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


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.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.