Hexadrive, The 3rd Birthday Developer, Made Monster Hunter Freedom Unite For iOS

By Spencer . May 8, 2014 . 11:24pm

Hexadrive may be best known for making The 3rd Birthday with Square Enix, but their specialty is doing HD remakes. They worked with Capcom earlier on Okami HD, helped Nintendo with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and made the patch for Zone of the Enders HD.


Hexadrive also developed Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS and upscaled the PSP game 24 times to 2048 x 1536 pixels for iPads.




The user interface has four times the resolution than the PSP version. Hexadrive also improved the texture quality for backgrounds and this game looks fantastic on iOS.








The biggest change may be the target camera system. There are three options Type 1, which was made just for Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS is a camera that follows a boss monster. Type 2 is a the target camera option from Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and no target camera is regular Monster Hunter where you control the camera.


Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS also supports online multiplayer through GameCenter.

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  • Namuro

    That looks great! I’ll have to give it a try sometime. Does anyone have any recommendation on a joypad for playing with the iPhone?

    The thing I’m most curious about is the permanent lock-on option, though…

  • カルロ ランバルディ

    wtf why is this soooo good? why isnt this on VITA?

    • Namuro

      You…might wanna watch out for Ishaan…

      Whoa! All your bots are belong to me!

      • Altin

        Dem bots have a good taste for good opinions though.

        • Serge

          No, its not a good or bad taste, is just a Sony Fanboy trying to impose his opinion. Is getting ridiculous because the guy doesn’t even stop in upvoting any comment about Sony (or begging for a Vita port), but he also downvote every comment about Xbox or Nintendo.
          That kind of thing is something you would expect from a 12 years old with too much free time on his hands.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Please watch the begs.

    • tubers


      a. MHFU is on the VITA (PSP)
      b. Capcom wants to focus on VITA’s future MHFG/GG
      c. Capcom don’t wanna give false hope on VITA owners
      d. Capcom likes to tease Sony handheld division
      e. Capcom wants to test waters (these games for mobile)
      f. All of the above

  • Visiro

    Looks better than MH3U on 3DS looool

    • Aaron K Stone

      Sure… with it’s circular shadows.

      • yomachaser

        Because it’s an old game. Both iOS and Android devices are dozens of times more powerful than a 3ds.

        • Aaron K Stone

          Then they should make use of that.

  • Unlimax

    Goosh , that title gives me heart attack when i saw “The 3rd Birthday”
    Stop messing with my heart.. i thought we were going to see a sequel for PE
    Ughhh …

  • leingod

    I liked The 3rd Birthday! But I must be in the minority :( … I would love another Aya Brea game on the Vita.

    • Namuro

      Count me in. I love that game. :D

    • AndreasStalin

      Absolutely! I really liked the 3rd birthday. Played it through several times until it actually got a little bit too hard on the harder difficulties.
      Some of them reaper parts ….

      But yeah I liked it a lot, even more than the two parasite eve games actually, even though I liked both of them too.

    • tubers

      I really, really liked T3B PSP. It was a blast to play!

      I’d buy two copies if SE would try a VITA entry (hope not F2P or Card battle).

  • I’d get that

  • harmonyworld

    Dun kill toothless!

    • isotrex

      Don’t worry about it. This is a prequel, a history if toothless before he lost his teeth. :D

  • Aaron K Stone

    No real shadows though…

  • Ren Yuumei

    >touch screen controls

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