Here’s What’s New In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

By Ishaan . March 16, 2013 . 12:00pm

Capcom have outlined some of the new content in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for those that aren’t sure how much is new if you’ve already played Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii. On their Capcom-Unity blog, they mention that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has 73 monsters in total.


So, assuming you’ve played Tri, this is what’s been added to 3 Ultimate:


from Monster Hunter Freedom Unite:

  • Anteka (small)
  • Bullfango (small)
  • Azure Rathalos (subspecies)
  • Silver Rathalos
  • Pink Rathian (subspecies)
  • Gold Rathian
  • Plesioth
  • Green Plesioth (subspecies)
  • Black Diablos
  • Nargacuga


from Monster Hunter Portable 3rd:

  • Gargwa (small)
  • Slagtoth (small)
  • Wroggi (small)
  • Arzuros
  • Great Wroggi
  • Lagombi
  • Volvidon
  • Nibelsnarf
  • Duramboros
  • Zinogre
  • Crimson Qurupeco (subspecies)
  • Purple Ludroth (subspecies)
  • Jade Barroth (subspecies)
  • Baleful Gigginox (subspecies)
  • Sand Barioth (subspecies)
  • Steel Uragaan (subspecies)
  • Glacial Agnaktor (subspecies)
  • Green Nargacuga (subspecies)


new to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate:

  • Brachydios
  • Rust Duramboros (subspecies)
  • Stygian Zinogre (subspecies)
  • Lucent Nargacuga (subspecies)
  • Ivory Lagiacrus (subspecies)
  • Abyssal Lagiacrus (subspecies)
  • Savage Deviljho (subspecies)
  • Hallowed Jhen Mohran (subspecies)
  • Goldbeard Ceadeus (subspecies)
  • …and a brand new final boss!


Number of new quests: 211 new quests

Total number of quests: 339 (SP and MP, not counting free DLC quests)

Total number of weapons: 1,398 including the following

  • 59 Great Swords
  • 83 Long Swords
  • 71 Sword & Shields
  • 122 Dual Blades
  • 73 Hammers
  • 99 Hunting Horns
  • 78 Lances
  • 108 Gunlances
  • 76 Switch Axes
  • 91 Heavy Bowguns
  • 96 Light Bowguns
  • 115 Bows


Number of new armour pieces: 1,028 new armour pieces

Total number of armour pieces: 1,663 armour pieces

3 new areas: The Tower, Misty Peaks and the Tainted Sea


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be released on March 19th in North America and March 22nd in Europe for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Both versions of the game will be compatible with one another for local multiplayer and the Wii U version will allow for online multiplayer as well.


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  • michael j cuellar

    Capcom store is sold out of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U copies….lol.

  • riceisnice

    God. Why don’t you just barricade my door and window while threatening me at gunpoint to stay in my house for a year.

    • gquain

      Because else you couldn’t use the full potential of the 3ds version.
      But to be honest, i would very like you to stay at home so we can meet online.

      • Lightthrower

        The 3ds version is the bad one, can’t play online unless you also have a WiiU with a special adapter.

        • MyBodyIsReady

          Which is a damn shame, because I have a 3DS and no Wii U and would have gladly bought this game if it had online. Nobody want’s to play Monster Hunter alone.

          • Haseyo

            I really don’t mind playing alone, plus I have a group of friends getting the 3DS one as well. Personally, I’d rather be able to play anywhere over having online, but I know others are more dependent on having online capabilities.

        • Kchorrex

          So it’s ad hoc party all over again? Bummer. MH is one of those games that are overlooked by my friends, probably due to the learning curve, so online play is always welcome.

  • Guest

    Can’t wait to finally try the Monster Hunter series. Got my Wii U bundle ordered :P

    • Vash bane

      you havnt played the series yet?
      well prepare to die….ALOT lol
      oh and not leaving the house for a couple of hours :D

      • RaikageV

        Not hours…. days!

      • Kchorrex

        ^This^. Also, prepare for a ton of frustration, especially at the beginning. This game is the definition of hardcore, it is not for the weak of mind, expect sparing some days just to find which weapon suits you the most. That being said, once you get the hang of it, it is a really enjoyable experience.

  • Niko Sandwich

    I’ve never been a Monster Hunter player, so I just mean to ask: Are new monsters really that big of a deal?

    I know hunting them is, well the game, and you can make armor out of them, but when they sell games they promote their new monsters like crazy. That’s why I ask.

    • d19xx

      Yup. The core game is about hunting them. New monsters = New attack patterns to memorize and new gears to craft.

      • Niko Sandwich

        I see… As I understand, the series can be a lot of fun and addicting, but, at least from trying the 3DS and PSP games, they don’t seem to be my cup of tea. Oh well, thanks for the answer!

        • FlameEmperor

          Lol that’s only the demo to show you the gameplay. Not the complete game. Give the full game a try before you turn away from the series. We always need new hunters to play with :3

          • Niko Sandwich

            Yeah, true, true, it’s just that the gameplay didn’t click with me when I played the demos, and, as you can see by my question, I didn’t really know what the series was about.
            ….I’ve also got a giant backlog I need to play before I start MonHun, as I hear it sucks in hundreds of hours!

          • Sergey Kuchin

            2g/unite does MAAANY hours. Damn, 430 hours for 2g on my psp, 3rd part on psp w/o G-rang isn’t big deal if you’re skilled hunter and have friends,

          • gamerdude

            to be honest this is the type of game that doesn’t just click like that for anyone. the barrier for entry is high but it has depth for years to back it up unlike some casual stuff. this is as hardcore as gaming gets.

