Viva La Vita: PlayStation Executive Says Monster Hunter Is On The Way
Posted by Sammy Barker
In Japan, the newly released PlayStation Vita lacks one game: Monster Hunter. We might not be so hot on the franchise here in the West, but in the land of the rising sun it's a major driver of hardware sales. In an interview translated from LePoint.fr, Sony France gaffer, Philippe Cardon, has hinted that the system's saviour may just be on the horizon.
“The games available at launch in Japan do not correspond to the typology of the Japanese public," he said, playing down the system's lacklustre sales in its home region.
He continued: "It lacks a particular game, Monster Hunter, scheduled for the coming months. Had it been there from the start in Japan, the story would have been different.”
Cardon continued that the titles available at the European launch are much better suited to the market.
“We must put things into perspective and stay calm,” he explained.
Cardon's comments appear to come from a perspective of knowledge. They also echo mumblings made by former PlayStation executive David Reeves last Summer, when the new Capcom Europe boss seemed to hint at the development of a new title in the Monster Hunter series for PS Vita.