Capcom announces new Monster Hunter games for Nintendo 3DS

Capcom has announced that it will be bringing its multimillion-selling Monster Hunter series to the Nintendo 3DS.

The developer revealed at this week's Tokyo Game Show that a revamped version of the Wii hit Monster Hunter Tri is in development for Nintendo's handheld and will make its Japanese debut later this year.

Monster Hunter Tri G will include all of the features of the home console release plus new touch-based control options, as well as a host of additional creatures, quests, items and characters.

Capcom also announced that the next fully-fledged sequel in the series, Monster Hunter 4, is also coming to the Nintendo 3DS at some point in the future.

Monster Hunter has become one of the most successful franchises in Japan since its 2004 debut, with 18 million games having been sold so far.

The series is also making inroads in Western markets, thanks to the high-profile releases of games such as Monster Hunter Tri and Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite on PSP.

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