Disappointment for Vita Monster Hunter fans as Capcom has said it won't be releasing the title on the Sony handheld any time soon. Monster Hunter 4 launches next month in Japan and will only be released on 3DS for the time being.
"There's a limit to how long something can be continuously developed on the same hardware," said Haruhiro Tsujimoto. "The Monster Hunter series started out on the PlayStation 2, then on the PlayStation Portable. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd had reached the end of the line, and in order to meet new expectations, it was required for us to switch platforms."
"Games have ideal release periods, which also determine when their development begins. This resulted in our judgement of seeing the 3DS as the most desirable."
When specifically quizzed about a Playstation Vita version, Tsujimoto said Capcom had "no for now. We want to have as many people as possible play it on the 3DS, and we are only thinking about making it succeed."