London launch for Monster Hunter Tri

Meet its makers at GAME on Oxford St.

Wii game Monster Hunter Tri arrives in Europe next week, and Nintendo and Capcom has organised a free London launch event for fans and curious passers-by.

Oxford Street's GAME store is the venue, and the 5.30pm start (7.30pm finish) allows people with jobs and therefore money to attend. Phew.

Monster Hunter series producer Ryozo Tsujomoto and director Kaname Fujiok will be on hand to sign copies and smile at you. The first 50 people in line will be given a free Monster Hunter bag that contains some MH merchandise not on sale here in the UK.

"Fans are encouraged to dress in their best 'hunting' attire to celebrate the game's arrival in the UK," stated the press release. You could take your costume to work.

Monster Hunter Tri scored top marks from Japan's Famitsu magazine, although sales were lower than for the PSP games.

Nevertheless, a couch-based multiplayer experience may suit a European audience better - and Wii owners are in need of a deep multiplayer action adventure to sink their teeth into. A recipe for success?

Look out for Eurogamer's Monster Hunter Tri review really soon - series zealot Dan Pearson is hard at work on it now.

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