Capcom revealing new 360 game next week

[UPDATE] Japanese publisher holding "title premiere for Xbox 360" on Tuesday, Tokyo time--meaning news of announcement will likely arrive in North America on Monday; game is port of PC Monster Hunter MMORPG.

[UPDATE] Microsoft has now revealed the new 360 game is a port of the pre-existing PC massively multiplayer online role-playing game Monster Hunter Frontier. Released in 2007 in Japan for Windows, the title will launch on Xbox Live this summer in the island nation. No Western release plans were announced, although it is worth noting Capcom never felt compelled to bring the original Monster Hunter Frontier to North America or Europe despite repeated entreaties. The original article is below.

Next week may be a big one for Capcom-loving Xbox 360 owners. The official Japanese Xbox site is currently teasing a "Capcom Title Premiere for Xbox 360" as happening on Tuesday, January 26--which would likely mean a Monday reveal in North America.

The black screen also bears the words "Microsoft x Capcom"--raising the very faint possibility of a crossover title similar to 2005's Namco x Capcom.

It's black because it's draped in mystery.

A far, far more likely scenario is that the Japanese publisher will announce either an all-new IP or a 360 adaptation of one of its more popular franchises. Since moving to a console-agnostic strategy during 2007 and 2008, Capcom has brought such hit properties as Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, and Street Fighter to Microsoft's latest console for the first time.

The list of active IPs not on Microsoft's platform is short, with Monster Hunter being the most popular in Japan--where the Xbox 360 remains largely shunned despite Microsoft's ongoing wooing. The mystery game could also be a reboot of the Onimusha series, which appeared on the PlayStation 2 and original Xbox, or a remake of a classic Resident Evil title along the lines of the Wii's Darkside Chronicles.

There's always the chance of an new Xbox Live Arcade offering from one of Capcom's myriad arcade series--several of which (Street Fighter, 1942, Final Fight) are already on the online service. Finally, the game might be a new installment in an existing Xbox 360 series, although Dead Rising 2 and Lost Planet 2 have already been announced.

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BionicBrando
BionicBrando

Super Duper Turbo Street Fighter 4.5 HD Extra-Crispy, Hold The Mayo

bolton23
bolton23

BRING IT OVER TO THE F*ING STATES, CAPCOM! F* YEAH!

shamarke
shamarke

Monster Hunter!? *sigh* :(

shamarke
shamarke

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UFO2012
UFO2012

Let me guess...we have to pay extra like Final Fantasy Online.

theexperience13
theexperience13

wow. what a letdown. who gives a crap about Monster Hunter?

darwin356
darwin356

I've seen the new announcement and its monster hunter frontier, why is the title here still "Capcom revealing new 360 game next week"? and what's so new about that? stupid Microsoft and Capcom!!

awesome
awesome

Monster Hunter Frontier on Xbox360... Epic move!!.. If u never played a monster hunter game before u dont know what ur missing- just imagine 4 player coop beating 'rock' hard monsters online! *drool*

iamamanami
iamamanami

Wrong Title: Capcom revealing new 360 game next week Correct Title: Capcom revealing old 360 game this week

unreal_master
unreal_master

they put gears of war in lost planet so its a 2 for 1

iamamanami
iamamanami

Capcom announced an old game for Xbox 360! Why is M$ so stupid?

sherif2004
sherif2004

onimusha or devil may cry = masterpiece :D

MagicOneUp
MagicOneUp

why "title premiere for Xbox 360" i wonders.....

BigHeadNinja
BigHeadNinja

Just in: It's Monster Hunter: Frontier for Xbox 360.

itsme73
itsme73

@ TheEldestGod Even though Monster Hunter would be popular in HD... ... I can't really see how it would WORK in HD. It just seems like one of those games that work best on the original PSP/PS2/Xbox

vamroc
vamroc

An Onimusha revamp would ROCK that was the reason I bought a PS2 and I'd love a greatest hits release of 2 and 3 for the 360

lamprey263
lamprey263

okay, I thought we would have heard the big announcement by now; what the deal?

Cloud1029
Cloud1029

@Rogue Shadow0618 tri-Ace works with Sega at End of Eternity. I was on that Page. And there is already an ad for End of Eternity. So it's not that.

