TGS '07: Monster Hunter Portable 2nd upgrades to G

Reissued version of Capcom's popular hack-and-slash PSP title to feature new enemies and quests.

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TOKYO--At the Tokyo Game Show today, Capcom held a stage presentation to unveil Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G. Not quite a full sequel to Monster Hunter Portable 2nd--known as Monster Hunter Freedom 2 in the West--the game is instead an upgraded release that incorporates various new additions and features.

Producer Tsujimoto (and catsuit-clad individual) unveil Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G.

Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto appeared onstage to talk about Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G. No screenshots were shown during the presentation, indicating that the game is still in an early stage of development, but Tsujimoto did comment that it should be released "in the not-too-distant future."

Going into a Q&A session with the stage show host, Tsujimoto revealed the first details on Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G. "Of course there will be monsters that are new. There's going to be a lot of monsters," the producer noted. In addition to more creatures to kill, the upgraded version will include more adventures to undertake. "There's an additional class of quests called the 'G' class. There's going to be new varieties of quests as well, so please look forward to that too," Tsujimoto said.

Tsujimoto assured players that saved data from Monster Hunter Portable 2nd could be imported to Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, and it will be fully featured, unlike the transition from Monster Hunter Portable to Monster Hunter Portable 2nd. Last but not least, Tsujimoto commented that Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G will include a new system that's never been seen before in the series. Although he didn't elaborate, he hinted that the series' feline mascot, Ailu, might have something to do with it.

Discussion

44 comments
Kishokan
Kishokan

i still really want a new monster hunter to come out in a place other than japan, ive done just about anything i can do in freeedom 2...

Pieter101
Pieter101

How 2 play this game world wide? I'm form Eu and got wirless internet (speedtouch one)

Pieter101
Pieter101

Get This Game 2 USA/EU I LOVE THIS GAME BEST PSP GAME EVER 1# DONT UNDERSTAND JP CONTROLS CHANGE FOR THEM xD xD xD xD xD xD xD xD xD xD xD xD xD xD xD xD xD xD

VileTom
VileTom

I say it needs to be shipped world wide, none of this stay in jappan crap. If only they knew how big this game really was... They would be albe to gather enough funding for a great monster hunter in the future! I say send it to Canada and America, the UK and anywhere else that can be spoken for having monster hunter fans. LONG LIVE MONSTER HUNTER!!

LordOva
LordOva

we (europe) NEED this game!!! and if it had infrastructure it wud easily be the best game on PSP by far! what u messing about at capcom release in eup already!!

Argetpheonix
Argetpheonix

Hello, if you would like to see this game where you are come to this site and register and vote,post to show how many of us would lie to see this one and future monster hunters!!! my user is HeartofStorms http://www.capcom.com/BBS/showthread.php?t=25685&page=11 [now closed] thanks to any one who has posted Thank you and happy hunting!! Ohh and post from what site you r from(game spot for an example!)

jasonchase
jasonchase

we need more monster hunter in the world maby give this one ONLINE because i love the game but i only have one friend who has this and to be blunt he sucks he cant kill a kut ku and he has had it for a week longer than i have and i got it on the 14 of september 2007 we need this game MONSTER HUNTER FREEDOM 2ND G and plz have online for the people whose friends suck

jasonchase
jasonchase

come onnnnnnnnnn europe has only 3 monster hunter games pppplllllzzz relese it in the uk

red_eye
red_eye

Yes please bring it to the USA we need another MH here. I really want to know when MH3 is coming. I haven't played any MH on psp cause i was thinking one would have came out for PS3. But i can't wait any longer i have to get a psp just so i can play MH

Shimmerweed
Shimmerweed

This expansion sounds promising. More content huh? Im looking forward to that ^^ ( I was hoping they would make the town larger but .. nvm. ) oO more feline upgrades ! Nice. xD

Argetpheonix
Argetpheonix

This really needs to come to the states i mean come on!!! Japan has ALL of them and come on we onley have 3!!! the have MH, MHG, MH2, MHFrontier MHP,MHP2 and soon MH3 while we have MH,MHF,MHF2... and none to record come to us any time soon...i am shure there alot of fans out there who agree with me (come on capcom bring it to the US!!!) Click the thumbs up icon below if you agree that Japan needs to reales more to the contreys (yes i am aware that MHP(2nd) and MHF(2) are the same)

GtheMVP
GtheMVP

Can we get a lock on please (spare me the excuses fanboys, camera is bad, doable, but bad!), and a NA release too :D I want online as well, gimme online!!!!

