The PSP Lives On In Japan With More Monster Hunter, White Knight Chronicles

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The PSP, healthier as a platform in Japan than anywhere else, is still the portable of choice for many in its native land. The new issue of Famitsu magazine unveils new details on two of the PSP's big forthcoming games.

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The Japanese games mag puts a date on Capcom's next, pre-destined beast slaying hit, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, now due for release in Japan on December 1. The previous game, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd, eventually moved more than 4 million copies overseas.

We expect to see the game playable by Monster Hunter fans at this year's Tokyo Game Show, an event a little over two weeks out.

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Famitsu also names the recently announced portable spin-off of Level-5's role-playing game series White Knight Chronicles. Now known as White Knight Chronicles: Episode Portable - Dogma Wars, expect it to tell a prequel story to fans of the series sometime in 2011.

The most recent entry in the White Knight Chronicles series hit Japan this summer.

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DISCUSSION

I don't understand what's with Kotaku thinking PSP is in a sort of zombie state.

This is the best year for the system that I can remember. Peace Walker, P3P, Birth by Sleep, Phantasy Star 2, Valkyria II, Ghost of Sparta, The 3rd Birthday....

Granted, most of them have that odd PSP problem of being games that feel like they'd be better in almost every way if on PS3 instead. Still, that's plenty of huge games.