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Soul Sacrifice, a PS Vita replacement for Monster Hunter

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.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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akuma
akuma

60 hrs on the demo

full game i wont sleep

light819
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

Justin Konzon

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
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.

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Bob Bilbert

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
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… Read more »

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