Monster Hunter Frontier G Headed To PlayStation Vita This August

By Sato . May 27, 2014 . 5:25am


In last year’s Tokyo Game Show, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter Frontier G will get a PlayStation Vita release sometime in 2014. Japanese Vita owners can finally mark their calendars, as this week’s Famitsu magazine announces its release date. (Thanks, Hachima.)


The release date for Monster Hunter Frontier G is August 13, 2014 and that includes a retail version of the game. Hunters on the PlayStation Vita version can also play on the same servers as those on the PlayStation 3. Additionally, save data can be transferred between the PlayStation 3 and Vita versions.


Check out our earlier report for a look at some footage and more details on Monster Hunter Frontier G on Vita.

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  • Zack

    Ha! This is actually a really good call.

  • Guest

    Wonder how easy it’ll be to play on the Vita version.

    • J_Joestar

      Since it is Frontier anyways (which was built on top of the MH2 engine), it should be roughly the same as playing MHFU with the Vita.

      • Guest

        I meant stuff like registering, logging in, not getting banned by Capcom, that sort of thing.


    This is G version ?
    Not GG ?

    • Thatguy

      It’s time to say…

    • J_Joestar

      well they said it was compatible with the PS3’s so whichever one that is currently running should be the one that gets released.

    • Ruins72

      yup, just G.

    • JonathanisPrimus

      GG will be obsolete by the time the Vita version launches. The game is still called Monster Hunter Frontier G. Expansion 4 was named GG to emphasize the change in graphics/gameplay. Monster Hunter Frontier G5 launches in July, so Vita will probably get that.

  • Digidyne017

    The worst part is that it’s p2p…on the go…

    • Robert Kupper

      The worst part is that its p2p… and cash-shop pay to win.

      • Digidyne017

        I hate to say this as a monster hunter fan, but id rather wait for PSO2 to come to the west. Honestly something f2p over here would have more success, depending how good it is, but monster hunter is not something you put on a monthly price tag here in the West on a portable, and expect it to succeed.

        • Robert Kupper

          Eh, I don’t play F2P MMOs, but I also don’t really have any interest in a mobile MMO either so I am really not the audience here.

  • Go2hell66

    remember reading an article on here saying capcom was planning on bringing this westward in the future. that still happening?

    • J_Joestar

      I think someone said that it was actually just to more Asian territories outside of Japan.

  • Lemski07


  • fairysun

    And US Vita Owners can stare blankly at their calendar.

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      Western PSV owners have far better games to play than this. For once, we aren’t missing on anything~.

    • Pff I will not I rather wait on God Eater 2 plus with Freedom War coming soon I can cry tears of joy.

  • Visiro

    MHFG g to west in E3. Pleeeease Sony/Capcom

  • isotrex

    I’m bringing my livestocks to Sony and Capcom HQ and perform a sacrificial ritual there.

    • Lastlight

      Save it…
      OR SACRIFICE!!!!!

  • Arz


  • Balalaika

    Do people not realize this is a subscription based game i.e you pay to play and you have to be connected to the internet to play also meaning you have to be tied down to a spot in order to play in which then you might as well either play MH on a home console or play the PSP releases on your Vita instead.

    • ネオフォトン ~ Neo

      Pretty much this. I don’t care for this particular release, so it’s a shame they’re not making a new installment from the ground up for Vita.

    • Oxybelis

      You can make a wi-fi hotspot from a phone.

      • Balalaika

        Think this makes it clear

        • Dystopiq

          Doesn’t matter if it’s super fast. You forget phones have terrible ping. For a game like MH, bad ping is hell.

          • Balalaika

            Indeed, but people will confuse the articles in where people have sucessfully ‘remote played’ their games on the Vita using their phones hotspot but that is different for this game.

            The PS4 does all the work and sends a compressed video to the handheld and players send the control actions back to the system so if you have high ping and slower connections you are still able to play games (but not smooth).

            The Vita on the other hand does all the processing work and tries to sync up its data with the servers that already have a lot of people doing a million things at the same time and then it has to sync the other players actions to your system so having a High ping and slow internet means You’re Gonna Have a Bad Time. At least in the U.S.

          • Land of Green Pasture

            also, some only give a limited quota of data transfer.. and that is ****

    • Dystopiq

      I play my Vita at home. Hell if I go out i don’t have time to play it.
      Crazy huh!?

      • 罪罰

        you =/= everyone
        crazy, huh?

        • Dystopiq

          No shit Sherlock!

        • tubers

          Make a poll on most gaming boards.. it seems more mostly play VITA’s at home.

          I can’t find the other polls anymore but the result was similar on IGN and official Playstation Forum (after the merge).

          I guess there’s some market for that.. but I guess it’ll probably be quite diminished with the subscription thing.

          Wonder if PSO2 VITA has offline..

          • -Misaki-

            Nope, PSO2 is always online, it’s MMO.

          • no… it simple has a ” O ” in its OWN NAME: “phantasy star »»Online«« 2 “!

            But yeah, dreaming is not a bad thing.

          • -Misaki-

            EO, Eterian Odyssey, just kidding, well I do own and play PSO2 and have over 1k hours, unless you meant to reply to tubers.

  • Wicked Rob

    Fuck japan for once and bring it here! I needs mai fix!

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      No, you don’t. P2P for a subpar MMO won’t get you too far. This game will tank, Capcom will blame the PSV when really, the game will tank because it’s not a good game~.

      • Thatguy

        Funny, how it isn’t even ehnanced edition. (GG, i mean)

        Capcom want Vita dead, for sure.

