Hunter’s Encyclopedia 2

Original Title
ハンター大全2
Released
28th July 2006
Size
8x10 inches
 
Taking a look at the worlds of Monster Hunter G, Portable and Dos, Hunter’s Encyclopedia II is a setting and design book covering the people, places and monsters in and around Pokke village and Dodurma City.
 
Text in the book is largely concerned with providing greater backstory or monster details than delivering behind-the-scenes development information, however the book still includes a large amount of rough sketches and unused designs.
 
Weaponry takes the largest section of this 175 page book – most weapons are accompanied by an image of their in-game 3D model, with the remainder using illustrations or a combination of the two. Armour sets use a similar system, with each set showing male and female hunter and gunner designs, usually with the original illustration alongside to compare.
 
A rather lengthy (1hr 8min) DVD is included with the book featuring interviews with several key staff members involved in the creation of the new monsters as well as the opening movie for Dos.
 
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