TGS 2008: Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G Coming Stateside as Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

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Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, an expansion pack to Monster Hunter Freedom 2 previously released only in Japan, is officially coming to North American shores as Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Capcom announced at the Tokyo Game Show this week.

As you’d expect from an expansion, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite beefs up and extends what was seen in Monster Hunter Freedom 2. That means there’ll be new quests to embark on, new equipment to outfit with and, of course, new monsters to slay by yourself or with up to three fellow monster hunters (multiplayer will remain Ad-Hoc only, though reports of a PSP Plus! remote play feature say it’ll be playable online by syncing up with a PS3). Other new features include an AI “Felyne” companion to lend a hand in the solo experience, a Media Install option enabling game data to be saved to a memory stick for zippier loads and extended battery life, and the option to transfer character data from Monster Hunter Freedom 2.

A ship date hasn’t been set yet, but an early round of screenshots has been released. Gallery located on the jump.

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