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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – eShop Sale Cuts Price to $20

This week’s Nintendo eShop update includes several new digital downloads, including Scribblenauts Unmasked, FIFA 14 and Star Wars Pinball – but what has me the most excited is the limited-time sale on Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

The sale cuts the price of MH3 Ultimate to $19.99, and lasts until 9AM PST on September 22. For those of you keeping track, that’s a 50% price drop from the current GameStop price.

One of 2013’s highest-rated Nintendo 3DS releases; MH3 Ultimate is also one of the only highly-acclaimed games on the handheld that I haven’t really spent a lot of time with. I enjoyed the downloadable demo, but I did not feel like I really got the full experience of the game – and I really wanted to play using the Circle Pad Pro. With this eShop sale, it might even be possible to purchase both MH3U and a Circle Pad Pro for less than the standard price of the game.

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Monster Hunter 4 – Epic New Trailer

Although Capcom has yet to announce Monster Hunter 4 outside of Japan, its September 14 release date is quickly approaching.

Naturally, fans of the series are eagerly awaiting the news of a North American localization, and footage for the game – such as what is shown in this awesome new trailer – makes it pretty tough to argue: Monster Hunter 4 needs to get over here as soon as possible.

Check out the new trailer below:

The CG opening is gorgeous, of course, but even the in-game graphics and animations are stunning. It may not be quite the same phenomenon in America as Japan, but the latest Monster Hunter would sure be nice to see.

Thoughts? Sound off in the comments section!

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Project X Zone Trailer Showcases Capcom Characters

I really haven’t said a lot about Capcom’s upcoming brawler, Project X Zone – but don’t let my lack of reporting on this one lead you astray, because it looks absolutely incredible.

A mash-up between Capcom, Namco Bandai, and SEGA (being developed by MonolithSoft), Project X Zone features a huge roster of heroes and villains found in franchises from all three publishers. There’s a trailer with a spotlight on the Capcom characters after the break.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Launch Set for March 19

March is looking to be a very, very good month for anyone that owns a Nintendo 3DS.

On top of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, and Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon, Capcom confirmed today that Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate will be shipping to North America on March 19.

Monster Hunter isn’t quite the phenomenon in the states that it is in Japan, but I personally know plenty of people who are eagerly looking forward to this one, and I hope to see the 3DS version take advantage of the hardware – beyond just the 3D graphics.

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The Daily 3DS Trailers Report (9/21/12) – TGS Trailers Aplenty

There were plenty of trailers for Nintendo 3DS games shown at the Tokyo Game Show this past week; here is a collection of most of them, including Ace Attorney 5, Monster Hunter 4, and Project X Zone:

Monster Hunter 4 @ TGS 2012 –

Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney @ TGS 2012 –

Naruto SD Powerful Shippuden @ TGS 2012 –

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Fantasy Life @ TGS 2012 –

Ace Attorney 5 @ TGS 2012 –

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Coming to 3DS, Wii U Next March

There was a big Monster Hunter announcement being teased for September 13; ironically the same day as Nintendo’s Wii U event in New York City. It wasn’t hard to guess that the series would likely make its first appearance on a Nintendo console since Monster Hunter Tri came to the Wii. It turns out the “educated guessers” were right; Monster Hunter will be coming to the 3DS and Wii U next year.

Fans of the series were hoping for Monster Hunter 4, but instead Capcom confirmed that the new game was Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the first game with confirmed “cross-play” support; similar to the connection between certain PS3/PS Vita games, the Wii U version of MH3U is compatible with the 3DS version. Data can be transferred to the 3DS version, allowing hardcore Monster Hunter fans to play and make progress on the same save file, even if they aren’t in front of the console.

The Wii U version will support online play, but the 3DS will be limited to local multiplayer. It’s a bummer, certainly…but there is a StreetPass function planned for the game. It will be interesting to see how all of this works out. Hopefully it plays well; Capcom has confirmed that the touch screen will make the 3DS version the “most intuitively controlled game in the series.”

What do you think? Are you interested in playing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate? I would imagine that the game will be a “money-printer” for both Capcom and Nintendo. Count me in; Capcom has done pretty well with the 3DS so far.

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EX Troopers – No Plans for Western Release

If you were looking forward to playing the crazy-looking Lost Planet spin-off, EX Troopers, I have some pretty heart-breaking news: Capcom’s Christian Svensson responded to a question about an American release, and the answer was more or less, “No.”

“No because EX Troopers isn’t part of the LP series official (thus the difference in name) nor are there plans to bring it Westward at this time.”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooIM4vkE1O8&w=469&h=264]The question he is responding to must have compared this “sub-series” of Lost Planet to the upcoming DmC game for Xbox 360 & PS3; Svensson goes on to set the story straight about the new Devil May Cry:

“…DmC isn’t a sub-series. It’s an origin story.”

There you have it; maybe we would have seen EX Troopers if it wasn’t a slick-looking sub-series. As Nintendo3DSBlog points out, he does say “at this time”, so there could be the smallest trace of hope…but I wouldn’t hold your breath.