- Capcom's Shawn Baxter
has revealed today that this coming Tuesday Monster Hunter Freedom Unite will be available for PSP.
To quote: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is just around the corner. It's hitting the shelves on this Tuesday, June 23rd. I've talked a bit about the game previously when we released the demo a few weeks back, and now you get the chance to dive into one of the most immersive PSP games available.
Monster Hunter is a game packed with variety. As the name states, you'll be hunting and slaying all various kinds of monsters in the areas around your home, Pokke Village. There's so many different monsters that I've lost count. And you'll be in a vast and varied landscape of deserts, jungles, swamps, mountains, caves, snow, active volcanoes, and more.
Your character can be customized in just about anyway possible, down to even the sound of their voice. Taking pieces of the monsters you've carved off, and items you've gathered in the world give you the means to create thousands of unique pieces of armor and weapons. With so much to customize, you'll probably never run into anyone with the same setup as you.
Being that the game is so large, you'll never run out of things to do. There's literally over 500 quests to go on, and you can even take three other friends with over AdHoc. In fact, the game is really built on bringing friends with you on the hunt. It's a blast working as a team to bring down monsters that would seem insurmountable alone.
If you do decide to take on the monsters alone, we've implemented a great new AI partner to accompany you on your quests: The Felyne Fighter. They come along with you on your quest and can help you fight the monster, gather materials, and even help you lure monsters into traps. You can level the Felynes up and give them new skills, and even have more than one to choose from for bringing with you.
Also, for all of the fans out there that have been playing Monster Hunter Freedom 2, you will be happy to know that you can transfer your character over and keep all your hard earned work. In addition, we have drastically reduced the load times for Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with the new media install function, which means more hunting and less waiting.
This is all but a small fraction of what Monster Hunter has to offer. There's something for everyone, whether you like swords, guns, or even a mix of both! Snag the demo on the PlayStation Store, and look for it in stores on June 23rd! Have fun hunting!