RogueShadow0618
RogueShadow0618

Until someone posts a full translation of that part of the page, I am gonna believe it's an ad for End of Eternity. Now explain why tri-Ace is gonna advertise Capcom?

julgamespot1
julgamespot1

I think Kakalun is right. Saw the same thing on another site. Not 100% sure though. But from the sounds of it it's a Monster Hunter game.

yellow013
yellow013

@Kozisurf Look over the red text box in the middle of the image, it says monsutā hantā furontia onrain.

RedMMIV
RedMMIV

So much for me thinking time difference would help me find out what this game is today. It's now 5am (2pm in Japan!) and I can't wait any longer lol, I'll see tomorrow

Krystyan68
Krystyan68

@EthanPobes: No, halo isn't a good game, it's a friggin GREAT GAME!!!!

Kozisurf
Kozisurf

@Kakalun Where does it prove this ? Though I can not read Japanese, going by the images I can make out, I see Persona 3 Portable, and End of Eternity. I can't see (or read) anything that suggest Monster Hunter Frontier.

RedMMIV
RedMMIV

I would love it to be a new Breath of Fire, but if this is the Natal title they originally talked about, then that won't be the case sadly. I agree with some others, please don't let it be another fighting game lol

OhSnapitz
OhSnapitz

Doubtful that it's a fighter seeing as how SSFVI is coming out shortly. They would essentially be cutting into their own market. Launching a new franchise would be very risque, especially considering this game is "exclusive." My money is on the rejuvenation of an already proven franchise. Or something that will use some sort of Natal features.

EthanPobes
EthanPobes

Sorry but Halo isn't a good game what so ever.

liam82517
liam82517

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HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

To many thumbs down here is like a no life has inuff time to read all these lol. i give you a 1000000 thumbs down Mr.No life =P

Pumpkinhead3
Pumpkinhead3

i just hope its not a fighter. and i doubt it will be seeing as capcom already has some out

fester420
fester420

@RogueShadow0618 Try again, Master Chief was made by Bungie, not microsoft.

bolton23
bolton23

@angelGP32- Super Street Fighter IV is going to be less than $60 (most retail stores are listing the price as $40 for pre-order) and although there are two brand new original characters, Capcom is also adding in eight (possibly even nine with the rumor of "Shadow" spreading around) more characters to the Super Street Fighter IV roster who have never been seen in 3D graphics (less you count the trailers released) and will be able to interact in match-ups that have never been possible before. The gameplay mechanics has also changed, there is now a 'wall bounce' system which spells out more juggle opportunities (and I don't know if you know this, but gameplay mechanic changes are kinda BIG -_-), faster Focus Attack dashing, more costumes, a crapload of animation content (personally I don't really care for, but it's still content), a replay save system (I'll give you that they should've included this in the first one), new stages, new online modes, the return of the bonus stages, plus there are critical changes made for all 25 characters of the original Street Fighter IV roster as well, including frame data, move properties, voice samples, etc., making this game bigger than just a simple DLC, so don't even kid yourself. Just be thankful that you're getting it for $40. Thank you for trying, and have a nice day.

xenonick23
xenonick23

@unreal_master He could live in an area just a few time zones ahead of the US, where it IS the 26th...so rofl right back at you

RogueShadow0618
RogueShadow0618

@fester420 If it's a crossover fighter it will be Master Chief versus the entire Capcom cast.

unreal_master
unreal_master

@ twin-blade Posted Jan 25, 2010 3:55 pm PT Wait. Today is the 26th! When is the announcement? Rofl

fester420
fester420

how can there be a capcom vs microsoft game? What original characters did microsoft come up with?

Twin-Blade
Twin-Blade

Wait. Today is the 26th! When is the announcement?

BuglyBear
BuglyBear

@Killer6b9 I am pretty sure that saying "an all-new IP or a 360 adaptation of one of its more popular franchises" means that it could be either a new IP or an old one.

clintbrew
clintbrew

viewtiful joe 3 or marvel vs capcom 3 with street fighter 4 engine but i doubt it being marvel vs capcom 3 wud be cool though