In a surprise announcement, Capcom announced the next entry in the Monster Hunter franchise- Monster Hunter X, which is a fast paced action game riff on the mainline Monster Hunter franchise. The game, which will feature and emphasize the kind of frame perfect action that is a hallmark of Capcom’s Devil May Cry series, will feature flashy animations, and hunters with different styles and specializations.
Monster Hunter X will be using the same engine that Monster Hunter 4 and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate used; it is set to be released in Japan by the end of this year. No western date was announced just yet, although, given just how successful the excellent Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate managed to be in the west, it is only a matter of time before Monster Hunter X comes over too.
Monster Hunter X is due out exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. We will keep you posted, so stay tuned.