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Monster Hunter Coming to 3DS?

by Jon Lindemann - January 15, 2011, 10:12 am PST
Total comments: 18 Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2011/01/02/monster-hunte..., (Siliconera)

The producer of the series hints at the possibility.

Capcom's Monster Hunter producer Ryozo Tsujimoto recently made some comments to Gemaga magazine regarding the series' prospects in 2011. Most interesting was an indication that the franchise might be heading to Nintendo's new 3DS handheld.

In the interview, which appeared in the December 27 issue of the magazine, Tsujimoto mentioned that 2011 will be especially exciting thanks to the introduction of new hardware.  He noted the 3DS' impending release, admitting that "the right time to switch [the series] to new hardware is coming as well".

The Monster Hunter series - which is wildly popular in Japan - arrived on Wii last year in the form of Monster Hunter Tri. While Tsujimoto's comments are in no way a confirmation of Monster Hunter releasing on 3DS, the fact that Capcom is already throwing its support behind the system (with big-name titles from the Street Fighter and Resident Evil franchises, no less) bodes well for the series coming the system.


Thanks to BlackNMild2K1 for the news tip!

Talkback

Kytim89January 15, 2011

Honestly I would not mind a port of the recent PSP title until a newer title in the series can be developed for the 3DS from scratch.

CalibanJanuary 15, 2011

Makes sense. I wonder how easy it will be to transfer the Wii Monster Hunter assets for the 3DS.

ToruresuJanuary 15, 2011

This is something I've been waiting for. I got a PSP for the MH games, glad to hear (kinda) I'll do the same for the 3DS.

Mop it upJanuary 15, 2011

I'd be surprised if they didn't make a Monster Hunter game for the 3DS. The main reason they chose the PSP over the DS seemed to be because the DS didn't have the resources to create the game they wanted, but that shouldn't be an issue with the improved hardware of the 3DS.

EnnerJanuary 15, 2011

Now I can have a Yian Kut Ku peck at me in THREE DEE!
I'll be ready for it.

I gotta say, Monster Hunter is one of the few games where 3D could actually kick a lot of ass.

ShyGuyJanuary 15, 2011

HAHA I like your avatar Lindy!

BboyJanuary 16, 2011

My main problem with Tri was that it was too time consuming... but on a handheld...

ToruresuJanuary 16, 2011

Quote from: Bboy

My main problem with Tri was that it was too time consuming... but on a handheld...

...it's worse. Tri was kinda nerfed compared to the PSP games.

Quote from: Toruresu

Quote from: Bboy

My main problem with Tri was that it was too time consuming... but on a handheld...

...it's worse. Tri was kinda nerfed compared to the PSP games.

I think he meant that time sink games in general are more manageable and less of a problem on handhelds than on consoles, and I tend to agree. I could never get into something like Dragon Quest IX on a console, but I loved it on the DS. Even something more complicated and deep than Tri would be a lot easier for me to get into on a handheld.

GKJanuary 17, 2011

I wouldn't mind hunting on the go. Hope they would expand on the number of hunters allowed in a single town if they did.

Mop it upJanuary 17, 2011

I'm confused as to how time sink games are more manageable on a handheld... I find them far more cumbersome on one. Monster Hunter requires at least an hour of play at a time to make any progress, and even if I ever have enough time to play a handheld for that long, I wouldn't be able to because of how uncomfortable they are to hold. Meanwhile, a console game allows me to get comfortable for the long haul, and have time to give it enough attention to enjoy.

Quote from: GK

I wouldn't mind hunting on the go. Hope they would expand on the number of hunters allowed in a single town if they did.

In Japan, Monster Hunter Tri has more online features, including ten players to a city/room. It's also a paid service. I don't know if they'll add features like that as long as the online is free here in North America.

BlackNMild2k1January 17, 2011

Quote from: Mop

I'm confused as to how time sink games are more manageable on a handheld... I find them far more cumbersome on one. Monster Hunter requires at least an hour of play at a time to make any progress, and even if I ever have enough time to play a handheld for that long, I wouldn't be able to because of how uncomfortable they are to hold. Meanwhile, a console game allows me to get comfortable for the long haul, and have time to give it enough attention to enjoy.

Considering that the game is most popular on a handheld as it is, there are alot of people that just don't see it the same way as you.
Also an autosave/pause feature on a system that allows you to use it virtually anywhere at anytime might solve all of your problems.

Mop it upJanuary 17, 2011

I don't think an autosave/pause/suspend feature can work in an online game, but yes, that could work for offline games like the Harvest Moon series. I know the series is really popular on a handheld, the PSP, which doesn't make sense to me either, but then again, I don't pretend to understand the appeal of handhelds in general, I just accept it's the way it is.

BlackNMild2k1January 17, 2011

LOL. yeah, I obviously meant on an offline mode of the game. I wasn't even thinking about online. that feature wouldn't work in online at all lol.

Kytim89January 17, 2011

BnM, what is up with your avatar?

GKJanuary 18, 2011

Quote from: Mop

In Japan, Monster Hunter Tri has more online features, including ten players to a city/room. It's also a paid service. I don't know if they'll add features like that as long as the online is free here in North America.

Yeah, I recall reading that somewhere. Honestly, if they could keep adding new events indefinitely like the way Mario Kart Wii has tournaments, I'd consider paying for a bigger lobby.

NinGurl69 *hugglesJanuary 18, 2011

Wish they'd improve the combat, the graphics, the controls...

ah forget it, it's niche.

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