Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate coming March 19, demo in February

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 17, 2013 6:45am PST

It's out with the old and in with the new, as Capcom today announced that the shiny revamped Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will hit Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on March 19, but also that it plans to shut the multiplayer servers for Monster Hunter Tri on Wii down on April 30.

Capcom's announcement today revealed a demo for both platforms on February 21 too.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate jazzes up Tri with fancier graphics, proper local multiplayer, new monsters, the ability to transfer saves between the Wii U and 3DS editions, and controls reworked for the two systems' touch-screens. As for what Monster Hunter is in general, well, it's a notoriously difficult series where you hunt monsters to turn their bodyparts into weapons and armour so you can take on bigger, tougher monsters. You're a monster hunter, see. You hunt monsters.

Capcom also confirmed that the Wii U edition will support voice chat, and a day-one update will enable text communication through a plain old USB keyboard.

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