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Monster Hunter Demo Live Today on PSN!

Shawn Baxter's Avatar + Posted by Shawn Baxter on May 21, 2009 // Capcom

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You’ve already heard about Monster Hunter coming to the west as Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. If you’re new to the vast world of Monster Hunter, we’ve got some great new things to help you better understand what this game really has to offer.

First, the official demo will be live today (once the PlayStation Store is updated – keep an eye on the PlayStation.Blog) and loaded with brand new monsters. There’s three quests to choose from: Hypnocatrice, Plum Hermitaur, and an Epic Hunting Quest with three monsters to slay. Aside from new monsters, there’s also pre-made characters for each weapon type to choose from. Great Sword, Long Sword, Sword, Dual Blades, Hammer, Hunting Horn, Lance, Gun Lance, Light Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, and Bow… They’re all there. We’ve crammed as much into the demo as we could. You’ll be hunting in the forest, the desert, and in the swamp.

Monster Hunter just wouldn’t be the same without co-op, so the demo is fully capable of four player ad-hoc co-op! The demo isn’t going to just leave you to fend for yourself if you aren’t playing ad-hoc. If you play single player, you’ll have your choice to bring one of three Felyne Fighters with you. There’s Kota a Melee Fighter, and then there’s Ginger a Bomber, and finally Melody a Support type.

Now that you have a chance to finally hop into MHFU, we have a brand new set of videos coming to teach you some basics about hunting. Check out the first video right here!

There will be 3 more tutorial videos to come soon. You’ll be able to snag these videos online via the PSN so you can take the tips they offer with you on your PSP. In all, there’s going to be nine videos total for you to grab on PSN before the game launches.

And finally, we have one more tool to help you start your hunt: The Encyclopedia Gigantica. It’s focused on the community, and gathering all the knowledge from fans like you in a wiki style. Right now there’s not much in it, and the tools to add information about the in depth details of Monster Hunter will be coming around the E3 timeframe. Once that’s available, you’ll find much information about the world of Monster Hunter, including everything from the basics all the way to pro tips from other hunters who’ve contributed their own experience. Check it out right here!

And remember, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite hits shelves on June 23rd!

Good hunting!

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+ nv_Los on May 21st, 2009 at 1:13 pm said:

AWESOME PSN is starting to have great content every week, keep it up guys, waiting for the inFAMOUS demo any min now =)


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+ NJz-Greatest-420 on May 21st, 2009 at 1:14 pm said:

hey when is infamous going to be avilable


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 21st, 2009 at 1:18 pm said:

    The demo: Today for everyone. The final game: Tuesday!


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+ nv_Los on May 21st, 2009 at 1:14 pm said:

2nd?


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+ NJz-Greatest-420 on May 21st, 2009 at 1:14 pm said:

available sorry


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+ nv_Los on May 21st, 2009 at 1:14 pm said:

@3 your an idiot


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+ nokedimyo on May 21st, 2009 at 1:15 pm said:

I didn’t think the demo would be coming out so soon!


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+ nv_Los on May 21st, 2009 at 1:15 pm said:

its coming out today guys


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+ Ftwrthtx on May 21st, 2009 at 1:16 pm said:

Cool. I’ll be trying that out. Thanks


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+ Korbei83 on May 21st, 2009 at 1:16 pm said:

Gonna give that a whirl when I get home for sure.


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+ NJz-Greatest-420 on May 21st, 2009 at 1:16 pm said:

for real @3 your a moron 2nd? get outta here with that crap


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+ jimmy903 on May 21st, 2009 at 1:17 pm said:

OMG! I did not see this one coming today. I am all over this like white on rice.


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+ RGS-14 on May 21st, 2009 at 1:18 pm said:

^ ^


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+ Angel_mass on May 21st, 2009 at 1:18 pm said:

Finally people, Ive waiting for MHFU since so long! cant wait to get the demo now


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+ tbone547 on May 21st, 2009 at 1:19 pm said:

I was hoping to be able to try this out, looking forward to the demo!


