Update: We have received word from Official Nintendo Magazine that the posted Autumn 2012 date is not official confirmation of the game's European release.
Capcom's official statement about the game is "we have nothing to announce at this time."
Original story below.
Capcom's popular beast-slaying series is heading to the 3DS with two upcoming entries, Monster Hunter 3 G and Monster Hunter 4, though many have speculated whether either would see release outside of Japan. Now Official Nintendo Magazine has confirmed our hopes with an announced Autumn 2012 European localisation of the former.
The title will utilise the second Circle Pad expansion, also known as the Slider Pad. You can look at some gameplay footage featuring some of the new monsters and weapons premiering in this iteration.
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