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Monster Hunter 3 Gets Seriously... Cute?!

Posted by James Newton

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 the huge Wyverns - including one of the all-new underwater monsters making their debut in MH3 (Tri~) - and generally getting into all kinds of japes and scrapes. It's unclear as yet what role the tiny tot will take, but our bets are on Chacha replacing the Felyne assistant character featured in the upcoming PSP title Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.

You can check out the video by hitting this link now, and stay tuned to NintendoLife for more Monster Hunter news as the game's Japanese release date of August 1st rears its acorn-shaped head.

[via nintendo.joystiq.com]

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Egg_miester

#1

Egg_miester said:

the game is going to be epic and sidekick like that is fine, i just hope it gets released state side

OldBoy

#2

OldBoy said:

Anyone know if this game is coming out in europe? Looks Awesome.Is it an RPG or similar?

James

#3

James said:

It should be coming out in Europe - it better do, anyway!

It's basically a hack-and-slash game with stacks of RPG elements - every enemy you kill can be carved up, and whatever you find can be used to create new items, weapons and armour. It's a brilliant game and one that really deserves to do well on Wii, especially if the WiFi Connection play is good. Can't wait!

James

#5

James said:

We don't know yet - "stay tuned to NintendoLife for more Monster Hunter news" though. When we know, you'll know.

OldBoy

#7

OldBoy said:

Yeah the graphics do look great!! Any chance of that sexy black wii package coming out in europe as well? I'd sell my own gran for that thing!! (only kidding,Just).

opeter

#8

opeter said:

It's basically a hack-and-slash game with stacks of RPG elements - every enemy you kill can be carved up, and whatever you find can be used to create new items, weapons and armour. It's a brilliant game and one that really deserves to do well on Wii, especially if the WiFi Connection play is good. Can't wait!

Yes! Thanks for this info!

emiru69

#9

emiru69 said:

I agree with opeter, I would consider Monster Hunter a hack-and-slash with some RPG components. Monster Hunter is a really big franchise, specially in Japan where last year was the portable game with the bigger sales (8.5 million copies). One of the reasons why Monster Hunter got so popular is because of the option of playing with some of your friends and hunt monsters together, it seems simple but it's really addictive. I hope the WiFi Connection goes fast though. Also, it does not have an amazing story, so its not the classic "cute story based JRPG".

Sean_Aaron

#10

Sean_Aaron said:

Pretty sure Capcom has released statements in the past to the effect that they want to make this franchise as big outside of Japan as it is in Japan.

Note that in Japan it's not using the standard Nintendo WiFi servers and has an additional fee for online play; whether or not this will be true outside of Japan remains to be seen...

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