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Sony Premieres 'PSP Remasters' With Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Version

No longer do you have to wonder where your PSP is. You don't need a PSP anymore!

It's like this. But bigger!

If you're like me, you don't know where your PSP is. Every once and a while, there's a game that comes along, such as Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, that makes me think about finding it.

Really, though, I'd rather play most of those games on my PS3 on a big ol' TV. Sony's finally making my dream come true with the "PSP Remaster" series, essentially HD'd versions of older PSP games. Sony's partnered with Capcom right out of the gate with Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Version.

News of these upgraded PSP games originated out of Japan, but the official press release (stating it's "starting in the Japanese market") definitely makes it sound like something we'll see rollout worldwide.

What's cool about the "PSP Remasters," however, is the ability to move between your PSP and PS3 without much trouble; the saves are compatible with one another. Plus, there's 3D support. Er, okay.

Look for more news on this at E3, obviously.

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Posted by patrickklepek
It's like this. But bigger!

If you're like me, you don't know where your PSP is. Every once and a while, there's a game that comes along, such as Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, that makes me think about finding it.

Really, though, I'd rather play most of those games on my PS3 on a big ol' TV. Sony's finally making my dream come true with the "PSP Remaster" series, essentially HD'd versions of older PSP games. Sony's partnered with Capcom right out of the gate with Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Version.

News of these upgraded PSP games originated out of Japan, but the official press release (stating it's "starting in the Japanese market") definitely makes it sound like something we'll see rollout worldwide.

What's cool about the "PSP Remasters," however, is the ability to move between your PSP and PS3 without much trouble; the saves are compatible with one another. Plus, there's 3D support. Er, okay.

Look for more news on this at E3, obviously.

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Posted by pegasuswinks

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Posted by Fallen189
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Posted by mtmckinley

dang

Posted by StrikeALight

Cool, but still kinda meh.

Posted by DazzHardy

So, odds of NGP games also going to get this treatment ?

Posted by FesteringNeon

Nice. Why in the fuck didn't they start out with this functionality though? Pisses me off.

Posted by Gnubberen

Great! Now give me Peace Walker HD !

Posted by Doctorchimp
@bukkookkub said:
Nice. Why in the fuck didn't they start out with this functionality though? Pisses me off.
They were in denial about the PSP being a viable platform.

Like they are with the NGP too.
Posted by TadThuggish

So it's like all those PSP-to-PS2 ports that negated why you'd ever have their portable system in the first place.


Well, that's fine, I guess.
Posted by AngelN7

Wait *reads ttile*... Monster Hunter PORTABLE 3rd HD for PS3 *trollface* Hahaaaa! good one Sony now go back and make games insted of being cheap!

Posted by BeefyGrandmole

i just bought a psp :(

Posted by whjms

Might be good, but I don't know about Monster Hunter...Also, is that a GT4 logo on the PSP?

Posted by artofwar420

I just want metal gear and we're good.

Edited by Marz

I can only think of one(two) game i want to sit down on my couch and play.   Crisis Core and maybe Peace Walker.

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Posted by Mijati

This is awesome.

Posted by Icemael
@DazzHardy said:
So, odds of NGP games also going to get this treatment ?
Low. I mean, NGP games might get console ports many years from now when Sony have announced yet another portable system, but it's not going to happen anytime soon.

The PSP isn't going to make Sony much more money at this point, which is why they can port some of its games and rake in some extra cash that way. The NGP, meanwhile, is a new, fresh product. If they ported that system's games right away, they'd effectively be killing it.
Posted by X19

Always been interested in Persona 3 for PSP so yeah hurry up Sony.

Posted by JoeyRavn

I'd really like to try a Monster Hunter game, but 1. my Wii is in the living room and I barely venture that far from my bedroom 2. I only have a PC and 360 there and 3. I don't want to be a PSP/PS3 :(

Posted by Cold_Wolven

If they can bring MGS: Peace Walker to the PS3 then I'll be happy since that game should have been made for console. 

Posted by Bestostero

I approve! lol

Posted by FesteringNeon
@Doctorchimp said:
@bukkookkub said:
Nice. Why in the fuck didn't they start out with this functionality though? Pisses me off.
They were in denial about the PSP being a viable platform.Like they are with the NGP too.
lol seems kinda bass akwards. If anything, knowing you can get "psp" games on ps3 to eventually have a reason to buy something portable... I'm not even going to finish that comment. : / 
Posted by ch13696

Oh... yes. Finally I can get my Final Fantasy I & II HD remasters.

Posted by Solh0und

So we can finally play monster hunter on PS3.....


What took you so long!
Posted by abdo

No way, this is slightly too good to be true. 

Posted by SafetyFist

I'll be able to play Monster Hunter on my ps3 finally? This news just made my day.

Posted by Asadasa5

Neat, but I have no intention of re-buying the PSP games I own just so I can play them upscaled on my TV.

