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Capcom Offering Prize to Whoever Finds Real-life Monsters

With Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World being a big hit, one has to wonder why Capcom is pulling this sort of promotion stunt, but whatever.

According to IGN, to celebrate the release of the game (which has shipped over 5 million units since its launch, making it the fastest-selling entry in the franchise), Capcom is partnering with The Centre of Fortean Zoology founder Jonathan Downes to offer £50,000 ($70,000 USD) “to anyone who can provide conclusive evidence of one of 10 real-life monsters”.

The catch for all of this is that you must provide proof of one of these monsters by June 30th in order to cash in. After receiving the evidence, Downes and his team will analyze it, and any hunter who provides definite proof will be awarded the prize (with multiple winners splitting the pot).

Here’s the list of monsters that Downes and his team are requesting hunters to provide definitive proof of their existence:

  • Bigfoot
  • The Loch Ness Monster
  • Mongolian Death Worm
  • Mermaid
  • Earth Hound
  • The Yeti/Almasty
  • Chupacabra
  • The Flying Snake of Namibia
  • Yowie
  • Cornish Owlman

Monster Hunter: World is available for XBox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.



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