Capcom Confirm Monster Hunter Movie with Director of Resident Evil

Capcom has confirmed that the long-running and much-loved RPG series Monster Hunter is set to become a major motion picture.

on October 6, 2018 9:47 AM

Coming hot on the heels of the recent announcement that the iconic Mega Man series would be getting a big screen adaptation, Capcom has revealed that a Monster Hunter movie is also in the pipeline.

Following the enormous success of Monster Hunter: World, the movie will be centred around a pair of protagonists who must do everything they can to cooperate in a desperate attempt to survive. The movie will be penned and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson who is best known for directing the long-running Resident Evil series of game-to-big-screen adaptations.

Capcom has stated that the company, alongside Toho who will be distributing the movie in Japan, is dedicated to increasing fan satisfaction. Hopefully, this will mean a fully fleshed-out story-line and a wide range of the gargantuan beasts that players would be familiar with from the video games series.

Since the movie is still in the very early stages of development, there is currently no release window. However, gamers who want to brush up on their Monster Hunter lore before the movie hits theatres can currently check out Monster Hunter: World on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. For Nintendo Switch players there is Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate, and for those who want a pocket-sized hit of the series, the adorable Monster Hunter Stories is available on iOS and Android.

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Eoghan is a gaming veteran with over 25 years of button mashing experience under his belt, and a particular interest in eSports. When not playing or collecting games, he can be heard presenting and producing radio shows in Ireland.