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 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.

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