        • JonathanisPrimus

          GG will be old by the time the Vita version launches. Monster Hunter Frontier G5 (GG is G4) is probably what Vita will get.

      • JonathanisPrimus

        They cited Frontier’s performance as a major issue last year despite launching PS3 and Wii U (lol) versions. I’d hope they don’t blame its inevitable failure on Vita’s userbase.

  • jeof96

    Before everyone get their hopes up let me say this:
    1.It is a P2P game, you have to pay on a Monthly basis to play this.
    2. Dunno how VPN works on Vita/PS3. But in Frontier PC Version, (if you aren’t in Japan) you have to pay money for a JPN VPN to access the Japanese servers.
    3. This will never be localized, I guarantee it.
    4. The Best armor sets that contain the best Armor Skills needs Real-Life money. Sure there are alternative sets, but they aren’t Optimal.
    5. Promos like buying goods from stores like 7 Eleven contains redeem codes for exclusive/limited-time Materials for crafting. Meaning, if you don’t live in Japan, you can’t get everything the game has to offer.

    • Dystopiq

      So it’s Buy it, Pay to Play, and Play to win?

      • jeof96


      • thnkgod4mentlillness

        Welcome to the modern world of online gaming.

        • Dystopiq

          I never asked for this shit.

          • Good thing my vita has better games to play that are hunting types.

          • thnkgod4mentlillness

            Yea, I’m really wanting a Vita. Gotta get dat Freedom Wars. Wasn’t impressed by Toukiden on PSP, but the Vita version looks a lot better overall. Tons of good hunting games on Vita it looks like.

          • thnkgod4mentlillness

            Trust me bro… nobody did… nobody ever did…

    • thnkgod4mentlillness
      • Dystopiq

        This article is using Siliconera as a source and they already edited their article to clarify that they meant outside of Japan not for the west.

  • .:Raphællius:.

    Ah! to hell with this, I’m content with Soul Sacrifice Delta. :)

  • Robert Backland

    With Soul Sacrifice D out and Freedom Wars coming, to be honest, I’ve totally forgotten about Monster Hunter.

  • 하세요


    Just waiting for 4G, Caps.

    • thnkgod4mentlillness

      Capcom’s not planning on making MH games (apart from Frontier I guess) for Sony consoles anymore though, right? I thought I remember Capcom not wanting to work with Sony handhelds…

      • JonathanisPrimus

        They’ve never said that.

        • thnkgod4mentlillness

          They said something similar. Couldn’t remember exactly what went down. Haseyo who replied to me said something about a contract for 3G-4G and Nintendo… So I was wrong, but my point still sort of stands. 4G more than likely will not make it to anything but 3DS regardless, so we’ll have to wait for 5 (in several years I hope) to get a Vita release.

          • JonathanisPrimus

            There’s never been any confirmation about an exclusivity deal with Nintendo either. That rumour was started by a Chinese forum.

      • 하세요

        I believe there was a contract of some sort for MH3G-4G. After that, who knows but 4G will be Nintendo exclusive. The way they have it set up would be illogical to have on any other system or they would have to change the entire interface of the game, which probably isn’t worth the time nor money.

  • Now what I wanna know why Capcom didn’t try this on the Wii or WiiU 1st before making the 1st ps3/ps vita HM game a P2P. Plus I do remember it saying somewhere that the vita version could play offline and in ad-hoc modes without paying.

    • JonathanisPrimus

      Huh? MH Tri had an online subscription in Japan. Tri G didn’t because it was a 3DS port. Frontier even got a Wii U port last year.

      Also, there’s been no report about the Vita version of Frontier having offline functionality.

      • I still wanna know why Capcom wanna pull the P2P Mh game out on us PS users. It’s like they forgot where they came from. But thank the Heavens we have other Hunting games out plus if feel Freedom Wars will be better the main thing MH was missing that was a turn off to me is a story. God Eater 2 needs to come to the states one day now that is a great Hunting game. (I see Wikipedia says it do have a 1 player mode.)

        • JonathanisPrimus

          Monster Hunter and Monster Hunter Dos were subscription based on PS2 in Japan too. The PSP ones had no fees because they didn’t have online modes.

  • Serge

    Every news about Monster Hunter 4 always have people complaining that there isn’t a Vita version of Monster Hunter… Now there is a version of Monster Hunter and all you do is complain.
    This is why we can’t have nice things.

    • thnkgod4mentlillness

      Welcome to consumerism.

    • JonathanisPrimus

      Because MH4 and Frontier are the same thing? That is like telling people who want a new Mega Man to play Xover.

    • 하세요

      Mothership titles and this are totally, totally different situations. I’m pro-3DS when it comes to MH, but even I know this is an insult to Vita owners.

    • AokiShizuku

      You have no idea how different Frontier is from the main series.

      It’s atrocious.

  • thnkgod4mentlillness

    >all this comment butthurt below

  • raeldor

    Hmm, if this requires a subscription I think I’ll stick with God Eater 2. Doesn’t really make sense to have to be tied down to wifi on a portable.

    • Kari

      ? tied down to wifi? they both use wifi to connect…

      • 하세요

        But you can play God Eater solo. MHF requires you to be online to do anything, since it’s fully online.

    • leingod

      I get you. Online-only games are a no-no for me.

  • MikaiGamer

    Does not matter for it wont go to the US or Europe to my knowledge Capcom fucking up more n more.

  • Lastlight

    I don’t get it…I thought people hated Free to Play games.
    Pay to Play they get money through subscriptions
    Free to play they mostly get there money from Pay to Win (how the hell else are they gonna get the money)
    For MMO makers they cannot win.

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