Hunter series started out on the PlayStation 2, then on the PlayStation Portable. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd [which was a huge hit] had reached the end of the line, and in order to meet new expectations, it was required for us to switch platforms.

Games have ideal release periods, which also determine when their development begins. This resulted in our judgment of seeing the 3DS as the most desirable [platform for Monster Hunter 4]. While planning out game content, we will develop and judge which hardware is the most suitable. However, for the sake of the players, having it be a multi-development is the most ideal. We want to have as many people as possible play it on the 3DS, and we are only thinking about making it succeed.”

Good news seeing how MH3U has taken UK by storm via the Monster Hunter UK Community and the Gift & Hunt Together promotion that gave as many players as possible the chance to play Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. MH4 is stated for release in Japan on September 14th.

For a more detailed exploration check out http://www.siliconera.com/2013/08/23/capcom-says-currently-no-plans-for-monster-hunter-4-on-playstation-vita/

More info on Monster Hunter UK Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/MH3ULDN/

This post was written by , posted on August 24, 2013 Saturday at 4:23 pm

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