Tencent Announces Partnership with Capcom to Create Monster Hunter Online



Tencent’s recent investment in Epic Games seems to have led to quite the interesting partnership with the gaming industry veterans at Capcom as news has reached us that the massively popular series Monster Hunter will now be going massively itself in a new MMORPG born from this partnership.

 Monster Hunter Online Announced

Yoshinori Ono himself made an unexpected appearance at this year’s annual Tencent Games press conference to break the news accompanied by a heart stopping trailer.

This actual gameplay video showcases the cutting edge physics power of CryEngine 3, a unique development tool still in the earliest development stages for use in massive online gaming. Bringing graphics that even rival MHU3, the latest iteration of the series should certainly not be written off as a cash-in just because it’s an MMORPG. In addition, the devs promise a new continent to explore along with new monsters and the return of popular monsters from past titles packing plenty of new tricks to surprise veterans of the series.

 Monster Hunter Online Storyline

Beyond just bringing the series online, it seems the game will be innovating past its predecessors in other ways including hunting vehicles as previewed in the final moments of the announcement trailer. We would have expected a title of this magnitude to have an expected testing date in the distant future but it seems Capcom and Tencent are confident in a June 2013 alpha test. OnRPG will be keeping an eye on Monster Hunter Online closely to see how well they follow up on this daunting promise.

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  • http://twitter.com/Mikedot Michael Sagoe

    Crytek sadly pulled back their their previous remark in their official press release for MHO, stating the the game is ONLY confirmed to be released in China, which sucks. I’m still hoping that we’ll end up getting MHO in the states, though. Tencent games has been looking to break into the Western gaming market for quite some time, and this could be a very good title to start with.

    Although, I’m not sure if I’m ready to deal with a company that’s worth more than EA and Activision combined, and is apparently two times as greedy as those companies.