This means that players won't be able to experience online gameplay with other players in another region - so North Americans can't play with gamers in Europe and Japan, but only those in North America, and so on and so forth.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is released on Wii U and 3DS on 19th March in the US and 22nd March in Europe. The 3DS version can be linked to the Wii U edition, but on its own it has no online multiplayer whatsoever - only local connections can be made, meaning you'll have to keep your hunting party close at hand.
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