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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Launching in Australia and New Zealand in March

by Nicholas Bray - January 19, 2013, 7:55 am PST
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Aussies and Kiwis will be able to hunt monsters (ultimately) soon. 

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will launch in Australia and New Zealand on March 23. The game will be available both at retail and through download on the Nintendo eShop.

The game on the Nintendo 3DS can be experienced both in single-player and in local multiplayer for up to four players. Wii U players will be able also play solo or form hunting parties of up to four players online. They can also use the GamePad's microphone to chat online with their party. Nintendo 3DS and Wii U owners can connect locally to play together as well.

Players who are not familiar with the Monster Hunter series will be able to download a demo for both versions of the game on February 21 through the eShop. The demo includes one beginner and one advanced quest to try out.

Check out the announcement trailer below.

[AU] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will Launch Exclusively on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in Australia and New Zealand on the 23rd March 

18th January 2013 – Nintendo and Capcom® today announce that Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate will launch exclusively on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in Australia and New Zealand on the 23rd March 2013. Both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS version will be available in stores and as a digital download via Nintendo eShop. Anyone eager to experience a slice of the unique gameplay the series is famous for will be able to get their hands on a free demo for each version through Nintendo eShop from 21st of February.

Players who own both versions will be able to transfer their own personal save data from the Wii U version to their copy on Nintendo 3DS, and vice versa, ensuring a seamless continuation from the HD experience at home to hunting on the go in immersive 3D.

The world of Monster Hunter™ can be experienced alone or in local multiplayer for up to four players on Nintendo 3DS, while 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. Wii U owners will also be able to make use of the built-in GamePad microphone to chat with their online hunting party.

Those Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owners who are perhaps not familiar with the Monster Hunter series will be able to try Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate via a free demo that will be available for both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions on the 21st February via Nintendo eShop. Featuring one Beginner and one Advanced single- player quest, the demos let players choose from 12 weapons as they gear up to tackle Lagombi and Plesioth.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the biggest Monster Hunter title yet, launches in Australia and New Zealand on the 23rd March, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

For further details:
Nintendo website http://www.nintendo.com.au/
Wii U website http://www.nintendo.com.au/wiiu
Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour http://gamesites.nintendo.com.au/nintendo-3ds-video-tour/
Nintendo AU on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/nintendoau
Monster Hunter on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/monsterhunter
Monster Hunter on Twitter https://twitter.com/monsterhunter
Monster Hunter on YouTube YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/monsterhunter

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