Nintendo To Publish Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate In Australia

By Ishaan . October 18, 2012 . 5:34pm

Nintendo published Monster Hunter Tri for the Wii in Europe and Australia, and they’ll be publishing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate in Australia as well, according to a rating found by GoNintendo.


Whether or not Nintendo will undertake publishing duties for the game in other PAL territories aside from Australia is not known yet.


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is slated for release in March 2013 in North America and Europe. The game will be released on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

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  • Ethan_Twain

    Interesting!  This is exactly how the Nintendo deal with Square Enix for Dragon Quest seemed to break down too.  Both Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter have been migrating to Nintendo hardware, and both Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter have been published by Nintendo outside of Japan.  Same for Fatal Frame Zero, actually.  Bayonetta 2 is also going to be a Nintendo published title, though in that case it’s Nintendo published in all territories.

    One wonders then if Nintendo hasn’t had to expand their localization/marketing departments in North America and Europe to keep up with the additional titles they’ve shouldered the burden of releasing.

    • kylehyde

      Pretty much agree, they need to expand or change those departments, especially NOA. NOE has improved a lot with the years (they got Fata frame the crimson butterfly, inazuna eleven, pandora’s tower), but NOA has not been in good shape, not at least with his costumers.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Finally, Australia getting more love there. If i am not mistaken, Australia have been one of the region that is always left behind and suffered from crazy pricing there.

    Hope that one day, Nintendo will one day oopen their own branch there and help to stabilize the price.

    • vadde939

       Huh? Nintendo have their own branch in Australia. Since 1994 in fact.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Ehh? Is that so? But why does the game still cost so much there?

        • vadde939

           Having a local branch has nothing to do with prices. All games/consoles from all companies (and most other tech realated stuff too) have always been expensive here. It’s why I and pretty much all the other Aussie gamers I know import most games from the UK or US and only buy console hardware and on sale/preowned games locally.

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Is that so. Well thanks for the info there.^_^ It is always nice knowing how each region goes there.^_^

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