Sefvrum
Sefvrum

Ooo, wow, I can't wait! The first and second ones were awesome! This one should be good with the new things they are adding in.

Xeiphyer
Xeiphyer

Anyone who says monster hunter needs lock on can f**k off and die. This game would be completly ruined by lock on, theres too many things happening around you, the lock on would only screw you up. The closest you can get to lock on is to paintball or use the ESP skill to see the dragon on your map. Most people don't even need that. Not to mention that when a dragon flys or goes underground it would completly shift the camera to strange angles were you cant see anything else attacking you. Basically if you play the game for a while you will realise its much better off without lock-on so everyone quit complaining.

NXKiller
NXKiller

Monster Hunter rocks when playing multiplayer. You can earn easy money with treasure hunting with your friends which would not get boring quite fast cause you can laugh it in your friends faces! This Game is gonna Rock HARD! This game would ROCK EVEN HARDER IF THEY JUST PUT THE DARN ONLINE FEATURE! Yeah Monster Hunter!

cipher_zero
cipher_zero

MHF2 is great and all but its just so damn hard, i like the game thats why i try so hard to knock out the monsters but it gets so frustrating when they knock you down plus the damage they do, my defense is over 400 and still the monster still manages to decrease my life by half.. ugh..

musicaz70
musicaz70

Something else I think I'll look forward to for this game is ONLINE play (and don't say Xlink Kai) And a somewhat fixed camera and at least a decent target lock on. I know the game is all about "hardcore!!!" but seriously, I got the first MHF and loved it, but if they added those two things I would probably not be leaving my PSP for a loooong time.

Bigboss232
Bigboss232

I wander if its coming to america.

Riviera_Phantom
Riviera_Phantom

MH is 1 5/10 for 1 player, 9/10 for 2-4 players. Seriously, if you're going to get MH, make sure you're going to play it with someone on a regular basis. It's not amazingly popular in Japan for nothing, forget about ratings, they always rate 1p. 1 player MH sucks really bad.

ahmedkandil
ahmedkandil

i wonder if there will be a freedom G

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

Still no infrastructure. I'm very disappointed. I love this game but none of my mates like it, so I gotta play it on my own and it's taking so damn long. I don't understand Capcom. This is one of the most successful games on the PSP, why can't they frickin include online!? *sigh*

felshs
felshs

200 hours of slow game play and frustration.

felshs
felshs

who care??? you cant beat the games unless you have 1 to 3 other people to join in and help you. single player was a huge flaw in MH1. its 64 times easier if there are 4 players against a monster. 100 times harder if a giant monster keep knock you down and kill you and you couldn`t do anything because you the only one there to fight aginst it in the single player.

wertyui5467
wertyui5467

will this be coming over the pond??? if it does then I hoe it's next year or around christmas...since I just started playing MHF2!!

Doolum
Doolum

more monster yeah!!!more quests..another yeah!!! Monster Hunter Portable 2nd is a great game

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

yes online is going to have to be a must for this game to really take off state side at all. It might work in japan where every single human being gets together and says " lets all get the same game so theres always people to play against in our sweet city of Tokyo" Around here we dont all do that so we kind of need a more long distance way to play with people. Good stuff tho, i always liked this game i just was never able to get into it as even the PS2 versions never really pushed the online content well.

BulletProof007
BulletProof007

Sounds like a bit of a cash in to me. I mean if you are going to make another so soon with most of the same content atleast give us an on-line playable mode !

kya-kun
kya-kun

Oh lord..Yes! I cannot wait for another Monster Hunter game..now there needs to be one for the PS3..and I'll be happy forever..

exedeath
exedeath

We need MH3 on the PS3. The portable games are good, but they are nothing compared to the console versions.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

RE: Andrew You honestly have no idea what you're talking about.

YuriZX
YuriZX

Although I'm a little surprised, this was very predictable... However, my expectations for MH at TGS were MUCH higher than this... MH3... MHP3... Oh well... I bet it will still be an enjoyable game!

Andrew_D28
Andrew_D28

Jeez no online yet? Its strange that the DS has more online games than the PSP...and it was able to play games online first. Bring Monster Hunter online! And with Voice comm!

Alpha_Omega69
Alpha_Omega69

I wonder if they will make a US version of it.

DMeisterJ
DMeisterJ

Here's to hoping that there will be Infrastructure Multiplayer in the states this time.

dayday6
dayday6

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