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+ TRIX_BOL on May 21st, 2009 at 1:19 pm said:

Thank you for the heads up Shawn. I will try it out, for sure.

Will there be a Monster Hunter coming to PS3?


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+ Tygan on May 21st, 2009 at 1:22 pm said:

I’ll check out the Demo, but I can see my self purchasing the game unless “Ad-Hoc Party” gets released Stateside.


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+ SolduNuts on May 21st, 2009 at 1:22 pm said:

Hey Jeff if you are reading this what ever happened to the Punisher first person shooter exclusive to the PSN that was suppose to release during Spring Fever?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 21st, 2009 at 1:59 pm said:

    Working on a post for that game right now, actually (it\’ll hit next week). Ok, let\’s keep it on topic!


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+ Destiny89 on May 21st, 2009 at 1:25 pm said:

@ jeff.. this might be a little off topic but i remember that patapon contest? i entered the contest but then after 3 days i noticed that its a US only and i live in Canada.. if i win will i have thhe prize? thanks and cant wait for infamous and Cross Edge which both will be released on the 26th :)


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+ TakiFuGu on May 21st, 2009 at 1:25 pm said:

Monster Hunter for PS3 please!


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+ TakiFuGu on May 21st, 2009 at 1:26 pm said:

Hey Jeff,

If I wanted to send you a private email. Where can I email you?


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+ Vengeful-Chaos on May 21st, 2009 at 1:27 pm said:

Good stuff i’ve been wanting to check out MH for a while now.


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+ bushisprez on May 21st, 2009 at 1:27 pm said:

Super magnificent demo day! :)


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+ NewYork214 on May 21st, 2009 at 1:27 pm said:

gonna download this the second it hits the store. Hey jeff you should set it up so the full moon show (insomniac games podcast) goes on to the PSP store every week. save me time hassling with stupid RSS feed.


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+ StalkingSilence on May 21st, 2009 at 1:27 pm said:

Shweet. Love any and all demo news.


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+ Raptors138 on May 21st, 2009 at 1:29 pm said:

Monster Hunter Demo!

Okay I’m officially siked!

hey Jeff, I think you should convince Capcom to make a monster hunter for the ps3 :)


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 21st, 2009 at 1:59 pm said:

    [boards a flight to Japan]


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+ Pukadon on May 21st, 2009 at 1:30 pm said:

this is awesome.


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+ depward on May 21st, 2009 at 1:31 pm said:

I love Monster Hunter!! CAN’T WAIT to dl the video. And I’m glad you’re not only giving a demo but one that equips characters to see just how badass one can get in MH.

Looking forward to dling it!


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+ BlooodyCow on May 21st, 2009 at 1:34 pm said:

Where is Monster Hunter for the PS3? We are still extremely pissed off that you guys canceled the PS3 version and decided to develop it for the Wii. When was that again….2 years ago and still the game hasn’t been release on the Wii? But I thought the Wii was easy to program for and yet it been about 2 years and still the game hasn’t been release on the system. Seem like a stupid business on Capcom part base on my observations.


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+ Marcellino on May 21st, 2009 at 1:34 pm said:

Please, dear God, announce the NA Ad-Hoc Party beta at E3, Sony!

I LOVED Monster Hunter on the PS2 (I put over 300 hours into it), but without the ability to play in a group, you just can’t have as much fun with this game. And since I don’t have a single friend with a PSP, there’s just no point in me getting this game! I so want to get back into Monster Hunter! Please tell me that online play is around the corner!


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+ BlooodyCow on May 21st, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

Oh and I forgot
Are we going to has to pay an extra $5 dollars for DLC for the contents that is already on the UMD? I am just making a assumption base on your company recent tread.


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+ Elsa on May 21st, 2009 at 1:35 pm said:

… still ad hoc multiplayer??? They couldn’t do internet multiplayer?


