Like a high school heartbreaker, Capcom has crushed our hopes and dreams. Yesterday we reported that there was a slim chance of Monster Hunter 4 stomping its way onto the PlayStation Vita – but, writing on the company’s official forums, publisher spokesperson Christian Svensson has slaughtered the story like an innocent animal.

“I would not believe everything you read on the Internet,” he pointed out, much to our chagrin. “It will set you up for disappointment or misdirected frustration.”

The rumour started when Japanese magazine Game Lab stated that the Nintendo 3DS exclusive was recently delayed in order to enable a simultaneous release on Sony’s struggling machine. But while Svensson's comments don't entirely rule out the report, things aren't looking particularly positive, are they?