Following up its big showing at E3 last month, Capcom’s iOS port of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is now available in the App Store. Fans of the original can now download a touch-friendly version of the game for the iPhone and iPad, for $15.
For those unfamiliar with the title, ‘Freedom Unite’ is an episode in Capcom’s popular Monster Hunter franchise that made its original debut on the PSP in 2008. And as the name suggests, much of the game revolves around hunting monsters…
Here’s a quick overview of the plot:
There are so many ways to progress through Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS. With a multitude of quests to complete, you can choose to tackle something new, or go back and replay a quest you’ve already cleared with new weapons and tactics. How you play the game is really up to you!
You’ll embark on quests with numerous objectives, from gathering items to slaying monsters. If you’re successful, you’ll reap the spoils, which you can use to create and enhance weapons and armor. Once you’ve buffed up your character, you’ll be ready to take on even bigger quests!
And some of the game’s top features:
- Simple Controls – the controls have been designed so you can intuitively perform complicated actions at the touch of a button!
- Convenient Functions – a number of functions are included to assist you while you hunt, such as the ‘target camera,’ which keeps monsters in your sights, and the ‘pop-up icon,’ which indicates things you can interact with.
- Improved Graphics - the game’s graphics have been optimized for iOS devices. Just wait until you see all of the beautiful environments for you to hunt in!
- Online Play – you can go hunting with up to 4 players over Wi-Fi. When you run into a quest that’s just too much for you to handle by yourself, call on your friends to join the hunt!
- MFi Game Controller Support – use the MFi Game Controller to get the best hunting experience!
And of course, a clip of the game in action:
I’m not familiar enough with the original title to speak to the quality of the iOS port, but initial feedback looks good. The game currently has a 5-star rating in the App Store, and industry publications like TouchArcade have written glowing reviews.
If you want to check it out for yourself, you can find Monster Hunter Freedom Unite in the App Store for $14.99. That may sound expensive for an iOS game, and it is, but Capcom promises that’s all you’ll pay— there’ll be no IAPs or other hidden fees.