First post this on polygon forum but seems no one even notice it after a day, I don't think this should be ignored, and you definitely will report this after about 24 hours because of Capcom has been involved in.
According to Crytek's official announcement: [url]http://www.crytek.com/news/cryengine--3-set-to-bring-monster-hunter-online-to-life[/url]
a major new collaboration between Tencent Games and Capcom that will see the popular Monster Hunter series released internationally on Windows platforms for the first time.
Monster Hunter Online will be developed for the international market by Tencent Games and Capcom
[20130418 12:40](GMT+8) UPDATE5 DETAILS
1、Achieved with CryEngine3
2、Original gameplay with new monsters, old monsters come from 1 to 3 .
3、Can drive vehicles（there are water motors in the end of Promotional video）
4、Environment elements can be destroyed or be used as monster’s weapon to deal with hunters.
Not included in video but in their product description
5、the game world will be effected by weather, time and environments
6、Hunter’s weapon can leave scars on monsters, not only preinstall body parts break.
7、There are active skills in game, will not be used frequently but will play a important role in fight. Hunters can excute team combo skills.
8、New world ("unknown continent") with villages and cities
9、Beta test in 2013.6
[20130418 12:01](GMT+8) UPDATE4 OFFICIAL SITE HERE but it's in Chinese, I'm translating key points. And Yoshinori Ono is on their stage now. [url]http://mho.qq.com/act/a20130418gamedata/mho.shtml[/url]
[20130418 11:09](GMT+8) UPDATE3 LEAKED VIDEO [url]http://my.tv.sohu.com/user/detail/70950290.shtml[/url]
[20130418 9:30](GMT+8) UPDATE2 Yoshinori Ono: I come to Beijing is for Tencent's event. We will announce "that", that's really cost Chinese and Japanese developer's long time to develop. ([url]http://t.qq.com/onochin[/url])
[20130418 4:14](GMT+8)UPDATE Yoshinori Ono has arrived in Beijing. This hasn't been updated on twitter, but it's happening in his Tencent Weibo: [url]http://t.qq.com/p/t/251280129570041[/url]
He said: Long time no see! Beijing airpot. Beijing……em,It has been five or seven years since we last met.Because of it's a night flight, still didn't even feel the real Beijing, looking forward to tomorrow's event.
It's not a secret that Tencent (yes, dat rich Chinese company who bought entire Riot Games and half Epic Games) has been making a Monster Hunter game for years —— well it's a secret so far but not that much, cause almost everyone who been curious about this has already known it in China.
Now It's going to be released on April 18 (GMT+8), Tencent will announce many games (both developed and published) on that day, but the only one I care about is the Monster Hunter game the co-developed with Capcom.
Is Capcom really involved in? I don't really know but at least this is what Tencent will going to tell us. It is said that on April 18, Yoshinori Ono (小野義徳）will come to China to join Tencent’s press conference. Before this, Tencent already announced they will "publish" Monster Hunter Frontier (PC Version of course) on Tokyo Game Show 2010. It is said that Tencent think MHF need to be "localized" to suit Chinese MMO market, but at last they decided to totally remake this game by changing engine to CryEngine3. I don't know why they are not using Capcom's MT framework engine, but it is real.
My evidence? Before April 18 no one will hear some official announcement or comments from Tencent, but Tencent already release an official site of this game: [url]http://nextgen.qq.com/[/url]
It's a webpage based on flash so you can see nothing if you are using iOS device. On the top banner there is a progress bar from 4/8 to 4/18, from the left side, the Chinese Character means: The end\New Born(or Rebirth)\Apex\Feast\Beyond\Release, move your mouse to those icon with left click will change the page, then move your mouse to the middle-left and right of the picture below the progress bar will light the fire, after both fire are lighted the page will be lighten and a line of words will show below, characters are made by triangle but it's not hard to understand,
the first page said: 20040311, it's the first Monster Hunter game's release date,
the second page said: CryEngine3,
the third page said: MMOACT,
the forth page said: 2013041(maybe 8),
the fifth page said: CAPCOM.(sorry but I am limited to using 4 images)
All page are with different background pictures. If you are familiar with Monster Hunter series you can tell what's on them. I have been playing the Japanese version so I don't know those villages or monster's English name.
Long time ago, there was a discussion on NeoGAF about the game,here's the link: [url]http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=484339[/url]
and here is the pic: [url]http://i.imgur.com/WhR8g.jpg[/url]
Now it's happening. Not that HunterBlade (rip off garbage), it's an official remake.
Since I can't play Monster Hunter new game on Vita, and I'm tired of playing 3G (Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the Japanese version released on December 10, 2011, my playtime is over 300 hours), this is a good news for me (if Capcom really doing it).
I don't know the release date/beta test date or if Tencent and Capcom gonna publish the game on console or overseas market. But I will update this when I know it.