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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – Capcom’s hoping for a “breakthrough” in the west

Friday, 1st March 2013 18:34 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Capcom has said it hopes Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate’s release in the west will be met with a “breakthrough” of the sort it receives in Japan. Part of the popularity plan, is making the game accessible on-the-go with 3DS and then continuing the game at home on Wii U; plus, in April the game will be updated with cross-region multiplayer and off-screen play. “In terms of us intentionally doing this, it’s always been our wish to make a good start and we’ve always been saying we’ll do this at one point,” producer Ryozo Tsujimotos told Eurogamer. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is due in March.

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  1. OlderGamer

    They better make it easier then. Tightening up the controls/cam wouldn’t hurt either. Playing the demo is a rough experience.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. manamana

    I would go as far as to say that the demo is for MH fans only. It’s way too inaccessible for newcomers. Capcom failed to bring new hunters to the party with their demo, imo.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. SlayerGT

    On the WiiU?? Good luck will that..

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Francis O

    @3
    And 3DS

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Clupula

    Yeah, that’s a good one, Capcom.

    Try again. Next time, put it on a console people are actually going to buy.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Francis O

    @ 5
    People are going to buy the Wii U. Its over 3 million so far. Not bad for a console launch. And things will pick up this fall when Nintendo starts releasing more games.

    Plus its on the 3DS. Plenty of people are buying that system.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    I will be getting this one on the WiiU not on the DS, i did really like a lot the Wii Monster huntre tri game, i just hope this ones improve upon it, the controller could enhance the experience a lot for this type of game.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Just-Joe

    You should have had a tutorial in the demo, Capcom. Yeah, the manual in the Wii U menu is nice, but not many people are going to look there.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. OtaQ

    Capcom, your really want a breakthrough in the west? Bring us a Next-Gen Monster Hunter with onlinefeatures and you will swim in money. It´s so simple…

    #9 1 year ago
  10. OtaQ

    ..or at least a HD-Version on XBLA or PSN…

    #10 1 year ago
  11. lexph3re

    If they really wanted a breakthrough they should’ve brought the Monster hunter 3 hd for ps3 over west. They would’ve had a breakthrough then. But, Why do that when you can bring a slightly revamped version of the older one on a new device and charge 60 and 40 repectfully on the devices.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Clupula

    @6 – Do you understand what the word “console” means? Clean Reggie’s rose-tinted tingle sperm out of your eyes and pay attention, boy.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. ps3fanboy

    hoping for a “breakthrough” in the west and you don’t release it for the psvita,ps3 or x360?? are you idiots capcom???

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Digital Bamboo

    @12 I’m a bit confused, perhaps because you’re being such a tremendous asshole, but are you suggesting that the 3DS isn’t a console?

    #14 1 year ago
  15. mobiugearskin

    I don’t really understand why this series hasn’t caught on over here.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. SolidGamerSnake

    @15 thats because you are only viewing it from your perspective.

    Àla: I like Monster Hunter, why don’t other (or more) people like it?

    Sounds pretty naive phrased that way, and that’s exactly what your statement is.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Lengendaryboss

    Maybe the series will be more successful if it were a multi-platform release (PS3/Vita Xbox360 PC And Wii U/3DS) or just returning to the platform/platforms that made it a success. It will be less successful because it is launching on two platforms which in my opinion isn’t hardcore yet or a success (3DS Is Popular In Japan Lacking In the US/EU And The Wii U Is a New Console selling over 3 million).

    #17 1 year ago
  18. malethief

    Capcom may have a hard time with this as the series has never been new comer friendly. Tri is their best effort in trying to bring new comers on board without dumbing the game down so much they turn off the series veterans.

    If your interested in the game you’ll have to accept it in it’s current form those having issues with the camera and controls. A multiplatform release would be great as #17 suggested.

    #18 1 year ago