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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate really cheap on eShop ⊟
Worth mentioning with the announcement of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate are $20 on their respective eShops.
The sale runs through Feb. 3 at 9am PST in North America; the European eShops will show a (different, unspecified!) discount from Jan. 31 through Feb. 6. If you pick it up now, you can kinda understand Monhun by the time 4 comes out in 2015.
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate really cheap on eShop ⊟

Worth mentioning with the announcement of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate are $20 on their respective eShops.

The sale runs through Feb. 3 at 9am PST in North America; the European eShops will show a (different, unspecified!) discount from Jan. 31 through Feb. 6. If you pick it up now, you can kinda understand Monhun by the time 4 comes out in 2015.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS) for $19.99 ⊟
Not a bad Amazon deal! With the money you save, you can buy a hunting guide over at Culty. The guys up in sales are also strongly urging me to mention that you can get free two-day shipping on the game by signing up for an Amazon Prime trial. [Update: MonHun deal is dead :o( .]
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS) for $19.99 ⊟

Not a bad Amazon deal! With the money you save, you can buy a hunting guide over at Culty. The guys up in sales are also strongly urging me to mention that you can get free two-day shipping on the game by signing up for an Amazon Prime trial. [Update: MonHun deal is dead :o( .]

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Monster Hunter Gunner’s Guide
Culty, the site behind the excellent Monster Hunter Beginner’s Guide., is following up this September with books focused on the even more complicated Bow and Bowgun weapon classes. I can’t imagine adding any more complexity to the Monhun experience, but if you want to try it, this is probably a good thing to pick up.
This thing of professionally made fan guides is… awesome. It’s easier to read than GameFAQs, and has more personal investment put into it than a retail guide. I love it. I think we’d do this if we were any good at a game.
By the way, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for 3DS is just $29.99 right now!
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Monster Hunter Gunner’s Guide

Culty, the site behind the excellent Monster Hunter Beginner’s Guide., is following up this September with books focused on the even more complicated Bow and Bowgun weapon classes. I can’t imagine adding any more complexity to the Monhun experience, but if you want to try it, this is probably a good thing to pick up.

This thing of professionally made fan guides is… awesome. It’s easier to read than GameFAQs, and has more personal investment put into it than a retail guide. I love it. I think we’d do this if we were any good at a game.

By the way, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for 3DS is just $29.99 right now!

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Monhun Off-TV update coming 4/15
Aw yiss. I’ve been spending every free moment training on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 3DS (which means I’m still in the tutorial) so when the update arrives allowing me to play on the Wii U GamePad, Eric and I will be able to hunt together.
That update is coming April 15, Capcom announced, at 5pm PDT. The update also allows North American and European players to hunt together, so maybe we’ll be able to find a few compatriots when we’re no longer too humilating to behold.
I do not know what I’m doing yet. I’m so bad at this you guys.
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Monhun Off-TV update coming 4/15

Aw yiss. I’ve been spending every free moment training on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 3DS (which means I’m still in the tutorial) so when the update arrives allowing me to play on the Wii U GamePad, Eric and I will be able to hunt together.

That update is coming April 15, Capcom announced, at 5pm PDT. The update also allows North American and European players to hunt together, so maybe we’ll be able to find a few compatriots when we’re no longer too humilating to behold.

I do not know what I’m doing yet. I’m so bad at this you guys.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate “Ultimate Comrades” pin set
This collection of cute Monhun pins is up for sale on Culty, the site that brought us that indispensible Monster Hunter Beginner’s Guide. I’ve been referring to that book whenever I’m not playing Monhun… or when I’m not feeling guilty about reading game books instead of baby books.
Here’s a cute little commercial:


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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate “Ultimate Comrades” pin set

This collection of cute Monhun pins is up for sale on Culty, the site that brought us that indispensible Monster Hunter Beginner’s Guide. I’ve been referring to that book whenever I’m not playing Monhun… or when I’m not feeling guilty about reading game books instead of baby books.

Here’s a cute little commercial:

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Thanks for clearing that up
This Japanese lesson and Death Note joke comes from Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (the photo is from Rewind:Replay). It’s one of many gags thrown into the script by localization team 8-4.  It’s getting to the point where I want to play everything 8-4 translates (e.g. Fire Emblem: Awakening, Dragon Quest VI DS).
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Thanks for clearing that up

This Japanese lesson and Death Note joke comes from Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (the photo is from Rewind:Replay). It’s one of many gags thrown into the script by localization team 8-4.  It’s getting to the point where I want to play everything 8-4 translates (e.g. Fire Emblem: Awakening, Dragon Quest VI DS).

