The Monster Hunter franchise started on the Playstation 2 and can be described as an action role playing game where the player takes control of of a hunter charged with killing monsters and completing various other quests and tasks in a diverse and bustling environment. I have always looked on at the Monster Hunter games thinking of it as Pokemon on steroids and hoping to one day be able to dive into the Monster Hunter world.
That day is drawing closer and closer as I have been following the latest Monster Hunter game entitled Monster Hunter Tri which after a few heartbreaking delays will be released for the Nintendo Wii next month in North America. It looks like my underutilized Wii may finally become reacquainted with my hands other than when I need to pass a difficult level for my younger sister in Super Mario Galaxy.
Can’t wait to play and Big in Japan
Barring any unforeseen hiccups like region blocking I am looking forward to diving into the additive Monster Hunter world soon especially for the online and offline co-op multi-player monster slaying, exploration action and wiispeak support – trailer embedded above. Monster Hunter is already HUGE is Japan as it is the best selling non-Nintendo published game on the mega popular console with well over 1 million copies of the game sold in Japan since it’s release in August last year.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.