Monster Hunter fans (most of the gaming population of Japan it would seem) have been excitedly greeting the announcement that Monster Hunter 3rd Portable is to be remastered on the PS3.
The game, a straight remaster of the PSP original incorporating “HD” graphics and 3D display support, is due for Japanese release in the summer.
Graphically the game offers a vast improvement over the PSP original, although for a PS3 title the graphics are not so impressive:
The announcement has prompted huge excitement in Japan, where the Monster Hunter series is to gaming what One Piece is to manga.
Monster Hunter games have usually remained mysteriously unpopular overseas however, so whether the title will be greeted with as much enthusiasm there seems doubtful.