Nintendo has revealed yet another 3DS promotion designed to get people onto the handheld. If you register (or have already registered) your copy of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, you'll get a code to give to a friend for a free download version if they also register a new 3DS system.
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This week's PWNCAST sees us discuss what we've all been playing this week, before turning our attention to The Best Multiplayer FPS of All Time, and waxing lyrical over Unreal Tournament.
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Platforms: 3DS | Wii U (reviewed)
I've still got so much more Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to play. There's always so much more Monster Hunter to play.
As I stride across the open plains in search of my quarry, pausing briefly to brutalise a flock of velociraptors with a pair of combat bagpipes, I can't help but wonder why I've put myself through all this again. With Monster Hunter 4 set for a summer release in Japan, Capcom's decision to revamp Monster Hunter Tri for the Wii U and 3DS initially feels like a stopgap, and an age old formula that hides its fun behind more grind than you'd ever think possible from something classed as 'entertainment.' The franchise has always been easy to love yet difficult to like, with near-infinite depth and replayability gated behind a sadistic desire to mire players in poorly-explained busywork.
And yet, I still can't stop playing the damn thing. The Monster Hunter formula is starting to show its age, but if it grabs you, it simply won't let go.
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is out this Friday in Europe, and as you'd expect, Capcom have released a double helping of launch trailers. One attempts to convince you to try out the local co-op, a staple of the series in Japan, while the other lampoons a home shopping channel infomercial.
We're currently reviewing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U, which will release alongside the 3DS version (save files can be shared between the two).Click here to read more...
Capcom have launched a huge initiative Stateside to try and drum up more interest in the Monster Hunter franchise here in the West ahead of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's launch next week.Click here to read more...
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is out next week, and this latest trailer is all about... well, hunting monsters. Up to four players will be able to get involved, both locally or online (with voice chat), while the 3DS and Wii U versions can be synced to let you take your progress on the move. Though I worry that the mechanics are still perhaps a little on the heavy and clunky side, especially on the 3DS without a Circle Pad Pro, we're definitely looking forward to this one.
Capcom will be patching region-free multiplayer and the ability to play on Wii U Gamepad into Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. According to the latest press release, a free software update will add the new features in April, a month after the game launches. Once deployed, European and American players will be able to team up online (while their significant others watch something else on the television).
"Free of charge downloadable quests" will also trickle out over the following months, which will hopefully help to keep the online community thriving - something that most Wii U games are struggling to do. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate launches on March 22nd for Wii U and 3DS, with cross-play compatibility betwee the two. What did you make of the recent demo?
Nintendo have announced a number of hardware bundles coming to Europe in the coming months including portable and home console packages for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and a limited edition Fire Emblem Awakening 3DS console bundle.Click here to read more...
We think it's pretty damn awesome that you'll be able to play Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on your Wii U, then pick up where you left off on your 3DS if you have to go out or nip to the loo. And, of course, not only that, but you'll be able to create multiplayer hunting parties across both platforms...which is awesome.
Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto went into more detail about the features in today's Nintendo Direct presentation, and we've embedded the video here for your delectation.
The 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro will launch alongside Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate here in Europe on 22nd March.
The headline is fairly self-explanatory, here. Capcom have announced they will be shutting down the Monster Hunter Tri servers for Wii at the end of April in an effort to facilitate a migration over towards Monter Hunter 3 Ultimate which launches on Wii U and 3DS this March.
Capcom has released a truly delightful little trailer for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which is headed to the Wii U and 3DS. Within, two cute characters will explain what to expect from the upcoming action-RPG, and detail some of its unique features including save file sharing and robust servers.
Capcom has announced a couple of fairly divisive tidbits regarding Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's multiplayer, which is headed to both Wii U and 3DS as a cross-compatible title. Apparently it will run on Nintendo's own servers, but the 3DS version will have no online multiplayer whatsoever.Click here to read more...
North America an Europe will be getting simultaneous release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U and 3DS next March, with Capcom’s Ryozo Tsujimoto revealing that the game will support cros play of sorts across the two devices. Not only will Wii U and 3DS players be able to go hunting alongside one another, but it'll be possible to play at home on Wii U and continue the save file on the go with the Nintendo 3DS version of the game.
Thank god Kojima's "transfarring" phrase didn't catch on.