Plesioth Returns For Fun And Games In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

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Everyone’s best friend, Plesioth, is back in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and Capcom have posted a profile of the wyvern along with new screenshots. Check it out below.


Plesioth is one of the few monsters that dates all the way back to the very first Monster Hunter game. And now it’s back to cause trouble again in MH3U with a few underwater twists! Btw, the Green Plesioth is coming along too.


Back in the first few games, there was no underwater combat, so this Piscine Wyvern was always safe from melee attacks when it was submerged – and this turned out to annoy many hunters worldwide and drag out many quests as they often went out of reach of Blademasters. Well, no more of that! Now we jump into the water and keep the fight going without interruptions. Of course, the Plesioth knows we’re coming now, so it has prepared an interesting set of moves for the underwater battle.


Aside from the regular tail swipes and water jet moves, which it also performs on land, the Plesioth can now charge at its targets at full speed underwater, jump out of the water vertically (which causes some pretty decent splash damage on its way down) and it occasionally tries to catch you with a single tail slap that is really fast and strong.


Another interesting feature of the Plesioth is that it will often shoot water at you if you take too long to jump in the water. This is one of the moves that was present in past MH games and returns now as a reminder of past nightmares. Speaking of which, the infamous “hip-check” move is back too!


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be released in March in the U.S. and Europe.


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