A Monster Surprise: Design a Weapon for Monster Hunter Tri Contest!

Sep 07, 2009 // s-kill

Behold, the promised Monster Hunter surprise:  your chance to design, name (or design AND name) a weapon in Monster Hunter Tri!

Sword, bow, shield, lance–any official category is welcome.  You imagine it, send it to us , and if we choose your design, it could end up in the game.  This is really pretty simple in the details, and there’s even a chance for people with no design skills to get involved by coming up with a great name for a few as-yet unnamed artifacts. 

We need your entries no later than Sunday, Sept 27th, 11:59PM BST in order to give the team time to work on them, so get cracking!  It may be Labor Day in the US, but I’m guessing more than a few of you are going to nose to the grindstone on this one right away…

UPDATE/Clarification :  This contest is open to EU and North American Monster Hunter fans.  North American hunters submit their entries here , and EU, AU, and NZ hunters read here

Hit the jump for full rules!

Can you master the art of weapon forging?

You’ve slaughtered and captured monsters, gathered together for life-threatening missions and ventured in perilous grounds but do you have what it takes to forge the perfect Monster Hunter’s weapon? Prove it!

To celebrate its ever growing Community, Capcom has two challenges for all Monster Hunters:

FORGE THE WEAPON: design a new weapon for Monster Hunter Tri (PAL region). The weapon must belong to one of the official categories (Great Sword, Sword & Shield, Hammer, Lance, Switch Axe, Long Sword, Bowgun – Light, Medium, Heavy).
NAME THE WEAPON: your drawing skills haven’t improved since you were 2 years old but words are your thing and you have always thought there should be a Long Sword called Aninchlong in game? We have some nameless, mysterious weapons in need of befitting names. Submit your suggestion indicating what category the weapon belongs to.

The rules


Unity competition is open to North American residents only (see Capcom Europe for EU, Australian, and New Zealand submissions)
Submissions can only be accepted by sending a message with the relevant contents or links HERE
Entrants must be 18 years or older
Winners will be selected at Capcom’s discretion
Capcom reserves the right to amend and modify any part of the competition at any time 
Forge the Weapon

Only one entry/drawing for each forum member. Multiple entries submitted through multiple accounts by the same person will be disqualified
The submitted design can be accompanied by an original weapon name
Any drawing technique is allowed 

Name the Weapon

Only one entry per category allowed (Great Sword, Sword & Shield, Hammer, Lance, Switch Axe, Long Sword, Bowgun – Light, Medium, Heavy)
Copyrighted names are not acceptable and will be disqualified
Inappropriate and/or offensive names will be disqualified

Terms and Conditions

Please read the following very carefully.

By entering this competition and submitting your suggestions and original design you:

(a) grant the Company (Capcom) and any Competition sponsor(s) the right to use your design or any related rights for the purpose of this Competition 

(b) accept that all entries (and all copyright and other intellectual property rights in them) will become the property of the Company (Capcom) upon receipt and entries will not be returned. You will retain all rights you have in the copyright and other intellectual property rights comprising the Competition entry but, by entering the Competition, you grant the Company and its licensees the right free of charge to your Competition entry; and 

(c) waive any moral rights or similar rights you have in your Competition entry whether such rights arise pursuant to the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988 (the “”Act””) or equivalent legislation anywhere elsewhere in the world.

(d) Whilst it is their intention to use the winning content, Capcom cannot guarantee that such content will be included in Monster Hunter Tri or that it will be included without alterations.