Well, that’s Japan sorted then.
As part of Wii U media deluge that we presently find ourselves in, Capcom have confirmed that not only will Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate release on the Wii U, alongside the 3DS version next year, but that the game will also facilitate cross-platform play between the two Nintendo platforms.
Containing well over two-hundred quests and more beasties than you can shake a hairy stick at, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate leverages the functionality of the touchscreens seen in both versions to swiftly and easily use weapons, mini-games, maps and texts contained within the game.
3DS folk can share their guild cards with other handheld owners via the StreetPass feature and the handheld version of the game, quite impressively, supports up to four player local co-op in addition to solo gameplay modes.
In regards to the cross-platform play, Wii U and 3DS owners can not only join each others games via local WiFi, they can share save game progress too; allowing Monster Hunter players to continue their adventure on the go.
Capcom’s Ryozo was on hand to make the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate announcement which you can see in the video below:
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will arrive on Wii U and 3DS platforms sometime in March 2013.