New Monster Hunter PSP Coming to Japan in 2010

With Monster Hunter Tri on the way for American Wii owners (complete with free online-play), Capcom Japan decided it was time to announce the next game in the ridiculously popular franchise.


Joystiq spotted the product page for Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, which will be hitting Japanese PSPs sometime in 2010. It will be the highest selling game in Japan for a while after launching.

New features should include new monsters, areas, improved co-op play, and improvements to the "Felyne Comrade" system. This title will most likely see a release outside of Japan following a localization period, but time will tell if its popularity will grow after the release of Monster Hunter Tri, which I previewed at GDC 2010.