Capcom in conjunction with Tencent, has announced their intentions to publish an MMO based on Capcom’s extremely popular Monster Hunter franchise. The announcement came earlier today at a conference held in Beijing.

The MMO is powered by Crytek’s CryEngine 3, the same engine used to power Warface and Farcry 3 and is set to begin beta testing in June. Unfortunately the MMO will only be published -for now- in China with no official word on whether it will make it to the western market.

The MMO is said to “reproduce the screen style, combat feel, mission modes and classic monster boss battles” found in other Monster Hunter titles. A user by the name of Doppelgangerf detailed more features on the PC Gamer forums including; drivable vehicles on both land and water (which you can see at the end of the trailer), destructible environments which can then be used by a monster as a weapon against the hunters, time and weather affecting the in-game world and persistent visible damage to monsters (weapons leave scars and body parts break off).

You can read his full post here.

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  1. dirzon on January 27, 2015

    sir can u update me to english version pleasee thank you i be waiting sir

  2. Paul on May 23, 2013

    is there English version ???

  3. kemete on May 8, 2013

    how can i download this ? im only 13 yrs. old -_-

  4. Name (Required) on April 24, 2013

    yea i cant wait for this been a Monster hunter fan since the first monster hunter for ps2 came out =D

  5. Zyromkiru on April 23, 2013

    So… The West needs to make a monster hunter rip off as well so we get the real deal afterwards just like china?

  6. Michael Jackson on April 22, 2013

    I hope this game mechanic will be like normal Monster Hunter series… Can’t wait 😀

  7. Jellopy on April 21, 2013

    This is such a tease, I hope it comes out here. First PSO2 gets delayed indefinitely then another capcom mh mmo tease.

  8. Microwaved on April 20, 2013

    This probably won’t be released outside of Japan for at least 5 years after release. They still never translated or published the original Monster Hunter online from 2007…

  9. BioMechaNicaL on April 20, 2013

    Capcom should know that they would get A SH`IT TON more players if they release this on the west. Im desperate on this game, I went to japan learned Japanese, bought a psp, bought every monster hunter game, fly back to Canada then play it all.

    I also bought the games in the nintendo wii/ wii U, the ones in the 3ds, but i havent bought the iphone versions. and the xbox 360 version of frontier.

  10. Rib on April 19, 2013

    We’ll never see this in the US we have to accept it, and if we ever get it, it would be years from now, so, for now play other MMOS such as TERA online (great graphics, combat system, and it’s a little bit like monster hunter hunter in terms of gameplay).

  11. dagudman on April 19, 2013

    WE NEED THIS!

  12. Noa3 on April 19, 2013

    Shut up and take my money!

    • Datoamo on April 21, 2013

      Money…?
      Uhmm you drunk or high?

      • Eviil on April 22, 2013

        I thought you would get that, apparently not.

        Free-to-play games = cash shops.

  13. Kimwer on April 19, 2013

    Capcom doing a f2p, OHHHHH NO TY.

  14. ExHuman on April 19, 2013

    [1:23] Giant Beaver !
    epic

  15. Mors on April 19, 2013

    Well.. we did have a Monster Hunter MMO for the west (MHF clone)..
    but they closed down in january..
    Was quite boring since you got to the lvl cap quite easily,
    and farming wasnt all that hard in a good group.

    Hope that a original will be way better.

  16. Mystika on April 19, 2013

    I have a feeling it won’t come to the West, and only to those regions that got Monster Hunter Frontier originally (so Japan, China and I think Korea as well). But…I could be wrong.

  17. saruder on April 18, 2013

    I knew this day would come!

  18. mattmanrx99 on April 18, 2013

    * crytek

  19. mattmanrx99 on April 18, 2013

    I face palmed when i read far cry 3 powered by crytec

    • Eviil on April 22, 2013

      Sooo…? lol would you rather have the graphics of some of our current MMO’s that crappy as hell or an affordable game engine that can be implemented to make your f2p game look freaking awesome. You choose!

  20. anip on April 18, 2013

    Still waiting for the actual English release announcement… since last time when MH frontier online was announced… I was overly excited only to find out they never had the intention to port it to English at all… and many fan-patches were incomplete or hard to play.

  21. nexthazard on April 18, 2013

    Nice 🙂 but Capcom has a way of screwing things for us westerners :I so i wait for more news…..

  22. WTF on April 18, 2013

    you gotta be shitting me

  23. Flevalt on April 18, 2013

    Tencent is at it again. Not rich enough yet I see.

  24. Vince on April 18, 2013

    Bring MH to the US, wtf is wrong with eastern developers.

  25. Bic Boi on April 18, 2013

    Hunter Blade kinda beat them to the punch on this on the PC platform.

    • Dkuang on April 18, 2013

      Yeah too bad Hunter Blade is a pile of crap, so it has no one beat, especially since it was a rip off of Monster Hunter to begin with.

    • Koagz on April 18, 2013

      Take a look at Hunter Blade.. Now take a look at MHO. So do you think being first = win? Hunter Blade played like unpolished crap.

      • Bic Boi on April 18, 2013

        I never implied it was a better game so you can jam that aggression up your excrement disposal chute. However from a business standpoint it indeed has Monster Hunter beat especially since there is no alternative on the PC platform in the west and there won’t be for a while.

        • Grossmond on April 19, 2013

          Except that Hunter Blade was such a terrible game that even in being the only Monster Hunter-esque game here it failed horrible and shut its doors. The game isn’t online anymore last I checked and seeing as how the website isn’t pulling up for it i’d go with that is still the case. So from a business standpoint they aren’t anything anymore.

  26. Snowwww on April 18, 2013

    this looks so good…i dont think that capcom makes this for the western comunity though

  27. lol MH on April 18, 2013

    there is a monster hunter mmo named MH frontier this is just suppose to replace that

  28. Moonfanng on April 18, 2013

    Did i just hear a monster hunter f2p mmo O:O

  29. HOLLAOLAOAL on April 18, 2013

    this just made me cry *sniff*

  30. azoth on April 18, 2013

    so assuming it goes to china i doubt itll come here we were screwed out of frontier i mean I will hope it does. But capcoms patterns for releasing a legit online playable monster hunter game has been a pain.

  31. Name (Required) on April 18, 2013

    i gave up trying chinese games,all click-accept mission-recive reward till now,boooooring

    • Name (Required) on April 18, 2013

      its not the chinese knock-off… its the original Monster Hunter online (from japan)

    • Xaen on April 18, 2013

      It’s a Japanese title.

      • Reavermyst on April 18, 2013

        Actually you’re both wrong, this is an entirely new release of monster Hunter, not a localization of Monster Hunter Online in japan

        • Name (Required) on April 18, 2013

          what im talking about is not the crappy, pixeled knock off from China…
          >_> but yeah it looks different from MHO frontier

    • Derpy on April 18, 2013

      you sir are very stupid ~ it’s monster hunter made by capcom the original creators

    • Name Required on April 20, 2013

      based on this article… its developed by capcom and published by Tencent, which is a chinese company. Chinese people only publishing this game for china not developed it…

  32. FPS2RPG on April 18, 2013

    MOUNTED

    • Name (Required) on April 19, 2013

      Capcom has mounted us in the butt, really hard and with some dlc looking dildo

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