Monster Hunter Frontier

FeatureAs Monster Hunter turns 10, can Capcom finally make the west listen?

We interview its creator Ryozo Tsujimoto to find out.

10 years ago today Capcom released the first Monster Hunter game. It launched in Japan for the PlayStation 2 as part of a new initiative from Capcom's Production Studio 1 designed to test the waters of online console gaming. It was a triumvirate that included cel-shaded racing game Auto Modellista, the multiplayer-focused Resident Evil: Outbreak and, of course, Monster Hunter. Capcom hoped at least one would sell a million copies, what the company considered then to be the mark of a hit title. One did.

Monster Hunter MMO for 360 in Japan

A port of the PC's Frontier, due 2010.

Update: Capcom Europe has confirmed to Eurogamer that the announcement of Monster Hunter Frontier for Xbox 360 currently applies to Japan only, and it's not guaranteeing a Western release.