Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate On Wii U Gets Its First Trailer

By Ishaan . October 11, 2012 . 9:42am

Capcom are bringing both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to the New York Comic-Con, and this morning, they finally release a proper trailer for the Wii U version of the game. You can watch it below:



As previously reported, the Wii U version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will run at a resolution of 1080p and will allow you to use the Wii U GamePad touch screen like you would the bottom screen of the Nintendo 3DS for item selection and so on.


Both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be released in March 2013 in North America and Europe, and will feature cross-platform multiplayer. The Wii U version of the game will also feature online multiplayer.

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  • Just commenting that the thumbnail looked like the monster was about to kick a couple cars in a city.  But it was just player models.  You can imagine my disappointment.

    This is bound to do well, especially in Japan.

    • MrRobbyM

      Wow, idea. Wouldn’t it be awesome if a Monster Hunter game took place in a city? Monsters jumping from the sides of buildings, tiny monsters running throughout the sewers, battles of the highway.. Yeah, it would never happen but it would be awesome.

      •  God Eater ? :D

        • MrRobbyM

          Less anime-inspired and more realistic fantasy like MH. 

          • Christopher Nunes

            Why can’t we have both? I would like an anime-inspired MH-like game, but I still look forward to the realistic fantasy of MH and this game. ^_^

          • MrRobbyM

            Vice versa would be cool too. I would just prefer the MH set in a modern world city.

      • nirvana123

        i hopes thats the sequel to tokyo jungle

  • Could be my first jump in the Monster Hunter Universe :) 

  • Rudy Soto

    Oh My God. That looks gorgeous.
    I definitely need to get this.

  • Shadowman

    This could be the very first Monster Hunter game ill ever play and on the month of my birthday too it’s gonna be one good birthday.

  • AaqibRawat

    Looks magnificent absolutely gorgeous !
     i have to save up money from my first pay check for this game !

    the wii u is going to destroy the world. :O

    hopefully the success of monster hunter third will get frontier some love for the 360 and ps3 ! !

    • zeta

      The PS3 version will never come out on US as per Capcom-Sony technicality problems. Also why get the PS3 version if the WiiU ver has much more content than that. 360 Frontier on the other hand is one MH I would really want my hands to play off to.

  • Enma_Kozato

    I may be a terrible hunter, but I’ll get this game anyway :>

  •  It’s so god damn beautiful…

  • KnightBlazer

    I guess I better start saving up….

  • XypherCode

    Very gorgeous and impressive! :D I really need to get my hands on this. xD
    Even if it’s used assets at least they’re upscaling the game internally so it can run at native 1080p on the hardware.

  • Christopher Nunes

    So happy I’m getting the Wii U, this is definitely a game I’m going to pick up Day One.

  • Showmeyomoves

    Wow, some people on Facebook and YouTube are having a fit over the exclusivity… I almost feel sorry for them.

    • Except you don’t xD

      I can’t wait for this game to come out xD

      • Showmeyomoves

        Dammit, you saw right through me.

    • Spider-Man

      Such a shame. I bought a 3DS XL just for this. I’ll follow Monster Hunter to any platform…any.

    • MrRobbyM

      Exclusivity is just something people have to accept. I’m a bit disappointed myself but I’m not gonna scream my head off.

      Besides, I don’t usually buy games at full price anyways unless I’m highly anticipating it. I don’t mind the exclusivity so much since I know I’ll get a Wii U at some point in time anyways even though it might be a while.

  • Peeka Chu

    I’m not being contentious, but I don’t get the “gorgeous” comments. I watched it in 1080p and it is just an upscaled game like any other HD remake or PCSX2/ Dolphin emulation on a decent computer.  I’m not knocking the tried and true MH formula or appeal, its a great series, but this isn’t what I’m expecting from next gen hardware – nor am I convinced its pushing the Wii either.  

    Last iteration I played was Tri, and I’m off the series till they add some story elements or mix things up a bit (I like the suggestions lower in this post that mention Capcom brining in a few God Eater elements – some story particularly).  The constant and flagrant abuse of reused assets really needs to be addressed by Capcom at some point to. Since 2004 we’ve basically been getting the same PS2 game upscaled and tweaked to 3-4 different iterations of an incrementally different product.

    Again, just an opinion (well the assets thing is mostly fact, but one’s interpretation of that fact is in the realm of personal opinion :P ). Everyone else is entitled to their own enjoyment of the game.  I really hope that those who buy the game love it – and I’m sure that they will – but this is a pass for me.  

    Excited to see if MistWalker cooks up a good WiiU RPG though.  Hopefully his iOS failures send him back to the open arms of consoles in tears! :)

    • This is rather off-topic and it’s bound to be an unpopular opinion, but I don’t understand the fuss around The Last Story after having played it. I finally began playing it a month ago and it’s an incredibly underpolished product. 

      The pacing could be better, the characterization could be better, and the framerate is just intolerable. It hiccups so much that the very act of moving from one place to another feels unpleasant to me. I really can’t believe that Nintendo actually shipped the game in that state.

