The Monster Hunter franchise has been a cultural phenomenon in Japan
It still stands as one of the main reasons for the PSP's success in the region - regularly outselling the Wii and occasionally overtaking the DS. There have been Western Monster Hunter releases in the past but rarely have they come close to even matching 10% of the franchise's...
The epic Monster Hunter series delivers over 500 hours of gameplay spanning some 400 missions.
Using the Ad-Hoc connection players can adventure with up to three friends for a savaging multiplayer hunting party. From devising strategies to executing the attack, players will need to work together in order to hunt down the ferocious beasts and progress through the wide range of quests on offer. Players will be rewarded for their use of the deep fighting combat systems, encouraging them to seek out the more experienced hunters and team up in order to learn from their experience.
Even in single player mode Hunters won't be alone thanks to the introduction of the new AI feature, Felyne Comrades. Accompanying players on quests your furry ally will helping them battle monsters and gather extra resources. There are five new monsters to the game waiting to challenge gamers in battle. These include the Nargacuga, who inhabits the old forest and attacks at lightning speed, the Lavasioth, a lava-breathing reptile who hides in volcanic areas and the Hypnocatrice, a bird-like monster that wards off hunters with its unique ability to produce sleeping gas.
The biggest Monster Hunter title to date with over 500 hours of gameplay
Huge variety of character customisations including 1400 weapons and over 2000 armor sets
Players can form a team of up to 4 players through Ad-Hoc play and experience the social gaming phenomenon
Media Install option where players can save the game to a memory stick, allowing the game to load from the memory stick and UMD simultaneously for faster loading times
AI Felyne companion who will accompany players on quests and gather extra resources. With the felyne exchange' feature players can share their companions with other players, transferring data using the PSP's sleep mode.
Fans of the series can transfer their data from Monster Hunter Freedom 2