Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate To Have Voice Chat; Demo In February

By Ishaan . January 17, 2013 . 11:00am


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is coming to North America and Europe with a few upgrades. The Wii U version of the game, which supports online multiplayer will feature voice chat as well as support for USB keyboards via a day-one update patch.


As previously reported, you’ll also be able to play local multiplayer across the 3DS and Wii U versions, as well as transfer your character data between the two.


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be released in North America on March 19th and Europe on March 22nd. It will be released both at retail and via the Nintendo eShop for download on both platforms.


Prior to its release, Capcom will also release a downloadable demo for both the 3DS and Wii U on February 21st.

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  • Good Hunting!

  • Curan_Altea

    Awesome. Playing this with my friends will be even better it seems.
    At least when they do localize Monster Hunter they do it right.

    • Cant wait for MonHun 4 to come out >:D 3DS Multiplayer :3

      • Curan_Altea

        It’ll be nice playing with my friends in person and the reclusive/far away ones online.

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  • Oh nice, wasn’t expecting that so soon!

  • KingGunblader

    Nintendo went crazy with Wii U dates today. And mostly everything is coming out before E3. I bet Nintendo has even more awesome stuff for us in the back half of the year.

  • Zal_Yagun

    Damn. After the fire emblem demo, I was hoping that a monster hunter demo might happen, dates are more than what I wanted

  • Haseyo

    My R-Trigger just had to get busted :( No point in even trying to play without it, gotta get a new 3DS and soon.

    • Digoth

      if you get a “circle pad pro”, it has a replacement right trigger on it.

      • Haseyo

        Will it function for Luigi’s Mansion 2 as well? There are a few games I have / will get that probably need the R-Trigger but all may not use the Pro.

  • RobotKeiji

    Hm, so does voice chat mean the gamepads mic? I hope there’s a way to mute it too without much hassle. I also wonder if you’ll be able to transfer data from the demo to the retail version(if that makes sense in the demo’s context).

    Anyways, the demo is good news but I’m not sure if it will do the game justice to newcomers(I hope so though). Modern gamers tend to like instant gratification and MH is a series that rewards you for hard work and diligence.

    Well, I have my fingers crossed. I hope it does well in the US(I know at least a friend and I are buying it for both systems). It’s nice to see the series on Nintendo though. To me it really makes sense. Nintendo is a company that cares about gameplay first and I feel MH fits into that category.

    • Exkaiser

      Going by previous demos of the franchise, the demo will give you premade characters for each weapon type and a choice of one or two different missions (usually involving some of the new monsters).

      Thus, it won’t drop you off into one-star quests or anything, which would make for a pretty awful demo.

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  • Kevin Lor

    Is this one better than Monster Hunter Freedom Unite?

    • Exkaiser

      Yes. The Tri series is quite a step up.

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