WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2012) - Nintendo and Capcom have today confirmed that they have entered into a new distribution agreement for the forthcoming Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate scheduled for release exclusively on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U across Europe in March 2013. Under the terms of the agreement Nintendo will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of the games throughout European territories and Australia, with Capcom remaining as publisher.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate utilises the unique functionalities of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS to provide players with a truly intuitive hunting experience. The optional new Target Camera feature now makes it easier to focus quickly on nearby monsters with a simple press of the L Button. Quick access to in-game books, weapons, field maps and minigames is enabled by the touch screen feature on both platforms, whilst the high quality graphics of Wii U and 3D visuals of Nintendo 3DS deliver a unique and stunning world for players to explore. Taking advantage of the portability of Nintendo 3DS, players can exchange their guild card - that contains their hunter's information - with other players via StreetPass.
Players can experience the world of Monster Hunter alone or in four-player local play using Nintendo 3DS. Finding nearby hunters to adventure on quests with is now even easier via the local Nintendo 3DS search feature. Wii U games will allow hunting parties of up to four players online or enjoy the hunt with Nintendo 3DS players via a local wireless connection. Fans who own Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as a copy of the game for each system, will be able to take advantage of the inter-compatibility of save data between the two consoles, taking the hunt from their living room wherever they go.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the biggest, boldest Monster Hunter title yet, launches across Europe on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in March 2013.
For further details:
Nintendo website http://www.nintendo.co.uk
Wii U website http://wiiu.co.uk
Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk
Nintendo of Europe on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
Wii U on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk
Monster Hunter on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/monsterhunter
About Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS offers Parental Controls so that parents can control the level of 3D their children can view on the Nintendo 3DS as well as the content they can access. Nintendo 3DS also features a 3D depth slider which lets players turn off or adjust the level of 3D they want on the 3D Screen, two built-in screens for different functionality, a Circle Pad which provides a full 360 degrees of direction, a built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor. It is equipped with three cameras (two of which are facing outwards to allow the taking of 3D pictures), houses a 2GB SD Memory Card and is compatible with AR Cards which come packaged with Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo 3DS is also backwards compatible with all existing Nintendo DS games, which can be played in 2D on your Nintendo 3DS system.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 630 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil™, Street Fighter™, Mega Man™ and Devil May Cry™. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.