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Capcom Reveals The Size Of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

By Kevin on Mar 17 2013 12:38 PM
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Capcom-Unity Community Manager Yuri Lindbergh has recently shared some interesting details pertaining to the content found within Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. He stresses that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is far from a Monster Hunter Tri port — a Monster Hunter title released for Wii in April of 2010. Yuri lists new monsters that have been added since Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP) and even provides names for all monsters that make their debut in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

Aside from monsters, Yuri reveals that there are over 2,000 new pieces of equipment and over 200 new quests. Here's what Yuri had to say to fans:

Yuri Lindbergh said:

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If you've been curious about some of the exact numbers regarding Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, today is your lucky day. Some of you might have thought this was just a port of Monster Hunter Tri (Wii), but it is actually much much more.

Just for reference, the Japenese title of MH3U is Monster Hunter 3G (or Tri G), and you know... when they add that "G" to the title, they mean business - that is, they don't hold back on content, so you can expect Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to be totally packed with stuff for you to see and do! Here's the breakdwon:

Starting with some of the most exciting aspects, there are a total of 73 different (both small and large) monsters, including all of the monsters from Monster Hunter Tri, most of the ones introduced in the Japan-only Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, and the fan favorite hip-checkin' Plesioth (and the Green Plesioth). On top of that, they added a couple of new subspecies and rare species and the brand new Brachydios!

So if the last MH game you've played was Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP), brace yourself because this game is pretty much all new content for you. If you've been playing Monster Hunter Tri, however, here's the list of new targets you can expect to hunt:

from Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
  • Anteka (small)
  • Bullfango (small)
  • Azure Rathalos (subspecies)
  • Silver Rathalos
  • Pink Rathian (subspecies)
  • Gold Rathian
  • Plesioth
  • Green Plesioth (subspecies)
  • Black Diablos
  • Nargacuga
from Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
  • Gargwa (small)
  • Slagtoth (small)
  • Wroggi (small)
  • Arzuros
  • Great Wroggi
  • Lagombi
  • Volvidon
  • Nibelsnarf
  • Duramboros
  • Zinogre
  • Crimson Qurupeco (subspecies)
  • Purple Ludroth (subspecies)
  • Jade Barroth (subspecies)
  • Baleful Gigginox (subspecies)
  • Sand Barioth (subspecies)
  • Steel Uragaan (subspecies)
  • Glacial Agnaktor (subspecies)
  • Green Nargacuga (subspecies)
new to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • Brachydios
  • Rust Duramboros (subspecies)
  • Stygian Zinogre (subspecies)
  • Lucent Nargacuga (subspecies)
  • Ivory Lagiacrus (subspecies)
  • Abyssal Lagiacrus (subspecies)
  • Savage Deviljho (subspecies)
  • Hallowed Jhen Mohran (subspecies)
  • Goldbeard Ceadeus (subspecies)
  • ... and a brand new final boss!
Whoa... that was a long list! Sounds like you're going to need some help. And that's why Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate not only features local (3DS) and online (Wii U) multiplayer, but it also adds one new A.I. shakalaka companion. If you liked Cha-Cha, then you're gonna like Kayamba too! And if you didn't like Cha-Cha, you have one more thing in common with Kayamba, since they are rivals... so in the end, you're gonna like 'em either way. =P

Anyways, you can customize both of them with various abilities, dances and a total of 18 masks that give them additional special abilities!

Now onto some other nitty-gritty numbers, there are...

211 new quests (being 63 from the Village High-rank, 136 from the Port Tanzia G-rank and 12 Arena quests). New total is 339, not event counting the free DLC quests!!!

2042 new pieces of equipment broken down as follows:
  • 59 Great Swords, 83 Long Swords, 71 Sword & Shields, 122 Dual Blades, 73 Hammers, 99 Hunting Horns, 78 Lances, 108 Gunlances, 76 Switch Axex, 91 Heavy Bowguns, 96 Light Bowguns, 115 Bows; Total number of weapons is now 1398!
  • 1028 new Armor pieces; Total number of amor pieces is now 1663!
Now the total number of equipment is 3061! Can you believe it?

And there are also 3 new areas: The Tower, Misty Peaks and the Tainted Sea

It's really a lot of content! So next time someone tells you this is just a port of MHTri, please prove them wrong with the stats above. I think by the time you get to the 15th new monster, they'll get the idea.

The release dates for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, for Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS, are as follows:
  • Tuesday, March 19th - North America
  • Friday, March 22nd - Europe
Source: Capcom-Unity


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Comments: 4

This is awesome. I am not sure yet if I am getting this game but I like what I read. I also was under the impression this was more or less a port but now I know better.
I like it when ports of previously released games have extra stuff latched on. It's why I'm so excited for the Wii U release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted this week, along with MH3U.
This game seems pretty cool.  I haven't been able to make up my mind on it based on the demo though.
i love this game soo much i can sit and play for hours!!!!