Capcom Formally Announces Monster Hunter Tri For The West

By Spencer . August 3, 2009 . 9:00am


Since Monster Hunter Tri came out in Japan over the weekend Capcom is starting to discuss the Western release. We get to hunt underwater monsters in “early 2010.”


More specifically, Monster Hunter Tri is targeted for release before March 31, 2010, which is the end of Capcom’s fiscal year just like we first revealed back in May.


No details additional details were given about Monster Hunter Tri’s online mode. The service is pay to play in Japan, but when Monster Hunter came out on the PS2 Capcom nixed the online fees. Keep your fingers crossed for a free play version that supports Wii Speak.

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  • Guest

    very nice indeed. i needs to pre order this game when i get the chance. i played the demo and its a beautiful game. i do unfortunately hate the nunchuck and wiimote control scheme. it wasn’t the way i expected it to be but lucky you can use the classic controller.

  • Zefiro Torna

    In all honesty, I wouldn’t really mind an online fee if it ensures the servers will remain active for a long time.

    • MadMirko

      IIRC the free western PS2 servers ran for about 3 years. That’s probably enough for most, but you bring up a good point.

      • jarrodand

        I sort of think Nintendo/Gamespy will supply servers for MH3’s western release, especially since Nintendo’s pushing to make MH3 big in the west. Which means they’ll likely be free, but we probably won’t get to play with the Japanese. :/

        The only reason Capcom’s online PS2 games (Monster Hunter, RE Outbreak 1-2, auto modellista, etc) only lasted around 3-4 years is because their provider (SNAP, formerly Seganet) shut down their PS2 service for other clients.

  • jarrodand

    I hope we’ll also get a CC Pro bundle.

    I sort of doubt pay-to-play pricing either, otherwise there probably wouldn’t be this big a gap to the western release. Not to mention the PS2 precedent, and Nintendo taking a more active role in the western promotion.

  • Badfish

    I’m so glad to hear this. I have tempted in buying a PSP to play this game. Xlink kai allows you play Monster Hunter Freedom online, but it appears to be too much of a hassle. I’m just going to have to play Phantasy Star on DS until then.

  • Guest

    ^i just got my gw-us54mini2w adapter to play over xlink kai and believe it or not, i was playing 5 minutes after getting the thing in the mail. there’s some real good tutorials on the web on how to use it. if you do decide to try kai, i followed this forums tut on how to run it…

    • Badfish

      Thanks for the link Criticalfury.

  • Advent_Andaryu

    I really hope Capcom releases a Monster Hunter Tri bundle here in the US. I would sell my Wii just for the black one, the Classic controller Pro is also a plus.

    I will get his day one. Only problem is the price… I know it will be expensive, but the black Wii really adds a lot for me. I’ll just use the case for my Wii, and sell the remains. I know they have awesome skins online, I just have something about official merchandise…

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