Monster Hunter Tri News

Monster Hunter helps Japanese tourism

Rural resort ships in gamers.

A Japanese spa resort has come up with an innovative way to boost visitors – ship in gamers looking for a slice of authentic Monster Hunter scenery.

Volcano ruins MH Tri London launch

Volcano ruins MH Tri London launch

Japanese devs can't get here.

VOLCANO WATCH: We've got a casualty! Capcom has regretfully informed fans that Japanese star developers Ryozo Tsujimoto and Kaname Fujioka cannot attend the London Monster Hunter Tri launch event at GAME on Oxford Street this Friday.

The great cloud of ash spewed by Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano means they can't fly here. And it's a bit too far to walk.

Nevertheless, the show must go on, and Capcom will have Tsujimoto-san and Fujioka-san sign Monster Hunter Tri sleeves and post them out to the first 100 people through the doors at the London's Oxford Street GAME store.

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London launch for Monster Hunter Tri

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.

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Monster Hunter Tri deals revealed

Pre-order your copy, get a free head.

Anyone that pre-orders Wii game Monster Hunter Tri early enough will receive a free head from Capcom. The head of a dragon-like Rathalos creature, to be precise.

Monster Hunter isn't hardcore - creators

At least not as far as Japan's concerned.

Monster Hunter creators Ryozo Tsujimoto and Kaname Fujioka have said the game isn't seen as a hardcore title in Japan - more of a typical action adventure.

MH Tri Portable is "a rumour" - Capcom

"Not even remotely close" to announcement.

Capcom UK has poured cold water on reports that the Wii's Monster Hunter Tri will get a PSP version, saying, "This is a rumour."

Lost Planet 2, SSFIV get release dates

Lost Planet 2, SSFIV get release dates

Plus: Monster Hunter Tri due in April.

Capcom has announced a whole bundle of release dates for its forthcoming titles.

First up is Lost Planet 2, which will launch in Europe and North America on 18th May. The game is in development for PS3 and Xbox 360 and will feature six interconnected episodes, "creating a truly unique interactive experience that changes depending upon the actions of the players involved", according to Capcom. You'll be able to team up with a maximum of three other players and fight the good fight over Xbox Live and PSN.

Speaking of which, Super Street Fighter IV will be coming to Europe on 30th April, also on PS3 and 360. The US will get it three days earlier. Expect new online modes, combos and characters, including Tae Kwon Do specialist Juri.

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