• September 24, 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 4 Ultimate" Wins Award of Excellence at the Japan Game Awards 2015

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that "Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate" (Japanese title: "Monster Hunter 4G") won Award of Excellence in the Games of the Year Division at the Japan Game Awards 2015. The awards were given by CESA (Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association) at the Tokyo Game Show 2015, which was held from September 17 to 20. In addition, two titles were selected for recognition in the Future Division: "Monster Hunter X (Cross) ", "Ace Attorney 6(Working title)".

"Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate", the winner of Award of Excellence, is the sequel to "Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate", which was released in March 2013 in the west. "Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate" retains the worldview and gameplay characteristics of the previous version while adding new monsters and many other elements to create the biggest, most accessible "Monster Hunter" ever. In addition to local multiplayer options, hunters across North America and Europe have the new option to play online via wireless broadband Internet connection with their Nintendo 3DS.

In Japan, Capcom has been holding a number of events in which users can participate. Examples include "Monster Hunter Festa’15" and "Monster Hunter The Real 2015", an event held jointly with Universal Studios Japan. Sales in Japan have also benefited from continuous TV commercials and other promotional activities. The resulting popularity of this new game has propelled worldwide sales to more than 3.9 million units globally.

In the Future Division, where users vote to select upcoming titles with the highest expectations, two of Capcom titles were recognized: " Monster Hunter X (Cross) ", "Ace Attorney 6(Working title)". These titles were 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
Award for Excellence Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Nintendo 3DS family of systems
Future Division
Award Name Title Platform
Recipient Monster Hunter X (Cross) Nintendo 3DS family of systems
Ace Attorney 6(Working title) Nintendo 3DS family of systems

[Product Information]

"Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate"
Genre Action RPG
Release Date October 11, 2014
"Monster Hunter X (Cross)"
Genre Action RPG
Release Date November 28, 2015(Plan)
"Ace Attorney 6(Working titlle)"
Genre Courtroom Battle
Release Date 2016 (Plan)

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