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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate update adds Off TV Play and Cross Region Online on April 16

Sammy Samusu

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New software update coming out on April 16.

The software update for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U will be available on April 16th, allowing you to play using the GamePad instead of the TV screen, as well as cross region matchmaking between US and EU players. What feature are you looking forward to most?
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=562630880424901&set=a.474736712547652.104315.450417638312893&type=1

The software update for #MH3U on #WiiU for Off-TV Play on the GamePad & cross-region online play between EU/US players arrives on April 16th
https://twitter.com/monsterhunter/statuses/322008125651709952

 

Orayn

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Oh God. They're not re-scaling the UI. The font is going to be even less readable than before!

Still hella hyped, though.
 

Electivirus

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Excellent. Looks like I'll finally be buying the Wii U version in the next week or so. Been sticking with the 3DS version until this update hits.
 

AGITΩ

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would be nicer if lobby's held more than 100 users, and that rooms could take up to 8 or more hunters to take on multiple quests...but nooo
 

andthebeatgoeson

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Now just let me add more than 100 friends. Or play with your followers. Monster Hunter and need for speed will kill my friends list.
 

BishopLamont

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I think they will rescale the UI, that text is barely visible. Maybe not in this patch, but another one after.
 

Minions

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I can see the draw of off screen play, however it is kinda ironic. Series going from hand held (psp/3ds) -> console (wii-u) -> back to hand held (wii-u tablet). Seems like if I really wanted to play on a hand held I'd just pick up that versions, which was built for running on handhelds (IE. You can read what is happening)
 

BishopLamont

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I can see the draw of off screen play, however it is kinda ironic. Series going from hand held (psp/3ds) -> console (wii-u) -> back to hand held (wii-u tablet). Seems like if I really wanted to play on a hand held I'd just pick up that versions, which was built for running on handhelds (IE. You can read what is happening)
Its less expensive and more prettier this way, but yeah, the text definitely needs to be fixed.
 

Korigama

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I can see the draw of off screen play, however it is kinda ironic. Series going from hand held (psp/3ds) -> console (wii-u) -> back to hand held (wii-u tablet). Seems like if I really wanted to play on a hand held I'd just pick up that versions, which was built for running on handhelds (IE. You can read what is happening)
It was a little more complicated than that with this series, actually.

console (PS2) --> handheld (PSP) --> console (Wii) --> handheld (PSP) --> handheld (3DS) --> console (Wii U) --> handheld (3DS again for MH4)
 

Frodo

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I think they will rescale the UI, that text is barely visible. Maybe not in this patch, but another one after.
I had to bring my TV forward a little bit to be able to read the text. And I still need to squint my eyes a little bit to ready it.

Doesn't matter if I can play it off-TV, though. I can survive with not being able to read the text for a while, though it would be good if they fix this on this very same patch.
 

Brandon F

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So you will basically only be able to do one hunt before the gamepad dies of power right?
 

toastyToast

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If they couldn't be bothered finding a more appropriate font for the 3DS version, I doubt the text boxes are going to be re-scaled for the gamepad

Cross-regional servers is cool though
 

rugioh

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Oh baby. Maybe I can find some Europeans that are still HR3 to help me with my key quests ;_;
 

dglavimans

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Awesome. Love the off tv play cause there are others here who need to watch their shows or something....