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Monster Hunter Collaborations (モンスターハンタ コラボ). This Article is all about the different collaborations, crossovers, and promotional gimmicks that the Monster Hunter Series have announced to date. These campaigns help Capcom sell more copies and to reach out to other people who have never played the game yet or are oblivious to the games existence. Depending on the agreement, collaborations can involve something small like giving away their latest copy of a game or as far as introducing other characters into the game.

GMR

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GMR-ChromeHeart

The GMR Chrome Heart

GMR is monthly magazine that is no longer in print. Its first issue debuted on February 2003 and the last issue ended in 2005. The GMR Chrome Heart is the first ever collaboration in the Monster Hunter franchise. This Great Sword was obtainable by completing an Event Quest called "The GMR Heavy Metal Crusade" which first appeared on October 24, 2004. The quest involved slaying a Diablos. The weapon costs 499z to make and requires the following materials: Chrome Voucher x5, Machalite Ore x5, Iron Ore x35, Unknown Skull x1. Because of its ease in obtaining and relatively decent stats, it was the weapon of choice for many new players.
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Famitsu

Famitsu (ファミ通), a Japanese magazine publisher, has often collaborated with Capcom to include its own equipments in the Monster Hunter games.

Weekly Shonen Champion

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Weekly Shonen Champion (週刊少年チャンピオン) is a manga magazine that is published weekly every Thursdays in Japan. Their collaboration with Monster Hunter 3 (Tri) was first revealed on July 30, 2009 [1] and included a jacket design from the manga, Worst (ワースト). The jacket is called 武装戦線ジャケット, which requires an item (武装への招待状) from the event quest, 武装戦線・男たちの勝負!. There is also a white version of the jacket called the 狩猟戦線ジャケット. The skull logo on the jackets belong to the gang, TFOA (The Front of Armament), from the manga. The jacket also made it into the localized version of MH3 as the HellHunter Jacket and HellHunter Leather. However, the skull logo had to be modified due to copyright issues overseas. A matching set of Black Leather Pants is also available in the game.

Dengeki

In Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, there is a quest ("マ) 王 マオウ 再び!) with a one horned Diablos, called the マ)王 連片角 (One Horned Ma-King) or Devil Diablos. The monster is actually from a Monster Hunter 2 comic story [2] published by Dengeki. In a collaboration between Dengeki and Capcom, the monster was put into the game.[3] The quest first became available on May 22, 2008. [4]

Gilco Ice Cream

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Pizza Hut

The first Pizza Hut collaboration with Capcom was announced on June 11, 2007. From July 5, 2007 to September 02, 2007, walk-in orders at Pizza Hut (not including telephone orders) will receive an event code to download the Pizza Peel (ピザピール) Longsword. After the event code is obtained, players will have to log onto Monster Hunter Frontier and enter a the Special Events hut in Mezeporuta Square (メゼポルタ広場) to receive the weapon. [5]

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On February 14th to March 26th of 2008 in Japan, Capcom had another collaboration with Pizza Hut in promoting Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G. [6]. Instead of an in-game item, ordering a Pizza from the Japanese Pizza Hut website will give the buyer a chance at the following prizes:

  • A Ceramic White Play Station Portable. (PSP-2000CW)
  • A Black Monster Hunter T-Shirt.
  • A copy of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G.


Domino's Pizza

On July 16, 2010 Capcom announced that they had formed a collaboration with Domino's Pizza. This collaboration involved Domino's Pizza giving away 50 copies of MH Diary: Poka Poka Felyne Village between July 16 and September 2 in 2010.[7]

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

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Main Article: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Collaboration talks between Capcom and Kojima Productions first began in 2008 when Ryouzou Tsujimoto and Hideo Kojima met in a talk event at the 2008 Tokyo Game Show [8]. The idea was first presented by Kojima to do a tie-up between the Monster Hunter and Metal Gear Solid series.


Dead Rising 2

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Monster Hunter Frontier in Japan for PC and 360 is getting Dead Rising 2 exclusive items.[9] All are available and consisting of:

  • Dual Sword Boxing gloves with duct taped knives
  • Moose Head Head Armor Piece
  • Boomstick Gunlance
  • 4 colored variations on the "Terror is Reality" Racing suits.
    • The Racing Suits consist of Head, Torso, Arm and Leg Armor Pieces. There is no Hip Armor piece.

