Interest Monster Hunter's Life-Size Rathian Unveiled at Theme Park
posted on 2012-07-20 09:50 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
A life-size version of the Monster Hunter game franchise monster Gold Rathian (Rioreia Kishou Shu) was unveiled at a press event in Osaka's Universal Studios Japan (USJ) theme park on Thursday. The Gold Rathian measures about 20 meters (66 feet) long and features a moving head and glowing red eyes. The statue is part of the "Monster Hunter the Real in Universal Studios Japan" exhibit that is running from July 20 to September 30.
A life-size Silver Rathalos (Rioreusu Kishou Shu) statue, which debuted at the last year's Monster Hunter event, is also returning for this year's exhibit. The same press event announced that Guiness World Records now recognizes the non-moving statue as the "biggest video game character statue" in the world. The Silver Rathalos has a 17-meter (56-foot) wingspan and measures about 20 meters from head to tail.
The "Monster Hunter the Real" event's other attractions include displays of Monster Hunter weapons and items updated for the Monster Hunter 3 (tri-) G "hunting action" game that shipped in Japan last December. Fans can also take a souvenir photo with an "almost actual size" version of the game character Airou dressed in USJ clothing.