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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Will Indeed Have Cross-Region Play


The Wii U version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate won’t be shut out by region-locked servers, thanks to Capcom listening to user feedback.

Much like the original Wii counterpart for MH3U, Capcom announced that servers for the new Wii U version would be region-locked for one reason or another. Many fans were dismayed and made their voices heard and in response, Capcom took that feedback and worked on it. After a lot of hard work, Capcom made the official announcement today that servers wouldn’t need to be region-locked in the Wii U version.

The very strong community feedback was the key in convincing Capcom here, which shows that gamers can make a difference.

Unfortunately, it was also confirmed that you won’t be able to access the cross-region play straight out of the box. Whist the game will release on March 19 in North America and March 22 in Europe, the update allowing region-free play won’t come until April. Early adopters might be a bit dismayed, but there’s not long to wait until you can bust some monster skulls with your buddies the world over.

Want some more good news? Good, because the update that will allow cross-region play will also include an off-TV patch that will allow you to stream your game of MH3U (whether you’re playing multiplayer or not) to your Wii U GamePad. You’ll be able to kick back and smash some skulls with your friends from anywhere in your house!