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.
Capcom just never seizes to amaze their fans. A couple of days ago Capcom has announced that they will release a HD-version of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd this summer in Japan. Apart from looking frickin’ epic in high definition, the game will also support 3D (with glasses and the whole stuff you’d usually need to play one of them fancy 3D stuff) and allow you to not just share your savegame-data between PSP and PS3 but also to join forces with other huters (PSP or PS3) with Ad-Hoc Party!
It’s still unkonwn whether MHP3rd HD will be available on PSN (assuming it’s up again until then) or as a hard-copy – even though I’d kind of prefer the second option. So far there are no plans to release either MHP3rd (PSP) or MHP3rd HD (PS3) outside of Japan. But as most of you probably already know it was the same for Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G and the western hunters still got to hunt down their Nargacugas in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. Be that as it may, it would be exhilarating to get another MH-part on the big screen. While Monster Hunter Tri was (and still is) a great game, it still lacks some stuff to really shine – like HD-graphics, a decent voice-chat-feature (I always use skype) and a bigger amount of gear and monsters to hunt. All of this was however featured in Capcoms Monster Hunter Frontier which unfortunately is only available in Japan.
Anyway, MHP3rd HD is definately something you should look forward to. Capcom will release more information on the title on May 28th. Until then: Check out the announcement-trailer (make sure to watch it in HD) below or visit the official website!
[ source: Capcom-Unity.com ]