PSP to receive Monster Hunter bundle

The Monster Hunter franchise is more than just a game in Japan, it's a phenomenon. The series launched its first title Monster Hunter on the PS2 back in 2005, and since then Japan has been lapping up everything to do with Monster Hunter such as books, Manga, clothing, even its own store. The most...

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The Monster Hunter franchise is more than just a game in Japan, it's a phenomenon. The series launched its first title Monster Hunter on the PS2 back in 2005, and since then Japan has been lapping up everything to do with Monster Hunter such as books, Manga, clothing, even its own store. The most recent release, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is a mainstay in the Japanese charts, with the series achieving worldwide sales of over 8 million copies.

Now, Capcom is bringing some of that Monster Hunter love to the UK with the release of Freedom Unite on the PSP. To celebrate the launch, Capcom has teamed up with Sony to offer a special PSP bundle, though it will only include the PSP-3000 and not the spangly new PSP-Go. The kit includes the PSP-3000, carry pouch, screen wipe, branded skin, and of course a copy of the game. Capcom has promised the bundle will make it to most European countries, but has not announced pricing at this time.

For the uninitiated, Monster Hunter is an action-rpg game with just a sprinkling of MMO, where players hunt down various beasties and undertake a variety of quests including simple tasks such as carrying eggs to town, through to full blown monster capture. As in previous titles, the game focuses heavily on the multiplayer aspect, with the ability to have up to four players utilising the PSP's ad hoc mode to hunt monsters and finish quests.

Potential hunters can keep an eye out for the bundle, along with the game, when its released on June 26.

Discussion

19 comments
shin_kagato
shin_kagato

Put in my pre-order at Play.com for this, ive been looking for an excuse to get a psp anyway lol! ^ ^

Nova_Luenros
Nova_Luenros

Gah, US Monster Hunter bundles would be, you know, nice! ....Alas, why does Capcom show no love for its fans in the US? Sure we don't have as many fans as in Japan for MH but the people who own copies of MH love it to death!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Tell me it's just me but I found the demo over complicated and dull.

benleslie5
benleslie5

Wonder how well Monster Hunter Freedom Unite will do in Europe and America?

TTDog
TTDog

One day we'll get a shock announcement... new game released WITHOUT a Sony bundle of some sort.

InsultToInjury_
InsultToInjury_

Pretty cool nice to see Europe getting some bundle love.

jamesAboy19
jamesAboy19

@ jrabbit99 all they need tp do is make a new monster hunter game for PSP GO! with blue tooth headset compatability and bundle it with PSP go and sell it in japan then PSP GO! sales will me awesome because everbody knows that japanese love monster hunter....and so do i how come in the demo i donwloaded all the online guilds were empty? ahh im not botherd you can have a cat in this game!! thats all the company i need ;)

jrabbit99
jrabbit99

i wonder what kind of bundle they will have with the PSP Go

p_O_
p_O_

you can play online a number of ways, wifimax (router), planex adapter(usb), ps3 adhoc it's a good game,

jamesiskool
jamesiskool

if you think that this game is unplayable on its own your not very good. there are plenty of people including me who have soloed this game all the way through without anyone else's help.

CharlieFubar
CharlieFubar

too bad they never got the hint at including INFRASTRUCTURE... this game is basically unplayable without a friend or 2 and americans dont live on top of one another... so ad hoc is pretty useless in america

gormo4
gormo4

never got into monster hunter, was like an mmorpg.. but wiv no people >.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

as much as i got bored of the first one on PS2 this portability gives me a reason to give it a second try. The game was fun but shallow, im sure they have expanded a bit more since the PS2 Monster Hunter 1.

paelkeizah
paelkeizah

damn just when I dont have the money :(

spotty6
spotty6

same here i wud really love one

markypants
markypants moderator

The Monster Hunter franchise is more than just a game in Japan, it's a phenomenon. The series launched its first title Monster Hunter on the PS2 back in 2005, and since then Japan has been lapping up everything to do with Monster Hunter such as books, Manga, clothing, even its own store. The most recent release, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is a mainstay in the Japanese charts, with the series achieving worldwide sales of over 8 million copies.

Now, Capcom is bringing some of that Monster Hunter love to the UK with the release of Freedom Unite on the PSP. To celebrate the launch, Capcom has teamed up with Sony to offer a special PSP bundle, though it will only include the PSP-3000 and not the spangly new PSP-Go. The kit includes the PSP-3000, carry pouch, screen wipe, branded skin, and of course a copy of the game. Capcom has promised the bundle will make it to most European countries, but has not announced pricing at this time.

For the uninitiated, Monster Hunter is an action-rpg game with just a sprinkling of MMO, where players hunt down various beasties and undertake a variety of quests including simple tasks such as carrying eggs to town, through to full blown monster capture. As in previous titles, the game focuses heavily on the multiplayer aspect, with the ability to have up to four players utilising the PSP's ad hoc mode to hunt monsters and finish quests.

Potential hunters can keep an eye out for the bundle, along with the game, when its released on June 26.

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