The Monster Hunter franchise is best known for its similarities to Phantasy Star Online and insane popularity in Japan. It is an action-RPG that involves character growth by gaining better armor and equipment. The main goal of the game is to increase your hunter rank by completing quests. In the quests you will also get loot from dead monsters like bones and claws to make better weapons and armor. Monster Hunter has 3 Generations of monster designs. 1st Gen appears in Monster Hunter and Monster Hunter Freedom, 2nd Gen appears in Monster Hunter 2, Monster Hunter Freedom 2 and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, and the 3rd Gen appears in Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Some Monsters also have a subspecies like the Silver Rathalos and Gold Rathian.
Energy Drinks: No time-consuming, social life killing RPG is complete without a licensed energy drink! This Japan- only beverage was put out by Bandai on March 27, 2008 to coincide with the release of Monster Hunter 2nd G, an expansion for MH: Freedom 2 for the PSP. The drink had a limited run through April, and was sold at 7-11 only. Bandai estimated that the drink sold 50 million units!