Monster Hunter Portable 3rd Lets You Meet Your Friends In Singleplayer

By Ishaan . November 24, 2010 . 9:31am

We already know that Monster Hunter Portable 3rd has multiplayer baths. Or, to put it another way, the bathhouse in Yukumo Village acts as the game’s meet-up spot for hunters.


Here’s a very neat fact, though: it seems like you don’t necessarily need to be in ad-hoc mode to meet with other hunters that you’ve previously befriended — you can do it in single player mode while playing entirely by yourself, too.


This works through Portable 3rd’s Guild Card system. Think of the Guild Card as your personal ID. It keeps a record of your hunts as well as a customizable profile with a picture. You can exchange these Guild Cards with other hunters to befriend them.


Once you’ve exchanged Guild Cards, the other hunter — whose data will now be stored locally on your PSP — will randomly pay visits to you at the Yukumo bathhouse, bearing gifts or upgrading your bath’s water.

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  • Cloud_ST

    That’s actually pretty cool,gives a feel of life to the game,I wonder what kind of gifts will they give?.

    • probably stuff like food and materials xD

  • neogeno

    Took a cue from God Eater huh? Even though they wont join you on your quests like in GE this is still pretty cool though. I played multiplayer with alot of rare hunters who were great and it be nice to see them again even if its just as an NPC.

  • Nice adition, good thing we can make the guild cards more personal now

  • PrinceHeir

    kinda reminded me of the Ghost feature from Tekken and God Eater Burst.

  • Code

    rar, neat but not as good as God Eater’s friend ghost data, maybe next time though! I remember once I tried to upgraded our bath’s water, then the house burned down, man was that ever an adventure >O>!

  • Capcom please port this to a console. So we can use some real online, and a bigger screen. I tell you it really seems like Tri was a demo compared to this.

    • Exkaiser

      Monster Hunter doesn’t sell on consoles.

      Make non-Portable MH as profitable as the portable games and maybe they’ll worry about it.

  • ChaosPaladinFayt

    aww lol i thought that they would be able to go on hunts with us in single lol, ah well, cool idea for them to show up though(Y)

  • Chow

    Hmm… those baths could be pretty useful for when I’m playing with myself.

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