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+ JBruno on May 21st, 2009 at 1:37 pm said:

so sad that Capcom “give” MH3 for Nintendo…


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+ ACDarkKnight on May 21st, 2009 at 1:40 pm said:

any one who loves monster hunter should get a japanese account and download the PSP adhoc Party beta. you can play MH through your ps3 w/ friends and communicate through the internet w/ ur blue tooth headset! Jeff any idea if America will ever see this cool feature? PS anyone who downloads it check on youtube for an english tutorial about how it works so you and your friends can enjoy this awesome game anytime!


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    + Shawn Baxter on May 21st, 2009 at 1:52 pm said:

    Actually, if you guys are looking to play some Ad-Hoc Party Multiplayer, you can catch me there occasionally. My PSN ID is Snow_Infernus. I tend to hang out in G8 when I\’m on.


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+ HongoXIII on May 21st, 2009 at 1:40 pm said:

I’ve been waiting for this demo! Now get a Monster Hunter in the works for PS3.


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+ Jack-Bauer-89 on May 21st, 2009 at 1:41 pm said:

Will the MH game be any easier?

Iv totally sucked at the others and often got badly owned,


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    + Shawn Baxter on May 21st, 2009 at 1:54 pm said:

    There\’s definitely a steep curve at the beginning, but it\’s very rewarding if you stick with it for the first bits of training. Once you get the experience, it\’s really an amazing game. And I say this as a fan, since I was playing Monster Hunter way before I started working at Capcom.


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+ Moosehole on May 21st, 2009 at 1:43 pm said:

Hey thanks I’ve never played a Monster Hunter game before, but I’m interested and will definately try this demo out.

You know, you should really release the full version of this game on the PSN as a digital download… to be honest, I don’t think I would even have to think twice about purchasing it that way.


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+ Dehshizknight on May 21st, 2009 at 1:44 pm said:

Sweet. Gonna have to cop this one along with the inFamous demo.

Also, can’t wait to try out the Resistance 2 Home space! I haven’t downloaded it yet but I have a feeling it’s going to be brilliant.


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+ Kxpuc on May 21st, 2009 at 1:45 pm said:

yea…but where’s my MH3 for the PS3


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+ DonnyG on May 21st, 2009 at 1:46 pm said:

Everyone craps on Capcom for BC but not for this game? What gives?


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+ Poacher619 on May 21st, 2009 at 1:47 pm said:

Is Bomberman Ultra coming anytime soon?


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+ BlooodyCow on May 21st, 2009 at 1:48 pm said:

@39 DonnyG
I did if you didn’t notice :)


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+ FE_RR on May 21st, 2009 at 1:51 pm said:

1 thanks for the demo!!
2off topic: i was looking at the “mac osx dashboard widget” it’s there any chance that sometime release a windows gadget for vista or 7?? of the psb?


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+ EmperorKorea on May 21st, 2009 at 1:58 pm said:

why does a game based on multiplayer have no official online mode?


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+ depward on May 21st, 2009 at 1:58 pm said:

Anywhere I can get that top image as desktop wallpaper? It’s AWESOME


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+ Thrasher20 on May 21st, 2009 at 1:58 pm said:

Hell yeah I’m going to try it out.

Can’t wait for the E3 PSBlog meetup!


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+ typikal82 on May 21st, 2009 at 1:59 pm said:

COME ONNNNNNNNNN MONSTER HUNTER PS3!


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+ ky13kid on May 21st, 2009 at 2:02 pm said:

Where is the infamous demo they said may 21 its is the 21 and ut is not out? What the point of making a demo if it doesnt come out before the game itself?


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+ Pendharker on May 21st, 2009 at 2:02 pm said:

YES!! I’ve been waiting for this one. I’m SOOOOO buying this game when it comes out. I just wish SO VERY MUCH that there was a Monster Hunter for PS3! PLEASE CAPCOM!! MAKE MH FOR PS3!


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+ synchronizerman on May 21st, 2009 at 2:03 pm said:

Also put Klonoa: Door to Phantomile on PSN Please? I want it 2000x more than the Wii remake.


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+ njbowser on May 21st, 2009 at 2:03 pm said:

A multiplayer game without infrastructure? Hmm… I’ll have to think about this. But the demo looks cool and I can’t wait to try it out.


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