Calling All Artists, Capcom Has Announced Their MH4U Weapon Design Contest

on April 6, 2014 1:16 PM

It’s crowd participation time as Capcom just announced that they are looking for help designing weapons for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

What better way to ask for help then by creating the MH4U Weapon Design Contest to encourage fans to develop two weapons to be used when the game releases in the west for Nintendo 3DS in 2015.

Before you start doing the “happy art dance,” here are some important rules:

  • Only one entry per person, so think carefully about your choice.
  • Entry must be based on one of the 14 weapon classes available in game: Sword & Shield, Dual Blades, Great Sword, Long Sword, Hammer, Hunting Horn, Lance, Gunlance, Switch Axe, Light Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Bow, Insect Glaive and Charge Blade.
  • Send your weapon name and design (illustration) as an email to with the subject line MH4U WEAPON DESIGN.
  • Send a  description to help contextualize your design, but it must be under 100 words. Note: weapon description is NOT a requirement.
  •  TWO winners: one from the Americas (both North and South) and one from Europe (including New Zealand and Australia) so a notation of your country of origin is a must.

Now that’s out the way, time to pull out your handy dandy notebook and get to sketching, you have until 9:00am of May 5th (Pacific Time) to submit your most creative design.

 /  Staff Writer
Former genius and a woman of mystery and power, whose power is exceeded only by her mystery, Dana Abercrombie has been playing video games since birth (yes birth...we did say "genius"). Despite her secret desire of wanting to give it all up to become a gorgeous billionaire, Dana is most passionate about video games and films often times getting in many heated debates resulting in being thrown out of many gatherings. Despite having a degree in English AND Journalism (multi-tasking FTW!) from the University at Albany-SUNY, she is currently interested in perusing a degree at Yale Law School, because one should never give up on a dream of becoming a gorgeous billionaire...and knowing how to sue someone as a result of those heated debates