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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Multiplayer Will Work Across NA and European Versions

Posted by Karen Halloran

Do you take pounds, dollars, or zenny?

Things keep getting better for fans of the Monster Hunter franchise with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The long-awaited addition of networked multiplayer to the 3DS version of the game (a feature that was absent from Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on 3DS) just got even bigger and badder, as Capcom's Yuri Araujo recently updated his blog to confirm that the title's multiplayer will work across North American and European versions of the game, both online and locally.

It's good news that this is the default arrangement, as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U was originally region locked, before fan demand contributed to a hasty update to allow players from both sides of the Atlantic to hunt together. The Japanese servers will remain out of bounds, but that's always been the case with this series.

Are you excited to finally hunt with players from other continents on your 3DS, or is your hunting group already set? Are you probably going to end up talking about the weather? Let us know in the comments!

[via capcom-unity.com]

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User Comments (33)

Peach64

#2

Peach64 said:

I'm glad they're doing this, but it's ridiculous that we even need them to confirm it when it should be standard.

Iggly

#4

Iggly said:

I was already expecting for NA and EU players to be able to hunt together online, but being able to play together locally is another thing. I remember some people complaining that they couldn't play together locally on their 3DS/Wii U because it didn't support the option for NA and EU players to hunt together locally.

ModestFan93

#5

ModestFan93 said:

Already have tons of people to play with. But for Random fun me people is always better.

TeeJay

#6

TeeJay said:

YYYYYEEEESSSSS. I remember that awful day when I met up with a friend I grew up with after he left for Holland for school, and when we tried hunting together in 3U it wouldn't connect because of the region lock. I was so so disappointed because I'd been looking forward to hunting with my friend for so long. Now with this I can hunt with him and we don't even have to meet!

shigulicious

#7

shigulicious said:

I have been posting this same comment about MH4U since it was announced. WiiU please. These games are grinders, not pick-up and play. So, I really prefer my MH on the big screen. MH3U was pretty successful for both platforms, and Nintendo needs to increase the number of WiiU software titles. But if they release a limited edition 3dsxl then I would cave in like a fat kid on a cake. No disrespect to the fat kids.

Frapp

#8

Frapp said:

Cool, that means more options than going with the usual sleep-bombing Germans...

ashlyquin

#9

ashlyquin said:

Smash Bros....... Pokémon ......... Monster Hunter........ POWERHOUSE line up of games there I'd say...... ALL MULTI-PLAYER games that span the world..... in a handheld device that's NOT my phone.....Lovely.....

Link506

#11

Link506 said:

Thats neat. I probably wouldn't REALLY care or even notice, since I have no friends in Europe.

Mega719

#12

Mega719 said:

Is this going to be released on Wii U? I know it was 3DS only in japan but it can benefit by releasing on a home console. I still don't have a circle pad pro XL yet, it wasn't really a grind in MH3U but a TV can let you see all the action better

Ralizah

#14

Ralizah said:

Cool. More people to hunt with. This game can't come out soon enough. I bet its online presence in this community is going to be huge.

GuSolarFlare

#15

GuSolarFlare said:

great more people to use a troll file and rec shot all monsters :p
just kidding, I only do that to people I know personally because it's fun troll people that do the same to me and then say we're even. XD

onery

#16

onery said:

While I am genuinely happy that they did this for NA and UK versions for MH4, I am still irked by the fact that they didn't allow for local cross region multiplayer for MH3 on the 3DS. Was so gutted when I found I couldn't play with my brother. Really these sort of things should be taken into consideration if you're making an immense multiplayer game like MH and not only when problems arise and complaints are fired off...

GuSolarFlare

#20

GuSolarFlare said:

@SkywardLink98 MHTri had no lag(from the time I've played it) so I doubt they will mess it up on MH4U(unless MH3U had lag, can't play online with only the 3DS so I don't know)

BEASTMODE

#21

BEASTMODE said:

Nice got some good hunters from the uk that l hunt with on my wiiu good to know l can blast through mh4u with them on my 3ds xl.

yojo

#22

yojo said:

When will they realize that some people want to play with the Japanese servers. At least make local play okay for Japan, I mean come on.

Kaze_Memaryu

#25

Kaze_Memaryu said:

I don't get why japanese players remain separate... just give them the option to lock their room out of sight from non-japanese players if they want, but don't just assume no japanese player ever wants to go international!

@GuSolarFlare MH3U has some lag, but that's mostly because of bad connection speed from players. The problem is that the 3DS is wireless only, and it has some trouble keeping the internet connection stable (tried Kid Icarus, Mario Kart, and Code of Princess, and they all lag).
But I've seen videos from an LP'er who has MH4, and while it doesn't lag, it occasionally disconnects (which is even worse in my opinion).

markybbop

#26

markybbop said:

I really do think they should release this for the wiiu, they need games and its a good enough franchise to port over and increase there profits

Windy

#27

Windy said:

It would be cool if they could update the last game to play online while we wait. Anyone think that's possible?

Windy

#28

Windy said:

@markybbop im hoping for Dragon Quest X. Wii U has Monster Hunter Online already. I think its fitting the 3ds get a proper version. Not that this should not be on Wii-U also cause really it would help with the Wii-U's current situation. The Wii-U has made some big strides the last couple months I think because of MarioKart. But if they are doing quality over quantity or trying to sell gamers on that theory That means just about every game needs to be a blockbuster. So they do need to be doing it better than Microsoft and Sony, not to mention Android and Apple are killing the consoles now which I cannot stand. I am guilty of playing a couple android games but I do prefer my 3ds over anything.

Yrreiht

#29

Yrreiht said:

European hunters! TO ARMS! Let us join together and bring down these monsters!!!

This game can't come out soon enough! I want to play it so bad!

Nictendo64

#30

Nictendo64 said:

My question is how do I get my friends list from the people I've been playing with on the wii U? I hope I can transfer so I can still play with all my friends from 3U.

Nomad

#31

Nomad said:

It's been awhile since I've dealt in zenny but I'll make an exception for Monster Hunter 4. ;)

Iggly

#32

Iggly said:

@Nictendo64 What I did with my friends was that we just gave each other our friend codes before going on a hunt since the Miiverse admins can't ban you because they're only able to check Miiverse. ;) Also considering the fact we're on Capcom's servers whenever you play online for MH3U.

ollietaro

#33

ollietaro said:

Come on, I still want to hunt with Japanese players, too. I like that Europe and NA will hunt together but come on, other games allow gamers from all over the world to play together.

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