Capcom Explain Cross-Platform Monster Hunter Between Wii U and 3DS

By Jorge Ba-oh 26.09.2012 3

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Monster Hunter is coming to town on both Wii U and 3DS, with Capcom today revealing how cross-platform play will work.

The enhanced version of Monster Hunter 3 will boast an array of nifty improvements over the original Wii outing, but what will likely draw players to this edition is the ability to play together using a Wii U and 3DS.

Adventuring on the Wii U alone does have the benefits of online play, which the 3DS outing lacks, however both consoles can play together locally. A single player goes forth on the TV, whilst others can join in using their 3DS and a copy of the game.

To do so, there will be a free app to transfer data from console to handheld.

In theory a player can use the Wii U version as their "main", transfer onto the 3DS to play with a friend, then copy back the resulting changes.

"We wanted people to play together. We know there are some people who want to play online. Unfortunately with the 3DS version you can't do that. But we have made this feature so you can play together. You can have your friends bring their save data to your house and have a Monster Hunter party.

Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto

The game is also heading to the West in March 2013.

Box art for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Also known as

Monster Hunter 3G HD Ver.









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I'm not too disappointed, I haven't been a huge fan of handhelds in a long time. I'm just happy Tri G is coming to the west and it's being ported to a home console with more features. I wonder if they'll include anything like offline split screen arena like Tri did, possibly not. It would be interesting with the pad though, since both players would get their own screen.

My initial reaction to this game was "why are they porting a Wii game to the 3DS and then porting that port to the Wii U, which already plays Wii games?"

But it seems like they're actually throwing in some awesome stuff. I'd rather see Monster Hunter 4 released on Wii U outside of Japan, but this looks more than capable of tiding me over until that happens.

Still not sure I could justify buying this game for Wii U and 3DS, but I guess we'll see.

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Will be upgrading to an 3DSXL when this makes it to the US.

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