Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate European Distribution Detailed

by Nicholas Bray - October 25, 2012, 6:36 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Nintendo continue to market and distribute Capcom titles in a new deal for MH3 Ultimate.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's sales, marketing and distribution will be handled by Nintendo throughout the European territories and Australia, although Capcom will be remaining as the publisher.

The game will take advantage of both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS's unique strengths such as quick access to in-game weapons and items via the touch screens. The Nintendo 3DS version will also take advantage of StreetPass, allowing players to exchange their guild cards, which contain their hunter's information.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be releasing on both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS in March, 2013.

[EU] Nintendo Announces Distribution of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo and Capcom have today confirmed that they have entered into a new distribution agreement for the forthcoming Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate scheduled for release exclusively on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U across Europe in March 2013. Under the terms of the agreement Nintendo will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of the games throughout European territories and Australia, with Capcom remaining as publisher.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate utilises the unique functionalities of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS to provide players with a truly intuitive hunting experience. The optional new Target Camera feature now makes it easier to focus quickly on nearby monsters with a simple press of the L Button. Quick access to in-game books, weapons, field maps and minigames is enabled by the touch screen feature on both platforms, whilst the high quality graphics of Wii U and 3D visuals of Nintendo 3DS deliver a unique and stunning world for players to explore. Taking advantage of the portability of Nintendo 3DS, players can exchange their guild card - that contains 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 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 form hunting parties of up to four players online or enjoy the hunt with Nintendo 3DS players via a local wireless connection. Fans who own both a Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, as well as a copy of the game for each system, will be able to take advantage of the inter-compatibility of save data between the two consoles, taking the hunt from their living room wherever they go.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the biggest, boldest Monster Hunter title yet, launches across Europe on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in March 2013.


geoOctober 25, 2012

Can we get a word on if/when it'll be a digital download?  I'm getting it on Wii U, but i'll only get it on 3DS if it's digital. 

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