Note: As of May 5, 2014, the contest entry period is over. Winners are to be announced soon.
Hey Hunters, Capcom is hosting an official Weapon design contest open to US and EU residents!
Note: Questions about the contest should be asked at Capcom-Unity instead.
Originally from Capcom-Unity:
Hunters, get your artisan tools ready, for we have a special request for you: design a weapon for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate!
All right, the last time something like this happened was for Monster Hunter Tri back in 2009 and we still enjoy the results to this date, so you can see the impact of this kind of contest here... but let’s clarify a few things before you start working on your entry:
What is this contest?
You entry must be based on one of the 14 weapon classes available in game: Sword & Shield, Dual Blades, Great Sword, Long Sword, Hammer, Hunting Horn, Lance, Gunlance, Switch Axe, Light Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, Bow, Insect Glaive and Charge Blade; so make sure you label your entry accordingly. We’re only taking one entry per person, so think carefully about your choice.
To participate, just send your weapon name and design (illustration) as an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line MH4U WEAPON DESIGN. Feel free to send in a little description to help contextualize your design, but please keep it under 100 words. Note: weapon description is NOT a requirement.
We will be selecting TWO winners: one from the Americas (both North and South) and one from Europe (including New Zealand and Australia) so please also write down your country of origin. You have until 9:00am of May 5th (Pacific Time) to submit you design.
Best of luck to everyone!