In last weeks Japanese Nintendo Direct, the release of the Monster Hunter spin off Monster a hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village was announced for September 10 in Japan, where it’s going to be called モンハン日記 ぽかぽかアイルー村 Monhan Nikki Poka Poka Airū Mura
This is actually the second Poka Poka Airu game, the first one was released in Japan on the Play Station Portabel on August 26, 2010. The word airou (アイルー airū?) is the Japanese word for felyne, which is a fictional cat species that appears in all of the Monster Hunter games.
What attracts me to this new game is that it’s nowhere near the realistic style of the Monster Hunter games. I’ve wrote about it earlier, I don’t really like hacking away at the giant monsters with blood squirting everywhere. But this spin off uses a much more cartoonish art style and more emphasis is placed on style and village management. In the first game on PSP there were even a few Hello Kitty items are available in the game. Cute!
Thanks to Japanese3DS.com I can now show this weeks Famitsu article about this interesting new game!
Thank you for sharing info on this game, it looks so adorbs! I just hope that it comes to the west.
Me too, with the huge following of Monster Hunter fans it should be popular enough!