Capcom® and Nintendo have today confirmed that following the March 23rd release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U™ , a software update will be released in April as a response to Capcom community feedback. The software update will add online cross-region functionality, allowing Australasian, European and North American gamers to play together online in up to four-player battles. Monster Hunters will also be able to play the game using just the Wii U GamePad without the need for a TV screen as the software update makes the title compatible with off-TV play.
Wii U and Nintendo 3DS™ owners can also get a glimpse of the incredible online casino adventure that awaits with a free demo for each system, now available to download from Nintendo eShop.
If you’re taking your first steps in the world of Monster Hunter, you can learn the ropes in a quest aimed squarely at beginners, while experienced players can dive right into a more advanced quest against a formidable foe. And because Monster Hunter is all about customisation, you can arm yourself with one of 12 different weapons before heading out to make your mark.
Capcom will be continuing to support Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for several months after release with additional free of charge downloadable quests. The first quest will be available at launch.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will be released across Australia and New Zealand on March 23rd. Look out for a Wii U Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Premium Pack, as well as a bundle including a black Nintendo 3DS XL system with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate pre-installed, both released on March 23rd.