Everyone’s favourite beast-slaying series Monster Hunter is having its latest instalment set back a few months, Capcom have announced. It’s to be delayed until Summer 2013 in Japan, a move that’s likely to upset Japanese fans, particularly since Monster Hunter is a series which consistently sells into the hundreds of thousands. It’s bad news for Nintendo as well– the series is a major system seller and the loss of sales in Spring might produce a lull in Japanese sales for that quarter.
However, gamers shouldn’t fret too much, since the extra development time may simply be to ensure that every aspect of the game is ready for release. A Capcom source said that the delay was “based on the decision that further quality enhancements are needed in order to meet the expectations and wishes of users.”
The lack of sales for Resident Evil 6 and the delay in Monster Hunter 4’s release has forced Capcom to lower their projected earnings for the fiscal year ending March 2013.
Source: Nintendo Life