Players who get a copy of either Dead Rising 2 for the Xbox 360 or PC in Japan will receive a special token to get these items in either the PC or Xbox 360 version of Monster Hunter Frontier.

Lost Planet 2

LP2-Monster Hunter Armor

Main Article: Lost Planet 2

A collaboration with Lost Planet 2 was announced on April 15, 2010.[10] The main character used in Lost Planet 2 can use the Rathalos Armor from Monster Hunter 3.


Namco Bandai

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MHxTaiko

A collaboration with Namco Bandai was announced on August 19, 2010. A costume based on the arcade drumming game, Taiko Drum Master (太鼓の達人), will be available through an event quest. Felynes and Cha-Cha made an appearance in the drumming game earlier his year. For more information see http://www.capcom.co.jp/monsterhunter/topic_taiko.html

Super Street Fighter 4

Hello Kitty

A collaboration with Sanrio was announced on March 16, 2010. Sanrio will also produce limited edition plush dolls based on the two crossover costumes. First editions of the MH Diary: Poka Poka Felyne Village game will come with a product code which can be entered into a draw to win 1 of 100 (50 Felyne, 50 Kitty) plush dolls or 1 of 1000 phone straps. The following Hello Kitty items are obtained through event quests: Hello Kitty costume, Helly Kitty house and Helly Kitty doll (house decoration).[11]

Sid

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On August 25, 2010 it was made known that members of Japanese rock band, SID, will be lending their personal Felyne Comrade save data from MHP2g to be used in MH Diary: Poka Poka Felyne Village. The band members include Mao, Shinji, Aki, and Yuuya. Only the last three members are contributing their Felyne save datas. The downloads became available on September 12, 2010.

More information about the band members:

Shinji
MHP2ndG Character: Shinji, HR9
Total Playtime: 1058 hrs
Favorite Weapon: Hammer, Lance
Felyne Color: Yellow (Samurai armor)
Aki (明希)
MHP2ndG Character: aki, HR9
Total Playtime: 318 hrs
Favorite Weapon: Gunlance
Felyne Color: Pink (Samurai armor)
Yuuya (ゆうや)
MHP2ndG Character: snake, HR9
Total Playtime: 945 hrs
Favorite Weapon: Hunting Horn, Great Sword
Felyne Color: White (Acorn armor)


Secret Society Eagle Talon

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Secret Society Eagle Talon (秘密結社 鷹の爪) is a popular Japanese Flash animation created by Ryo Ono. The show is played on various internet video sites like DLE (Dream Link Entertainment). On September 16, 2010 at the Tokyo Games Show, it was announced to have a collaboration with Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. It will serve as a promotion for the game, much like MH Diary: Giri Giri Airu Village. At the same time, it will also reveal certain gameplay aspects.

Videos can be watched here: http://www.capcom.co.jp/monsterhunter/P3rd/mhp3rd_x_taka.html




External Links

  1. http://news.livedoor.com/article/detail/4275442/
  2. http://www.capcom.co.jp/monsterhunter/topic_comic.html
  3. http://dps.dengeki.com/2008/02/dpo_mhp_2nd_g_1.html
  4. http://blog.daletto.com/article/jglvhjf009/200705/
  5. http://www.4gamer.net/news/history/2007.06/20070611165410detail.html
  6. http://www.gpara.com/article/cms_show.php?c_id=6520&c_num=14
  7. http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/07/16/monhan_okamiden_dominos/
  8. http://www.andriasang.com/j/blog/2008/09/18/kojima_and_tsujimoto_tgs_talk_event/
  9. http://members.mh-frontier.jp/contents/tieup/dr2xmhf/
  10. http://www.capcom.co.jp/lostplanet/2/topics_lp2_x_monsterhunter.html
  11. http://www.siliconera.com/2010/05/13/a-look-at-the-hello-kitty-meets-monster-hunter-collaboration-in-game/

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