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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite Demo in June

Just a bit more and the English version of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G is nearly here.  Dubbed Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, it’s one of most awaited PSP games for 2009 and I’m quite certain I’m not alone on this as several Filipino online communities like PinoyPSP and Ichiraku are already prepping up for the game’s official release.

So what does Capcom have in store for us?  The Demo for Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is coming via the playstation store come June.  How timely, since my birthday is in June :).

What’s new with Monster Hunter Freedom Unite?  Not much, here’s a compiled list:

  • New Felyne Fighter system.
  • Felyne next to Village Elder, giving out G rank quests.
  • New subspecies: Red Shogun Ceanataur, Green Congalala, and Desert Blangonga.
  • Monsters get new attacks.
  • New area: the Sea of Trees.
  • 1st Generation maps of Jungle, Volcano, Desert and Swamp added.
  • New monsters: Narugakaruga, Yamatsukami, Hypnock, Volganos, Queen Vespoid
  • New armor sets.
  • Third quest giver wearing yellow in Guild.
  • Eight equipment pages instead of six, and possible extend to 10.
  • Forest and Hills quests can now be at night.
  • G-rank quests are back and harder than ever.
  • Fighting 2 or more different boss monsters is a must in some G-rank quests.
  • Dual Swords may now have two separate elements (example: one fire sword and one ice sword).
  • Bows: White Coating (increases melee power) and Pink Coating (Paintball)
  • Hunting Horns have a new note that works like a Sonic Bomb.
  • Crag shots of Bowguns to the head can KO monsters (like Hammers and Hunting Horns).
  • New Sharpness superior to white: purple.
  • New Guild Card pages:
    1. Felyne Fighter Info.
    2. Frequency of Use of Weapon Types.
    3. Recording of your recent activity.
  • New sphere superior to Heavy Armor Sphere: King Armor Sphere.
  • New Gunlance-only quest against the Kushala Daora in the Snowy Mountains.
  • New Decoration Jewels: “Heaven Cure Jewel” , “Eternity Jewel” and “Extreme Crisis Jewel”
  • You can now hold up to 99 of each item type in your box.
  • You can now store up to 20 equipment sets.
  • Felyne Whim Skill – “Felyne Dance”.
  • Extra gathering spot for bug catching and ore mining featuring new Ores and Insects.
  • Buy your items and send it to the Item Box.
  • Directly combine items inside the Item Box.
  • New hairstyles.
  • New Starter Clothes.
  • Media Install System that speeds up loading times.
  • New Weapons.
  • Some weapons get further improvements.
  • Skip animation scenes with SELECT.
  • Two new areas in the 2nd Volcanic region
  • Trenya can now be sent for 1500 Points
  • Trenya can be sent to the Sea Of Trees.
  • Treasure Quests can be played at the Sea Of Trees.

Important Note: The list is not exhaustive since it’s taken from the Japanese version of the game.  Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is bound to have some changes like less blood which is too bad since it the amount of blood that shows up per hit indicates the amount of damage that you deal 🙁

In any case, Freedom Unite is bound to open doors to non-CFWed PSPs to Monster Hunter.  Are you part of the Monster Hunter Mania?  I am.

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