So I was browsing through deviantArt when I stumbled upon AliveDrive‘s amazing MHP3 weakness chart! Granted, not all of the monsters that will appear in MH3U are on there, then again the chart is for MHP3 (PSP, PS3).
Anyway, I’ve been working on a small project myself. Lately I’ve been playing MHFU (PSP) a lot more often and sometimes have a hard time remembering what the elemental weaknesses of a monster are and where I should attack it. Luckily there are websites like Monster Hunter Wiki that provide plenty of information on that. Still, it’s kind of troublesome to have to click through all of the links, so I’ve decided to create something different: The Book of Monsters.
I intend to create one page per monster that contains all necessary information on how to defeat it. These pages can easily be transferred to your smartphone or tablet pc and you can access the information anytime anywhere rather quickly. Below you see one of the prototypes. Let me know if anything is missing.
Yesterday I was watching episode 84 of the Monster Hunter Podcast. In it they were, amongst other things, discussing the online capabilities of Monster Hunter 3 G (3DS) and Monster Hunter 3 G HD (Wii U) – which will be released in the west in march 2013 under the name Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
Now there might have been some confusion about how you can play with the 3DS and/or Wii U-version. As it turns out you will only be able to play online with the Wii U-version of the game, whereas the 3DS-variant of it will only support local multiplayer. The Concept is pretty much the same as with Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (MHP3rd) for the PSP, which would only feature local multiplayer support. However MHP3rd could still be played online if you had a PS3 with Adhoc Party. As far as I know there is no similar tool for the Wii U.
You can connect and play locally with 3DS and Wii U; you can even transfer your character date from one to the other and vice-versa, but online-playing is only offered with the Wii U version. Some people are debating whether there might be a patch later on that will fix this “issue” (which is theoretically possible), but considering that Capcom hasn’t released such patches for any of the other installments of the series makes it rather unlikely that they will change their mind with this one.
While Monster Hunter Portable 3rd is still waiting to be released outside of Japan, the game is being pretty popular there. It’s probably for that reason that the Universal Studios Japan have announced a MHP3rd event. It’s however still unclear as to what kind of event this may be. But it’s rather likely that it’ll feature some more information and gameplay from the upcoming Monster Hunter Protable 3rd HD for PS3. Anyway, we’ll keep you updated.
In other news, Capcom-Unity-User Snow has announced a 24 hour-hunting session on one of the Monster Hunter Tri servers. Check out the description below or visit the official homepage for more detail.
It’s a long weekend for most of us, meaning extra time to play games! More specifically, time well spent hunting the ravenous creatures of Monster Hunter. This Saturday pop in Monster Hunter Tri in your Wii, and meet up with Capcom-Unity for epic hunting, BBQing, arm wrestling, drinking at the pub, and flaunting ones achievements in the world of Minegarde. Details are as follows:
- Get online in Monster Hunter Tri Saturday anytime
- Go to the Server Valor 4
- Head to Gate 40
- Capcom-Unity will be waiting for you!
That’s the meet up destination! Expect to find fellow Capcom-Unity Monster Hunters throughout the day. This event takes place both in North America and in Europe. If you’re playing in North America click here for more information, and if you’re playing in Europe click here.
It’s an all day event, but don’t feel obligated to be there the whole time. Just hop online and in that server and gate when you get a chance!
[ Sources: Capcom-Unity.com / The-Magicbox.com ]