Monster Hunter may not be one of the biggest series in North America, but worldwide Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate could end up being one of the biggest third party Wii U games. It’s already dropped in Japan, where gamers are likely scarfing it up as though they’d never seen a Monster Hunter game before, but won’t show up in North America and Europe until March 2013. You know though, that’s okay. It is, because even even though we don’t have the game, we do get to see
Here’s Capcom showing what happens when someone faces a Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Brachydios
Now here’s the Lagombi.
Finally, there’s Zinogre.
If I were you, I’d pay the most attention to Capcom’s Brachydios and Zinogre battles. Those are the monsters that are new to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
These are just Wii U videos of the battles, though Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be on both the Wii U and 3DS come March. If you get both, you can share your save data with both systems and play anywhere at anytime. Only the Wii U version has online multiplayer though. The 3DS version can only be played with people nearby. Though another interesting plus is that there is crossplay connectivity. If a 3DS with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is in the same room as the Wii U with the same game, the two people can play together.
Personally, I’m not excited about this one. I already own Monster Hunter 3 for the Wii. I think I’ll be good with that. I know Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has a lot of changes, to the point where it probably will feel like a new game due to all the new monsters, new village and such, but still. Unless there’s a really huge and substantial difference, I think you can get by with one numbered entry in the series at a time.