Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~) News
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Monster Hunter is Capcom’s second-best-selling video game franchise. It’s bigger than Street Fighter, it’s bigger than Devil May Cry, and it’s bigger than Mega Man. However, Monster Hunter has had a rocky road leading up to the monumental success of Monster Hunter: World earlier this year, and most recently, the...
Some of those monsters are just minding their own business...
As you've probably guessed since I wrote our preview, I'm currently deeply immersed in the world of Monster Hunter Generations. It's not review time quite yet, but as I've been alternating between Generations, Bloodborne and most recently Dark Souls III, the latter two being my 'spare...
For example, segmented maps and four-player limits look set to stay
Monster Hunter is one of Capcom's most important franchises, consistently causing retail meltdowns with impressive sales in Japan. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has performed well in the West, too, seemingly providing a breakthrough for the franchise outside of Capcom's homeland. It's...
No sword is too big
Monster Hunter is now officially ten years old, with the original title on PS2 arriving in Japan on 11th March 2004. Its early years were on Sony hardware, with the PS2 and outstanding success on the PSP, before Nintendo swooped to secure exclusive releases in the main series. Monster Hunter Tri on Wii has been followed by...
Monstrous monsters on the prowl
We recently reported on Monster Hunter Real 2014, a Monster Hunter-themed extravaganza at the Universal Studios theme park in Osaka, Japan. The exhibit, which is open until 11th May, features Monster Hunter themed food and drink, elaborate models of gear from the game and quests that visitors can go on. One of the...
Tom Whitehead argues the case for the divisive, demanding series
I'll put it out there right from the off — I'm no Monster Hunter veteran. Not by a long way, and in fact my first experience with the series was Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii. I played the campaign to completion and enjoyed it a lot, but it wasn't until Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate that...
This is a big year for the Monster Hunter franchise, and Capcom has every reason to be happy with its current status. Monster Hunter 4 cruised past the company's sales targets for Japan, and in the process won't have done any harm to Nintendo's chances in retaining exclusivity of the franchise. In the Japanese market MH counts for a lot, so its...
The end of hunting season
While a number of gamers can be found lurking on the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate online Wii U servers at all hours of the day, we feel it's worth paying a humble tribute to its predecessor, Monster Hunter Tri. Why do this? Because today is the last day when the Wii title's servers will be open for online multiplayer —...
Go hunting on your own
As newer consoles and titles come along, it's inevitable that games with healthy online components have their support taken away, leaving what remains for gamers to pick over. Unfortunately that fate awaits Monster Hunter Tri, with the servers for the online co-op in the Wii title being taken down on 30th April. Described as...
Run to the hills
Despite the sheer volume of duds and the critical mauling they invariably receive, Hollywood still seems obsessed with tapping into video game culture and creating movies based on well-known gaming franchises. The failures of Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter, Dead or Alive and Alone in the Dark have done nothing is dampen the...
Swing that giant sword
When battling huge monsters in Monster Hunter Tri, and no doubt desperately hoping to hunt down some extra meat to gorge on, have you ever wished that there was a jazz soundtrack to keep you going? Well, the day has finally arrived, if you live in Japan. As reported by Andriasang, Capcom has released a new soundtrack with a...
Wants it to be big
Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri) is the only taste of Monster Hunting action Nintendo fans in Europe and North America have been able to savour, but it's safe to say it's left them wanting more if the interest in Monster Hunter 3 G and Monster Hunter 4 is anything to go by. Capcom USA senior vice president Christian Svensson knows that, recently speaking to Silico
Be afraid. Be very afraid
Halloween is upon us. We've been celebrating Spook Month for the past thirty-one days, with reviews of frightening or fright-themed retro games every Friday and Saturday, and after a good bout of trick-or-treating or dressing up to go to Rocky Horror, we'll be sitting down to some of our favourites that make us cringe, jump...
$9.99 to download, price in Zennies uncertain
Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri) is still receiving a lot of love online and offline, but many hardcore hunters long for a way to take a piece of their favourite series on the go without having to bother with UMDs and the like. Now fearless hunters can accompany even their most mundane daily ritual with the...
Sample a present masterpiece and some future fun
The Nintendo Unleashed tour will be starting this weekend as The Big N gives fans the opportunity to play the latest and biggest titles before they hit the shops. The tour takes its first steps at the London Film and Comic Con on the 17th and 18th of July, where attendees will be able to get their hands on games like Metroid: Other M and Dragon Quest..
Rising Soul up for two weeks
Monster Hunter Tri's event quests keep on bringing the new content, with the new quest Sea Power letting qualified hunters grab themselves the new Rising Soul sword. Fancy your chances? Here's the lowdown straight from Capcom: The new event quest, Sea Power, throws you into a battle versus two Lagiacrus. This quest is definitely made for seasoned hunters. First, you'll..
We chat monsters, quests and gamers clocking 8,000 hours
Initially scheduled for the week of the game's launch in April, ongoing issues with the Icelandic volcano dust cloud situation meant we had to postpone our interview with Monster Hunter Tri producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, but we're now able to bring you the interview in full. Nintendo Life: Why do...
