Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U: Off-Screen Play and Cross Region Matchmaking Software Update Dated

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

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Off-Screen Play

Off-Screen play is headed our way soon.

Gather round, fellow hunters! Good news is on the horizon! The official Monster Hunter Facebook page surprised fans with a release date regarding the Wii U specific update for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate ‘s cross-region play between Europe and America, and the integration of off-screen play!

Starting April 16th, Monster Hunters we’ll be able to partake in toppling massive beasts with their European or American brethren- just like its predecessor, Monster Hunter Tri. And like stated above, you’ll soon be able to rely solely on the Wii U Gamepad with off-screen play. So, say for instance, it’s quiet time around your living quarters, and noises emitted from the television means angry parents/roommates. Well, now you can solve that problem all together! Using off-screen play with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, you- the hunter -can control,view, and hear  the game all via the gamepad (and it’s headphone jack)!

Does this news excite you? Let us know in the comments.


About Arik Yates

Former Contributor- Arik (yes, it's with an "A") is an aspiring video game journalist and professional monster hunter. He joined Operation Rainfall in January of 2013 and has been following since the Xenoblade days. His gaming obsessions include Uncharted, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, No More Heroes, and Bioshock.

  • Still wish they would integrate a local multiplayer. Hunter 1 on the television, hunter 2 on the gamepad. Or even good old fashion split screen.

    • Now that would be excellent! And instead of just arena mode co-op, the game in its entirety would be available!

    • I was at the store today with my girlfriend and was going to buy it… until I checked on my phone and confirmed that the game lacks split-screen multiplayer. It’s such a shame.

  • Lightthrower

    “So, say for instance, it’s quiet time around your living quarters, and noises emitted from the television…”

    Actually right now you can go into the options and change the sound output to the gamepad, plug in your headphones and voila, no more sounds. 😀

    • Yup! Mentioned it above! Lots of light flashes could also be considered annoying to some!

  • Only problem with that is i’m not a fan of the gamepad to play MH3.

  • Charlotte Buckingham

    So excited for cross-region play! I’ll be able to hunt with my mates in America and the rest of staff! 😀