Let’s face it, there’s one niggling little question that PSP owners face from their friends when playing some of the better games released on the system… “Why isn’t this on PS3?” For those who have asked that question, especially of this little-known game called Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (I hear it’s a big deal in Japan), your prayers have been answered. Sony recently unveiled Playstation Portable Remaster, a program that seeks to re-release PSP games on PS3 with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from an HD upgrade such as enhanced graphics, extra content, and a new feature or two along the way. The first game to get this treatment is Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, Capcom’s latest PSP installment of its poke-gigantic-lizards-with-pointed-objects simulator.
Aside from the obvious graphical upgrade, it looks like you can carry your save files between versions. It’s definitely good news for those who’ve sunk hundreds of hours into the game already (guilty as charged). Players will also get the ability to play online using Sony’s AdHoc Party service… with people either on PSP (tunneling through the service) or directly on PS3.
With all that said, what PSP games would you like to see given the HD treatment?