Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite now on App Store for iOS

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, the iOS re-release of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, has hit the App Store. The $14.99 action role-playing game is based around the series’ traditional hunting-and-crafting system, with players taking down beasts of all sizes in order to harvest their hide and bone. The iOS version features higher resolution graphics, supporting up to 2048×1536 on iPad, optimized touch-screen controls, a more responsive camera, four-player co-op support over WiFi, and support for MFi controllers.

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Apple Handheld

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate announced for 3DS, Freedom Unite for iOS

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (iOS) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has announced two new entries in the Monster Hunter franchise: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for 3DS and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS. Ultimate continues the series’ traditional formula of hunting, gathering, and crafting as a hunter traveling the world in a caravan. A first for the series, handheld gamers will be able to link up both locally and through the Internet by using the Nintendo Network. Other additions include an expanded moveset for greater vertical and lateral range, two new weapon classes, new monsters and locations, refined climbing motions, and the ability to ride monsters.

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3DS, Apple Handheld

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate unleashes the beasts on 3DS, Wii U

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, Wii U) Wii U Update Announcement - Screenshot 8

Word from Capcom HQ is that there are some monsters that need to be hunted. And then skinned, deboned, and made into vests and other accoutrement. Fans looking to get back into action will be able to do some from their living room or on the go, as both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate are now available in stores and through eShop. Owners of Tri looking to upgrade will find 38 new monsters, new stages, thousands of new pieces of equipment, and hundreds of new quests.

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3DS, Wii U

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U to get direct play, x-region patch

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, Wii U) Wii U Update Announcement - Screenshot 1

A post-launch update has been announced for the Wii U version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Capcom stated that the patch is a result of fan feedback and will add support for cross-region functionality—compatible with North American and European versions of the game—and off-TV direct play for the GamePad.

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Wii U

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate demo launches on eShop for 3DS, Wii U

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, Wii U) Wii U Update Announcement - Screenshot 4

A demo for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the upcoming Monster Hunter Tri enhanced re-release, has launched on eShop for 3DS and Wii U. The single-player trial include two full quests—one for beginners, one for intermediate players—12 different weapon options, and both land and sea battles.

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3DS, Wii U

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 3DS, Wii U demo, release date announced

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, Wii U) Demo and Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will close out this winter pulling double duty when it launches for both the 3DS and Wii U on March 19. Both games will also be available digitally around the same time. For those wanting to give the game a try before release, a playable demo is scheduled to go live for both systems on February 21.

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3DS, Wii U

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for 3DS, Wii U dated and detailed

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, Wii U) Announcement - Logo

Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be available in March for 3DS and Wii U. Both versions will use touch-screen controls to access books, weapons, maps, and mini-games. The 3DS version will support up to four players through local play, as well as StreetPass for sending guild cards, and Wii U owners will be able to play alongside 3DS players using a local wireless connection. Gamers who own both versions will be able to swap save files between the systems.

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3DS, Wii U