Nintendo announces distribution of Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS


25 October 2012 – Nintendo and Capcom have today confirmed that they have entered into a new distribution agreement for the forthcoming Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate, scheduled for release exclusively on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS across Europe in March 2013. Under the terms of the agreement Nintendo will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of the games throughout European territories and Australia, with Capcom remaining as publisher.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate utilises the unique functionalities of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS to provide players with a truly intuitive hunting experience. The optional new Target Camera feature now makes it easier to focus quickly on nearby monsters with a simple press of the L Button. Quick access to in-game books, weapons, field maps and minigames is enabled by the Touch Screen feature on both platforms, whilst the high-quality graphics of Wii U and 3D visuals of Nintendo 3DS deliver a unique and stunning world for players to explore. Taking advantage of the portability of Nintendo 3DS, players can exchange their guild card – which contains their hunter's information – with other players via StreetPass.

Players can experience the world of Monster Hunter alone or in four-player local play using Nintendo 3DS. Finding nearby hunters to head out on quests with is now even easier via the local Nintendo 3DS search feature. 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. Fans who own both a Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, as well as a copy of the game for each system, will be able to take advantage of the inter-compatibility of save data between the two consoles, taking the hunt from their living room wherever they go.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – the biggest, boldest Monster Hunter title yet – launches across Europe on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in March 2013.