Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Brady Games Guide Is Over 500 Pages

By Ishaan . March 19, 2013 . 1:50pm

Capcom have posted an update on the Brady Games guide for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Previously, EB Games and Capcom reported that the guide would be 250 pages in length. However, it turns out the guide is actually over 500 pages in length. Brady Games shared a two-page preview of it on their Facebook page:



As previously reported, if you pre-ordered Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate from GameStop or EB Games, you’ll get a digital version of the guide for free. Brady Games will also make the digital guide available for purchase separately at a later date.


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  • Good. Effing. Lord.
    My Doublejump Nocturne guide is only ~400 pages and I think that one could stop a bullet were i to wear it as armor. This sounds like one hell of a guide! :D Almost has me wishing I’d preordered at Gamestop.

    • Samurai_Heart

      Ha, so you’re gonna use your tablet to stop a bullet? The guide is a PDF only =( too bad a physical copy would have been amazing…

      • EdgeKun

        Yeah yeah, semantics. I believe my point was made clearly enough. My point of “holy crap. THAT’S A LOTTA PAGES!” =P

  • Steven Heryanto

    It has no Dire Miralis description

  • neo_firenze

    Still glad I saved $20 buying the Wii U + 3DS combo on Amazon instead of Gamestop, but I’ll be using that $20 to buy the physical version of this guide!

    • Samurai_Heart

      It’s an eGuide, BradyGames aren’t printing a physical copy =(

      • neo_firenze

        Argh. I knew the Gamestop version was an eGuide but thought there was also a physical guide coming. If it’s digital only… well, I’ll probably just ignore the guide and use the many online resources.

    • I was getting the Amazon deal as well but considering I’m in Puerto Rico it would had taken a week for it to get to me so I just cancelled and went directly to the shop the next day to instantly play and got the ebook.

      Oh and you didn’t hear this from me but….I’ve heard it doesn’t have drm. Just the name of the buyer written on the bottom right of each page. lalala.

  • Kchorrex

    You know a game is freaking hardcore when its guide is half a bible long. If only I had a 3DS T_T I’ve played the hell out of MHFU on my PSP.

    • xXDGFXx

      Unless you got a gamepad, you’re gonna have a bad time with the camera compared to the claw.

      • Ferofax

        blame your muscle memory. new players have no trouble adjusting.

        • xXDGFXx

          My right thumb’s muscle memory has nothing to do with my left index finger’s muscle memory. Actually, muscle memory has nothing to do with it. For a touch camera, you’re limited to 4 degrees of motion using a virtual d-pad on a resistive touch screen.

      • Not seeing it. I hated the claw. My hand would cramp up, my fingers would hurt like the devil. I’ve been having no issues with the touch cam at all. It just takes little getting used to, but nowhere near the time it takes to adjust to using the claw. That thing isn’t designed for human beings. :P

        • Kchorrex

          Yep, the touch d-pad seems like a neat replacement for the claw.

        • xXDGFXx

          Considering I could use all three controls at once with the claw, I find it a much better alternative. Not only that, but it really wasn’t that difficult to get my index finger onto the d-pad as opposed to stretching my thumb across and holding the touch screen while running.

          • J_Joestar

            The touch pad’s position is pretty comparable to the right analog stick on a ps3/360 controller, and you can adjust it’s position still to suit your hand.
            While i know some people who feel its responsiveness isn’t as ideal, they all agree that it is a far more natural feeling than the Claw.

          • xXDGFXx

            Hmm, maybe I should lower mine a bit…

        • I must agree that the touch cam has been very helpful but the pressure you have to apply on the screen ( used to a phone screen ) gets me either pressing too much or pressing too little. I really want to get the Circle Pad Pro but as I have a XL I might have to end up importing one from Japan.

          One very handy feature on the game has been the new lock on camera when targeting a boss monster.

  • Shadowman

    500 pages I could probably print each one and turn it into a physical copy but that gonna be like a lot ink.

  • Carocaro4

    hey! I also got it from Best Buy? goodness that was a great surprise!

  • Haseyo

    I feel bad for anyone who’s playing this series for the first time on this game. There really is this much information in Monster Hunter.

  • AweOfShe

    Got my game and code on the way to work. Now I’m going to be longing to play it all shift. :l

  • Red Arrow

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t have an index, doesn’t have proper weapon trees and despite having damage charts for each monster it fails to have hit zone diagrams. The map data is pretty good but without an index you’ll be spending a while skimming through just to find what you’re actually after. This and the Japanese guide should serve as an excellent base for the wiki and any FAQs though.

    It’s more than enough for new players but lacking for the vets.

    • By index do you mean a table of contents? It has those built in as far as I verified with my pdf reader on PC and my pdf reader on a android tablet. I was able to easily jump straight to what I wanted. If I had to skim manually through 500 pages I would instantly delete it.

      • Red Arrow

        No, not a table of contents. An index. As in an alphabetical list of names, subjects and so on with references as to where they occur. They appear at the end of a book and this guide doesn’t have one.

        Want to know where to find a specific item? You’d be faster using google.

        • Oh I see. Yeah you’re right.

  • Go2hell66

    Yup thats monster hunter for you, 500 pages and its probably still not complete

    • The Japanese guide that it’s based on is about 1,200 pages.

      • gamerdude

        Just thinking about that tome of awesomeness makes me drool.
        Damn it seems this doesn’t have a physical version at all?

        • Would be better if it was physical, or you can just print it off and make a book. >_>

  • Lilith

    Still need to download my copy but I don’t think I need it yet.

  • I preordered from EB Games but they told me there wasn’t a preorder bonus :/
    I already picked up the game and didn’t recieve anything special.

    • 324234

      Gamestop bonus. Not that it matters, digital guide is a junk bonus.

      • “if you pre-ordered Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate from GameStop or EB Games”

        Maybe it just isn’t available in Canada.

        • J_Joestar

          No, i definitely got the bonus and i live in Canada. But the guy at EB had to actually give me code separately unlike my brothers which had the code pre-printed on to the case’s wrappings. you should go complain.

  • Hmm, apparently all I’m getting for my pre-order (based Britland) would be an MH t-shirt or so, which is nice, but for a new player like me the guide would have been nice too.

    Wish they’d said we “might” get it here too. Ah, the jealousy!

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