          • Vash bane

            hey hey you forgot something….and to use as bait X3

    • Happy Gamer

      It’s really hard to describe until you actually play the game. it also helps to sorta immerse yourself in the world as well.
      Imagine you are a hunter gatherer society’s worker. A new monster means new equipment, items for your village for you to gather lol.
      considering you play the game and get into it, new monsters to fight is pretty exciting.
      This is one of the few games I actually enjoy the monsters of the game more so than my own character.
      They have this appeal to them.
      This is a bit different from God Eater’s “monsters” though. I feel MH’s monsters have much more charm and personality attached to them.

      • Niko Sandwich

        Huh, I see. That’s pretty interesting. I’ve only played the demos on the PSP and 3DS, so I guess I hadn’t seen enough of the actual experience. Thanks.

      • Revorse

        Hey hey, Aragami weren’t all bad.

  • LegoPenguin

    nice to see some bow lovage.. cant wait to play


    no thanks :P
    lately i’ve been wondering about capcom “quality”

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    My body is ready for more Mon Hun Greatness.^_^

  • Haseyo

    My poor 3DS’s battery is going to be in overdrive once Tuesday lands.

  • konsama

    And on march 19th the shut-in people index will skyrocket. >>

    • Kchorrex

      Can’t wait to read something like “Sudden hikikomori virus spreads over western countries” in FOX News.

  • MaskMask

    Unfortunately they didn’t bother making it a current gen game. Keep your handheld games on the handhelds or modernize the game. $60 for a PSP game with better graphics? No one in their right mind would buy this.

    • Ixbran

      MH3U is being released on the 3DS and WiiU in the West. So yes, it is being released on a current gen game system.

      You didn’t do much research on this game did’ja?

      • fds_nextdart

        They were referring to graphics and such with the “current gen” comment; fine as it looks on the Wii U, it’s still the 3DS version with an HD version coat. Mind you, the same could be said about the PS3 MH3rd HD version~.

        But I can see their point, imagine a MH developed with the Wii U’s technical capabilities in mind? It would look far better than the current Wii U HD version~.

    • Haseyo

      Ironically, I much prefer MH on handhelds. Unite and Portable 3rd have been far superior than any others so far. Just feels right.

    • Caleb

      Both Dragon’s Dogma and Lost Planet 3 demonstrate some of the possibilities that an updated monster hunter could see, so I could say I agree that it would be great to see an update to the series. However; the wiiU version of the game looks really fantastic for what it is, and with all the new and combined content I think it’s unfair to lable this game a $60 psp game.

    • Red Veron

      WiiU owners will buy it since there is nothing else to play on WiiU. If I had a WiiU, I would buy it.

    • I wouldnt say that. you have to keep in mind that game discs are just like any other disc. better graphics take up tons of space and lots of content takes up space. i dont know about you, but i would much rather my game be full of content than amazingly beautiful. and it isnt like monhun wiiu looks bad, either.

  • ShadowDivz

    So does this mean we will NEVER see a Monster Hunter on Vita? Or Is this just a temporary thing? Like they give nintendo a few Monster Hunter games and then we will see one on vita?
    Im not trying to start something, i’ve just been wondering for awhile.
    Also, that big WiiU controller with a monster hunter game? Gotta test that out.

    • Vash bane

      well their in an agreement with them for a few years or something for now(cant really remember off the back)

    • No, this just means MH3U has a lot of content. MH4 is on 3DS. So it might be a while until we see one on Vita.

  • Draparde

    i love that MH3 U lets you use the Classic controller pro from the wii. it saved me money if i decided i wanted to get the newer classic controller.

    however, regardless of the controller type…i ..can..not…wait!

  • RaikageV

    211 new quests and 1,028 new armour pieces? o.o

    Now… I’m hyped.

  • Christopher Nunes

    Wow! This is looking great! I can’t wait to pick up my copy of the game on Tuesday, and fighting these new monsters will be a blast! I like Gods Eater because of its story though the Aragami lack personality whereas the Monster Hunter’s monsters have a lot of personality behind their attacks and action though the story is… nonexistence at best except for Tri however little there was (and I’m guessing MH3U as well considering it’s like an expansion version of Tri).

    Once I’ve gather enough materials to make my weapons and armor and ranked up a bit I’ll head online! Can’t wait to fight along side my fellow hunters!

    By the way I’ve noticed that out of all the weapons the Dual Swords have the most weapons to select from, from that type with it being 122 varieties of it. As a Dual Sword player I’m very happy about it though there’s also a lot of other weapons as well and I cannot wait to see the different versions of them as well!

  • Miralizmis

    Gosh, Capcom.
    It’s like you want me to spend the rest of my days indoors(… not that I don’t mind). XD

  • SetzerGabbiani

    I’m already sort of a recluse, so this is will fit in with my lifestyle nicely. Might have to go the distance and ignore the girlfriend on weekends…will miss my manhood when she cuts it off.

    • J_Joestar

      Or you can try to induct her in the ways of hunting monsters!

  • gamerdude

    can’t describe in words how floored I am by the numeber of new content!!

  • J_Joestar

    Can’t wait to hunt that Miralis! I’ll play it a sweet lullaby with my hunting horn, and by lullaby i mean beat it to death.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    To bad we can’t import my wii save :{ wait?! I can just do it all over again :}

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