Capcom today confirmed that following the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the Nintendo Wii U on March 19, a software update will be released a month later in April. The announcement comes in response to community feedback.
The software update will add online cross-region functionality, allowing North American and European 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 North America on March 19, 2013 for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, at retail as well as in the Nintendo eShop.
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