Alternate video game history: Monster Hunter launches five years early.
This is the latest track by Mega Flare, in which we get a colorful re-imagining of Monster Hunter on the Game Boy Color. Considering Capcom was a prolific pn the GBC, even developing the Game Boy Color versions of The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening and the Legend of Zelda: Oracle games. Capcom even got an impressive looking if unplayable version of Resident Evil running on the GBC.
With all that in mind, I think the possibility of 'Monster Hunter DX' at the hieght of the Game Boy Color's popularity isn't too farfetched.