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Monster Hunter 3G Coming at Wii U Launch in Japan, Worldwide Later

by Danny Bivens - September 14, 2012, 2:09 am PDT
Total comments: 15

Capcom releasing popular title on Wii U outside of Japan too!

An HD version of Monster Hunter 3G HD, known as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate in the West, is coming to the Wii U on launch day, December 8, in Japan. Players will be able to purchase the game stand alone or as a special Wii U bundle that comes with the Wii U console, a Wii U Pro controller and the game. The bundle will retail for 38,850 yen with taxes.

Players will be able to transfer save data from the Nintendo 3DS version of the game and use it in the Wii U version. Players will also be able to join others online in their quest to hunt other monsters. Not only that, but players will be able to play together cross platform locally. Monster Hunter 3G HD will release on the Wii U in North America and Europe next March. The Nintendo 3DS version will also see a release in the West at that time.

Capcom Confirms Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Release in March 2013

The Most Expansive Installment in the Monster Hunter Series Comes to North America and Europe.

SAN MATEO, Calif. — September 13, 2012 —Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate will be launching on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS across Europe and North America in March 2013.

The popular fantasy action franchise Monster Hunter™ is now one of the most iconic gaming series in the world selling over 21 million copies worldwide since the series began in 2004. Players take on the role of a hunter and are sent to explore a settlement within the Monster Hunteruniverse, completing quests on their journey to seek and slay monsters while improving their skills and earning equipment upgrades. With many challenging monsters and over 200 quests, the latest edition to the series is set to be the most expansive offering to date.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate utilizes the functionalities of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS to provide players with a truly intuitive hunting experience. The touch screen feature of both platforms allows players to quickly access in-game books, weapons, field maps and mini games while the high quality graphics of the Wii U and 3D visuals of the Nintendo 3DS powered by the latest iteration of Capcom’s MT Framework® delivers a unique and stunning world for players to explore. Taking advantage of the portability of the 3DS, players can exchange their guild card that contains all of their hunter’s information with other players via StreetPass.

Players can experience the world of Monster Hunter alone or in four player local play using the Nintendo 3DS. Finding nearby hunters to adventure on quests with is now even easier via the local Nintendo 3DS search feature. Wii U players will be able to enjoy the hunt with Nintendo 3DS players via a local wireless connection. Gamers that own both a Wii U and Nintendo 3DS can take advantage of the inter compatibility of save data between the two consoles, taking the hunt from the living room to wherever they go.

Talkback

lukas85September 13, 2012

Nintendo is starting with a big right foot today in japan. This game will sale like hell. Hopes it comes to america, if it comes, it will be my first monster hunter game.

RazorkidSeptember 13, 2012

Seriously, where is my NA 3DS  release of MH :'( ?

MaxiSeptember 13, 2012

Razorkid its been confirmed that the game is going to be for the 3DS and Wii U. March 2013 for the states.

ShyGuySeptember 13, 2012

It prints money. Dinosaur money!

ejamerSeptember 13, 2012

Quote from: Maxi

Razorkid its been confirmed that the game is going to be for the 3DS and Wii U. March 2013 for the states.

Best Nintendo-related news I've heard in... 2012?  Probably.  Definitely the upcoming 3DS game I'm most excited about, even if it is a Tri rehash instead of an all-new game.

geoSeptember 13, 2012

I am so freaking hyped about this news.  I'll be one of the suckers who buys the game twice. 

LouieturkeySeptember 13, 2012

Quote from: ejamer

Quote from: Maxi

Razorkid its been confirmed that the game is going to be for the 3DS and Wii U. March 2013 for the states.

Best Nintendo-related news I've heard in... 2012?  Probably.  Definitely the upcoming 3DS game I'm most excited about, even if it is a Tri rehash instead of an all-new game.

People keep telling me that Tri and 3G are not the same game.  So I don't think it's a rehash.

azekeSeptember 13, 2012

Dragon Quest, 2d Mario and MonHun on day one?..

Nintendo went full no mercy on japan...

MaxiSeptember 13, 2012

Quote from: Louieturkey

Quote from: ejamer

Quote from: Maxi

Razorkid its been confirmed that the game is going to be for the 3DS and Wii U. March 2013 for the states.

Best Nintendo-related news I've heard in... 2012?  Probably.  Definitely the upcoming 3DS game I'm most excited about, even if it is a Tri rehash instead of an all-new game.

People keep telling me that Tri and 3G are not the same game.  So I don't think it's a rehash.

Yeah Tri and 3G are not the same game. Roy from the My Fair Hunter podcast did a write up on the differences.http://www.kotowari.org/monster-hunter-3-ultimate-coming-to-wii-u-and-3ds/

Also here is Monster Hunter 3G page on the wiki. http://monsterhunter.wikia.com/wiki/Monster_Hunter_3_G

ejamerSeptember 13, 2012

I understand it's not actually the same game as Tri and that it will include new monsters, weapons, quests, and environments... but it still sounds like an improved and expanded rehash instead of a full sequel (ie: MH4) from everything I've read. I'm not saying this with any negativity intended. I'm totally excited about the game and will definitely be buying. I don't even care if it's got online - although that would sweeten an already incredible deal.

LouieturkeySeptember 13, 2012

Wasn't Tri just an improved and expanded rehash of Freedom Unite?  Seems like these games don't change a huge amount from game to game, just like Pokemon.

MaxiSeptember 13, 2012

Actually you are mistaken Louie. Tri was basically a new start to the series because the past games mechanically were broken and by that I mean many of the monsters hitboxes were broken and it was not really balanced.So with Tri they started over and fixed everything. Also one of the creators of the series or game said that he wanted to start over and make everything work.

LouieturkeySeptember 13, 2012

Quote from: Maxi

Actually you are mistaken Louie. Tri was basically a new start to the series because the past games mechanically were broken and by that I mean many of the monsters hitboxes were broken and it was not really balanced.So with Tri they started over and fixed everything. Also one of the creators of the series or game said that he wanted to start over and make everything work.

I understand that, but the way ejamer put it, Tri and 3G were the same game, just with enhancements for one over the other.  So I went with an even bigger and exaggerated generalization.  That's all.  I know they are completely different outside of the basic principle of fight and collect the monsters.

ejamerSeptember 14, 2012

Except my statement wasn't an overblown exaggeration. There is a reason that Monster Hunter 3G doesn't get a new number: because it's based off the same code as Tri (ie: Monster Hunter 3).  Changes and improvements were made, but it's still the same base game - unlike Monster Hunter 4 which makes much larger changes.


It's like the difference between getting Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and Street Fighter 3. Maybe all you want is an amped up version of a game you already love, and there is nothing wrong with that. But maybe you want something that is new from the ground up instead.


Or to use the Pokemon comparison: if you already own and have completed Pokemon Pearl, would you be more excited about the release of Pokemon Platinum or Pokemon Black? Which would you be more likely to buy?


Hate on my statement all you want. I stand by it. This game is a rehash of Tri with some extra content, and it's going to be great on the 3DS.




By the way, no online for 3DS confirmed.  If you want to change that, start talking on Capcom's MH forums. I'm buying either way, but local-only multiplayer would likely mean it's a solo affair for me.
http://www.capcom-unity.com/ask_capcom/go/thread/view/7371/29377819/can-you-confirm-or-deny-if-mh3u-on-3ds-will-have-online-and-will-there-be-a-cross-buy-promotion

pokepal148September 14, 2012

Well i hope we get crossbuy.
Also if the games share save data then they should use spotpass

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