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Welcome to the world of Monster Hunter, where you forge your own path to glory. Take up arms and battle dozens of ferocious monsters. Go it alone or team up with friends.
Gain 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.
Hunt, gather, and become a legend in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
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In Monster Hunter, you can only rely on three things: your equipment, your teammates and your skill. There are no shortcuts to becoming a legendary hunter, but those who answer the call can expect hundreds of hours of rewarding adventure. Create your own warrior and lead him or her on an unbelievable journey.
Make your name by completing hundreds of quests issued by the Guild in Moga Village. Here you can learn the ropes, discover which of the many available weapon types suits you best, and start to gather the resources you’ll need to succeed.
Battles in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate are intense and fast-paced, so you’ll need to keep your wits about you when facing your prey. The optional new Target Camera feature makes it easier to focus quickly on nearby monsters with a simple press of a button.
Craft thousands of new equipment pieces and items, take on dozens of new monsters and expand your game even further with regular free quests to download.
Each of the 12 weapon types at your disposal – Hammer, Dual Blades, Lance, Gunlance, Long Sword, Great Sword, Heavy Bowgun, Light Bowgun, Hunting Horn, Bow, Switch Axe, and Sword and Shield – has its own advantages and disadvantages. The Hammer is slow but devastatingly powerful, while Dual Blades are ideal for nimble hunters who prefer fast, fluid attacks. You can change your equipment before setting out, so be sure to arm yourself to suit the quest at hand.
But it takes more than just strong equipment to succeed – you must study each monster, learn its weaknesses and predict its attacks. Throw projectiles to stun and blind the beast, then lure it into a trap using meat as bait and strike while it’s most vulnerable. But be warned: these tactics won’t work on every monster, so you’ll need a keen eye and sharp wits to figure out how best to take down each beast that stands in your way.
A good offence is one thing, but you’ll need robust armour to hold your own against these brutal behemoths. Mix and match gauntlets, chest pieces, helms and more to create your ideal armour set, but be aware each combination has its own strengths and weaknesses. A complete set of matching armour often bestows you with new skills and attribute boosts, and crafted jewels can be added as decorations to make these effects even more potent. Fashion everything you need to become the most feared hunter there is.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate boasts a lengthy and gripping single-player mode, but joining forces with a few friends opens up an entirely new level of excitement. Head over to the Multiplayer section to find out more, and find out about Multiplayer in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U.
You’ve forged a powerful weapon and clad yourself in resilient armour, but your best chance of Monster Hunter mastery lies with your allies.
Team up with your friends to tackle stacks of exhilarating quests together in Local Play. Create a hunting party of up to four players and combine your abilities in incredible action-packed battles.
Do battle your way: lead the attack as a powerful warrior armed with a fierce blade, strike from a distance with a ranged weapon, or heal and support your fellow hunters with attribute boosts.
But be warned: these fierce monsters become even more formidable when outnumbered, so you’ll need to work together as a team if you wish to claim the spoils.
As well as being able to play together with other Nintendo 3DS hunters, you can also hunt locally with Wii U players who own the game.
One Wii U console can connect to as many as three Nintendo 3DS systems via local wireless connection, letting four players combine their might and hunt together. Now players can enjoy the exhilarating Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate multiplayer experience with their friends, even if they don’t all own the same system.
It’s also possible to play online with your Nintendo 3DS using a Wii U console with the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Packet Relay Tools, available from Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Find out more in our Support section.
If you own both a Wii U console and a Nintendo 3DS system, and a copy of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for each system, you can make use of the inter-compatibility of save data to continue the hunt wherever you go. Head over to the On Nintendo 3DS section to find out more, and find out about Multiplayer on Wii U.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Nintendo 3DS contains all the quests, equipment and monsters of its high-definition counterpart on Wii U, and also offers several features unique to the Nintendo 3DS version.
Get together with friends and form a hunting party of up to four players via local wireless connection. Combine your strengths and watch each other’s backs to take down spectacular beasts together. Find out more at the Multiplayer section.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate offers an improved camera system to help you keep track of your enemies more easily, and with the optional Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro or Circle Pad Pro XL (both sold separately) you can make use of dual analogue controls to manoeuvre your character and the camera with total precision.
Exchange your Guild Card with other players via StreetPass and meet new hunters more easily than ever.
If you own both a Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and a copy of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for each system, you can transfer your save data between systems to press on with your journey wherever you are. Take your hunter on the road with Nintendo 3DS, then transfer your progress back to Wii U and resume your journey in HD.
Please note: Transfer of save data requires the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Data Transfer Program, available as a free download from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
It is not possible to use save data from Monster Hunter Tri on Wii with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
For more information, please visit the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Data Transfer Program page in our Nintendo 3DS Support section.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U also offers plenty of unique content too – find out what awaits at the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U gamepage
Available on 22nd March – the same day as the game releases – comes the Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter Limited Edition Pack!
This limited edition bundle includes a black Nintendo 3DS XL console – available for the first time in Europe – and a pre-installed copy of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
There’s also a Wii U bundle available – find out more about the Wii U Limited Edition Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Premium Pack!
Dive deeper into Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate with extra content available to download, and keep up with the latest news and announcements!
Extra quests will be available to download on a regular basis – and for free. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate hunter or seasoned veteran, each update will bring a quest to challenge and develop your skills.
Subscribe to the Monster Hunter Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest happenings.
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Check out videos of the game in action featuring tips from the experts at Capcom over at twitch.tv!
Take a closer look at some of the savage beasts to battle and the spectacular weapons at your disposal in this downloadable PDF hunter's guide.
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