Monster Hunter Portable gets HD makeover

Sony has unveiled the new PSP Remaster series, spearheaded by an HD remaster of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. The HD version supports camera control with the right stick and is 100% compatible with your PSP save file, so you can hunt monsters on the go and then come home to look at your sweet made-from-dragon-ass armour in HD (and show it off to your friends online via the adhoc party application). There’s 3D support, Dual Shock support and some new features they’ve yet to announce. No word on if this will hit outside of Japan.

Trailer and screenshots after the break:

The official bit:

“PSP Remaster” titles will deliver rich and immersive gaming experience on the PS3 system through stunning high-definition graphics as well as through additional new features for these titles, such as operability on the PS3 Wireless Controller (SIXAXIS® and DUALSHOCK®3), new add-on content or stereoscopic 3D support*1. Users will also be able to utilize the same save data from the original PSP game for the “PSP Remaster” version and enjoy the game on the go with the PSP system and continue the game at home on a large TV screen using PS3. Ad-hoc mode gameplay will also be supported through “adhoc party for PlayStation Portable” application on the PS3 system*2.

For Japan, the first “PSP Remaster” title to be introduced will be Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. from Capcom Co., Ltd. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd for the PSP system is the latest installment of the blockbuster Monster Hunter franchise, which has alone shipped over 4.5 million units in Japan since its release in December 2010. The graphics of the PS3 version, including monsters, fields, equipment, as well as Felyne Comrades, are more gorgeous and vibrant than ever, and will deliver dynamic gameplay when played on the large TV screens. SCE, with strong support from software developers and publishers, will deploy various measures to enhance the software title line-up for the PS3 system.

SCE will continue to further expand the PS3 platform and create a new world of computer entertainment with innovative and exciting new titles.

HD Trailer:


Screenshots from the excellent Game.Watch: