Finally: Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
All you hunters out there, rejoice! The third part of the Mosnter Hunter portable series will be released this year under the name Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (kind of obvious). The first trailer looks incredible. MHP3 will feature most of the Monsters found in Monster Hunter 3 (Wii) and add new ones. Not only that, but there is also a new weapon calss and new combos for existing weapons. As for felyne comrades, it seems that you can now take more than one along to your quests.
Here’s a list of all known innovations (from Minegarde Forums):
– To be released at the end of 2010
– Different from Monster Hunter Tri
– No underwater battles
– Setting in “Yukumo Village” (はユクモ村)
– The mayor of this village is woman
– Design is based on a traditional Japanese look
– Picture of the starter armor
-A lot of returning monsters
– Info on 3 new monster species
—Jinouga (ジンオウガ): Dragon Wolf type?
—Gavua (ガーヴア): Ostrich type?
—Aoashira (アオアシラ): Armadillo type?
-12 different kinds of weapons
—Great Sword – 大剣
—Long Sword – 太刀
—Hammer – ハンマー
—Hunting Horn/Flute – 狩猟笛
—Sword & Shield – 片手剣
—Dual Swords – 双剣
—Lance – ランス
—Gun Lance – ガンランス
—Slash Axe – スラッシュアックス
—Light Bowgun – ライトボウ
—Heavy Bowgun – ヘヴィボウ
—Bow – 弓
-A new “Bathing/Spa Facility” feature to replace the Felyne Kitchen
-New fields/environments: A mountain stream and some kind of dried up pond
-A fairly large farm
It’s very likely that you will be able port your old armors and weapons to MHP3, and also be able to play it online via Ad-Hoc-Party (if you have a PS3 that is). Apart from that, Capcom has also released a new trailer of the soon to be released Monster Hunter Nikki: Poka Poku Airu Mura.