Monster Hunter 3′s Western release changing for the better

Monday, 5th October 2009 03:05 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Kotaku sends word that Monster Hunter 3′s receiving a extra additions en route to its Western release – you know, aside from that whole “English language” option we’re so fond of around here.

First up, the cooperative monster mash is probably losing its subscription fee when it crosses the pond.

“It’s something that we’re looking into at the moment and there are a few factors to consider. Firstly, Monster Hunter isn’t as popular in the West, so it might put people off. Secondly, Japan doesn’t have Friend Codes, so Capcom run all the servers and the monthly fee is essentially to pay for those costs,” Capcom’s Chris Kramer said.

In addition, Capcom producer Ryozo Tsjmoto said that the publisher is currently “looking into” possible Wii Speak functionality for the game.

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  1. dtyk

    wow, time to buy a wii

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Tonka

    Japan doesn’t have friend codes? WTF is that supposed to mean?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hunam

    The folks on EG say that they do have friend codes but not for Monster Hunter Tri due to the subscription model.

    Anyway the fees basically made the game a no sale for me, not having them over here will push me from a no to a yes, specially if they do get the wii speak in there.

    #3 5 years ago

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