Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be available to buy this week in North America and Europe for the Nintendo Wii U & Nintendo 3DS. Both versions are available at retail and as a day-one digital download in the Nintendo eShop. Take a look at the launch trailer that shows how Cross-Play between the Wii U & 3DS works.
Here’s the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U & 3DS Cross-Play trailer:
As shown in the trailer, players can experience the world of Monster Hunter alone or with three friends in local multiplayer on Nintendo 3DS, while Will U players will be able to form hunting parties of up to four players online or enjoy the hunt with Nintendo 3DS players via a local wireless connection. Nintendo 3DS players will also have access to play online via the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Packet Relay Tools for Nintendo 3DS (appropriate cables required and sold separately), which utilizes the Wii U hardware to play online using one Nintendo 3DS hand-held system.
Hunters who own both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of the game will be able to transfer their own personal save data from the Wii U version to their copy on Nintendo 3DS, and vice versa, taking the hunt from the living room to the streets in immersive 3D. In order to do so, players must download programs in the Nintendo eShop for both systems. From the Nintendo 3DS, the program is called “Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Data Transfer Program” and from the Wii U system, it is the “Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Packet Relay Tools for Nintendo 3DS.”
Remember, if you want to try the game out on either system, there’s a free demo on the eShop.