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Capcom wants fans to know that Monster Hunter Rise's Palamute can be pet

Who's a good boy?!

If a game has a dog in it, or anything that even remotely resembles a dog, fans want to pet it. If you're putting a game out with a dog or dog-like creature, you better make sure it can be pet!

Capcom clearly knows this is important, as they put out a video specifically confirming that you can pet your Palamute. As a matter of fact, you can do a lot more than just pet! Check out some of the other tricks you can pull off in the video above.

Capcom shares Palico and Palamute mobile wallpapers for Monster Hunter Rise

Don't make me choose!

Excited about the Palico and Palamute options in Monster Hunter Rise? Show off that excitement with some new official mobile wallpapers from Capcom! Hit up the tweet above to pick between the Palico and Palamute options, both of which are absolutely adorable.

Capcom shows off Palico and Palamute concept art from Monster Hunter Rise

But which is cuter?!

Capcom continues their run of Monster Hunter Rise concept art with two new pieces. Today we get a look at both the Palico and Palamute, and each one is wearing Kamura armor. You can get a closer look at the designs below.


IGN Video - Every Monster in the First Monster Hunter Movie Trailer Explained

How many did you recognize?

Get ready hunters, the first full trailer for Monster Hunter is finally here, and we're going to hunt down every last monster in the trailer. There are some classic fan favorites (Rathalos), some creepy critters (Nerscylla), and one that we're absolutely shocked to see in the trailer (Gore Magala?!). We're breaking down what these monsters are named and what they can do, all based on the video games.

New poster shared for the upcoming Monster Hunter movie

This one is definitely worthy of being framed on my wall

A new poster has been released for the upcoming movie adaptation of Monster Hunter, starring Milla Jovovich. Planned for a theatrical debut in December 2020, the latest poster can be viewed above.

In case you missed it, the first full-length trailer for the film was released earlier today. Check it out here!

Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower.

In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.

Based on the global video game series phenomenon Monster Hunter, the film is written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat).

Check out the official trailer for the Monster Hunter movie

Debuting in December 2020

Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower.

In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.

Based on the global video game series phenomenon Monster Hunter, the film is written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat).

Monster Hunter movie director knew the monsters had to be CG, so he made sure everything else used practical effects

Keeping it real

In a movie like Monster Hunter, I think most movie-goers will understand that CG is being used to bring them to life. Trying to make a real-life animatronic to insert into the film would have been a logistical nightmare. Director Paul W.S. Anderson knew he had to make this concession, but he balanced that with a desire to keep everything else in the film real. He spoke about this decision and challenge to Comicbook.com, and you can see his comments below.

One of the things I decided very early on was if the creatures had to be computer-generated, which of course they are, because no one's going to allow me to breed and shoot giant monsters for real. If they were going to be computer-generated, I wanted absolutely everything else in the movie to be one hundred percent real. I didn't want to be in a situation where you're on the backlot of the studio against a green screen or in a green screen box, creating an environment to put CG monsters into. I wanted to bring to life the world of Monster Hunter, and that involved going to pretty much the ends of the earth. We went to some incredibly remote locations in South Africa and Namibia to go shoot the landscapes for the movie.

And that involved being hundreds of miles away from the nearest town or village, living in tent villages in either super hot or sub-zero temperatures. It was a real adventure to shoot the movie, but I think what we got out of it was we brought a world to life. It was immensely helpful for the actors because they were completely immersed in that world. And it helped the creatures as well, because the creatures are not rampaging around in a computer-generated environment. They're rampaging around in the closest we could get to the real Wildspire Wastes or the real jungle that you see in the video game.

It was very difficult to shoot and my hats off to the crew and, especially, the actors for putting up with everything I put them through, but they really delivered. I think the world we created is something really, really special. And I think if you've played the games, to see it all come to life for real, I think would be a real thrill.

Monster Hunter movie director has been talking to Capcom for 10 years about making the project happen

A long time in the making

It took Monster Hunter quite a long time to find its footing outside of Japan, but Capcom managed to pull it off. The series is now a success around the world, and Capcom is looking to parlay that into a film adaptation. According to a Polygon interview with director Paul W.S. Anderson, this is something he's been looking to do for the better part of a decade.

The really big challenge, or really big pressure, was to do it justice. I’ve long been a fan of the video game. I discovered it in Japan 12 years ago when it was pretty much a Japanese-only phenomena, before the rest of the world discovered what Monster Hunter was. I started talking to Capcom 10 years ago about adapting it into a movie. This really is a long-term passion project of mine and I’m approaching it not just as a filmmaker but also as a kind of long-term player and fan of it.

Monster Hunter "Game to Movie Creature Comparison" featurette

How do they compare?

A new featurette for the Monster Hunter movie has been released, and it compares the film's version of the monsters to their in-game counterparts. Director Paul W.S. Anderson shows off both the Diablos and Rathalos designs, which hopefully sit well with fans of the franchise.

Monster Hunter Rise: Collector's Edition and Fortnite Special Edition Switch day-one shipments for France detailed

One of these might be hard to find at launch

Some big Switch-related items are making their way to France in the not-too-distant future, and we have the shipment numbers for day-one.

Anyone looking to find the Fornite Special Edition Switch bundle, which includes the game pre-downloaded, extra in-game goodies, and a Fortnite-themed Switch and dock, shouldn't have too much trouble on launch day. There will be 35,000 units to go around, which is definitely a decent amount for the region.

As for the Monster Hunter Rise: Collector's Edition, that's a different story. That version of the game is going to be quite limited, with just 5,000 units available on launch day.

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