Ever since the PlayStation Vita’s release, Sony has been trying to belittle the fact that Monster Hunter has switched sides to the Nintendo 3DS. While the mega-franchise made a name for itself on the PlayStation Portable, the Japanese giant has failed to secure an entry in the Capcom published series for its latest handheld so far, with only online spin-off Monster Hunter Frontier G in the pipeline.

That’s forced the platform holder to switch its message, and focus on a handful of similar titles which are coming to the Vita in the future. And in order to further bolster awareness for those games in Japan, it’s announced a special event in Akihabara on 3rd and 4th November, where attendees can get hands-on time with a slew of Monster Hunter-esque adventures.

Titles include God Eater 2, Toukiden, Soul Sacrifice Delta, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, Gundam Breaker, and Dragon’s Crown. Alright, that last inclusion doesn’t quite fit the theme – but it’s fun, so we’ll let it off. Those that turn up to the get-together will obtain hands-on time with all of the above releases, and will also get the opportunity to win prizes and more.

It sounds fun, but we reckon that Sony’s biggest challenge will be preventing partygoers from simply sitting in the corner and playing Monster Hunter 4. Sigh.

[via siliconera.com]