Monsterhunter3 Wiiu

Those that have been paying attention to today's North American download update have hopefully spotted something rather wonderful, and we don't just mean the early download release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Capcom's rather terrific Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is now half price on the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms, in both North America and Europe. Oh my...

Perhaps this is in honour of Monster Hunter 4 tearing it up with huge sales figures in Japan, but whatever the reasoning this is a short term offer from today until early morning on 22nd September; there's no time to mess about.

The Wii U version of this title is now $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99, while the 3DS version is $19.99 / €19.99 / £17.99. We rated both highly in our reviews, ultimately preferring the Wii U iteration's home console comforts and online multiplayer options, though the 3DS is an excellent option minus the online play. If you're yet to try out a Monster Hunter game, or have been holding off on these releases waiting for a cheaper price, we strongly recommend that you take the plunge with these offers.

We can only dream that this promotion is a precursor to greater things for the series in the West; our heads may explode if localisation news for Monster Hunter 4 comes our way.