"Which accent is that? Who's talking?"

Things keep getting better for fans of the Monster Hunter franchise with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The long-awaited addition of networked multiplayer to the 3DS version of the game (a feature that was absent from Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on 3DS) just got even bigger and badder, as Capcom's Yuri Araujo recently updated his blog to confirm that the title's multiplayer will work across North American and European versions of the game, both online and locally.

It's good news that this is the default arrangement, as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U was originally region locked, before fan demand contributed to a hasty update to allow players from both sides of the Atlantic to hunt together. The Japanese servers will remain out of bounds, but that's always been the case with this series.

Are you excited to finally hunt with players from other continents on your 3DS, or is your hunting group already set? Are you probably going to end up talking about the weather? Let us know in the comments!

[source capcom-unity.com]