On Friday the 13th, Nintendo will be releasing a New 3DS XL system which adds motion tracking 3D, a “C” stick, ZL/ZR buttons, faster CPU, NFC support for Amiibo figures and extended batter life. The system will arrive in a standard red and black color configuration and two limited editions based around Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Majora’s Mask. Both Mojara’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will release this day as well. It’s going to be arguably one of the most important days of the year for Nintendo and they’ve shown no signs of allowing us to forget. Check out some of these entertaining trailers below.
Yuri Araujo, Capcom Community Specialist , recently responded to a queries on the Capcom Unity forum explaining that the team has no plans to incorporate Miiverse into Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. This is highly disappointing as this seems like the perfect sort of title to take advantage of this feature. There is a glimmer of hope though as Araujo says he’ll see what can be done about that.
“You guessed it: no plans at this time. But I got it – I will “bring it up around the office. Pester some folks. Call in a favor” for ya.”
If there’s one frustration Monster Hunter fans had when playing on Wii was the lack of real voice chat. While you could use Wii speak, the peripheral was hardly supported and difficult to find. That may all change in the upcoming Wii U version according to Monster Hunter producer.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate producer Ryozo Tsujimoto has recently come out stating that they are actively looking at ways to incorporate voice chat in the upcoming Wii U title. While the game already features keyboard use to chat with friends a voice chat option would be a no brainier option when playing online with friends. Here’s what Mr. Tsujimoto had to say:
“In terms of new features, we have text chat in the game. Right now we’re looking into voice chat and seeing how we can get that to work, but it hasn’t been 100 per cent confirmed.”
There have been many concerns that there may not be a North American release of Capcom’s upcoming sequel to their popular Monster Hunter series. Recently Capcom’s Associate online and community specialist, Yuri Araujo, took the time to speak to fans directly.
“Yes, I understand the frustration. But your request is simple enough: Yes, it’s been confirmed that we are getting a game. ‘What it is’ and ‘when we’ll know more’ are the parts I can’t share.”
There you have it. There is some sort of Monster Hunter game coming. What version and what console it will appear on is the new question. Hopefully we’ll here more on this soon.