Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate coming March 19, demo in February

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.

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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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    January 17, 2013 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate coming March 19, demo in February.

    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.

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      January 17, 2013 6:55 AM

      I wish this would come out on 360/ps3

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        January 17, 2013 8:06 AM

        Nintendo seems to have a lock on that franchise now, but given that it's largest market is Japan I don't see it coming to a Microsoft console any time soon.

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          January 17, 2013 11:50 AM

          Despite the fact that there is already a Monster Hunter game out on Xbox360 in Japan? What I really want is a Vita version :(

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            January 17, 2013 3:00 PM

            That game came out before Nintendo locked down the franchise, and by all accounts, it was a step back for the series.

            A Vita version would be one hell of a shot in the arm for that platform, so it's sad that it probably won't happen, but this would be a good time for an imitator to really step up to the plate and show their stuff.

            God Eater on the Vita would make MH4 on the 3DS look like a trip through a time--warp.

            Not to mention PSO2. Once that gets out the door, every day the Vita goes without Monster Hunter is potentially a good day to be Sega.

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      January 17, 2013 7:47 AM

      Looking good, it be cool if it does good and then they make #5 ground up for the Wii U or the new consoles and PC.

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        January 17, 2013 8:07 AM

        I just want a version of 4 that includes new art and stuff. Going through this again will be fun but I doubt it'll keep me interested for the 250 hours that Tri did, given that most of it's the same.

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          January 17, 2013 8:09 AM

          Yeah it is odd they are not making 4 for it or a new title, who knows maybe they are making 4 now or a new one in between 3 remake.

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            January 17, 2013 8:26 AM

            I'd like a "Monster Hunter Quad" or whatever, that is to Monster Hunter 4 what Monster Hunter Tri was to Monster Hunter Portable 3 (albeit, those were on completely different systems, so they may not go that route).

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              January 17, 2013 3:37 PM

              Last I heard MH4 was confirmed 3DS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Hunter_4

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                January 17, 2013 3:47 PM

                wtf....What is up with the stupid hand held kick. I WANT IT ON A CONSOLE DAMMIT! I don't want to play on a tiny ass screen. I want to play it on my huge ass projector screen. SO STUPID >< AND I want it for the PS3

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                  January 17, 2013 4:11 PM

                  "Monster Hunter Tri was originally announced for the PlayStation 3 but was switched to the Wii.[3] It features new mission modes as well as new monsters and items. This information was revealed in 2007 at Nintendo's Japanese press conference."

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Hunter_(video_game)#Sequels

                  My guess is that Nintendo went over to Capcom with a big bag of Wii profit loot and said, "hey, how about some MH love for big N". Capcom looked over at Sony and, well, Sony was too busy to get back with them.

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                January 17, 2013 4:00 PM

                Yeah, that's the only place it's coming, I meant it was going from Sony to Nintendo (the PSP to DS/Wii) not so much the other but looking at Capcom's use of the franchise it's still totally possible.

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      January 17, 2013 12:27 PM

      What?! They are going to shut down the servers for the wii....But I still play it!!! WTF :(