Sony announces PSP Remastered Games for PS3: Monster Hunter 3
The first game announced for the line was Monster Hunters 3rd, one of the most successful PSP game to date. The remastering not only includes HD graphics suitable for the home system, but revamped controls for the PS3 controller, other additional content, and possible support for 3D visuals. Trophy support wasnít specifically mentioned, but the feature is most likely to be added.
Sony says that multiplayer for these games will support the Ad-Hoc Party app that is available on the PSN. The Ad-Hoc Party is an application for the PS3 that allows the normally offline-only multiplayer of PSP games to connect through the PS3 as a hub to play other people online.
Another great feature Sony is promising is that the saved data from the PSP can be used for their respective games that get remastered. This can be achieved by either hooking up a PSP to a PS3 via USB cable, or using a card reader adapter to transfer the data to the PS3 from a memory stick.
Sony didnít announce what other titles might become available or what the qualifications are for the choice games. This does coincide with a rumor that the PSP God of War games were getting an HD upgrade for PS3 and being released as a collection. With E3 so close, I imagine that weíll get a bigger list of incoming titles at the event. Sony was nice enough to release a trailer for the HD version of Monster Hunter 3rd for comparison. Itís linked below, but it is in Japanese. You can still see the visual improvements, but the rest of the information is the same as what Sony announced. The game is set to release some time this summer in Japan. International plans will probably be detailed at E3.
YouTube: Monster Hunter 3rd HD Remaster Trailer
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