The Wii U version of Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate doesn’t support the Off-TV Play feature. The reason for this is because, according to producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, Capcom wants players to use two screens – the Wii U GamePad’s screen and the TV screen – while playing the action role-playing game. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate releases for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U on March 19th in North America, and on March 22nd in Europe. A free demo of the game will be available to download from the Nintendo eShop on February 21st.
“We don’t have that feature within Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – really, the way that we approach making the title for the Wii U was that we wanted to make the Wii U GamePad subscreen a compliment to the main screen. So instead of making the screens replaceable or being able to switch them, we really wanted to make sure that players are utilizing both real estate of the screens, in conjunction with each other.”
-Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate producer Ryozo Tsujimoto