- Jun 1, 2014
its gonna be interesting what capcom does regarding mh5, if we go by history, it should come out in exactly 2 years, which is when 3ds successor will be nearly out, will they move on to it or will they stick to the 3ds? another possibility is if they release another expansion next year so they can buy more time to work on mh5 and see where they go moving forward.
they can always go multiplatform between 3ds and its successor also, like twilight princess.
if 3ds' successor comes out earlier than expected, like late next year/early 2016, they can also go multiplatform between 3ds and its successor, which means they can capitalize on the 3ds userbase but also start building the fanbase on 3ds' successor, i don't think this is gonna happen though.
and im not trying to make it look like capcom has any obligations to help nintendo with their hardware, but going by what happened with mh3g and mh4, it's clear capcom and nintendo has a very good relationship, at least with mh, that they plan out the franchise's future long before the chosen platform is even released.
As you said, Nintendo and Capcom seem to have found a good relationship for this IP.
Couldn't they make a 4DS (or whatever) version of MonHun5, and at the same time another update of 4 on New3DS? If the next console is also indeed made to easily port the same games, maybe they'll try another HD port to see what they should do later as well.
They'll probably keep trying to expand the game on mobile at the same time, but not with main entries yet. If an eventual 4DS-only MonHun 5 fails though...