Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate at WonderCon
by Kevin Rigdon (@pralix1138) and Caleb Paullus (@theurbanraptor)
We all know waiting for a new game release can be torturous, especially if it’s a game that has fostered a loyal, albeit small, fan base like the Monster Hunter series published by Capcom. So, what’s a Monster Hunter to do while waiting for the next installment? Pick up a copy of the newly released (at least, here in the States) Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, of course, particularly if you want to hunt monsters in HD with some pretty nifty multiplayer options between the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U, and supports the Circle Pad Pro on the 3DS. Plenty of Hunters were at the special Monster Hunter Booth at WonderCon. Naturally, when walking the con floor and you see a large group of people gaming, its going to get your attention. This is exactly what happened at WonderCon.
Based on the Wii’s Monster Hunter Tri, the newly released title for both the 3DS and Wii U, is revamped to offer better graphics(reportedly HD graphics for the Wii U), and lots of extra monsters and quests. It also continues Monster Hunter multiplayer. Multiplayer for Monster Hunter Tri is being shut down at the end of April. With the new title, players can play local cross-platform multiplayer
with either Wii U players or 3DS players. If you have a Wii U, and your friends sitting next to you have 3DS’s then you can all play together. Wii U owners can also play multiplayer online with other Wii U players. Not to mention, you can import your progress from your Wii U to your 3DS.
So, you have more monster hunting goodness with more content, better graphics, and more multiplayer options. Forget Winter. Spring is coming. Time to hunt beasties.