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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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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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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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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate opening cinematic battles monstrous beasties

The Monster Hunter series is about person-sized player characters battling titanic beasts, so the newly-unveiled opening cinematic to Capcom's action game is almost exactly what one might expect. The video shows off beasts of land, sea and sky attacking adventurers with tooth, claw and fire breath; the hunted don't fall without a fight. An HD expansion of Wii title Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate hits 3DS and Wii U on March 19.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate trailer shows off battle gameplay

A new trailer for action role-playing game Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate features a cinematic look at the game's battles. In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, players embark on various monster hunting quests. The game features online multiplayer for up to four and a variety of vicious beasts, including the Black Diablo, Nargacuga and Volvidon. Check out the trailer above to see the game's battles in action. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will launch March 19 for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Demos for both version are available now. Following the game's release, Capcom will patch the Wii U version of the game to unlock cross-region play.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate producer talks local multiplayer and shared game files

The latest Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate video from Nintendo features game producer Ryozo Tsujimoto demonstrating ways the game can be played on both the Wii U and the 3DS. In the short video, Tsujimoto shows that the Wii U and 3DS can share the same data saves, which means a player can begin a game on their Wii U and resume it elsewhere on their 3DS. He also runs viewers through local multiplayer, which can be achieved by wirelessly connecting several 3DS handheld consoles with the Wii U. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will release on Wii U and 3DS in March.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Releases
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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