Real-Life Giant Monsters Are So Cool

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One of the most appealing elements of Monster Hunter is, well, hunting monsters. You know, staring down those enormous beasts. In real life, turns out, that's also rather nifty.

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At Universal Studios Japan, Capcom is once again rolling out a Monster Hunter attraction for a limited time only. Capcom has done this in the past, and I finally was able to have a first-hand look during yesterday's press preview.

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I was actually impressed with how big the recreations were. They're huge.

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But with video game graphics running on a background screen, the experience is even more impressive.

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I kept wondering why Capcom hasn't made a live action Monster Hunter movie yet. I mean, watch this:

Here are more shots from inside the attraction.

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DISCUSSION

VerasGunn
Veras Gunn

What the fuck is up with Universal Japan and being so fucking awesome right now? This, Attack on Titan, Resident Evil. What's next, a Devil May Cry stage show? ... please say yes.