Universal Studios Japan to host Monster Hunter event

Festival to have 1:1 scale monsters and villages from hit action RPG franchise.

To say that Capcom's Monster Hunter series is successful in Japan is a gross understatement: The last Monster Hunter title shipped 4.6 million copies, despite the title being only released in Japan. The franchise's popularity is so huge that Capcom will be holding a Monster Hunter Portable 3rd event at the Universal Studios Japan theme park located in Osaka. The event will be titled "The Real Monster."

Godzilla's got some competition.

According to a recent post on Capcom Unity, this collaboration between the company and Universal will involve the creation of life-sized locations and monsters from the video game. The re-created beasts include the Jinouga, the Doboruberuku, the Tigrex Subspecies, and the rare Silver Rathalos. The latter monster is said to be over 20 meters long. The villages and locales replicated will be the Spa House and Yukumo Village, complete with realistic depictions of the game's weapons and armor pieces.

Capcom will also hold a Monster Hunter Portable 3rd Time Attack tournament where players will have to kill a specific giant monster in the game within the shortest time possible. The event will be held from August 2 until September 30. To check out GameSpot's coverage on the latest game, head here.

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16 comments
Lokolopes
Lokolopes

Why isn't Monster Hunter Tri on PS3?? I would buy the PS3 just to play it!!

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

I have MHFU, but the thing is, there is hardly anyone who has the game over here in the US, so I've ended up packing away my PSP. What I'm saying is, I wish MH was as popular here as it is in Japan.

Koushin
Koushin

I got to think about going there. There is a train that goes straight to USJ from where I wait at the platform at Sakuranomiya station when I'm off to work. It would get me to USJ in about 15 minutes.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

*hopes for a psvita MH* and lol @azumabob I imagine a tough day for security guards near the back end of the rathalos.

morayzilla
morayzilla

Makes me wonder when they'll actually make it to the US shores. I wonder if the carapeaons go through a remodeling phase and the primatus too.

benleslie5
benleslie5

When will Monster Hunter Portable 3rd be released eslewhere outside of Japan?

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

It's Monster Hunter Weekend, coming at you every Sunday SUNDAY SUNDAY!!!! Kids only five dollars! You pay for the whole seat, but you only need... THE EDDDDDDGE!

azumabob
azumabob

Someone will GS the tail off of that Silver Rathalos for plates and rubies : )

SUPERSAMMOSSAUC
SUPERSAMMOSSAUC

waiting for metal gear solid 3 to be released on psn

dragonrider0703
dragonrider0703

COME TO AMERICA PLSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! same with MHP3RD

Kishokan
Kishokan

Wish I could go to that... I effing love Monster Hunter.

Albenuova
Albenuova

BEST CAPCOM franchise evarrrr!!!! They really do need a real sequel tho.