Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Roars Onto PS3 In August

By Spencer . June 1, 2011 . 9:51pm

mh3dFor Japan, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. is likely the biggest title in Sony’s PSP remaster series. This line brings PSP games to PS3 with HD graphics and other special features.

 

Capcom set August 25 as the release date for Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver., but don’t sell your copy of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd just yet. You can import save data from the PSP game into the PlayStation 3 version. Capcom made a significant tweak too. Since the PS3 controller has two analog sticks players can manually move the camera with the right stick. The game supports AdhocParty for multiplayer, but does not have an online mode of its own.

 

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. will retail for 4,800 yen ($60). While that may appear high, it’s actually less than Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. When the PSP game launched in December 2010, stores sold it for 5,800 yen ($71). Watch this video to see the PS3 version in action.


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  • hitosura22

    i wonder if this is gonna come out for NA?

    • DanteJones

      I hope so friend.

    • http://twitter.com/gustave154 gustave154

      your are not alone dood

  • RagnaXBL

    hopefully we can still use the d-pad to change the camera angle otherwise the control scheme will still be messed up

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HAEBCODVH3BGFIHE47BKNDXD2I Jonathan

      actually, from playing the Tri on the Wii with a PS2 contro- er I mean, a classic controller plus, I can say the analog camera is much better

      • RagnaXBL

        how do you attack and use the right analog stick at the same time 0_0

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Attacks aren’t performed using the analog stick like the older Monster Hunter PS2 games. They’re mapped to buttons now.

          Wait, maybe you meant as in, “how do you move your thumb between buttons/right analog?” Same as you do in every other game I guess? For that matter, how would you move your left thumb between the d-pad and stick? :p

          • heartless141

            you don’t, there is a technique called the Hunter Claw.
            where your thumb control the analog and the pointer finger lay across the left and right button.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Right, but my point was, a proper gamepad offsets the need for the Claw. :)

          • RagnaXBL

            on the portable versions you use the the dpad on the left and attack buttons are on the right, so there is no problem and makes evading attacks very easy. Since you can’t use attack buttons and right analog at the same time on pad it makes evading attacks very hard, also hitting monsters behind you with Greatsword will  be impossible 0_0

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Man, we’re gonna have to agree to disagree, haha. I can’t stand using the PSP controls. I liked the Wii Remote control scheme for Tri, and even that didn’t have optimal camera controls, but it was certainly less painful than the Claw…

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Macsymetz/626530819 Stephen Macsymetz

            I dont understand how this can confuse you, every other action game in the world controls like this.

          • 5parrowhawk

            The GS backswing is kind of a showy move – there are few really good uses for it, except in the beginning where trash mobs are an actual threat rather than a nuisance. If you must do a backswing in a boss fight, chances are you’re trying to hit something above you rather than behind (e.g. the monster’s belly), so you don’t really need to fiddle with the camera. I guess it *might* be useful for tailchopping, but not enough to really justify needing to manipulate the camera while doing it.
            Generally, when you’re attacking, I’ve found that it’s not a problem to have the camera in a fixed position. Camera rotation is most useful when you’re running around, which uses R1 and the left stick so there’s no problem with mapping it to the right stick.That being said, it would be nice if they mapped additional camera rotation controls to L2/R2. More of a luxury than a necessity, though.

          • malek86

            You can actually still use the old control scheme, though I don’t see why one should want to do so (on the other hand, it is the default scheme… weird).

  • HarryHodd

    Glad this is coming to the PS3. I really want to play it (in English of course).

  • http://twitter.com/atmey Atmey

    No online by itself? I am disappointed.

    • kupomogli

      Again.  Adhoc party means that it’s multiplayer through long distances.  News posts about working on adhoc party and then saying “but no online of its own” are confusing people.

      • malek86

        Ok, what’s the difference between adhoc and online, exactly? What can you do with one that you can’t do with the other?

        I’m getting confused on the whole thing.

        • zweii

          Its simple adhoc party means no servers and the usual online means there are  dev supported servers. With adhoc party whoever host a room turns their PS3 into a psuedo server where other people across the internet can come in to play.

          You play the same basically but you are entirely reliant on your host. If he has a crappy connection you get a crappy online experience. Although, if that happens just choose another room or make one yourself. The only advantage with this is to Capcom. Since your PS3 is now the sever Capcom don’t need to pay the cost and fees that comes with maintaining it.

        • FireCouch

           The reason why this sucks so much, is that you need a wired connection to use adhoc party.  If you don’t have one, then no online for you.

  • malek86

    While I could possibly buy it immediately, I’d rather wait for a localization, just in case… do it, Capcom.

  • ninjaonizuka

    i wish the usa had adhoc party =.=

    • Shane Arcuri

      it does…

    • FireCouch

       it does.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U44SVQ5N5OE7N7JBDTCMTZZQLE Adrian

    this is stupid it has no online by itself how they could give online for wii not for ps3 just stupid people been waiting for this game i hope they put online for usa and japan  

  • http://www.facebook.com/prestorex09 Eduardo Abella

    RELEASE ENGLISH PATCH OF THIS VERSION !! MAJORITY DEMANDS FOR IT.. IS IT NOT A GREAT PROFIT FOR YOU IF YOU RELEASE A UNIVERSAL VERSION FOR THIS? WELL I KNOW IT IS. SO WHY HOLD BACK? PLEASE! MANY IS CRAVING FOR THIS. HOPE YOU PROVIDE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT. MORE POWER CAPCOM !!

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