If Capcom is looking to regain some of its lost footing, it has the perfect line-up to do so over the next year. Street Fighter V, another Devil May Cry and Resident Evil remaster, Dragon’s Dogma Online, and even a new Monster Hunter sub-series aimed at pulling in the younger generation. Each is destined to make the company a nice lump of profit, and it seems all that is missing, besides Mega Man of course, is an actual mainline Monster Hunter title.
Well, don’t speak too soon, because an annoucement has just happened. During a Japan-only Nintendo Direct presentation over the weekend, Capcom took the opportunity to announce a brand new title in its popular multiplayer RPG franchise titled Monster Hunter X.
The “X” is read as “cross,” not “ex,” by the way.
All Capcom provided besides a debut trailer and screenshots was a winter 2015 release date for Japan and a promise to return to the “flashy action style” found in the Frontier sub-series.
No mention of an English localization just yet. However, even though Monster Hunter 4 took a year and a half to make it to the West, it still sold a million copies outside of its home country’s borders. That’s not a sum Capcom is going to want to ignore.
Just, please, before you do, Capcom. Fix the title. That is not going to translate well for an English speaking crowd. We already had a generation of gamers who though Mega Man X was actually Mega Man 10. Do we really need to do this again?