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Capcom Considering Keyboard Support for Monster Hunter 3 Wii U

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Capcom representatives have suggested that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate may receive support for traditional USB keyboards in the future.

When the game hit Japanese shores with the Nintendo Wii U system earlier this month, despite new online features and capability, it lacked the ability to tap messages using a regular keyboard. That said the GamePad itself has a big enough touch-screen to cater for a smooth rate of typing, but the option to go a little more physical is being considered - as confirmed by members of the team at Jump Festa 2013 last week.

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So what about people who use the Wii U Pro controller? Do they expect them to pick up the GamePad to type every time? A lot more cumbersome than just putting the controller away for a second and quickly typing something on a keyboard in front of you. It's not even remotely as fast as any person that can properly type on a keyboard and during battles you don't have time for this.

I seriously don't understand decisions like this one. Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii had it and I used it all the time, how hard can it be to support USB keyboards for text chat for this game too?

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It better be included when it comes to Europe!!

By the way, I was thinking the other day about USB keyboard support in the Wii U web browser. Does it work? It did in the web browser for the Wii, so I should think that it would come as standard for the Wii U one as well. Has anyone tested it yet?

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DL (guest) 28.12.2012 08:59#3

I find this odd. I played MH Tri on the Wii and I liked the USB keyboard support. I preferred the keyboard over the Wii Speak peripheral (too many impolite nuts out there.) I'm surprised its removal was even considered in MH3U. The USB keyboard works fine when I use it with MH Tri on the Wii U.

This surely should be a very minor thing to add indeed.

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