Rumour: Sony Developing Monster Hunter Clone for Vita
Posted by Sammy Barker
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
With Capcom remaining tight-lipped about the future of Monster Hunter on PlayStation Vita, it seems as though Sony itself is looking to fill the gigantic void.
Reliable Japanese retail blogger Sinobi has raised the curtain on an announcement event for an exclusive Vita title called Soul Sacrifice on 10th May.
Details are scarce right now, but the game is supposedly designed around the “concept of evolved co-op battles”. An illustration of the title in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine shows four characters fighting an enormous fantasy monster. Sound familiar?
It’s still not entirely clear whether the title is a first-party endeavour, but a website for the game currently redirects to PlayStation.com, making it seem extremely likely.
There’s no doubt that this is the type of game the Vita desperately needs right now, and if Soul Sacrifice can improve on Monster Hunter's established formula, then Sony might be onto a winner. All will be revealed on 10th May.