Capcom producer Ryozo Tsujimoto breaks the bad news
Recently we got chance to interview Monster Hunter Tri's producer Mr Ryozo Tsujimoto and had to ask him about the continent-specific servers that prevent monster hunters from opposite sides of the Atlantic from playing with each other. Although there was initially hope that the region lock-out...
Very long name for a very big resource
Struggling to make much headway against some of the monumental beasties in Capcom's stunning Monster Hunter Tri but don't fancy shelling out for a strategy guide? Soak in the beauty of this, then: the game's official, and online, encyclopedia. Taking its cues from Monster Hunter Freedom Unite's Encyclopedia...
Space, monsters and boss battles, oh my
It's been a while, space cats, but NLFM is back with another mighty handsome selection of the finest chip and game music around. This time we're splitting chip tunes and swirling epics right down the middle, with equal parts fantastic on both sides. NLFM generally focuses on music from games playable on Nintendo consoles and handhelds, which, thanks to the..
Never miss an important quest again
Capcom is certainly sticking to its commitment to support Monster Hunter Tri with post-launch DLC, so much so that it's devised a calendar tool to help you organise your sessions in advance. Detailing the dates, minimum HR and reward – hey, you can get the Tenebra from the end of the month – you can...
Disappointing results for great white hopes
Although it got off to a flyer with a top-five position in its first few days on sale, Monster Hunter Tri is sadly absent from the latest UK sales charts. More disappointing – though of absolutely no real surprise to anybody – is the total lack of Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies, failing to...
Enters the charts at number five
For all the hype, hands-on experiences and glowing reviews, the success of Monster Hunter Tri always rested with the buyers: could such a hardcore and still relatively obscure title sell on Wii? For UK owners, the answer is yes, as the game has entered the UK All-Format Charts at number five. That might seem a...
We previously reported that Monster Hunter series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and director Kaname Fujiok would appear at London's GAME this friday to celebrate the release of Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~). Unfortunately, the Icelandic volcano eruption has suspended their travel and the two have cancelled their appearance at the event. The first fifty in line for the launch will still be able to..
Get in line now! You might win a bag of prizes!
Patience is essential to a successful hunt. Those who consider themselves professional monster hunters, then, should have no trouble waiting to meet Monster Hunter series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and director Kaname Fujiok on Friday 23rd April, 5:30 - 7:30 PM, at GAME, Oxford Street. We've just received a press release stating that fans can head there..
...and what you'll see at the launch event in New York
Following on the recent announcement that Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~) will receive regular online quests that you can partake in, we have more information on the type of quests available and what they will entail. Should you be brave and skilled enough to complete these, you'll be rewarded with rare items to upgrade your weapons and armour with..
...which will reward you with goodies
What makes an online multiplayer RPG even more exciting? Well, how about if the game is periodically updated with unique quests which you can embark on online? Yep, we think that hits the spot too. Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~) is set to be supported by the creative team well beyond its release. For limited time...
Few surprises, but No More Heroes 2 coming sooner than expected
In case you were wondering what would be hitting Wii and DS this spring in the UK, Nintendo's little ol' list right here will come in handy. The dates of big games like Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Monster Hunter 3 Tri were already confirmed, so there are few surprises for notable game...
Nintendo President asks Capcom producers about bringing the popular franchise to the Wii
In the current edition of "Iwata Asks" – a series of interviews that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has conducted with colleagues to give fans insight into the creative processes at Nintendo – Monster Hunter 3 Tri director Kaname Fujioka and producer Ryozo Tsujimoto discuss the process of..
More information on the limited edition, too
If, like us, you're busy counting down the days and stitching up your armour in anticipation of the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri), you’ll probably be interested in the announcement of a European preorder incentive in the form of a Rathalos head figurine. Not only that, the final piece of the European-exclusive limited edition pack is revealed as a..
Fun, rumours and food abound!
We were lucky enough to score a visit to Nintendo Australia's launch of Monster Hunter Tri on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. While there, we got a chance to play the new game, eat lots of food, and hear a few interesting things come up in conversation, none of which is to be taken as official, and currently only to be taken as rumour of course. We were greeted..
Two different bundles available.
It was revealed to us last night at the Monster Hunter Tri event in Sydney last night that Monster Hunter Tri will be coming to Australian shores on the 29th of April, 2010 as a standalone game, or in a bundle with the newly released black Classic Controller Pro. One of the best games visually on the Wii, Monster Hunter Tri contains an ecosystem where humans..
Comes in the best-looking box you have ever seen
It's one thing to own what is surely going to be one of the top games of 2010, but it's quite another to buy it in a limited edition bundle that comes with every peripheral you'll need to get the most out of the game. If you are not familiar with the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~), be sure to check out our first impressions when Luke Westaway..
Hands-on with three very different titles
You've already heard what we thought of Metroid: Other M, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Sin and Punishment 2, and we got to play Monster Hunter 3 a few weeks ago, but there's still plenty to tell about the other titles available to play throughout the summit. One title we made a beelin
Europe gets two special bundles, one with black classic pro, one with black classic pro and WiiSpeak.
