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  • November 11, 2011
  • Press Release
  • Capcom Co., Ltd.
    GREE, Inc.

Capcom and GREE to Start Distributing
the New "Monhan Tankenki Maboroshi no Shima"
- Using a popular game series to create a social game for
smartphones and feature phones -

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) and GREE, Inc. (GREE) are pleased to announce that we have decided to start distributing by the end of 2011 a new social game based on "Monster Hunter" for the social networking service (SNS) GREE.

The market for mobile games has been expanding rapidly along with the explosive growth in the use of smartphones and the accompanying increase in content for these phones. In June 2011, Capcom and GREE started distributing a social game called "Resident Evil: Outbreak Survive". With more than one million registered users, this game has been very successful.

Capcom and GREE have agreed to distribute a social game using SNS GREE that is based on the popular "Monster Hunter" series of games, which have sold 19 million units (as of September 30, 2011). The aim is to achieve more growth in the social game market by attracting customers from a broad array of user segments for home video games and mobile games.

"Monhan Tankenki Maboroshi no Shima" is a social game based on the characters that appear in "Monster Hunter Frontier Online". Players explore the island in order to acquire and raise monsters. During the exploration, players will confront many types of monsters. The game incorporates many elements that are unique to the social game format. For example, players can exchange items and cooperate with other players in order to go up against enormous monsters. Overall, the new game is capable of providing enjoyment to a diverse spectrum of users. Capcom and GREE plan to release smartphone and feature phone versions of this game at the same time.

Capcom and GREE will continue to increase their collaboration for the development and distribution of social games with the goal of creating new games that can contribute to more growth of the social game market.

【Profile of the new game】

1. Title Monhan Tankenki Maboroshi no Shima
2. Genre Role-playing game (Monster raising RPG)
3. Platforms Feature phones
docomo, au, SoftBank: Flash Lite 1.1 compatible handsets (excluding some models)

*Support is not provided for some smartphones.
Please visit the following website for more information.
4. Release Date End of 2011
5. Price Free to play (with paid content in-game)
*Players must register as members to play this game.
6. Copyright © CAPCOM Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

【Sample of game screen】

"Raise a most powerful monster only for you!"

*The screen shot above is that of the game under development, the actual screen may be different.

Inquiries regarding the above information may be directed to:

Capcom Co., Ltd.
Public Relations Office
(Address) 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
(Tel)+81-6-6920-3623 (Fax) +81-6-6920-5108
GREE, Inc.
(Address) Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
(Twitter) @gree_news
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