Yuri, the Associate Online and Community Specialist at Capcom US, has told members of the Capcom Unity forums that the company has no plans to bring the Monster Hunter franchise to the PlayStation Vita. It sounds as though the Monster Hunter series is staying with the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U for the time being. Monster Hunter 4 releases exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS this summer.
“Sorry, we’ve got no plans for a PSVita Monster Hunter at the moment.
As mrk1976 said, however, MH Freedom Unite is up on the PS store.”
Nintendo UK has announced via Twitter that the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U patch will be available to download on the 16th of April. The patch will allow for Off-TV Play on the Wii U GamePad and also cross region online play with the United States. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is available for purchase now, but there have been stock shortages in the United Kingdom.
TT Game’s Wii U exclusive LEGO City: Undercover has slipped from number eight to number twenty-five in this weeks individual formats UK chart. Nintendo 3DS exclusive Luigi’s Mansion 2 isn’t doing too badly though as the game is sitting proudly on the number five-spot. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is currently nowhere to be seen. This is presumably down to the stock shortages which Nintendo Europe president Satoru Shibata apologised for late last week. Here’s the full UK individual formats charts.
A new children’s franchise gets the go ahead today after Capcom announced they will be launching Gaist Crusher on the Nintendo 3DS for the tail-end of this year. The action game, expected winter 2013 in Japan, will draw strongly on both their Mega Man and Monster Hunter series, giving a harmonious blend of entertainment through unique humour and a beat-em-up style.
Capcom hopes to expand their franchise into cross-media merchandise, featuring an anime and manga series, toys and music. There has been no confirmation as to whether Gaist Crusher will hit North America and Europe, but with their high ambitions the West could well be seeing this game in the near future.
Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U has entered the UK all-formats chart this week. The game charted at number ten for the Nintendo 3DS and number twelve on the Wii U. Nintendo Land also made a re-entry in the UK all-formats charts and entered in at number thirty-six. All in all it was a slow week in the UK as the number one game Gears of War: Judgement sold less than 4 times the amount that Gears of War 3 sold in its first week.
Capcom has released an action packed trailer for the forthcoming Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. This Wii U trailer shows off the refined visuals along with some of the colossal monsters you will have to face. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate hits the shelves and the Nintendo eShop on March 19th in North America for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo Europe has announced that gamers will be able to download a demo for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The game description reads, take up arms and venture into a world of spectacular surroundings and challenging monsters in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. With all-new monsters, equipment and weapons and over 200 action-packed quests to tackle, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the most expansive game in the series to date. In this action RPG, take more than just satisfaction from your hard-fought victories: carve conquered monsters to gain their bones, horns, hides and more, then have them fashioned into weapons and armour to steel you for the even tougher battles ahead. It is the hunter’s way.
Capcom has revealed the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate bundle that will be available to purchase on the 22nd of March. The bundle includes a Wii U 32GB Premium console with a copy of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. It also includes a Wii U Pro Controller, a Wii U GamePad Cradle, and a Wii U GamePad Stand. Capcom says that the bundle will be limited edition, so get your pre-orders in quick.
The coming months are an exciting time for all fans of Nintendo hardware, with the announcement of black and white editions for Nintendo 3DS™ XL as well as new bundle releases for both Nintendo 3DS XL and Wii U™. The various bundles on offer incorporate highly-anticipated titles such as Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate or Fire Emblem™: Awakening. In addition, the launch of the new Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro for Nintendo 3DS XL completes the bumper line-up.
On 22nd March, limited edition bundles featuring Capcom®’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS XL. The Wii U Limited Edition Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Premium Pack not only features a black Wii U console with 32GB of storage*, but also a black Wii U Pro Controller and a copy of the game. The Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Limited Edition Pack comes with the game pre-installed on a black Nintendo 3DS XL – a brand new hardware colour for the handheld system.
The world of Monster Hunter™ can be experienced alone or in local multiplayer for up to four players on Nintendo 3DS, while Wii U players will be able to form hunting parties of up to four players online – or enjoy the hunt with Nintendo 3DS players via a local wireless connection. A demo will be available for both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions on 21st February via Nintendo eShop.
The Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro for Nintendo 3DS XL, which offers an alternative control method for players of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and other selected Nintendo 3DS titles, will be also be launching in Europe on 22nd March.
Additionally, the captivating world of Fire Emblem: Awakening for Nintendo 3DS is about to open up for European fans. In celebration, the Nintendo 3DS XL Limited Edition Pack with Fire Emblem: Awakening pre-installed, which includes an exclusive blue Nintendo 3DS XL console with Fire Emblem art imprinted on the console itself, will be arriving in shops alongside the release of the standalone game from 19th April.
In the game, players will command and fight alongside an army of spirited heroes standing against an enemy with the power to destroy empires. Plan your attack, customise your forces, and guide your heroes as you forge alliances that strengthen your resolve in battle and shape the course of history. A demo will be available from Nintendo eShop in early April.
To coincide with the launch of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate in March, Capcom will be releasing aluminum, Monster Hunter-themed cases for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL. The cases are lined with felt, feature a laser print of the monster Brachydios, and each one comes with two styli. Each case is meant to protect both parts of the handheld, but you can remove the bottom piece to use the Circle Pad Pro. The only way to pre-order the cases is through the Capcom Store.