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Platform 3DS, Wii U Publisher Capcom Developer Capcom Release Date 2013-03-19

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate review: a mighty roar

most of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's fights are the equivalent of boss battles It's all pretty basic fantasy game setup, but Monster Hunter sets itself apart in the process of taking down these beasts. While some smaller enemies exist, most of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's fights are the equivalent of boss battles. These boss encounters aren't short fights in a closed-off arena. I battled a giant raptor for 20 minutes as it fled across whole zones. It called in friends for backup and attempted to rest to restore its vitality. There was no health bar floating above the creature's head, so I had to judge my progress on observations. As the raptor drooled and limped away, I knew I was close to winning, and the length of the struggle made the conquest all the sweeter. E...

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be playable at TGS 2014

A demo of Capcom's upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be available at Tokyo Game Show later this year, Capcom announced. The demo will also include a challenge quest, according to the publisher, where attendees can face against the game's new main monster. Check out Polygon's Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate review to learn about the latest in the franchise's Ultimate manifestations. Tokyo Game Show runs from Sept. 18-21 this year.

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Monster Hunter 4G heads to Japan on Oct. 11

Monster Hunter 4G will launch in Japan on Oct. 11, Nintendo announced during today's Nintendo Direct presentation. 4G is an updated edition of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, which was released in Japan for 3DS in fall of last year. Monster Hunter 4G will launch in Japan in fall of this year while the original Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will launch in North America and Europe in early 2015. Monster Hunter 4 was released last September in Japan and sold 3 million copies by November. Check out Polygon's Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate review to learn about the latest in the franchise's Ultimate manifestations.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate online play affected by today's Nintendo Wii U maintenance

Nintendo maintenance on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS devices are taking place today starting at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. PST, respectively. As a result, online play and rankings for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Pack Relay Tools, which allow you to play the Nintendo 3DS version of the game with other players online via a Wii U,  as well as for the official Wii U version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, will be affected until 5 p.m. PST. After this, Nintendo is moving on to maintenance on 3DS services which will affect online play and rankings on both the Poke Transporter and the Pokemon Bank. This will come to an end at 6 p.m. PST. Maintenance schedules can be found on Nintendo's official website.

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Capcom UK's fan-made Christmas card takes on Monster Hunter

Capcom U.K.'s community contest for Christmas cards resulted in some great Capcom-themed gems, and the company published the top five submissions on Capcom-Unity today. The winning design combines a typical Christmas scene with characters and creatures from the Monster Hunter series. Capcom released Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS earlier this year in North America. The Christmas card was contributed by David Hankin, a U.K.-based artist and game designer who has worked on Curve Studios' Stealth Bastard Deluxe and the game's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita port, Stealth Inc. - A Clone in the Dark. As the winner of the contest, Hankin will receive a PlayStation 4. You can see his full artwork below.

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Monster Hunter video discusses the fight against a giant sand whale

A new video from Capcom discusses the battle against the Jhen Mohran, a beast in Monster Hunter Tri and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. The Jhen Mohran is fought from the deck of a sand ship sailing a desert; it was designed to evoke whale hunts in the age of sail. Players must time attacks carefully to impale it upon a giant spear when it rushes the ship from the side, and run up on its back to attack its weak points before driving it into a final confrontation. The variant on the monster, the Hallowed Jhen Mohran gains a powerful sand-breath attack in this showdown, though the players in the video killed it before it could demonstrate that particular move. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate hit Wii U this past March. In our review, we found it an imaginative title that was rewarding if one fought...

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Nintendo showcasing Pokémon X and Y, 2DS and more at EB Expo 2013

Nintendo Australia plan to offer EB Expo 2013 attendees the opportunity to get hands-on with the Nintendo 2DS, as well as several upcoming titles for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, the company announced today. At the event, fans will be able to play The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Sonic Lost World, Professor Layton, Azran Legacy and Pokémon X and Y. Playable Wii U titles include The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Super Mario 3D World, Wii Party U and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The Nintendo booth will offer StreetPass and multiplayer support for Nintendo 3DS users. Attendees are also invited to bring their copy of Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2 or Pokémon White 2 for the opportunity to get Legendary Pokémon, Giratina. EB Games Expo 2013 will be...

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate video introduces Lagiacrus, king of the seas

A new Capcom Unity video discusses the serpentine Lagiacrus, the flagship monster for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. In the video host Dubindoh and Capcom Unity member RedStache chat about the Lagiacrus: its powers, its weaknesses and how to get special loot from it. The Lagiacrus can usually be found underwater, and will generate energy from the spines on its back and charge the player, sometimes leaving behind a powerful whirlpool. The duo also discusses Lagiacrus' relatives, the land-dwelling Ivory Lagiacrus and the much more powerful Abyssal Lagiacrus. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate hit Wii U in March of this year. In the Polygon review, we found it "intense and rewarding" though flawed in several major areas. Monster Hunter 4 launched in Japan for Nintendo 3DS earlier this month. No...

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Here's what Capcom has planned for PAX Prime 2013

Capcom is setting up shop at PAX Prime Aug. 30 through Sept. 2, with games to play, a store on the floor and more, the company announced today. Playable games at booth 3217 will include DuckTales: Remastered, Lost Planet 3 and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies. Capcom will also have a Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate-themed lounge "dedicated to all things Monster Hunter," with stations set up to demo games, charge your handhelds and hold tournaments. Attendees can also have their pictures taken with Phoenix Wright and the Cypher weapon from Strider. A Capcom Store will also be on the show floor, where visitors can buy cases, figures and more merchandise from franchises like Mega Man, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil and Street Fighter. Polygon will be on the show floor later this...

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Monster Hunter 4 trailer has foes, sand ships and more

A Japanese language trailer for Monster Hunter 4 released today introduces players to the inhabitants (both human and otherwise) vehicles and landscapes of Capcom's upcoming Nintendo 3DS title. Check out the trailer above to see the locations, transports and battles coming to Monster Hunter 4. Stick around until the end, and you'll also be treated to a cat shot by what appears to be a gigantic wooden bullet. Monster Hunter 4 is set for a Sept. 14 release in Japan, alongside two limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL handhelds. Capcom has not announced a North American release. Check out Polygon's Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate review to learn more about the latest Monster Hunter to be released outside of Japan.

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Capcom bringing four games, three panels to Comic-Con

Capcom's Comic-Con 2013 lineup is a packed one, with four playable games and three different panels covering its impending release slate as well as its 30-year history, the publisher announced today. Comic-Con attendees will be able to play some of the games in Capcom's upcoming 2013 lineup — Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, DuckTales Remastered and Lost Planet 3 — at the company's booth on the show floor, #215 in Hall A. The booth will also feature recently released titles such as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Capcom's first panel this year, the always-packed "World of Capcom" session, will run from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, in Room 6BCF. Moderator Francis Mao will lead discussions of Dead Rising 3, Dual Destinies, Lost Planet 3, DuckTales Remastered and "a few...

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North America
  • Nintendo 3DS
    • Released 03/19/2013
    • Publisher Capcom
    • Developer Capcom
  • Wii U
    • Released 03/19/2013
    • Publisher Capcom
    • Developer Capcom
    • Score 7.5
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