140°
Submitted by GamersXTREME 346d ago | article

Monster Hunter is Finally Coming to the PS Vita, and What This Means for Sony’s Portable Platform

VengefulTorture: "Monster Hunter, the series responsible for the booming success of the PSP in Japan, has been a scarcity on Sony Consoles recently. What was once almost an exclusive series has now branched out to a variety of different consoles, all except the Vita. Seeing as the Vita doesn’t have an overwhelmingly impressive library, and it is in fact the successor to the PSP, one would think a new Monster Hunter title should have been announced by now for the impressive yet struggling handheld. It is well known and clear to almost everyone that one thing that could save the Vita from ending up like the PSP Go! is a Monster Hunter game; so it is with much relief that we finally have news of the series coming to the Vita." (Monster Hunter Frontier G, PS Vita, PS3, Wii U)

XboxFun  +   346d ago
This is what a lot of Vita owners have been asking for.

Hopefully this game will get the sales the vita was looking for.

@Dan

But it's still a Monster Hunter game and from what I hear it's a good one. better to have it than to have nothing at all.
#1 (Edited 346d ago ) | Agree(4) | Disagree(11) | Report | Reply
Dan_scruggs  +   346d ago
Tell that to the WiiU
PrimeGrime  +   346d ago
Actually in this case probably better to have nothing at all. No one wants this subscription crap. On top of it being well known for being the worst Monster Hunter around.

Didn't do well years ago in Japan, didn't do well years ago here on 360. It sure as hell won't do any better now that there are much better Monster Hunter games to spend your money on that don't require a monthly subscription and are also just better than this one.

Another thing is what Vita owner in their right mind would buy this in Japan? They have Soul Sacrifice Delta, Freedom Wars, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, God Eater 2, PSO2 Nova and Toukiden. I highly doubt they will want this pay sub MH.
#1.2 (Edited 346d ago ) | Agree(17) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Beetey  +   346d ago
I agree. However, I am excited by the idea that it at least appears that they may be considering bringing more MH goodness to the Vita.
Dan_scruggs  +   346d ago
Unfortunately it won't do a whole lot considering it's a port of a game that first launched in 2007 and has been on the Xbox 360 since 2010 and Monster Hunter 4 just hit the 3DS.
Protagonist  +   346d ago
Wrong...and it is simple why!

Port - yes

PC, Xbox 360 - yes

Portable MMORPG MH - only possible on the PS Vita.
#2.1 (Edited 346d ago ) | Agree(4) | Disagree(17) | Report | Reply
Gamingsince75   346d ago | Spam
falcon97  +   346d ago
Are u Sony fans not tired of pretending everything sony does is better or sony graphics are better ect ect when they clearly are not.....all 3 nextgen consoles are dx11 level get a life numerous wiiu eshop games and retail have matched pc versions at high settings....

http://www.nintendolife.com...

Resident evil revelations is the technically the best looking handheld game PERIOD.
#2.1.2 (Edited 346d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(5) | Report
Pebo13  +   346d ago
R.E. is a good looking game no doubt. And it is the best looking portable game......on the 3DS PERIOD. Killzone Mercenary is the best looking game on any portable device PERIOD.
DarkHeroZX  +   345d ago
lol I ain't buying this crap, subcription based? no thanks I'll wait for a good Monster Hunter game.
wiiuniverse  +   346d ago
The monster hunter name will sell it modestly.
KonsoruMasuta  +   346d ago
If Sony really wants to sell Vitas they need to secure an Exclusive Monster Hunter.

This will only push so many units.
dboyman  +   346d ago
Yes a EXCLUSIVE to PS Vita MH5!!
violentpulse  +   346d ago
And it goes to all vita games.. what we want are games exclusive to vita. In exception of Borderlands 2, all the other ports won't do much for vita's success. Do more games like Gravity Rush.
WeAreLegion  +   346d ago
That'll be great for Japanese sales, but I couldn't care less. Soul Sacrifice is so much better.
PrimeGrime  +   346d ago
This will fail just like it did years ago in both Japan and NA. If it couldn't do well then, when monthly pay subs were much more popular and there weren't as many new Monster Hunter titles out, how will it do well now?

Wasted time and money even putting more content into this. It could have been time and money better spent elsewhere or possibly actually porting a better Monster Hunter than this one.

As much faith as I have in the Vita even I know this game isn't going to sell too many of them.
#5 (Edited 346d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
AbortMission  +   346d ago
Just reading these comments is sad. All it does is convince me that the Japanese love to buy repetitive crap/Anime clones. The Japanese gaming industry is dying and becoming irrelevant
KonsoruMasuta  +   346d ago
You would be wrong to assume all Japanese buy is repetitive/Anime clones.

That's like saying all people in the west like shooters that come out every year with no difference from the last.
Remy_S  +   346d ago
No way I'm buying into this subscription based crap. Capcom can shove it if this is the best they can do.
#7 (Edited 346d ago ) | Agree(6) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
GABRIEL1030  +   346d ago
Nice job Vita: FF X, Borderlands 2, Gravity Rush 2, Teraway, Killzone Mercenary, Phantasy Star online 2, Valhalla knights 3, Yakuza restoration and now Monster Hunter. :D
LeonHeeeeeeeeeeeelp   346d ago | Spam
DarkHeroZX  +   345d ago
that MH game is a subscription based game with no single player mode. It's also the worse MH game. Sorry but this is nothing to be happy about. I'd be more happy with an HD remake of Monster Hunter portable 3rd that has online and takes advantage of Vita's hardware and features.
chestnut1122  +   346d ago
It just means, Capcom is not closing the possibilities that a new MH will come to PS Vita Someday ;)
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   346d ago
Monster Hunter is a MONSTER.

I will be surprised if-
VITA sales don't spike and the software charts don't spike as well.

@PrimeGrime-
Wii and WiiU Dragon Quest X are subscription MMOs and they are doing moderately well in Japan-
-so definitely, this could.

Oops, I got to maintain my Nintendo Fanboy image. I can't say good things about Vita... >.>

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

New Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden Screenshots

4m ago - Here are more screenshots for Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden, the first game of th... | Wii U
20°

‘Metro 2033 Redux’ Review - Great for Newcomers; OK for Veterans | Analog Addiction

10m ago - Analog Addiction - "If you already own the original Metro 2033 on the PC, you might want to wait... | PC
40°

A Fat Man Tells You About Fitness Apps

10m ago - John The Braptist for Fully 'Avin It writes: Remember Wii Fit? That was fun, wasn’t it? Pretendin... | iPhone
40°

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 trailer set for TGS

34m ago - Gematsu: "The first trailer for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 will debut at the Tokyo Game Show,... | PS3
Ad

Need Cash? (US Only)

Now - How would it feel to have your money struggles solved by this time tomorrow? We give fast loans from $100-$10,000+, and repayment terms up to 60 mo... | Promoted post
30°

NHL 15 Demo Impressions - Chet & Jon

1h ago - With its superb production values and self-assured slickness, NHL 15 looks all set to be a reliab... | Xbox 360