Monster Hunter, the game series that lets players hunt...monsters, is getting another installment.

At a press conference today in Tokyo, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter 3rd would be arriving on the PSP this year in Japan. Good news for MH fans. Better news for the PSP, because the million-plus selling series actually moves PSP units and will certainly breath new life into Sony's handheld.

The popularity of the series hasn't quite yet spread to the West. However, the PSP versions of the games have gotten localized English language releases.

Earlier this year, a Hong Kong game magazine ran a rumor stating that Monster Hunter Portable 3rd would be released by the end of this year.

【速報】すべての武器が集結! 『モンスターハンターポータブル 3rd』発表!(動画あり) [Kotaku Japan]