Monster Hunter World Developers Want A Godzilla Crossover
Slaying the numerous varied beasts of Monster Hunter World already presents an impossible mission in and of itself, but developers at Capcom are now eyeing giants from other franchises to make the the task even taller. As Monster Hunter is known for its penchant for crossovers, a number of creatives have disclosed their ideal creatures they’d like to see join the New World, one of them being Japan’s iconic kaiju Godzilla.
While hyping World‘s PC release, Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, Director Yuya Tokuda, and Art Director Kaname Fujioka spoke with Fanatical about the famous third-party beasts the trio would love to see join the hunt. Tokuda was first to profess his desire for the elemental Frost Wyrm and Sindragosa from Warcraft.
I love Warcraft, so probably the Frost Wyrm or Sindragosa from that. It would be amazing to bring such visually interesting monsters to Monster Hunter World and see them punish hunters with the wing-beating and ice breath!”
Fujioka, on the other hand, went in a more bold direction with his choice of Gigan from the Godzilla series.
I would choose Gigan from Godzilla. With its single eye, sharp claws, and electric buzzsaw on its abdomen, it’s a kaiju with a very ferocious design. There are other kaiju that I like, but I would want to choose a collaboration monster that does things we couldn’t otherwise do in Monster Hunter.”
Tsujimoto would go even further, suggesting the King of the Monsters itself for Monster Hunter World.
It’s got to be Godzilla himself for me. He’s the monster we’ve all watched since we were little, and he represents Japan!”
It probably goes without saying that Godzilla’s presence in Monster Hunter World would be a dream crossover for many, and the likelihood of such an intercompany partnership isn’t exactly out of the question in this day and age. Monster Hunter has demonstrated time and again an openness to other franchises, and seemingly random pairings such as Tekken 7 and The Walking Dead have pushed the envelope even further in terms of what we could expect. Monster Hunter World is currently available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will hit PC on August 9th.
What do you think? Are you unable to fathom anything cooler than a Godzilla x Monster Hunter crossover, or is this idea too ambitious to ever happen? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more from the realm of crossovers, check out these next few stories:
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