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Jan
17
2013

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Demo News and Release Date Confirmed

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Big news for Wii U and 3DS owners today as Capcom has confirmed the release dates for the anticipated game Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. You can begin your journey when the game hits retail stores on March 19th in the US and March 22nd in Europe. Within that timeframe, Capcom says that the digital eShop version will be available as a full retail release as well. As one can expect, players will take on the role of a hunter and are sent to explore the Monster Hunter universe slaying monsters.

You’ll be able to play the game alone or in four player online or local play using Nintendo 3DS; Wii U players will be able to hunt with Nintendo 3DS players via a local wifi. Those with 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. Also of note is that Capcom says the Wii U version will fully support voice chat which has me excited for some good team strategy.

If you want to get a taste of the action to come, Capcom will release the demo for the game on the eShop for both the Wii U and 3DS versions on February 21st.

 

 

[quote]Capcom today confirmed that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the Wii U system and Nintendo 3DS will bring the battle to retail stores in North America on March 19, 2013 and across Europe on March 22, 2013. The full game will also be offered for digital purchase on both systems during this launch timeframe and the Wii U game will fully support the voice chat functionality available on that system.  For hunters looking to embark on their journeys sooner, free playable demos on the Wii U system and Nintendo 3DS will be available on February 21.

In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, players take on the role of a hunter sent to explore a settlement within the Monster Hunter universe, completing quests on their journey to seek and slay monsters while improving their skills and earning equipment upgrades. With many challenging monsters and over 200 quests, the latest addition to the series is set to be the most expansive offering to date. The game can be played alone, online (up to four players) on the Wii U system, or locally using up to four Nintendo 3DS systems or a combination of up to three Nintendo 3DS systems and one Wii U system.

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