Capcom Offering £50,000 Prize for Real-Life Monster Hunters Seems simple enough

Monster Hunter World released last week to rave reviews and quickly became the fastest selling entry in the series of all time. And while the game offered many a chance to live out their Monster Hunting fantasies in a virtual setting, Capcom have today announced that they intend to inspire Monster Hunters in the real world also.

Capcom have put up several bounties on the heads of 10 real-life monsters ranging from Big Foot to Nessie. Anyone who can provide conclusive evidence of any of the listed monsters will claim the prize, easy enough.  There will be no pulling the wool over anyone’s eyes with fake evidence however as the publisher have hired Cryptozoologist Jon Downes to verify the evidence. Downes is also the man behind the list of viable candidates so at least we know we’re in safe hands. Capcom even provided us with an image of the renowned cryptozooloigist searching for a legendary big cat which is up there with my favourite things I’ve ever been sent by a PR agency.  Jon Downes said: “There are stories of monsters from around the world, and while some may be flights of fancy, not every one of these monsters can be made up. It is one of life’s great mysteries and similar to Monster Hunter: World, I’ve spent the majority of my life travelling across the globe to hunt for evidence of these creatures. Although I have had some successes, I have yet to find that elusive proof and it is time for me to offer my help as I throw down the gauntlet to the next generation.”

A hair is found on the monster hunt. Jon Downes, Monster hunter and Cryptozoologist, leads a search for the fabled ‘big cats’ (Beast of Bodmin moor ) that are thought to roam the local area. Bideford, North Devon. 12 January 2017

A hair is found on the monster hunt. Jon Downes, Monster hunter and Cryptozoologist, leads a search for the fabled ‘big cats’ (Beast of Bodmin moor ) that are thought to roam the local area. Bideford, North Devon. 12 January 2017

Entries can be emailed to monsterhunter@hopeandglorypr.com. If multiple people manage to prove anything then the prize money will be split so happy days. Budding Monster Hunters have until June 30 to bag the prize fund so if you happen to bump into a yeti on the way home from the pub on July 1, I’m afraid you’re shit out of luck.

Be sure to keep an eye out for any Monsters (full list below) then and stay tuned for our final thoughts on Monster Hunter World. Read our impressions of the beta, here.

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Monster Hunter World released January 26 for PS4 and Xbox One. The game is scheduled for release on PC later this year but will not be coming to Nintendo Switch according to Capcom.

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My name is Jake Green. Currently living in London and can be found rambling about video games online. I have a soft spot for VR, and value storytelling in games above all else.

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