New Features and Content Headed to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Capcom announced today that their upcoming Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate title for Wii U and 3DS will earn itself a software update a month after its release, based off community feedback, and implement a number of previously unconfirmed features.

For starters, the software update will add cross-region functionality for the online component, enabling North American and European gamers to play together without some complicated workaround. Moreover, those getting their hunt-on with the Wii U version will be able to enjoy the game on their GamePad as well, thanks to the console’s off-TV play feature.

For the skeptics out there wondering about Capcom’s level of commitment to the title, the company has stated that they will support Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for several months after its initial release, with additional downloadable content, free of charge. The DLC will be comprised of new quests, with the first one available right at launch.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is set for a March 19 release date for both Nintendo Wii U and 3DS in North America. Pre-ordering both versions of the game, from participating stores, will net you a cool $20 off the final price; so those wanting to take their monster slaying adventures on the road, in addition to their couch-based hunting, may want to check that deal out.