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Japanese PSP owners are united in their love of Capcom's latest Monster Hunter installment. According to figures released today, Freedom Unite -- which just launched here in the US -- has sold a total of 3.5 million copies in Japan since its release there in March. Capcom notes that this includes 1...

July 8th 2009 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Just like its Japanese counterpart, the English language version of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite will feature weekly downloadable content. Best of all, it'll be free! Expect updates every Friday for the next few months. The first content update, available today, is a new "Epic Hunting Quest" called...

July 3rd 2009 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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In two weeks time, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite will make its way to North America and Europe. For Europe at least, the release of this new Monster Hunter title will be marked with a special PSP bundle. Arriving day-and-date with the regular software, the bundle will include a copy of the game, a s...

June 9th 2009 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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Hey, fellow hunters in the PAL territory! Know that a demo of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite will be available to test your skills later this week. Capcom has a lot of high hopes for the franchise, and has taken great care in introducing the game to the West. With a demo hitting Europe on May 28, you...

May 25th 2009 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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There's plenty of content for you to grab from the US store today, including four demos, two PS1 games and the usual lot of DLC. inFamous and the LittleBigPlanet Monsters pack should probably be at the top of your shopping list this week. If you're a PSP fan, you can take advantage of the just-re...

May 21st 2009 at 6:45pm 0 Comments

Are you a Monster Hunter n00b? Don't worry if you are -- Capcom understands that the franchise hasn't been too big outside of Japan. However, things are going to be different this time around. Capcom is trying to recreate the astronomical success Monster Hunter Freedom Unite found in Japan by launch...

May 19th 2009 at 3:40pm 0 Comments

The monsters are coming. Capcom released this viral video not too long ago, and we have to admit it's very cool. This documentary-style video captures the terrifying hunt of four Japanese civilians. They must work together in order to take down these beasts -- but alas, it looks as though the monst...

May 18th 2009 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Capcom's financial report for fiscal year 2008 reveals that the company seems to have found a way to protect itself against the recession: sequels. Net sales for FY 2008 came to 91.8 million yen, up 10.6% from 2007, an increase that Capcom attributes to its massive franchise releases.Following the s...

May 8th 2009 at 9:18am 0 Comments
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Outspoken SCEE president David Reeves told CAPTIVATE audiences (including Eurogamer) that the upcoming Monster Hunter Freedom Unite would "spearhead the PSP resurgence of 2009." Big words, but considering the success of the game in Japan, it's not unwarranted.To support Capcom's efforts in marketin...

April 28th 2009 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Click to see full box art. Ready to go Monster Hunt-ing? An English language demo of the upcoming Monster Hunter Freedom Unite will be ready in June. The demo, which will be available on the PlayStation Store this June, will feature multiple missions that can be played alone, or with friends through...

April 20th 2009 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Capcom said that it would be giving Monster Hunter a massive marketing push in the west and, from the email we just received, it seems it wasn't lying. The UK branch is planning on opening up a Monster Hunter drop-in center this Summer in central London. The building will facilitate the playing of...

April 8th 2009 at 7:00am 0 Comments