I also played a lot of Monster Hunter Freedom 2 for PSP and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. I believe I had about 300+ hours thrown into the ladder version. That said I can’t wait for Monster Hunter Portable 3rd! Seriously look at this trailer!!
That also got me thinking: Japan loves Monster Hunter. Japan loves Nintendo. Nintendo is releasing something Japan (and I) will love, which is the 3DS, very soon. Why not combine it all together!
So without further adieu here is a list or reasons why Monster Hunter Portable 3rd should be on 3DS!!
- NINTENDO + MONSTER HUNTER = HUGE SUCCESS
Nintendo DS is THE toy to have in Japan. In fact everyone has one already, actually statistically everyone should have 2 if you look at the sales in Japan. So it’s safe to assume that when the 3DS hits the market there will be huge lines all over the place two days before its release in Japan. One other thing in Japan that sells incredibly well is Monster Hunter. Combine these two forces together and it’ll probably knock that continent’s collective socks into orbit!
- 3D MAY ENHANCE GAMEPLAY (According to Nintendo)
Throughout playing Monster Hunter Tri I’ve noticed something--I’m running at a monster, I go take a swing expecting to totally chop into the monster’s face, and what happens? A total “wiff”. This especially happens during under water fights. Now I know that the new Portable 3rd isn’t going to contain underwater battles, but... I’m just sayin’ the 3D might help with that type of issue.
- NO MORE CLAW!
Now we don’t really know what’s going to be happening with the “Analog Slider” that Nintendo showed off during E3, because that show model was just a prototype. But IF that model is any indication of what it might turn out to be, we just might have to unclaw our fingers and play like normal fucking human beings! Here's an instructional video on "The Claw".
- Wi-Fi Play
Monster Hunter Tri is actually the first one of the series I’ve gotten to play cooperatively. The reason for that is due to the PSP’s iterations all having been Ad-Hoc mode only. That means that it’ll only work with people within your close proximity that also own a PSP and have the game in that mode ready to play (Ad-Hoc party is now available for PS3, but only if you have a PS3). The 3DS seems to be presenting itself as a fully online infrastructure ready system, capable of being online at all times.
So maybe there is a lot of you out there that haven’t even heard of Monster Hunter, and actually I was one of you about a year ago. That’s because before Monster Hunter Tri there has not been that much of a marketing push towards the American audience. That all changed due to the efforts of an able bodied Shawn (Snow) Baxter of the Capcom-Unity community team. If Monster Hunter Portable 3rd comes out for the 3DS, it will guarantee much more exposure outside Japanese borders. Giving Mr. Baxter and Monster Hunter a major boost in the arm!
Ok I’ll confess right now. The possibility of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd to come out for 3DS is like 99.98% in my mind. So in reality I just wrote little article to get hits to the blog... did it work? I mean think about that first one. That is all that really counts, Capcom is a Japanese company. They’re already working on a Resident Evil game for 3DS. There has been articles written already about the praise the 3DS is getting from all the Japanese game developers. Thanks to the huge success from Monster Hunter Tri (which is about to surpass fucking Smash Brothers in gameplay hours) Nintendo and Capcom are married in a way no Hollywood star understands, nor cares to. These two are in it to win it, and the only true question remains...
Will we round-eyes get it at some point, or will Capcom Japan cradle it in it’s powerful loving arms forever?
Could the 3DS offer a better solution for camera control, or are we going to be stuck with "The Claw" yet again?
Finally, will the 3D have any effect on game play, or will it just be cosmetic?