No Online Fees For Monster Hunter Tri In North America

By Spencer . February 24, 2010 . 10:52am

imageCapcom won’t charge a single point to play Monster Hunter Tri online in North America. Online play is free for us.


In Japan, players need to purchase hunting tickets before logging online. Fees are tiered with longer subscriptions offered at a discount. A 30 day subscription costs 800 Wii Points ($8) while a 90 day hunting ticket is 2,000 Wii Points ($20) or $6.66 a month.


Nintendo also announced Monster Hunter Tri will be sold with a Classic Controller Pro for $59.99. A standalone game goes for $49.99.


Wii Speak support and free online play? The Western version is the superior version of Monster Hunter Tri.

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  • nyobzoo

    wonder how the Japanese consumers responds to their version and the US version of MH3

    • I am sure that Capcom is going to rerelease the game in Japan. On the charging to play online tip. I think they are going to have to make a tough descision.

      • jarrodand

        Yeah, pretty sure the western version will be the base for MH3G. They’ll probably still charge the Hunter’s License though (they did with MHG on PS2).

  • badmoogle

    I hope the same applies to Europe or else pre-order cancelled.>:[

  • Code

    rar, excellent! I had a pretty good feeling it’d be like the original MH on PS2 and have free online, even though in Japan it was P2P. Really looking forward to it!

  • Xingy

    This is quite the surprise. I expected Capcom to charge a small monthly fee for the North American release. But Tri is known to be ridden with bugs, which hopefully will/have been fixed for this release. If so, you really have to wonder what Japanese gamers thinks and what Capcom may possibly be thinking. Perhaps a recall or a re-release? Doubtful on the recall, but you never know.

    • Code

      Like what? I follow MH pretty closely, and I haven’t heard much of anything about bugs, other then a couple insignificant things, which chances are won’t show up in north american release.

      • Xingy

        There were issues regarding constant freezing and lockups during game play.

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    No surprise to me, called this long ago. Based on their eager intentions in claiming good-will from the west this seemed like the obvious outcome to me.

  • MisterNiwa

    Wow, Capcom, what the heck?

  • anbu

    This is Capcom were talking about. I remember them charging extra on some games, forgot what it was. I think it was Resident Evil 5 or Street Fighter 4 add-ons… I’m not sure that made alot of gamers angry.

    So they must be up to something.

  • shion16

    pre ordered !!!

  • Sweet. Guess I’ll keep my pre-order! I was going to cancel if they charged money.

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