Pardon my crappy photos, got the game today. In case you didn't know, is the version to get for Monster Hunter Portable 3rd at , as I have done with all the previous games. For less than (Update: Play-Asia has increase the price to $58.75…), you get the game plus Chinese manual and also the 'Sticky Screen Cleaner'. Haven't got a chance to launch the UMD yet but will do so later tonight. Meanwhile, waiting anxiously for the Hunter Model :) If you are getting the game too, have a good time!
Let's talk about some of the very first thing you will do in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. Touring Yukomo. Click on the image above to see where the facilities are in the village.
The cat seller will not only let you hire Otomo Airu but also scout for the specific Airu that you wanted. Just tell her the attacking style, preferred targets, character or even the fur color! You can change the default name of Otomo Airu when hiring them. Click on the thumbnails below to see what are the screens for.
Otomo Airu is arguably the star of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, fighting for magazine columns with the new monsters. For people who play MH alone most of the time, this is a great news as it makes the games even more happening. There's another feature about them in a recent issue of Weekly Famitsu, which tell us about their training, skills, customization and also the Monster Nyanta Team.
To be honest, I think I spent more time in the village of the previous games than actually hunting :) Crafting weapons, upgrading armors and farming are a huge part of the game for me. So I'm super excited at the new look village in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, which is now called Yukomo. The farm looks completely different now but all the facilities are still around.
Less than seven weeks before we'll find out how it's like to be fighting Jinouga, cover monster of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (MHP 3rd), in the night. The fierce (and odd) looking giant appears to have a completely new attacking mode in the night, shielding itself with a giant electric field that also send out electric waves randomly across the field.
There has been lot's of MHP 3rd information since my last post ages ago :) The following updates are up to and include the information from the last Weekly Famitsu issue that has MHP 3rd info in it.
Glad that I am getting a much improved version of God Eater early next year thanks to the enhancements Namco is making to the original version. Set for release in Japan in two months' time, God Eater Burst new elements are being revealed in a recent issue of Weekly Famitsu.
Reading the latest Weekly Famitsu's report on Monster Hunter Portable 3rd officially get me excited about the game, which is still set for end of this year in Japan. The 12 weapons are the focus of this report but Jinouga, the cover monster for the title gets a little bit of updates too. So read on to find out how the four-legged giant will attack.
After more than half a million copies sold, God Eater is going to have an expansion this Fall with God Eater Burst, something like Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G to Monster Hunter Portable 2nd if you like. First announced during God Eater Fes 2010 few days ago, Burst will available both as a full game or “Append” version, which cost 2100 Yen (around $24) only. Though you will need the original game to play the Append version. I have high hopes that when the English version get released next year, it will be based on this enhanced version. Read on if you want to find out more about the upgrades.
“MHP 3rd will betray the hopes of many MHP 2ndG fans, this is the 'new face' of the series that we hope to present” says Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto during a recent interview with Weekly Famitsu. “This is because we hope the game can be played with a 'new feel', surprise veteran players while keeping the series' experience intact at the same time. This is our goals for MHP 3rd.” Not an unusual statement from developers hyping their sequel but it keeps my hopes of seeing something radical in the new game alive.
Some of the things they are keeping include those interesting experience for single and multiplayer modes and the “portability” of the game. “Using these elements as a base, we hope to expand the gameplay further, incorporating more interesting moments when hunting and introducing new elements.” adds the now famous producer from Capcom.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, the announcement we've been waiting for is made and what do you feel about it? I'm glad this is not a direct port of Monster Hunter 3 (tri) (not that I played Tri but after more than 4 million copies MHP2nd G sold, we are still getting port?) and it will be out at the end of this year (of course Infrastructure support is always nice). Nothing really new from the initial trailer (above) but with at least more than 8 months to go before its release, I'm pretty sure that Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and his team will have something big in store.