Is this Monster Hunter for PS Vita? [Update]

Mysterious images pop up on Chinese message board.

If there’s one thing that could boost PlayStation Vita sales in Japan, it’s Monster Hunter (and some Dragon Quest wouldn’t hurt, either). But Monster Hunter 4 is exclusive to 3DS.

Well, these images of what look like a new Monster Hunter popped up on Chinese message board A9VG today. We’re not sure what it says on the page, but Japanese blogs, at least, are suggesting it could be Monster Hunter for PS Vita, or a PS Vita version of China’s Monster Hunter clone Hunter Blade.

Of course, this could be nothing. Some elaborate joke by a Chinese forum poster, if you will. What do you think?

Thanks, Hachima Kikou.

Update 10:35 a.m.: I failed to notice the “Fraps.com” watermark in these screenshots. Considering Fraps is computer software used for capturing video from PC applications and games, I think it’s safe to say this is probably a hoax. The PlayStation Vita part, at least.

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