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Exciting news for wannabe Monster Hunters everywhere -Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is 33% off from now until April 11! Feel the rush as you and your friends try to bag the big one. Build up your hunter's armaments by completing quests and equipping them with new weapons and armor. The game is optimized for iOS and hasMFi Game Controller support to make for a better hunting experience.
Hunt the biggest, baddest creatures of all time inMonster Hunter Freedom Unite, on sale now for $9.99.
At some point "very soon," Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies will be making its way to iOS. It's already live on the Japanese App Store, so it's just a matter of waiting and seeing when us Western gamers can enjoy the delights.
Previously solely a 3DS game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies is the fifth game in the Ace Attorney series, with you having to solve various court cases by gathering up evidence and determining contradictions in witness statements. I've played the 3DS version and it's excellent. We can only hope that the iOS version comes to our virtual shores very soon.
We'll be sure to keep you in the know.
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is a surprisingly intricate game - well, surprising if you’re unfamiliar with the series, anyway - and as such there’s no shame in getting a little help. Which is exactly why we’re here! We’ve put together a handy guide for hunters who are just starting out, full of all sorts of useful knowledge that will hopefully keep you all alive out there.
So suit up, grab your gear, and get ready to lay the smack down on to very large critters!
So You Want to be a Hunter?
The first step to getting anywhere in Monster Hunter is figuring out what type of weapon (or weapons) will work for you. There are quite a lot to choose from - 11, in fact - and each one is different. The best way to try them all out is at the Training School.
- In order to access the Training School you’ll need to first speak to the village chief (the elderly woman by the fire). To find her, just head up/North from your home. Once that’s finished you can find the Training School on the opposite side of the Guild Hall.
- Select the Beginner School, read through the basic Hunter Info, then you’ll be able to select Weapon Usage.
- Weapon Usage will allow you to try out every single category of weapon in the game. You’ll be given a temporary set of equipment, and an item box full of handy items at the start. The weapons you use are decent, and the tasks are simple - just enough to give you a sense of how the weapon functions.
- The distinctions between each of the 11 weapon classes are too numerous to go into in a beginner’s guide, but an important thing to remember is that there are two main groups: Melee and Ranged. Both groups utilize completely different types of armor, so make sure to keep that in mind when crafting new gear.
The announcement that Capcom's Monster Hunter Freedom Unite was made just over a week ago, but even so I couldn't help but be surprised to find it on display at their E3 booth. Even if it was tucked away in a quiet, forgotten corner.
I jumped in after someone left a quest partway through, just to see how it all works. And I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. It doesn't set the bar for touch controls or anything, but the interface works pretty darn well. Moving is done with a virtual stick on the left side of the screen, swiping the screen moves the camera while tapping resets it behind the character, and a series of virtual buttons and sliders on the right allow you to attack/block/dodge roll with relative ease. It took some getting used to as this control scheme is more in-line with the classic system from the original that relied on attacking with the right analog stick, but overall it worked quite well. making the button for harvesting, climbing, and so on contextual was also a good call.
The verdict is still out until we get the chance to review Monster Hunter Freedom Unite later this summer, but so far it's looking like a very respectable port of one of Japan's most popular series.
It looks like it might be time for hunters to rejoice, as a fully fledged Monster Hunter game has made its way onto the iOS platform. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G for iOS released yesterday in Japan and appears to be a port (unlike 2011's Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting) of the PSP game of the same name, known as Monster Hunter Freedom Unite in Western territories.
Like the PSP version of the game, players can group with up to four other people via Wi-Fi and take on quests that otherwise may be too difficult to take on alone. The game also supports MFi game controllers, with a controller for the game made by HORI currently in development.
Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G for iOS is available in Japan now for ¥1600, with an international release date yet to be announced.
The Game Breakers and Capcom have joined forces to bring VFX beat-em-up king Viewtiful Joe to Combo Crew as an extra playable character.
Players who are interested in using the goofy silver screen superhero can unlock him via in-app purchase for $1.99. To celebrate Joe's arrival (and possibly soften the blow of shelling out an extra $2 for a new character), Combo Crew is also going on sale for $0.99 until September 3.
Better "Henshin-a-go-go" check it out!
Pocket Gamer reports that Street Fighter IV is currently available to download for only $0.99 cents as part of Capcom's summer kickoff sale. The brawler features 14 characters with 11 different environments and an arcade mode to fight in head-to-head battles with your friends via Bluetooth.
When Street Fighter x Tekken was quietly announced at E3 this year, many were relieved. It had been rumored for a while, but it was there, in the flesh (or silicon) and it was real. Demos started at PAX earlier this month. And we just got our hands on a build. Take a look at the video below to see what to expect.
Full details are still to come. But from the build we can get a sense of what characters we will be able to play, though others are likely to unlock as you progress in the game. In our early look it seems like the controls are pretty well done. As expected as the controls for Street Fighter IV also from Capcom were exceptional for a touch screen button masher like this.
Global multiplayer system will be included in the game. We were unable to test that in our version, though. It could add considerable interest to the game if it works well.
Look for Street Fighter x Tekken later this year, perhaps sooner, perhaps later. If we had to guess, from this build we would say sooner. But Capcom are being particularly cagey about this game. We hope to know more soon.
Capcom announced not one, not two, but all three games in the Phoenix Wright series, originally released on the Nintendo DS, are coming to the iPhone and iPad in glorious HD. First two episodes will be free to download, third one will cost ya. No details on when, exactly, but be ready - it's coming.
“Hold It!” – Three whole games! Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Justice For All, and Trials and Tribulations will be included in a single app. Relive the saga of gaming’s most daring legal eagle, or experience them for the first time.
“Take That!” – All three classic games will not only be presented in their entirety, as seen on the Nintendo DS, they’ve also been painstakingly remastered in glorious HD in order to take advantage of the iPhone/iPad’s luscious Retina display with further optimized tap and swipe controls for easy navigation.