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The first Monster Hunter game was released on March 11, 2004 and the games have since appeared on the Playstation Portable, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Wii, Xbox360, Windows, and 3DS with the most recent game being an MMO. Besides the main and Freedom series there have been three spin-off games including Monster Hunter Frontier, Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village, and Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting.

The sentient cat people from the games called Felyne have made cameo appearances in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Hsien-Ko, and along with the monsters Trenya, Tigrex, Rathalos, and Velociprey have appeared in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

A series of anime shorts called MonHun Nikki Girigiri Airū-mura Airū Kiki Ippatsu aired on August 12, 2010 and spawned a sequel currently in production called MonHun Nikki Girigiri Airū-mura G. Another anime called Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai featured people playing Monster Hunter on the PSP. A four volume manga loosely based on the franchise called Monster Hunter Orage was written by Hiro Mashima and published in April 2008 by Kodansha and Capcom. It saw an English release on June 28, 2011. A trading card game entitled Monster Hunter Hunting Card Game was released in October 2008 with periodic updates planned. A book called Monster Hunter EPISODE was printed in Japan and several art books including Monster Hunter Illustrations Art Book Set (2008), Monster Hunter CG Works (2009), Monster Hunter Hunting Card Art (2010), and Monster Hunter Illustrations (2011) have been printed over the years. Numerous miniature figures of both the monsters and armor sets from the games have appeared in Japan.

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In 2012 Resident Evil director Paul W. S. Anderson stated he was considering Monster Hunter for a film adaptation.

The "Monster Hunter" main series in order of original release:

Monster Hunter (2004, PlayStation 2)
Monster Hunter G (2005, PlayStation 2)
Monster Hunter 2 (2006, PlayStation 2)
Monster Hunter Tri (2009, Wii)
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (2010, PlayStation Portable)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (2011, Wii U)
Monster Hunter 4 (2013, 3DS/2DS)
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (2014, 3DS/2DS)

Monster Hunter Freedom Sub-group:

Monster Hunter Freedom (2005, PlayStation Portable)
Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (2007, PlayStation Portable)
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (2008, PlayStation Portable)

Monster Hunter Spin-offs:

Monster Hunter Frontier Online (2007, PC)
Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village (2010, PlayStation Portable)
Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village G (2011, PlayStation Portable)
Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting (2011, iOS)
Monster Hunter Online (2013, PC)
Monster Hunter: Frontier G (2013, PC)
Monster Hunter Frontier G2 (2013, PC)

Manga Adaptation:

Monster Hunter Orage (2009, 4 volumes)

Card Game Adaptation:

Monster Hunter Hunting Card (2008)

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