Soul Sacrifice, a PS Vita replacement for Monster Hunter

By Alan Ng - Apr 29, 2013

The time has finally come for patient PS Vita owners, as highly anticipated action / rpg title Soul Sacrifice is due out on Sony’s handheld this week. For those of you still holding on for an elusive Monster Hunter game from Capcom though, it looks like that wait isn’t going to be ending any time soon.

The game has been out in Japan for well over a month, but as we well know it often takes longer for a Japanese game to be localized ready for a release on western shores. We saw it all the time with the likes of Pokemon on the DS and now Soul Sacrifice is easily looking like one of the first big hitters of 2013 for Sony’s handheld.

Reviews from Japan have been very good indeed, while most of you should have got an idea of how the game will play out, thanks to a demo release at the start of this month. On the subject of Monster Hunter appearing on PS Vita though, it looks like Capcom still has no plans to make it happen and we have yet another piece of evidence that suggests Nintendo has an exclusive on the franchise for the foreseeable future.

A post over at the Capcom forums has now been closed off, a thread which originally asked Capcom to bring Monster Hunter over to the PS Vita. Capcom communications specialist Yuri Araujo swiftly stepped in to the debate, giving a statement which said that they have “got no plans for a PSVita Monster Hunter at the moment.”

It would appear very logical indeed for Monster Hunter to appear on the PS Vita you would think, an ideal win win situation for both Sony who need massive games, and Capcom who would make a lot of money indeed on the elusive title. For whatever behind the scenes reason though, it isn’t happening and it now means that Soul Sacrifice is the closest thing that PS Vita owners have to a MH game at the moment.

Could that be a blessing in disguise though perhaps? Let us know your thoughts on the Monster Hunter situation and whether you are planning to buy Soul Sacrifice this week for the PS Vita or not.

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  • akuma

    60 hrs on the demo

    full game i wont sleep

  • light819

    and another thing soul sacrifice has health bars for enemies and monster hunter doesn’t you just have to guess by the amount of scars

  • well I’ve played the demo for 40 hours now and I love this game ! Just downloaded the game on my Psvita and I can’t play it until midnight tomo ! can’t wait : )

  • kyocrisis

    I agree with Bob, MH might have more “features,” but grinding for days upon days doing the same things over and over gets very stale, as does MH’s boring levels and running after monsters that don’t want to die. In my opinion, SS is more action packed and original, and is much faster paced and not as clunky to control. Plus we’ll be getting free dlc, and for people that do like to upgrade the spells have plenty of tiers that you can grind through to fully max out their potential.

    add me in game, my psn is kyo_crisis
    Chaos user.

  • Shallow when compared to MH? LMAO!
    This actually has a plot a story and a tremendous amount of lore. If you want to grind gear go ahead.

    • fjoll

      listening to misterious voices slowly read a book, that is deep. I’ll just stop reading books and crack open the vita and have a game read to me from now on. when I said shallow I was referring to the game play not the story line. selecting spells and then fighting is not much of an rpg. Rpgs usually have aspects that require some wondering and exploring. SS is more action based which I also like but it doesn’t feel like a replacement for MH.

    • Go2hell66

      Game is pretty shallow compared to MH as far as gameplay goes

  • fjoll

    I’ve played the demo of soul sacrifice quite a bit trying my hardest to like it as much as monster hunter but just can’t do it. it is a good game but feels far more shallow than MH. No farm, no kitchen, no companions, no collecting parts for days to build equipment making playability last years and no strategy with how many potions or mega juices or hot drinks or cold drinks, flash bombs sonic bombs or traps. And for those who have not played MH armor and weapons make a huge change in game play and there are thousands of combinations.

    • Rei Syo

      You clearly have not played the demo as in the demo you have companions, there is alot of farming to upgrade magic, there is strategy (enemy weakness, crit spots etc). There is no weapons because you are a magician and the game is based of magic and dark lore.. so you are a clear liar and a d-bag mate so please do not troll 🙂

      • fjoll

        Wow I was just leaving an opinion, did not know that anybody would take a demo so seriously that they would resort to name calling. I’ll admit that you were right about the companion section. my point is that it is a very different game than MH in that MH is like hunting the animals down, which hunting is actually like, and not like being dropped right near were the creature is. But I have learned my lesson about thoughts that might anger somebodies fragile ego about something that must be so important. I think we should all keep things like opinions to ourselves in venues like comment sections or forums. ( that last sentence was sarcasim, not sure you would understand with vocab like “d bag” thrown about)

        • WoW!, I just like to view peoples comments on games I’m interested in and see what gamers are saying about this and that, but wow so much hate to go around.