PSA: Monster Hunter Tri Online Servers Close Today

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

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Monster Hunter Tri

If you’ve been meaning to pull off a Monster Hunter Tri online party, you may want to accelerate your plans. Capcom will be shutting off the online servers today, leaving us with just the single player mode and the split-screen two-player Arena mode.

Earlier in January, Capcom warned us of this, giving Monster Hunter Tri players six weeks after Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate’s release to say goodbye to their hunting buddies. It may be time to make arrangements to meet up in MH3U.

Monster Hunter Tri came out back in 2010 for the Wii. It was originally meant to be a PlayStation 3 title, but the high cost of developing for an HD console led Capcom to make it a Wii title instead. Tri marks the beginning of the third generation of the Monster Hunter series. It introduced underwater environments and underwater combat to the series. A couple of new weapon classes like the Switch Axe and the Medium Bowgun were also included while taking out a couple of others, all of which are brought back in later iterations, including MH3U. Outside of Japan, it became one of the few games that supported the Wii Speak peripheral for online voice chat- a first for the series.

Many gamers no doubt have fond memories playing Monster Hunter Tri online over the years. Feel free to share some of your experiences in the comments below.

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  • Sassafras

    I can’t begin to tell you how much this sucks.

  • I didn’t really play much Tri online, much less than I should have, anyway.

  • sammaster9

    I have countless memories with this game. I made friends, made enemies, and hunted my heart out for years. It is a sad day. I won’t be getting another monster hunter game until MH4, so it will be a while before I meet up with the rest of you to hunt. 🙁

  • Vinicius

    And you know what the worst part is? I never played this game online.

  • dbclick

    Just barely over three years of servers online doesn’t seem like much especially given the small install base for the console for the replacement (Wii U). I mean, the servers for Smash Bros Brawl are still on and they have been going for over 5 years.

    It’s a shame they don’t have the option of inputting custom server addresses and running custom server software for console games.

    I personally picked up the title last year and still have it on my backlog (in large part due to Xenoblade). Looks like I’ll have to be satisfied with just the single player.

  • sam

    what will happen with the thing’s you only get in Online Mode???