Thursday, June 02, 2011

Japanese PSP owners get Monster Hunter Diary G on August 10, while the rest of the world's PSP owners get ... absolutely nothing

Don't mind me, I'm just feeling bitter that the folks at Capcom have thus far failed to bring the original Monster Hunter Diary--released in Japan last August--to North America.

I know, this Animal Crossing-esque PSP title likely would have sold all of five copies (if the folks at Capcom were lucky) in the States, but one of them would have been sold to yours truly--which of course makes me believe its release would have been completely worthwhile.

Anyway, while a handful of North American gamers like me continue to wait in vain for Capcom to bring the game to our region, the Osaka-based company will be releasing its sequel--called Monster Hunter Diary G--in Japan on Aug. 10.

Who knows, maybe this one will be localized and released as a download-only title when the NGP--which will reportedly be called the PS Vita--launches later this year or early next?


Viewtiful_Justin said...

That would be nice, wouldn't it? I'm so sick of developers and CEOs telling us what we would or wouldn't be into if it were localized.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yeah, it's too bad more companies don't give us a chance to show them we like quirky titles like this one. Of course, I'm guessing the folks at Capcom have a couple of good reasons for shying away from releasing this one outside of Japan: 1) the PSP is not a a very popular system in the States and 2) past Monster Hunter games haven't sold very well here, either.

Unknown said...

Looks cute! I've yet to play any Monster Hunter game, though. I'm looking into getting Freedome Unite if I can find it anywhere

Bryan Ochalla said...

I've only played the demo disk of the Wii version, Anne, and I liked it quite a bit. Although I'd like to try one of the PSP versions at some point, I'd rather play this one. I really love the little cat characters :)