Posted by Yummylee

This is great,

Posted by JeanLuc
@X19 said:
Always been interested in Persona 3 for PSP so yeah hurry up Sony.
YES! I already own it but I'm such a Persona freak that I'd buy it again to play it in HD.
Posted by Vager

I love the entire concept of Monster Hunter but, damn do I really hate the combat in those games.

Posted by CyleMoore

You know, BIGGER!

Posted by ThePilgrums

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep... please? That, Peace Walker, and God Eater are really the only PSP games I'm interested in. Maaaaybe Persona 3 Portable.


Anyway, this is good news for me.
Posted by skunk
@SafetyFist said:
I'll be able to play Monster Hunter on my ps3 finally? This news just made my day.
Same here. I played the crap out of Monster Hunter Tri and can't wait for even more! Especially since I can switch to PSP when im at work.
Posted by Devil240Z

Finally I can finish MGS Peace walker. I hope they put out that Ace Combat game too. and patapon.

Posted by mofoless

this is a good way to check out some games if you never owned a psp...  that's pretty cool.

Posted by Redbullet685

I want Patapon 1 and 2 to be made for PS3!

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

Cool! I hope they release some stuff I'm into and haven't played yet (I have a bunch of PSP games I still need to play).

Posted by Silver-Streak

Give me Patapon 3 on PS3. I will be exceedingly happy.

Posted by vpcwiu

Call me crazy if you want, but I really enjoyed the Syphon Filter games on the PSP. Wouldn't mind seeing those two get the remastered treatment.

Posted by BaconGames

This makes sense now that the NGP is coming and exclusive titles will come to that invariable making it so these PSP titles are now not as viable.  I would totally love it if the hit titles from the PSP came to PSN for download.  Namely that Persona 2 remake can come to the PS3!  (Of course I'm just well wishing here).

Edited by crusader8463

Sounds good to me. I recall playing the first Monster Hunter game that came out here in Canada on the PSP back in college and rallying enjoying it, but not having the extra thumb stick to move the camera around really hurt the game. Plus the whole point of it was to play with friends, and since I only knew one other person who played it, and we were only in the same room during classes, it was impossible to play with people.


Here's hoping they don't shoot themselves in the foot from the get go and price these games at something reasonable like $10 a pop. The PSP had a metric crap ton of amazing looking RPG's that I hope get this treatment.
Edited by Toms115

at least peace walker will end up where it should have been in the first place.

Posted by MrPilkington

This may be the ticket for me to give this Monster Hunter thing a try.


Posted by BLipp18

"  Really, though, I'd rather play most of those games on my PS3 on a big ol' TV."


patrick, im sorry, but i really hate when people say this about PSP games. People bitch and moan about "The PSP has no games! why did i buy one!" then an awesome game like Peace Walker or BBS comes out, and then those comments die off and change into "That should be a PS3 game!" well, too bad people, choose one, either bitch about it being a psp game or make the psp have no games. you can whine about both
Posted by spiceninja
@BLipp18 said:
"  Really, though, I'd rather play most of those games on my PS3 on a big ol' TV."

patrick, im sorry, but i really hate when people say this about PSP games. People bitch and moan about "The PSP has no games! why did i buy one!" then an awesome game like Peace Walker or BBS comes out, and then those comments die off and change into "That should be a PS3 game!" well, too bad people, choose one, either bitch about it being a psp game or make the psp have no games. you can whine about both
This is why I don't like the PSP and the NGP. I don't want to play console games on a smaller screen. I want games that only the PSP can create. All the PSP did was wow the public with it's graphical power, then disappoint them with it's lack of game variety. This didn't happen when I bought a Wii and a DS.
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Posted by GetBentTheVideoGame

Seeing as I'll never ever buy a PSP, this is great news.

Posted by RuneseekerMireille

This sounds great! I've been playing the Japanese version of MHP3rd for a while now, it'll be great to play it in HD, with my PS3 controller! 


If they can bring some of the better games for the PSP to the PS3, I can get behind this initiative! 
Posted by AuthenticM

Shouldn't it be Remastered ?

Posted by GioVANNI
@BLipp18 said:
"  Really, though, I'd rather play most of those games on my PS3 on a big ol' TV."

patrick, im sorry, but i really hate when people say this about PSP games. People bitch and moan about "The PSP has no games! why did i buy one!" then an awesome game like Peace Walker or BBS comes out, and then those comments die off and change into "That should be a PS3 game!" well, too bad people, choose one, either bitch about it being a psp game or make the psp have no games. you can whine about both
Yes, well now you can have both your TV and PSP to play them.  It's not just one or the other and that's a good thing.
Posted by dezvous

I love my PSP and I don't understand the complaint about them being better on a console but that being said, I will be there day 1 if Peace Walker gets this treatment. That is a fantastic game. Crisis Core too. 

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