A man's gotta eat...

Following on the recent announcement that Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~) will receive regular online quests that you can partake in, we have more information on the type of quests available and what they will entail.

Should you be brave and skilled enough to complete these, you'll be rewarded with rare items to upgrade your weapons and armour with. Straight from the press release, let's take a look at what will be required of you if you want those upgrades...

Event Quests
Up to four players can band together online to complete the Event Quests. The Event Quests offer a variety of challenges on an ongoing basis, cycling monsters of varying difficulty. Aspiring hunters must meet the required hunter rank in order to participate in these quests or work to level up their characters by hunting monsters in either the single player mode or standard online multiplayer mode and attempt to participate when the desired post launch quest appears again. Specialized weapons, including three designed by Capcom’s community members, can only be obtained by participating in Event Quests.

Gigantic Monster Quests
Gigantic Monster Quests, a distinctive event quest, are only available for one day at a time. Pitting players up against the rare and challenging Jhen Mohran, gigantic monster quests find players on a ship as they battle the massive beast, firing cannons to draw the monster close before attacking at closer range with their customized weapons.

Arena Quests
Arena Quests pit two players against solitary monsters in varied coliseums. Hunters work together to take down the specific massive beasts in either a traditional Monster Hunter style or in a time attack style, offering a higher chance of acquiring value rewards based on how quickly the monster is defeated.

As you can see, there seems to be a nice variation of formats that the quests will be in. Your skill level will have to meet certain standards so that will definitely add some level of additional difficulty. Remember, you can check out the quest schedule over on the Capcom Unity Web site.

Gamers in New York will also be able to catch a glimpse of the quest content at the Monster Hunter Tri launch event in the Nintendo World Store on the 17th April. Store visitors will be able to get their hands on the game ahead of its release and try out the online and co-op modes, as well as two-player battles where they can win prizes. There will also be opportunties to meet Ryozo Tsujimoto and Kaname Fujioka - the game's producer and director respectively, so let us know if you're in the area and plan on heading down.