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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

Platform(s): PSP
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Release Date: June 22, 2009

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'Monster Hunter Freedom Unite' (PSP) Sells 3.5 Million Units In Japan

by Rainier on July 8, 2009 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, known in Japan as Monster Hunter Portable 2G, delivers over 500 hours of gameplay spanning 400 missions. Add in previously unreleased monsters, weapons and missions and you have the biggest Monster Hunter to date.
Since being released in March of 2008, this title has continued to be an exceptionally strong selling PSP title, earning the distinction of being the best selling PSP title of 2008 in Japan. Since going on sale in October of last year, the “Best version” of “Monster Hunter Freedom Unite” has gone on to ship over 1 million copies, further extending the life of this long-running hit, and making “Monster Hunter Freedom Unite” the first PSP game that has shipped over 3.5 million copies.

The “Monster Hunter” franchise is a series of hunting action games that allow players to experience the thrill of hunting huge ferocious monsters in an expansive natural environment. Another characteristic of the series is the distinctive cooperative play that lets friends work together to bring down the games’ huge, fearsome monsters as a team. This groundbreaking gameplay style has enabled brand new kinds of communication in games.

The latest addition in the “Monster Hunter” series, “Monster Hunter 3(tri-)”, will bring the beloved feel and gameplay of the series back to home consoles starting on August 1, 2009 (in Japan). The latest “Monster Hunter” will become the first third-party game to be bundled and sold with the Nintendo Wii in the “Monster Hunter 3(tri-)” special pack. Also, a number of special preview events will be held in July, giving players a chance to experience the game before it is released. In addition, ‘Monster Hunter Festa ’09’, will be held in August and will bring fans of the game together in celebration of all things “Monster Hunter”.

With over 500 hours of gameplay and previously unreleased monsters, weapons and missions, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is set to be the biggest game of the series so far. Via Ad-Hoc functionality, players can experience the social gaming phenomenon that’s gripping Japan and adventure with up to three friends for a thrilling and savaging multiplayer hunting party. From devising the strategy to executing the attack, team play with your friends is going to be key to hunting down the ferocious beasts.

Monster Hunters can prepare for the ultimate fight with more than 2000 armour sets, 1500 weapons and 400 missions to choose and customise their characters from. Throughout the strategic gameplay players will be rewarded for their deep fighting combat sequences and tactics, encouraging them to seek out the more experienced Monster Hunters and team up in order to learn from their experience.

Using the Ad-Hoc connection players can adventure with up to three friends for a savaging multiplayer hunting party. From devising the strategy to executing the attack, players will need to work together in order to hunt down the ferocious beasts and progress through the wide range of quests on offer. Players will be rewarded for their use of deep fighting combat systems, encouraging them to seek out the more experienced hunters and team up in order to learn from their experience.

New to Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is the fully customisable AI Felyne companion who will accompany players on quests and gather extra resources for the player. PSP owners may then share their companions with other players through ‘felyne casting’ with users transferring data through the PSP sleep mode.

Also new to Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is the improved media install option where players can save the game to a memory stick, allowing the game to load from the memory stick and UMD simultaneously for faster loading times. Fans of the series will be pleased to hear that they can transfer their data from Monster Hunter Freedom 2 over to the new game.

Features:

  • The biggest Monster Hunter title to date with over 500 hours of gameplay
  • Huge variety of character customisations including 1500 weapons and 2000 armour sets
  • Players can form a team of up to 4 players through Ad-Hoc play and experience the multiplayer social gaming phenomenon
  • Media Install option where players can save the game to a memory stick, allowing the game to load from the memory stick and UMD simultaneously for faster loading times
  • AI Felyne companion who will accompany players on quests and gather extra resources. With the ‘felyne casting’ feature players can share their companions with other players, transferring data using the PSP’s sleep mode.
  • Fans of the series can transfer their data from Monster Hunter Freedom 2

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