The rumble of approaching monsters grows louder by the day and on 23rd April 2010, Wii owners will get to taste the game that has been a phenomenon in Japan, when Monster Hunter Tri roars into life across Europe. To further whet your monstrous appetite, Nintendo can reveal today that the new game..
Free online play, WiiSpeak support and more
Among all the other tidbits and release dates coming out of Nintendo's American Media Summit today, Capcom confirmed the hopes and dreams of Western monster hunters by announcing a whole slew of things about Monster Hunter 3 Tri. The game has been given a solid release date of April 20 with a demo disc hitting GameStops across the country on March 8. Wii..
Nintendo let us get to grips with Capcom's monster offering
Yesterday we were cordially invited to a guest lecture at the Science Museum in London. The subject? Monster Hunter of course; in fact, it was the very first session of 'Monster Hunter University'. In a lecture led by long-time series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, the assembled masses were educated on topics ranging from monster ecology to..
Game gets Wii Speak support, bundles of joy
How many accessories would you like with your copy of Monster Hunter 3, Europe? On its launch in April you'll be able to pick it up in one of three tasty varieties: the vanilla game solo, with the sweet-looking Classic Controller Pro (also confirmed for the US) or in the full-on sensory overload of the...
A truly monstrous bundle
We’re all a little excited about the upcoming release of Monster Hunter 3 Tri, infact some of us are absolutely overflowing with fervour. Now the anticipation has reached melting point with the announcement that the game will be bundled with the Classic Controller Pro when it lands in the States. American gamers have had to resort to importers to get their mitts on one so..
Game licks lips, straightens napkin
We recently reported that Monster Hunter Tri's stomping beasts had been repelled until later in the year, but a recent press release from Capcom has shone a little light on the matter, putting the game down for an April release. In a similar deal to one made with Sony to promote PSP's Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Nintendo will handle the game's sales, marketing..
Capcom pushes major titles into next fiscal year
That T-Rex America planned on hunting ran a little bit further away today as Capcom has announced that it'll be pushing Monster Hunter 3 Tri's release date back into the next fiscal year. Monster Hunter 3 is among four titles Capcom has pushed, the others being PS3- and Xbox 360-bound Lost Planet 2,...
Game built from the ground up for Western users
Capcom's latest behemoth-slaying epic still doesn't have a confirmed Western release date according to the latest Nintendo release schedule, giving us plenty of time to get excited about getting our hands on the series' first appearance on a Nintendo console. Notoriously popular in Japan, the game's producer Ryozo Tsujimoto reveals in a recent..
Capcom interview hints at free online play for all!
Capcom's unstoppable sales juggernaut that is Monster Hunter is scheduled to hit our consoles early next year, but one major concern surrounds its online mode, which in Japan requires a monthly subscription charge from anyone wanting to party with friends. With the Western release looming the...
Developers like the idea of it for Western versions.
Excited for the localized release of Monster Hunter 3 Tri? Capcom are considering turning that excitement up a notch. Speaking to Spanish site Revogamers (via GoNintendo), producer Tsujimoto Ryozo revealed that Capcom has considered a few additions to the non-Japanese versions. We love the idea of voice chat and we know that it is a minimum for..
Is Capcom's mega-hit running out of steam?
The Monster Hunter series is massive in Japan. Stupidly massive. The Japanese simply cannot seem to get enough of it...or so we thought. Latest reports from the Land of the Rising Sun appear to indicate that Monster Hunter 3 - which saw release earlier this month - has stalled at retail. The game sold a staggering one million copies in its first week and..
Slated for early 2010.
Just released in Japan, Capcom's Monster Hunter 3 Tri is set to tear up the homeland in a big, big way. So when do the rest of us get a chance at hacking away at a swarm of giant ants? Looks like North America and Europe will be able to get in on the action sometime in early 2010, Capcom announced today. We all knew it was coming, but now it's official and, well, still kinda..
Big N's designers admit that MH3 is visually stunning
It was clear when the first few screenshots of Monster Hunter 3 emerged that the game was stunning, and even Nintendo's best have spelt that out for us. In an 'Iwata Asks' the team behind Zelda said that they really felt the pressure after seeing Monster Hunter 3 in motion; Capcom apparently put...
High demand wagered for Saturday's Japan release.
Monster Hunter 3 Tri isn't even out yet, but Capcom is already bracing itself for massive sales figures. So massive, they've already shipped 1 million copies of the game in Japan According to the publisher, that's the highest pre-release shipment for a third-party Wii game in Japan. Considering the...
Plus an unconfirmed US release date!
Those lucky Japanese will soon be able to get their hands on Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~), as the game's Japanese release date of August 1st is now less than four weeks away, and Capcom are really stepping up the game's media assault with a new trailer launched within the past few days. Combining the game's ever-impressive CGI intro with in-game footage of brand new..
Claymation shows softer side of lethal Wyverns
It may be one of the most anticipated hardcore releases for Wii this year, but Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~) isn't afraid to show its sillier side, with the latest video from Capcom introducing would-be Hunters to their new best friend - Chacha (yes, really.) The short claymation video shows the little acorn-headed Chacha exploring the world and hunting down..