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate insert for 3DS boxes

Similar to that custom Fire Emblem: Awakening insert we featured last month, you can print this Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate artwork and slip it into the game’s 3DS box. Thanks for making one of these, Robby!

Good news for those of you who double-dipped to buy the Wii U and 3DS versions of this — Capcom intends to release its save data transfer and packet relay tools (the latter lets you play MH3U 3DS online if your Wii U is hooked up with a LAN adapter) to the eShop tomorrow.

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Incredible Monster Hunter cosplay
Grethe B spent 10 months putting together this incredible outfit modeled after Monster Hunter’s female Rathalos blademaster armor — she completed it just in time for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's release!
She says it’s a little hard to move in the outfit, but I’m amazed that she can move at all considering it’s hard to tell there’s even a person under all that armor. You can see photos of Grethe creating the outfit here.
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Incredible Monster Hunter cosplay

Grethe B spent 10 months putting together this incredible outfit modeled after Monster Hunter’s female Rathalos blademaster armor — she completed it just in time for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's release!

She says it’s a little hard to move in the outfit, but I’m amazed that she can move at all considering it’s hard to tell there’s even a person under all that armor. You can see photos of Grethe creating the outfit here.

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Mega Man x Monster Hunter by Justin Cyr
You can find more of Justin’s awesome sprite work in games like Tribute’s Wizorb and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game. I think it was Personasama who once mentioned to me that the Scott Pilgrim team was crazy about the Monster Hunter series, with some members putting hundreds of hours into the games.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is out today! Both JC and I should be getting our preorders soon (probably tomorrow), and we intend to resurrect our legendary and universally feared guild for online play, Garfield & Friends.
We have several openings in the group that we are currently looking to fill — right now we’re seeking proactive and enthusiastic individuals, preferably an elite few who know how to play Monster Hunter and don’t mind teaming up with noobs who have a million questions (e.g. just putting this out there, how exactly do you hunt monsters).
Oh, and you need to watch this Monster Hunter Shopping Network promo.
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Mega Man x Monster Hunter by Justin Cyr

You can find more of Justin’s awesome sprite work in games like Tribute’s Wizorb and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game. I think it was Personasama who once mentioned to me that the Scott Pilgrim team was crazy about the Monster Hunter series, with some members putting hundreds of hours into the games.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is out today! Both JC and I should be getting our preorders soon (probably tomorrow), and we intend to resurrect our legendary and universally feared guild for online play, Garfield & Friends.

We have several openings in the group that we are currently looking to fill — right now we’re seeking proactive and enthusiastic individuals, preferably an elite few who know how to play Monster Hunter and don’t mind teaming up with noobs who have a million questions (e.g. just putting this out there, how exactly do you hunt monsters).

Oh, and you need to watch this Monster Hunter Shopping Network promo.

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Soon, we will hunt ultimate monsters (3)

So, are we doing this? Are we all going to get Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate next week and play online with each other? Or are we going to put it off, wait to hear how others handle the steep learning curve, decide it’s too late to buy it now, wistfully read tweets/forum posts of others’ MonHun exploits, and tell ourselves we’ll get the next one for sure?

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U will have off-TV play, cross-region online
I know both of these were sore points for Monster Hunter fans who were otherwise pleased with this anticipated title, but it’s great to hear that Capcom will address these issues with a post-launch patch hitting some time in April.
I presume quite a few people will skip out on the 3DS game after this news, though. If only that version had online, too!
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U will have off-TV play, cross-region online

I know both of these were sore points for Monster Hunter fans who were otherwise pleased with this anticipated title, but it’s great to hear that Capcom will address these issues with a post-launch patch hitting some time in April.

I presume quite a few people will skip out on the 3DS game after this news, though. If only that version had online, too!

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New Monster Hunter 4 trailer

As we wait for this to hit Japan this summer, and for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to launch here next month, don’t forget that demos for the latter release on the 3DS and Wii U eShops today!

As usual, you can see the full list of new downloadable 3DS games on our Upcoming Releases page.

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