In an interview conducted internally at Capcom, it was revealed that they’re planning to extend the Monster Hunter services to regions outside Japan.

Since the announcement of the PlayStation Vita and way before games like Soul Sacrifice tried to fill the hole it left, people were asking for a Monster Hunter title – and then we got word of one… but it was Japan only and subscription based (read: no import). A glimmer of hope appears in the fog though, as it seems that Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono has announced plans to expand the regions in which the game services are available.

The exact quote you’re looking for is this;

“The reason why we have increased our support for so many hardware platforms is because we have our sights set on distributing services for this game in the future outside Japan. We simply can’t release a game as it is, but need to adapt all the necessary services to the unique characteristics of each region. In preparation for that, we’ve broadened our scope and started launching individual titles across multiple hardware platforms.”

Though not exactly what Monster Hunter fans were hoping for, it’s a step in the right direction – no?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

  • Mauricio Quintero

    Would be more great if the other MH came to the west.

  • Lester Paredes

    But it’s subscription based… I dunno if I like the idea of buying a game and continuing to pay for it just to be able to play…

  • aros

    It doesn’t really matter if it comes west IMO as long as it’s a success in Japan.

  • Devin Hudson

    At this point I’ll just be glad to see any output from Capcom on the Vita. I’ve been really disappointed with how little conent they’ve released for it so far, especially here in the west (just two fighting games and publishing Dustforce as far as I can recall).