UPDATE: Capcom executive, Christian Svensson, has responded to rumours of a PlayStation Vita version of Monster Hunter 4 with the following statement:
“I would not believe everything you read on the internet. It will set you up for disappointment or misdirected frustration.”
While I find this disappointing, it’s good to get a response from Capcom.
Monster Hunter 4 was recently delayed in Japan. Originally to be released in March, it has since been pushed back to the summer of this year.
Now Japanese sources point towards a simultaneous release of the game for both the 3DS and the PlayStation Vita as being the cause of the delay.
It was this image taken from a Japanese magazine that originally sparked the rumour:
“Whilst originally it was said that the delay of MH4 was due to wanting to make a better quality game and graphics, the real reason appears to be that it may be released on the PS Vita to increase sales.”
This is all we know at this time. Stay tuned for more information as it comes!
As for what I think, Monster Hunter 4 would be a real system-seller for the Vita, since Monster Hunter is so huge in Japan. It may even be possible that Sony, knowing this, paid Capcom to develop Monster Hunter 4 for their handheld, thinking that it would cause a great rise in PlayStation Vita sales. I know I’d rather play Monster Hunter on a Vita than on my 3DS, if only for that extra control stick.
What do all of you make of this?