      Personally, after TLS, I kind of question if Sakaguchi has it in him any more to make these grand console games that everyone wants him to do. I don’t know if TLS was a budget issue, an AQ Interactive technical expertise issue, or a lack of good planning, but I’m not pleased with the final game at all.

      On the subject of Monster Hunter, though, while more story would be nice, I personally kind of cringe any time someone asks that they make it more like God Eater. I know God Eater has its fans, and it isn’t a bad game, but the last thing I want is for Monster Hunter to become another “anime game”. 

      They’re doing more story with MH4 and I look forward to seeing how that works out. Story is nice, but having too much can be a bad thing in a loot-driven game. Sort of like Diablo II… that game had just the right amount of story and lore. I don’t think “event scenes” (as they’re commonly referred to as in Japan) would add anything to MH.

      • SantiagodelosSantos

        I enjoyed the last story a lot. But it doesn’t feel a lot like a JRPG. It feels more like gears of war with swords and cross bows. Maybe that’s why some people didn’t like it. It has some technical problems but the art style looked really good at times and the character designs were appealing. Oh, the music was phenomenal too. I would like to see a sequel on more powerful hardware, although it’s not a good JRPG i thought it was a good game and there is a lot of potential in the game’s mechanics. Also, a lot of people seemed to hate the story, but i saw it as a very simple and functional story with a lot of interesting characters. It wasn’t very memorable but it doesn’t detract from the experience like tales of the abyss (imo)

        • Oh, I didn’t expect TLS to be a good “JRPG” specifically or anything. I think the more we lose those boundaries between genres, the better games will be. As you said, TLS is more of an action game with certain JRPG elements (like the town and party management in battle) mixed in. I was looking forward to enjoying it for the game it was.

          Just that, after having played it, it has a lot of severe issues in my eyes. Bad framerate, terrible textures (many, many Wii games look significantly better), tutorials that pop up way too often early in the game, bad menu design for managing your inventory. There’s a long, long list of things that could have been done better.

          I remember a year or two ago, when localization for Xenoblade and TLS was being debated around these parts, we assumed that, in the unlikely event that both games were not released in the U.S., NOA would prefer to leave Xenoblade in Japan and choose to publish the more “recognized” game by the creator of Final Fantasy.

          Instead, the exact opposite ended up happening. They brought Xenoblade over and chose to let someone else publish TLS, and now I see why. Xenoblade is among the best games of this generation. TLS feels more like an amateur-ish effort.

      • Peeka Chu

        I agree.  TLS was underwhelming for me.  I think TLS suffered FROM the hardware.  After playing Lost Odyssey, you can see how grand his vision can be with more capable hardware. Thus, I’m more excited seeing what he can do with the Wii U.  

      • raymk

        Well tbh I knew last story wasn’t a very good game when it came out in japan due to feedback.  However it was still fun and I still bought it in the states because I want to support games like TLS.  

    • Symbol de Au

      People are saying it’s gorgeous because it looks good not because it’s pushing the hardware. A game doesn’t have to be cutting edge graphically to have good aesthetic. The wii game already looked good. I think it looks good as well though not quite gorgeous. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door was gorgeous in my opinion.

    •  People are in denial that the wiiU is next gen and that it is not current gen. Which it is. So they think everything is going to be golden. But it’s ancient tech.

      • I don’t think anyone that wants a particular console for JRPGs or Monster Hunter really cares about “next gen” or “current gen”. Or anyone that wants a system for Japanese games in general, for that matter. 

        Developers on that side of the pond have had enough trouble coping with this generation. Most people just want good console games out of Japan, nothing more. Expectations at this point are fairly levelled and reasonable when it comes to Japanese developers pushing hardware in any way.

      • Fango

         Nintendo will always be a generation behind.

        • MrRobbyM

          Starting from the Wii, yeah. They will probably continue that trend for a while too. However, don’t forget that the Gamecube was a more powerful console than the Ps2.

          •  I don’t know. I think the ps2 was officially more powerful. They could fit lots more on their disc and more intensive cutscenes. However you are right that other than than the GC was almost on par.

    • raymk

      Honestly though if your getting a wiiU why would you not get the game?  A story would be nice but at this point it would be wasted assets as in mulitplayer games people usually aren’t in it for the story and a bad story is really not better than no story.

    • Showmeyomoves

      I can see where you’re coming from. These graphics don’t exactly give MGS: Ground Zeroes a run for its money, but I think most people are coming at it from a different perspective. We all know this is basically a port of a 3DS game. Most people are just surprised that the art style holds up this well in 1080p. So in that regard, it’s more comparable to the Okami HD remake, which also looks absolutely amazing. It’s not a huge technical achievement, but the art style holds up amazingly well in higher resolutions.

  • Onizuka Gio Hikari

    I have been playing MH3p like its crack so this is just jaw dropping to look at xD I can’t wait for this!!! I may get it on 3Ds too :0

  • keithmaxx

    Oh the goosebumps (a good feeling)… I think I’ll be getting both versions. Online play ftw!

  • Pedro Magalhaes

    My body is ready!

  • This game froze while i was playing it at NYCC, the capcom rep said “you should walk away before they think you broke it.” The game is beautiful, but the wiiu controller not so much, its too wide…

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