Monster Hunter Tri Supports Wii Speak

By Spencer . February 1, 2010 . 6:53am

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Capcom added Wii Speak support to the Western version of Monster Hunter Tri. Nintendo of Europe announced the news this morning and a Wii Speak bundle.

 

When Capcom released Monster Hunter Tri in Japan it wasn’t Wii Speak compatible. The only way you could chat was through a USB keyboard and through pre-set messages. While both work, live chat is much more useful when a Lagiacrus is closing in and you need to shout “help!”

 

Monster Hunter Tri comes out here on April 6. Still no word if Capcom will charge online fees for online play like Japan or not.


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  • malek86

    Well, I sure hope they won’t charge fees.

    However, I’m starting to doubt. If it were free, they probably would have touted it from the beginning. But, we’ll see.

    • hsiao

      In my opinion, if it were free, they would have said it.

      It’s not 100% sure, but I’m pretty positive that we’ll get fees, as they keep on avoiding the subject.

    • malek86

      Alright, suddenly, this doesn’t concern me anymore. I’ve just bought the japanese version. I found a promotion that had MH3+Pro at $60, and I was also able to use a $5 coupon.

      • Code

        The Japanese version does have fees, although the reason why this is possibly up in the air is the original Monster Hunter on PS2 had fees in Japan but had free online play here in North America, and they may take a similar approach here to help try and get more people playing. Also just the North American version is bundled with classic control pro for $59 too.

        • malek86

          But that would mean I’d have to wait some months. No way. Japanese is not a big problem for me, and I was mainly getting this for the single player anyway.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Bravo, Capcom!

  • Soma

    Well, that’s pretty cool. That will make Monster Hunter Tri the 7th Wii Speak compatible game to be released in North America.
    All of these peripherals are great and all, but what’s the point if it’s only going to work with a handful of games?

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    This is great news, been waiting for this pretty much obvious announcement. I still believe that, or won’t accept the opposite in my mind, that charge fees won’t be a western problem, for the sake of the popularity in the west. if it does turn out I’m wrong, this suddenly ain’t a certain buy anymore, since I am anti-online-charge since WoW.

  • http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/ Ujn Hunter

    I hope they don’t charge fees. I won’t buy it if they do… but if it’s free, then it’s a day one buy for me.

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