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Kojima Productions recently held a press conference in Japan to celebrate the completion of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which is set to shed its cardboard box cover for a very visible spot on Japanese store shelves come April 29. During the event, it was revealed that there would be Monster Hun...

April 7th 2010 at 10:32am 0 Comments
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After almost six months, we're going to see sales for the PSP Go pick up in Japan starting tomorrow. How can we be so sure? Today, Sony announced that not only is the PSP hit Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (called Monster Hunter Freedom Unite here) being released as a download on March 18 -- a vouche...

March 17th 2010 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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Capcom's Monster Hunter Furu Furu Pillow is officially the most terrifying pillow we've seen today. What appears in the games as a winged, eyeless wyvern (called Khezu outside of Japan) has been transmuted into a tube with a lamprey mouth. That you put on your bed. And look at when you wake up. We s...

November 17th 2009 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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They say that the Japanese are known for their impeccable respect of timeliness. So why is it that leading Japanese mag Famitsu is revealing its 2008 Game of the Year winners now? Here are some highlights: Person of the Year -- Hideo KojimaThis is a man that not only has time to pen the comple...

April 25th 2009 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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One of the reasons (or the reason) the PSP is doing so well in Japan is due in no small part to Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G. As we predicted, the game is being brought over stateside as Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. The Monster Hunter titles certainly haven't done as well in the States as they ha...

October 9th 2008 at 3:15pm 0 Comments

Want to be a "chick magnet" in Tokyo? Why not pick up Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G? This ad from PlayStation shows fashionable Japanese females getting together for an Ad-Hoc game of the popular PSP exclusive. Don't you wish you could join them? (Also, why does a game as successful as Monst...

July 25th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Monster Hunter mania is really turning into pimp-my-PSP. There's just way too many Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G items for sale: from cases to potions, and limited edition PSPs to art books and CDs. Now there's even this attachable grip that you can latch onto your handheld system. Only super hardc...

March 25th 2008 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Monster Hunter fever is sweeping over Japan as Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G draws closer and closer to release. Playing on MH fans undying lust for everything Monster Hunter-ish, several new series collectibles will be hitting the market. First up is Monster Hunter Illustrations, an art book consis...

March 17th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Monster Hunter Portable 2nd is probably Japan's most popular PSP title. It doesn't come as a surprise that the Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G expansion is going to cause a tsunami wave when it hits retailers over there. While the Japanese wait for their March 27 release, they're being bombar...

March 6th 2008 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

It's been said this game franchise is insanely popular in Japan -- we hope this fanbase can transfer to the other regions, because after watching this video, we can sort of see what all the hubbub is about. It looks neat. First off, there's a barmaid. Awesome. Secondly, you get to check out people...

January 29th 2008 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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It's that time of week where we lean back in our chairs, stretch and possibly crack our back a few times, sigh with relief and look at video game screenshots. Our subject for our visual feast? Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G has a good batch of screens for us to enjoy -- if you can actually make out w...

January 27th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments