28 th February 2013 – Capcom® and Nintendo have today confirmed that following the 22 March release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U ™, a software update will be released in April as a response to Capcom community feedback.
The software update will add online cross-region functionality, allowing European and North American gamers to play together online in up to four-player battles*. Monster Hunters will also be able to play the game using just the Wii U GamePad without the need for a TV screen as the software update makes the title compatible with off-TV play.
Capcom will be continuing to support Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for several months after release with additional free of charge downloadable quests. The first quest will be available at launch.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate releases across Europe on 22 March for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS™, both at retail as well as on Nintendo eShop.
- Online play for gamers in Europe and North America will be completely free to play, although broadband Internet charges still apply.
For further information:
Nintendo website http://www.nintendo.co.uk
Wii U website http://wiiu.co.uk
Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/nintendouk
Wii U on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk
Nintendo 3DS on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nintendo3dsuk
Monster Hunter on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/monsterhunter
Monster Hunter on Twitter https://twitter.com/monsterhunter
Monster Hunter on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/monsterhunter
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