Capcom made waves in Japan when they announced Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, translated as Monster Hunter Freedom 3 in an official press release. However, all of that news is just for Japan… for now.
“MH Portable 3rd isn’t announced for the West at this time. For now it is only a Japan release,” voiced Christian Svensson, Vice President of Strategic Planning & Business Development, on the Capcom forums.
This may crush hopes of a worldwide release in “late 2010”, but doesn’t mean Monster Hunter Freedom 3 and its new Japan themed village won’t come out here. Capcom probably wants to wait until the enhanced version of Monster Hunter Tri comes out in the West before announcing anything about Monster Hunter Freedom 3.
Thanks for the tip Daniel!