Japan Import: Monster Hunter Diary bursting with Felyne cuteness

August 19, 2010 - 2:00 am No Comments

Japan Import: Monster Hunter Diary bursting with Felyne cuteness

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Handhelds, PSP & PSPgo, Game-Companies, Developers, Publishers, Genres, 3D, Action, Role-Playing

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Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village, also known as MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Airu Mura, comes out next week in Japan on August 26, 2010 and will absolutely change the way you think of Monster Hunter. Even though it’s only a spin-off PSP game, once you see it, you can’t unsee it. I mean, can you really go back to hunting Popo as a human character after watching a group of adorable Felynes undertake the same hunt? Of course not!

Let’s watch the trailer. Brace yourself – it’s adorable!

As you can see, Monster Hunter Diary follows Felynes. You create your own, then live in Airu village. You work to make it successful and everyone happy. This means you’ll go on hunts, fish, mine, hunt bugs and enter poogie races. You’ll also be able to decorate your Felyne, or your Felyne’s home, to make it more special.

When you head out to battle, you take a cluster of Felynes with you. You’ve got to love a kitten flash mob. You then guide them through the quest they’re undertaking, by issuing orders/controlling their actions with the action buttons. You can make them advance, retreat, hold their ground, dig into the ground, attack and unleash skills and abilities. It looks like the key to successfully passing each quest is to use the correct combination of orders to make it through the area and hunt down whatever creature is their target within a certain amount of time.

Decorating sounds like it has potential too. Well, really you’re just equipping your feline. It’s just like how you’d equip a character in any standard Monster Hunter game. The weapons and armor show up on your Felyne character just like they would on a human character. Except the armor for Felynes is downright heartwarming. I don’t want to get you too excited, but I have seen screenshots of Felynes wearing Poogie hats. The only thing cuter than a Felyne wearing a Poogie hat is a Felyne wearing a Hello Kitty hat, which is also an option in Monster Hunter Diary.

There will also be multiplayer and data transfering in Monster Hunter Diary. You can adventure with friends over local Wi-Fi. Also, you can connect your game to Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G to import items and Felynes from your previous game.

Of course, since Monster Hunter Diary is a PSP game, it’s region-free and can be played on any PSP system. So import away! The game alone costs around either $38 or $45, depending on whether you go for the Asian or Japanese release. (It’s the same game, so I’d go with the cheaper Asia version. If you have a lot of spare cash lying around, you could also search for an online store with the Monster Hunter Diary game and PSP bundle. It should cost around $220 and will also come with a Monster Hunter Diary x Hello Kitty PSP theme voucher. Capcom hasn’t made any announcements stating whether or not Monster Hunter Diary will receive a worldwide release, but let’s hope it does!

Read [Andriasang] Also Read [Siliconera] Site [MonHun Nikki: Poka Poka Airu Mura]

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