It seems like Capcom is finally focusing on bringing Frontier to the west after all these years. For those who don’t know, Monster Hunter Frontier G is an extremely popular MMO based in the Monster Hunter setting. While not part of the main title chain like Monster Hunter Tri and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Frontier G has many things the primary titles do not, such as new attacks and functions for each weapon and more crossovers with popular series than you could imagine. Some of these crossovers include Devil May Cry, Fire Emblem Awakening, Fate/Stay Night, and the ultra popular vocaloid Miku. As quoted by Siliconera:
“The letter ‘G’ in the title implies it’s compatible with a wide range of platforms, including PlayStation3, Wii U, Xbox 360, and PC. We’re also planning to extend this support to PlayStation Vita,” says Ono.
He explains: “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.”
Although I’m glad that Frontier G might finally be coming to the states, I”m a bit bummed about its subscription fees. Nevertheless, I’ll most likely be playing it for a little while, and seeing that Crytek’s Monster Hunter Online is also seeing an upcoming release, we’re getting a flood of new games in the series as long as Capcom doesn’t fuck everything up.