We have spoke about the possibility of Monster Hunter appearing on the Sony PS Vita in the past and it’s clearly a game that most of you would love to see appear sometime this year. Now though, we have some exciting details to share with you, as it looks as if Sony has accidentally confirmed that the game is indeed on the way to the Vita in 2012.
At the moment, we are yet to hear any official announcement from both Capcom or Sony regarding the much loved franchise appearing on the Vita, but some recent comments from the French PlayStation CEO appear to have slipped out a little premature than expected.
Philippe Cardon has spoke in a recent interview with French website Le Point, confirming that Monster Hunter will be available in a matter of months on the PS Vita. We were expecting the game to arrive much later in the year, but here are the surprising comments from Cardon suggesting otherwise, courtesy of VG247:
“The games available at launch in Japan do not correspond to the typology of the Japanese public. It lacks a particular game, Monster Hunter, scheduled for the coming months. Had it been there from the start in Japan, the story would have been different.”
Prior to this statement from the French PlayStation CEO, the only other ‘concete’ information we had was that Monster Hunter 3 was apparently on the way for the Vita after appearing in a Japanese magazine which detailed the Vita’s upcoming schedule. We have also asked you for your thoughts on Monster Hunter 4 appearing on the Vita too, but we think most of you would just be happy to see Monster Hunter Portable 3 first of all.
Has Capcom now been backed into a corner by Sony and will we expect an official announcement on the game soon? There’s little doubt that this will become a huge seller on Sony’s new handheld, both in the Japanese market where the franchise is immensely popular and in the west too with its hardcore cult following.
How badly do you want to see Monster Hunter on the PS Vita? Is it a sole reason why you haven’t pre-ordered a Vita yet? Personally speaking, we have a feeling that Rayman Origins is going to be a great addition to the Vita lineup and it could be a perfect title to keep gamers busy until Monster Hunter arrives.
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