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.
This is why we have been getting demo of upcoming Japanese PSP games way early than their actual release date. Like Senjou no Valkyria 2 (aka Valkyria Chronicles 2) and God Eater before, CyberConnect2 is making a of improvements for .hack//Link, the final game based on the long running series.
The enhancements are minor stuff to make the game user friendlier and also battle system fine-tuning but is long so this should make the final game a much better experience when it comes out next week in Japan.
Another great trailer from Namco for God Eater, out this Feb 4 in Japan. Game looks blocky at times but it sure looks fun. Also love the anime opening movie. Game is at but will be waiting for the yet-to-be-confirmed English version :)
Weekly Famitsu gave Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep a 10-page feature including interviews with Tetsuya Nomura and music composer Yoko Shimomura in its latest issue. KH fans will surely have read the translation elsewhere but here it is if you haven’t. Since the game will be out in a few days’ time, you probably want to skip this if you’re worry about spoilers :)
This is probably the best trailer I have watched for a PSP game this year and it comes from Square Enix for Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. The trailer is up-to-date with the latest mag reports, some even say it includes scenes from the secret movie viewable once you cleared the game. Again, January 9th is the Japanese release date.
With the game coming out in less than a month’s time in Japan and constantly the most viewed item in (), Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is without a doubt the biggest PSP games since Dissidia Final Fantasy came out late last year. The latest Weekly Famitsu report shared plenty of details about the game, including Mickey Mouse, who are still an apprentice here; the surprise appearance of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII‘s Zack Fair; and last but not least, what we can expect from the multiplayer mode.
The second Download Mission for Phantasy Star Portable 2 has arrived and as revealed in one of the collaboration news, Sony’s mascot Toro and Kuro will be featured in the game. Not sure what the quest is about to be honest but you’ll be able to include the duo in your party once you cleared the mission.
Without a doubt the next hottest PSP game is Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, which will be out early next month in Japan. It’s at Play-Asia if you are pre-ordering. Not importing this myself, far too many games to complete…
“Bullet Edit” is the latest features to be introduced for God Eater, Bandai Namco’s next big PSP title coming this February in Japan. You will probably remember the game’s Deus Ex Machina weapon system and its three different forms. In Gun Form, players can customize their bullets with five different “Modules” from the various setting like Type, Elemental, Distance, Path, etc to come out with something cool like the above screen.
One of the winning entries for the recent Phantasy Star Item Design Contest will be available for free on the Japanese PSN tomorrow. Time to give your male CAST in Phantasy Star Portable 2 a new look.