May 9th, 2006

Press Release

3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku
Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
Capcom Co., Ltd.
Kenzo Tsujimoto, President and CEO
(Code No. 9697 Tokyo - Osaka Stock Exchange)




Capcom’s “Monster” set to roar its way onto

Capcom Co., Ltd., a world-wide leader in the gaming industry, is proud to announce that development for Monster Hunter 3 (working title) for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc’s PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system set to be released in November, 2006 has officially been decided.

The Monster Hunter franchise is a series of action games in which the player becomes a fearless hunter tracking down and battling huge and ferocious monsters in a beautiful natural environment. The series, whose latest two entries – Monster Hunter 2 on PlayStation®2, and Monster Hunter Portable (Monster Hunter Freedom) on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system – has become a major success, with sales totaling over 1 million copies in Japan alone, becoming a hit franchise among savvy gamers.

This series’ unique and impressive graphical nature and fully-realized world, along with its design equally suited for gaming beginners and veterans alike, has helped to generate positive buzz among the gaming community and netted multiple prestigious award such as the Outstanding Game Award from the 2003-2004 CESA Game Awards and the Best Portable Game Award from the 2005 Famitsu Awards. The critics continue to shower the series with praise for its original action.

Development on Capcom’s other game titles for PLAYSTATION®3 (Resident Evil 5 and Devil May Cry 4) are also well under way, and Monster Hunter 3 (working title) promises to round out this already impressive lineup. With graphics that show off the beauty inherent in nature and expressive characters that explore this lush world, along with evolved and newly designed online features, Monster Hunter 3 (working title) is sure to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of next generation hardware to deliver an unforgettable experience to game players the world over.

As always, Capcom will continue to strive to produce great new game titles and expand its appeal to a broader audience across the globe.


[Product Information]
1. Game Title
Monster Hunter 3 (working title)
2. Genre
Hunting Action
3. Platform
4. Release Date
to be announced
*"PLAYSTATION", "PlayStation" and "PSP" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

About Capcom
As a worldwide leader in the gaming industry, Capcom is on the forefront of this new cutting-edge technology, and is proud to have produced a number of hit products such as Mega Man, Street Fighter, Onimusha, Devil May Cry and Resident Evil. Capcom will continue to provide customers with the best possible forms of innovative entertainment in this new and exciting media.

* For additional information, please contact Capcom's support center at (+81-6-6946-3099) or visit



Inquiries regarding the above information may be directed to:

Capcom Co., Ltd.
Public Relations and Investor Relations Section
(Tanaka or Tamoto)
(Address) 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
(Tel)+81-6-6920-3623 (Fax) +81-6-6920-5108


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