Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate coming to US, Europe for Wii U and 3DS in March 2013

Thursday, 13 September 2012 15:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will launch on Wii U and 3DS across Europe and North America in March 2013.

Players take on the role of a hunter and are sent to explore a settlement within the Monster Hunter universe, completing quests on their journey to seek and slay monsters while improving their skills and earning equipment upgrades.

The game will contain over 200 quests, and many monsters.

The game uses the functionality of the Wii U and 3DS touch screens to quickly access in-game books, weapons, field maps and mini-games.

On 3DS, players can exchange their guild card containing all of their hunter’s information with other players via StreetPass.

Monster Hunter 3 can be played in single or in four-player local co-op using Nintendo 3DS and find other players using the search feature.

Wii U players can interact with 3DS players via a local wireless connection, and if users own both systems, the can share save data between the two consoles.

The Monster Hunter series has sold over 21 million copies worldwide since its first release in 2004.