• June 1, 2015
  • 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 X (Cross)" Winter 2015 Release Confirmed!
– New series introduced in the overwhelmingly popular "Monster Hunter" brand –

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that the latest title in the "Monster Hunter" series, "Monster Hunter X (Cross)" for the Nintendo 3DS™, is scheduled to be released in Japan in winter 2015.

Games in the "Monster Hunter" series are action RPGs that pit players against giant monsters in a beautiful natural environment. The series has sparked a social phenomenon known as the "Monster Hunter Craze" by introducing a new kind of communication style for players through cooperative play focused on hunting monsters with their friends. The number of fans continues to steadily increase even 11 years after the 2004 debut of the first "Monster Hunter" title, as the series has since grown into a mega-hit with global cumulative sales exceeding 32 million units as of March 31, 2015.

Marking the 10th Anniversary of the series, "Monster Hunter X (Cross)" is a new title that offers up fresh possibilities for hunting. Utilizing the world and gameplay of past entries as a starting point, Capcom then plans to break new ground for the series by introducing multiple innovations to the game. These include new elements like Hunting Styles, which allow players to enjoy greater personalization when they hunt, and exhilarating Hunter Arts, not to mention revisited locations from other titles in the series and four main monsters making an appearance. Capcom is developing the title with the aim of providing everyone from long-time fans of the series to newcomers alike with a game that can be enjoyed with high replay value.

For the "Monster Hunter" series, Capcom further seeks to expand its user base with releases such as "Monhan Nikki Poka Poka Airu Mura DX" this year, and "Monster Hunter Stories"—the first traditional RPG in the series—in 2016. Beyond this, Capcom is actively continuing expansion of the brand via cross-industry collaborations and regional tie-ups.

Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all users by making the most of its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create high-quality gameplay experiences.

[ Product Details ]

1. Title Monster Hunter X (Cross)
2. Genre Action RPG
3. Platform Nintendo 3DS family of systems
4. Release Date Japan : Winter 2015

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