A few new details on Monster Hunter 3G and Nintendo's new slide pad peripheral have surfaced following our initial report from earlier in the day.
Like all the "G" titles, Monster Hunter 3G is an expanded version of its predecessor, in this case Wii's Monster Hunter 3. The 3G version will include a few changes to the world of the Wii version, but will live up to the G name of being packed with content.
The MH3 water elements that were absent from PSP's Monster Hunster Portable 3rd, also an expanded version of MH3, are in MHP3G. The game is said to have a slightly different control feel for its water segments, while still retaining the overall feel of 3's water play.
One new control feature will make use of the system's lower touch screen. By touching, you'll be able to make your character automatically turn to face larger beasts.
Other features mentioned in Famitsu include local wireless play and a new main cover monster named Blakidios (I'm not sure if this is a totally new monster of it it's from a past title -- the name doesn't come up in the Monster Hunter Wiki).
A release is planned for the end of the year, Famitsu reports. The game will be playable at Tokyo Game Show next week.
Regarding the slide controller attachment, the configuration apparently looks like this:
The slide pad itself is said to look identical to the system's current slide pad. The magazine lists the release date and price as both TBA.
Famitsu's report on the slide pad attachment appears to be in the form of a news story. This probably means that Nintendo will make an official announcement either today or tomorrow (when the magazine actually hits retail).