Capcom has announced that there will be an update to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate tomorrow which will bring both voice chat and USB keyboard support for the Wii U version of the game. The update will also allow gamers to control the camera angle via the Wii U GamePad’s ZL and ZR buttons. Here’s a complete list of the update via Capcom Japan.

To answer the stong wishes from Hunters, we’ll be launching a function update!
(From February 19th) If you start the game while the system is connected to a network, it’ll be updated automatically.

Voice Chat Support!
Voice chat will be possible with the Wii U GamePad’s microphone. Furthermore, headphones and headsets will also be usable via the Wii U GamePad’s headphone socket. The Wii U microphone will also be supported when connected by USB.

*As an option, voices in game (voice chat sound) can be set to come from the Wii U GamePad or the TV.

USB supported Keyboards will be usable!
If you connect a USB supported Keyboard it can be used for chat input.

Change the camera angle via the ZL/ZR buttons!
It will be possible to change the camera angle using the Wii U GamePad’s ZL and ZR buttons. This update is to match the control feeling of the Nintendo 3DS/LL Expansion Slide Pad.



  1. So in game chat via controllermic is possible.I remember when the system came out this was a big gripe (the lack of this functionality) . Bye bye headsets (unless you want them).

    Hopefully now that capcom has this functionality released, we will see this incorporated in Wii games to come!


    • Nintendo are fucking idiots with that. They should of made it possible for every game to use the Gamepad mic . It works perfectly on Trine 2 and Ninja gaiden 3. They should of just offered headsets as an optional extra and given all games microphone voice chat as standard.


      • I don’t think the gamepads internal mic is a good for of chat use.

        Its not a direct mic as such, like on a headset, and people aren’t going to put their mouth to it everytime they talk, so it would have to have a larger pick up range so it would pick background noise. Can you imagine 4 people using voice chat, all with the same background noise from the game, all playing at once, and thats only Monster Hunter, what about big COD games with over 12 people (or whatever size they are).

        I think i’d rather tear my eardrums out.
        Direct headsets are better, and the Nintendo licensed one can act as headphone to, worth that extra money, no big deal in my opinion.


        • It does pick up a bit of background , You can hear loads of people mothers in the background!!! ”BRING THAT WASHING DOWN THIS INSTANT!!” is all you can hear XD.
          But it DOES work suprisingly well. If you are sat far enough from your TV and there is no sound coming out your gamepad speakers , it’s adequate. The turtle beach is better though , I’m probably gunna buy one considering they double up as good quality headphones.

          I suppose developers have the choice to use Gamepad mic which is cool. NG3 , Fist of the north star , Trine 2 , Monster Hunter all use gamepad mic.


      • obviously it is possible… if the developer implements it… how is it nintendo’s fault that a developer didn’t implement that into their own game? …(hint: it’s not)


  2. Let the hunt begin! This game is gunna trully justify owning a Wiiu. I already feel happy with my purchase , but games like this will offer Hundreds of hours and will tide you over until newer games arrive and beyond.

    Can’t wait to download the demo this week!


    • Well, apparently Nintendo (of America) themself said this! Man the american delegation is really the worst part of Nintendo! They are saying/doing so much bullshit, it’s not funny. Glad, I’m from europe!


    • hmmm. I played ACIII online and it allowed for mic chat. If you plug in headphones, its pretty receptive. If not, it still works, but it doesnt really take in your voice well.


  3. Capcom you wonderful people. No matter how much the blue bomber fans may despise capcom or their res6 may cause outrage, when it comes to monster hunter the world’s second best developers give the best of the best.


  4. By securing monster hunter, nintendo set the Wii U up for great success. All they need now is to advertise this widely, and allow monster hunter 4 to be co-released on the 3DS and Wii U.


    • Anubis it has one of the greatest ever replay values. You set out on quests with friends and solo and always return with varying rewards and items. Getting things and growing your character is awesome. Just don’t give up, fight on until you find your first mini boss; then the game really begins. Offline and online the game is immersive and fun beyond belief.


    • Say hello to the PS VITA while having your day terrors. The Wii U is a technical marvel of great dimensions. One it uses 1/2 the wattage of any and all systems that shall or are released. It can handle unreal engine 4 and unity engine 4. It ports high end computer games ala need for speed most wanted, Crysis 3 with ease. It has Zelda, metroid, Shigeru miyamoto and Xenoblade 2. Mistwalker and monster hunter 3 Ultimate :). Now ask yourself what gaming really is.


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