It's really happening.

When revealing the 3DS Circle Pad add-on, Famitsu also confirmed the existence of one of the most-requested 3DS games: Monster Hunter Tri G, an expanded version of Wii adventure Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri).

The magazine reports that unlike PSP's Monster Hunter Portable 3rd the 3DS version will retain the underwater combat introduced in the Wii game, although apparently the controls will be slightly changed: apparently tapping the touch screen will make you automatically face large beasts. Could this be the first hint of an inclusion of the much-requested improvements to camera control?

Also confirmed is the obligatory local wireless multiplayer, though there's no mention of online play yet. We expect plenty more details on Monster Hunter Tri G in the next week, so stick to Nintendo Life for more.