I'm sorry, but we just found about it now. It was announced last February 10 of 2011..
Yep, it happens too, like our US equivalents. After at least 7 Years of service, certain servers of Japanese Capcom games are shutting down at the 30th of June 2011.
The following games will have their servers shut down at the designated time:
- US-tuned Automoderisuta
- Resident Evil Outbreak
- Resident Evil Outbreak - FILE2
- Monster Hunter
- Monster Hunter G (PS2)
- Monster Hunter 2 (dos)
See http://www.capcom.co.jp/game/network/oshirase20.html for information.
Monster Hunter Frontier (ofcourse), Monster Hunter G's Wii version, and Japanese Monster Hunter 3 would still be up though. Portable versions of Monster Hunter games have no need for servers, as they are Ad-Hoc, so obviously they would still be up.
So to anyone still playing the Japanese equivalents of Monster Hunter, Monster Hunter G, and Monster Hunter 2, play online while it still lasts.