Capcom Currently Has “No Plans” To Bring Monster Hunter 4 to PS Vita
Monster Hunter 4, the recently announced sequel to Monster Hunter 3 for 3DS and Wii U, will not be coming to the PS Vita as some fans have hoped, not soon anyway. This news comes from Capcom COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto, who made the announcement in an interview with Mainichi Shinbun Digital, which was courteously translated by Siliconera.
“Games have ideal release periods, which also determine when their development begins,” mentioned Tsujimoto.
“This resulted in our judgment of seeing the 3DS as the most desirable [platform for Monster Hunter 4].”
He reiterated that Capcom currently has no plans “for now” to release Monster Hunter 4 (or any Monster Hunter for that matter) on the PS Vita, even though he says that “multi-development is the most ideal” for Capcom when “planning out game content.”
In fact, Tsujimoto was clear to mention that Monster Hunter Portable 3rd was the last for the Monster Hunter series on Sony hardware. What this means for MH’s potential on next-gen platforms like the PS4 and Xbox One is unclear, but Capcom seems pretty clear-cut on their focus on Nintendo as of now.
To the dismay of a likely large number of folks, Capcom is focused on getting “as many people as possible to play it [Monster Hunter] on the 3DS.” They’re “only thinking about making it succeed.” From a business perspective, that’s understandable. From the perspective of a 15-year-old who only owns a Vita and a dusty PSP (not me, but still), that’s troubling.
Monster Hunter 4 will see its debut on September 14 in Japan on Nintendo 3DS. No release date for North America or other territories has been announced… sadly.
But then again, you just got Monster Hunter 3, so let that settle in your stomach for a while. Then let yourself fall into a deep Monster Hunter 4-onset depression… for which the only cure is banana chips… which are today’s tasty treat.