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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Won’t Let You Play On The Wii U GamePad Screen


Ever since its release in Japan last year, Capcom have been supporting Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate with downloadable high-rank quests to keep giving players more things to do. There’s quite the list of them.


We got in touch with Capcom USA to ask if download quests will be made available for the western release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate as well, and the good news is that they will.


We also asked if the Wii U version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate would support the option to play the game on the Wii U GamePad’s screen, rather than the television, and unfortunately, it will not. The Wii U version does, however, allow you to rearrange your UI on the GamePad, just like the bottom screen in the Nintendo 3DS version. You can watch a demonstration of this here.


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be released in the U.S. and Europe in March 2013. Both versions will support cross-play and cross-saving. The Wii U version will also allow for online multiplayer.

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.