The latest installment in the Monster Hunter franchise, Monster Hunter Generations, is getting a lot of love from Capcom ever since its release back on July 15 of this year. Every month, the popular third-party Japanese video game developer and publisher released specialty downloadable content (DLC). The question is what will Capcom release for October?
According to an article written by Mobile & Apps, there are three details expected for the October DLC update for Monster Hunter Generations. The first detail is one everyone thought would be in the previous month’s DLC, the Hyper Silver Rathalos and the hyper monster Deviljho. The second detail is more crossovers. Finally, the third is the possibility of Halloween costumes.
Starting with the hyper monsters, there hasn’t been a hyper monster update since August with most of them releasing in September. In the first month, a hyper version of Malfestio and Yian Garuga were released. Last month, hyper versions of Blangonga, Lavasioth, Mizutsune, and Daimyo Hermitaur were released. However, fans wanted a hyper Silver Rathalos and Deviljho. The fact they were not included saddened gamers around the world because they are “highly requested.” It is possible that Capcom, to save face from their past blunders, will do what fans request and give them what they want or at least provide a decent reason why they will not.
The second and third details will be grouped together since technically they are presented through costumes for either a gamer’s hunter or the palicoes (cat-like creatures assisting hunters) he or she have under their employ. So far, costumes based off of Amaterasu of Ōkami, Chun-Li and Blanka from the Street Fighter series, Arthur from Ghost n’ Goblins, Strider Hiryu from Strider, Link from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and Fox McCloud from Star Fox are available.
Also last month, Monster Hunter Generation gamers got items themed after the latest installment of the Ace Attorney series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice. However, it is believed — or at least hoped for — that Capcom will release Halloween costumes for hunters and palicoes. If not, an excellent video game to rip costumes from would be the Darkstalkers series since they utilize iconic monsters from Halloween mythology and lore.
In other related news, it looks like the Monster Hunter franchise as a whole is finally getting the Hollywood movie treatment. According to an article written by The Star, it reports that a senior producer at Capcom, Ryozo Tsujimoto, confirmed they are one step closer to getting the movie adaption done. He made such known during a stage presentation at the 2016 Tokyo Game Show (TGS 2016). Further details on the upcoming movie project were not revealed, but they did make sure to mention it had nothing to do with Monster Hunter Stories, the adventure role-playing game (RPG) that incorporates the monster training/capturing/exploration gameplay seen in most of the Pokémon games, especially on the Nintendo handhelds. We also know that Monster Hunter Stories will receive a cross-over with The Legend of Zelda series in an upcoming titled/cross-over currently called Monster Hunter Stories X The Legend of Zelda.
Going back to the upcoming October DLC for Monster Hunter Generations, nothing has been confirmed. All the aforementioned information on the DLC is just theory made from the previous action made by Capcom. It is believed new information on this month’s DLC will be revealed tomorrow, Monday, October 3.
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