Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be launching on Nintendo’s Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS system across Europe and North America in March 2013. The popular fantasy action franchise Monster Hunter has now sold over twenty-one 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 Hunter universe, completing quests on their journey to seek and slay monsters.
With many challenging monsters and over two hundred quests the latest edition to the series promises to be the most expansive offering to date. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate utilises the functionalities of the Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS system to provide players with an intuitive hunting experience. The touch screen feature of both platforms allows players to quickly access in-game books, weapons, field maps and mini games whilst the high quality graphics of Wii U and 3D visuals of Nintendo 3DS powered by the latest iteration of Capcom’s MT Framework deliver a unique world for players to explore. Taking advantage of the portability of Nintendo 3DS, players can exchange their guild card that contains all 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. 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 wherever they go. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is set to launch in March 2013 and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details.