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Pokemon X Monster Hunter and other Nintendo crossovers we'd like to see

What should come next after Shin Megami X Fire Emblem? John Vekinis has some ideas...

Video game developers have always been partial to a bit of fan service, whether it's a hard to find easter egg or cheeky reference to another franchise, but nothing sends fans hearts aflutter than a crossover game. The meeting of two franchises in one game. Recently we've heard that Nintendo will be treating to a new game in this vein:Shin Megani vs. Fire Emblem; now they're not exactly the most well known franchises in the video game world but it's something and I'm sure the fans of both games will be mighty happy.

Indeed Satoru Iwata has recently said that collaborating with outside developers will strengthen Nintendo's line up so what could be next? Here are some crossovers that I'd like to play.

Pokemon x Monster Hunter

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A match made in gaming heaven in my mind. Imagine, running around the fields of Kanto, swatting away Butterfrees and coming face to face with a Charizard. What do you do? Reach for your Pokeball? no, you reach for your switch axe and pummel that flying behemoth until it lies dead in the ground, inviting you to carve its wings off and wear them as macabre armour. You could even have a little Pikachu following you around, acting as a comrade and helping you beat the living daylights out of those barbarous beasts. No more fainting, these Pokemon will be thoroughly dead. Especially those Zubats. I would kill every last one of them.

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  1. Fidu Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 11:39

    Actually, there's a mod in the works for Medieval II: Total War called Hyrule: Total War. :)

  2. nukuleardawg Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 12:00

    dear glob monster x pokemon would be amazing, you could beat pokemon down to low health and as you say, kill them, or better yet, capture them, and have them help you defeat more monsters ! DO IT NINTENDO AND CAPCOM FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS AWESOME DO IT !

  3. Pallaton Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 12:05

    I would have never thought of the Pokemon crossover with Monster Hunter.. I don't think I could ever play a Pokemon game again though without wanting to eliminate all of the Pidgey's and all of the rest of those level 5 birds and forest folk at the start of every game.
    But personally, I could never hunt a Charizard. :P

  4. Shmilly Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 12:09

    "Especially those Zubats. I would kill every last one of them."


  5. MartinIsAwesome Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 12:54

    Ninja Gaiden X Shinobi. More ninjustsu that you can handle.

    Also, Streets of Rage X Final Fight. It's just Streets of Rage 2 but with Haggar in it as well and it'd be amazing.

  6. IPecksU Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 13:03

    F zero and grand theft auto

  7. lrwr14 Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 13:09

    Cutting and carving a charizard would be so much fun. How about a wailord instead of ceadeus. I want this game now!!

  8. Darkblizz Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 13:17

    Sonic Riders x Tony Hawk.

  9. PuAl Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 14:10

    The Elder Scrolls VI: Mushroom Kingdom. That is all.

  10. Buffalo_K Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 15:01

    This article is absurd for the most part.

  11. Combusken Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 16:19

    Sonic & Mario Adventure (Where the Chaos Emeralds have somehow ended up in the Mushroom Kingdom and it's a race against time for them to prevent Mobius from merging with the Mushroom Kingdom and a stopping evil plans from a united Bowser and Eggman front.)
    Sega and Nintendo All Star Karting
    Phantasy Metroid Star
    After Burner x Pilotwings
    Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing x Punchout
    Golden Sun X Fire Emblem
    Legend of Zelda x Darksiders
    Legend of Zelda x Alundra
    Animal Crossing x Sim City
    Phoenix Wright x Detective Conan
    Fur Fighters x Star Fox

  12. Mew3 Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 16:24

    Nintendo/ Capcom would make a lot of money if they made a Pokemon/ Monster Hunter game. It would attract fans of both games plus everyone that wants to kill magikarp for being so useless...but it would be fun to have Lagiacrus in a pokeball... :twisted:

  13. dap005 Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 17:09

    Catherine x pullblox. Atlus and Intelligent System's next project. If it actually happens I will laugh. And then preorder the game.

  14. dap005 Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 17:13

    Phoenix Wright x Detective Coan

    Someone will get murdered every five seconds in that game. Though it would be funny if Conan and nick had a fight about whether a red bow-tie looks better or a red tie looks better.

  15. Xenobladeperson Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 17:15

    Pokemon x MH, yeah.... no.

    AC x Civ is genius, though, I approve.

  16. Herbert_Rarr Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 17:36

    Dead Space X Super Mario
    Goomba stomping fun.

  17. KH81314 Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 18:10

    Would you be able to control the monsters you capture in the Monster Hunter Pokemon crossover because how cool would it be to use the Lagiarcus on a Pikachu.

  18. vtheyoshi Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 19:50

    This article was genuinely funny, and not in a bad way. Well done.
    I would love to see these happen, though.

  19. DynamicPunch202 Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 20:30

    If the Pokemon/Monster Hunter crossover were to happen, would you just have to fight wild pokemon or could you fight ones owned by trainers? Can you imagine how much easier gym battles would be! Though you'd never be able to give them a rematch....

  20. Argenthor Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 21:42

    Actually, there's a mod in the works for Medieval II: Total War called Hyrule: Total War. :)


  21. Xenobladeperson Monday 11th Feb 2013 at 21:48

    MGS x Metroid. It would work.

  22. TheSlenderman Tuesday 12th Feb 2013 at 13:16

    COD x Naughty Bear... That would just be plain evil!!! :twisted:

  23. TheSlenderman Tuesday 12th Feb 2013 at 13:28

    Or what about...
    Slender; the 8 pages x Animal crossing?

  24. lazy_by_choice Tuesday 12th Feb 2013 at 15:07

    I like the idea! Seems interesting to say the least....but I doubt it would happen; its a shame really :(

  25. S0raBuzz Tuesday 12th Feb 2013 at 15:36

    Super Smash Bros. X Mortal Kombat is a game I'd like to see. Tingle should be one of the playable characters. I'd love to rip his spine out.

  26. rpglord16 Tuesday 12th Feb 2013 at 16:47

    Trine x The Cave
    The Trine has taken our three heroes to the mysterious cave. They each go in with a secret desire, Pontius desires a fine lady, Amadeus desires to become the greatest wizard and Zoya desires untold riches. Inside they have to work together as the cave talks to them and gets on their nerves while he shows each of them the dark places in their hearts.

  27. IPecksU Tuesday 12th Feb 2013 at 22:15

    (disregarding the BIG delay) I think recent rayman and donkey kong could have an interesting co op platformer, merging their worlds and mechanics together could be interesting.

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