Capcom has come out and said in no uncertain terms that there are no plans for a Monster Hunter game for the Playstation Vita.
The announcement comes as the company is celebrating demand for the game which has actually exceeded supply at different times and in different places this year.
The game is currently available on the 3DS and the Wii U, with Nintendo’s console just getting new gamepad only updates last week. It would seem to make sense that the game makers would want the title to be on as many handheld devices as possible but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is available on the Playstation Network store to download for the Sony console but Capcom execs were very clear that they aren’t working on a Vita version.
The lack of any sort of Vita support is even more strange when you consider that there have been titles on the PSP. Some people even credit the game for making the PSP successful at all.
It seemed only natural to some industry insiders that when the game moved over to the 3DS it would also be coming to Sony’s new handheld. The company has been remiss to make that move and hasn’t exactly been forthcoming as to why they have dragged their feet so much.
Earlier in the year there were rumors that the fourth installment of the series would be coming to the Sony handheld. The statements on a Capcom forum seem to fly in the face of those rumors.
We do know that the game is coming to the 3DS and it seems highly likely that it will also be moving onto the Wii U. Is the company turning the franchise into a Nintendo exclusive series?
What do you think of the news that there aren’t any plans for a Monster Hunter on the Vita?