New Monster Hunter 4 details at next month’s Capcom Summer Jam

Plus: Resident Evil 6 and E.X. Troopers stage events.

May 30, 2012 / 12:38 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Capcom will hold a Monster Hunter stage event at its Summer Jam at Tokyo Big Site next month. It will discuss the series and share the latest information on Monster Hunter 4, announced for 3DS back in September. The publisher will also hold stage events for Resident Evil 6 and recently announced Lost Planet spin-off E.X Troopers.

Capcom’s full Summer Jam lineup includes:

  • Resident Evil 6 (PS3, 360) – Stage
  • Monster Hunter Tri G (3DS) – Tournament, Playable
  • E.X. Troopers (PS3, 3DS) – Stage
  • Street Fighter X Tekken (PSV) – Playable
  • Sengoku Basara HD Collection (PS3) – Playable
  • Browser Sengoku Basara (PC) – Playable
  • Sengoku Basara Card Heroes (Mobage) – Playable
  • Steel Batallion: Heavy Armor (360) – Playable
  • Airu de Puzzle (PSP) – Playable

The event will be held on June 30 and July 1. Visit the official website here.

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  • meowshk

    Oh man, my eyes went straight to the Sengoku Basara HD Collection. Too bad that’ll probably never see a western release.

  • KingOptimus111

    I feel like capcom is scared or lazy to make a HD Monster Hunter thats why they won’t announce one for any HD console.

    • Aldridge517

      @KingOptimus111: If they ever announce one for the PS Vita it’d basically be the same as a PS3 game. I wouldn’t mind seeing that if they don’t want to make another console version.

      • KingOptimus111

        Maybe Tokyo Game Show 2012 they might announce one for PS Vita.

    • FaithlessMr

      @KingOptimus111:
      It’s not about laziness, but rather about userbase and development costs. Let’s see…the Monster Hunter series is HUGE domestically, and not that fantastic (sales wise) in the west. So it’s only natural Capcom always seeks the most profit in Japan. And what’s the best way to do it? To get a Monster Hunter game on the most popular consoles there.

      And which consoles are those? Well, the handhelds. It has been like that ever since…2004/5? The handhelds were always popular there, but ever since then their popularity peaked. So if you release a game for handhelds there, it will always sell loads more than if you release it for any home console. Some rare exceptions being Final Fantasy XIII (the best selling home console game in Japan!) and perhaps the new Dragon Quest X, when it releases.

      But then there’s the second point: development costs. It’s much easier and profitable for any japanese company to release a game on an handheld, simply because it doesn’t cost nearly as much to develop than having the same game being made for an HD home console. See, if Capcom invested millions on an HD console MH, and the game wouldn’t sell nearly as much on Japan (because it was not on the most popular consoles), and it didn’t sold that greatly in the west (because the series isn’t even that popular in here), they’d be facing a potential huge loss in profitability.

      Tl;Dr: You don’t get an HD home console MH because handhelds are more popular in japan, the game doesn’t sell that greatly in other regions and it’s cheaper and more profitable to get the games running on handhelds nowadays.