Coming to a western shore near you!

Although many people had already assumed that it was going to be the case, Capcom has now given actual confimation that Monster Hunter 3 Tri is coming to the West.

The company's 2008 financial results state that Monster Hunter 3 Tri will come out in “FY 2009″, which basically means sometime between April 2009 - April 2010. Given that the game has yet to see a Japanese release, we'd bet that it's more likely to be next year before we see this game in English (or whatever western language you happen to use).

Capcom also confirmed that it's expecting a bumper year for the Wii, with plans to "introduce versions of major game series for the extremely popular Wii".