Hunt this bad girl offline

Capcom's confirmed its much anticipated 3DS title Monster Hunter 3 G, due out in Japan in December, definitely won't have online play.

The game's official Japanese site restates that the 3DS's online capabilities are only used to download extra content, and that anyone wanting to play multiplayer will need to get together with like-minded players in the real world.

Of course, the Monster Hunter series is renowned for its multiplayer meet-ups in Japan, so it's unlikely the lack of online play will drastically reduce its chances of success.