A Brief Tour Of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd’s Quest Area

By Ishaan . October 22, 2010 . 11:22am

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Monster Hunter Portable 3rd takes place in Yukumo Village, located in a mountainous region and based on a traditional oriental aesthetic. As such, one of the first things Capcom revealed about the village was that it houses a natural onsen (hot spring).

 

The hot springs are more important than you might have initially imagined. They aren’t for fan-service — they’re your base of operations in Yukumo Village. The springs are located just outside the main quest area from where you manage your quests and related items. More on this in a second.

 

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The hot springs are how you regain stamina in between quests in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. You’ll also have the option to upgrade the water in the springs by performing special quests for the owner. Look at how it sparkles!

 

Amusingly, you can even take your Felyne partners in with you and play with toys and enjoy a drink together. Now, you might be wondering how Felynes managed to gain accommodation into such luxurious facilities. There’s an answer for that, too. Look who runs the hot springs:

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It looks like Felynes and humans in general get along just great in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. Another type of quest (this one also acquired from a Felyne working at the hot springs) lets you create special drinks that give you extra skills.

 

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Moving on, you now have two new lovely ladies giving you quests instead of just one like in Monster Hunter Tri. Meet Konoha and Sasayu, who give you low and high-level quests respectively. To their right is the board for multiplayer quests, as well as the hunter’s store, with a small item box where you can take out items before starting a quest. You can’t make equipment changes, though. Only your home item box can do that.

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Here’s how the interior of this area looks (click to enlarge):

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Because of monster attacks, the village chief invited hunters in to protect Yukumo Village. Here’s the layout of the area:

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  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    i really like the fact that they changed the general “style” of monter hunter

  • Code

    rar, can’t wait the new “home village” is absolutely gorgeous >w<' Although admitted I still think Monster Hunter 3's offline village is one of my all time favorites. Although this could definitely best it, or at the very least be runner up.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/jodecideion?feature=mhum TheWon and Only

    It seems they just put more creative effort into this game. I wonder why???

  • karasuKumo

    Looks like it has a nice warm feel to it if you know what I mean :D.

  • lcgreen

    So if we choose a male character, it’d feel kinda gey looking at a half naked 3D model of some muscular guy regaining stamina after quests in a hot spring..

    (no disrespect to gays, and I guess this only applies to guys playing the game)

    • MrRobbyM

      *GASP* You’re right! I don’t know how I ever survived going to the beach!

      • lcgreen

        haha true, true,

  • Draparde

    i still await the monster hunter that allows you to go to all villages after your done with the one your on. this place looks nice and i love the starter armor XD

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRBSTHG2AE2J2VJ6L7JFKYKEBY JC Beaudoin

    I want this. Please stop showing me screenshots and trailers, Capcom, you’ve convinced me. You can have all of my money.

  • d19xx

    What, no more cavemen Eskimo theme?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRBSTHG2AE2J2VJ6L7JFKYKEBY JC Beaudoin

      You’re not sick of that theme after 500 something hours?

    • deimos

      You’d notice that, every Monster Hunter portable game have different seasons/theme.

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