Capcom has confirmed that the 3DS version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate won't have online play. Such functionality will instead be exclusive to the Wii U edition of the game.

Speaking to ONM, Capcom's Yuri Araujo confirmed that there were "no plans" to bring online play to Nintendo's portable system.

Capcom has also confirmed that the Wii U version will utilise Nintendo's own servers for its online mode.

Will this influence your purchasing decision? Will you now pick the Wii U version over the 3DS one, or are you more interested in teaming up with your close friends rather than strangers online? Sound off in the comments section, as always.