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Tsujimoto hints at 3DS Monster Hunter

Monday, 3rd January 2011 06:06 GMT By Brenna Hillier

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The addictive delights of the Monster Hunter series may soon find a new and perhaps more popular home on new hardware, as producer Ryozo Tsujimoto hints at a possible 3DS incarnation for the portable phenomenon.

The coming year will be an exciting time for hardware enthusiasts, Tsujimoto told Gemaga magazine, expressing his interest in embracing a new platform in the same breath as calling attention to the 3DS’s launch.

“The 3DS is releasing, too, so I think the right time to switch [Monster Hunter] to new hardware is coming as well,” he said.

Although the series was a PlayStation 2 staple and made a recent, successful outing on the Wii as Monster Hunter Tri, it’s the PSP which has been most kind to Monster Hunter.

Five portable releases have proved incredibly popular in Capcom’s home territory, driving the Japanese hardware charts to regular bouts of PSP domination.

While we wait for a 3DS announcement, we still have Monster Hunter Portable 3rd to look forward to – assuming Capcom sees fit to localise one of the fastest selling Japanese PSP games of all time in Western territories.

Via Hachimaki, Siliconera.

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  1. Gekidami

    This is a pretty big deal for Nintendo… But then you can already bet visually, it’ll look like the PSP/PS2 ones probably running on the same engine using the same assets (just like the PSP ones do in regards to the PS2 versions), but with 3D (maybe).

    Infact i’ll go as far to say that Capcom WILL switch from PSP to DS just because if they stay for PSP2 they’ll have to noticeably upgrade the visuals, and that isnt what Capcom wants to do. They’re clearly aiming the series as something they can get alot of money from without investing much in. IMO thats why the PS3/360 version suddenly jumped to Wii; Because they noticed they could reuse the old engine and save money.

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