• September 22, 2014
  • Press Release
  • 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku
    Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
    Capcom Co., Ltd.
    Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO
    (Code No. 9697 First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange)

"Monster Hunter 4" Wins Grand Award at the Japan Game Awards 2014
– One of Capcom title receives awards in the Future Division: "Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate" –

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) is pleased to announce that "Monster Hunter 4" won the Grand Award in the Games of the Year Division at the Japan Game Awards 2014. The awards were given by CESA (Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association) at the Tokyo Game Show 2014, which was held from September 18 to 21. In addition, one of Capcom title was selected for recognition in the Future Division: "Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate".

"Monster Hunter 4" is the latest addition to the "Monster Hunter" series of games. The title features many new elements that have generated a strong response among game players. For example, there are new monsters and weapons. Furthermore, this is the first game in "Monster Hunter" series with dimensional action that exploits differences in height. This game also uses the Internet to offer a multiplayer capability. Overall, "Monster Hunter 4" has generated strong support from both current fans of this series and new ones. Moreover, marketing activities have employed a variety of promotions. There are collaborations with companies in other industries, a regional revitalization campaign through a tie-up with the Shibu hot spring resort in Nagano prefecture, and other activities. The popularity of this title has propelled shipments of "Monster Hunter 4" to more than 4.1 million units thus far, which sets a new record in Japan for a third-party title for the Nintendo 3DS.

In the Future Division, where users vote to select upcoming titles with the highest expectations, one of Capcom titles was recognized: "Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate". The title was very popular among people attending the game show with long lines at the consoles where people could play these games on a trial basis.

Capcom remains firmly committed to meeting the expectations of all users by making the most of its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create games that are full of originality.

[Award List]

Game of the Year Division
Award Name Title Platform
Grand Award Monster Hunter 4 Nintendo 3DS™
Future Division
Award Name Title Platform
Recipient Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Nintendo 3DS™

[Product Information]

"Monster Hunter 4"
Genre Hunting Action
Release Date September 14, 2013
"Monster Hunter 4G"
Genre Hunting Action
Release Date October 11, 2014(Plan)

* Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd.