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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Year released2011
System(s)Nintendo 3DS, Wii U
SeriesMonster Hunter
Genre(s)Action RPG
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)PEGI Ages 12+
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a game for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The 3DS version was released on December 10, 2011 in Japan as Monster Hunter Tri G (モンスターハンター3(トライ)G Monsutā Hantā Torai G?, "Monster Hunter 3 (tri-) G") and features local wireless play. In Japan, Famitsu announced that Monster Hunter Tri G was confirmed as an expanded Monster Hunter Tri. It is the first game to support Circle Pad Pro add-on. The game was also released in two bundles, one containing the special edition 3DS and the other one containing the add-on. It was also released on Wii U, which features revised HD graphics, full online, local multiplayer, and the ability to import the game progress to the player's Nintendo 3DS. The Wii U port is known in Japan as Monster Hunter 3G HD Ver., and was released on December 8, 2012 when the Wii U launched in Japan, while the Nintendo 3DS version was re-released as a Nintendo eShop downloadable two days prior, featuring a slightly lower price than the retail re-release. It was announced that Tri G would be released in North America and Europe as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and is to be released on March 2013 together for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. Monster Hunter 4 for the 3DS was also announced, which originally scheduled to be released in Japan in the same month as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate in North America and Europe, but later pushed back to Summer 2013. It was later announced that the North American and European releases will be on March 19 and 22 respectively. A new demo of the game was released on 21st February 2013.


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate reintroduces the underwater combat that was left out of the Japanese-only sequel to Tri, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. This is the first time that weapons such as the gun lance, bow, hunting horn and dual swords have been featured in underwater combat. The game also introduces G rank, a level above high rank that features a new set of quests, harder monsters and improved weapons and armor. This will be the first time G rank has been present in a Monster Hunter game since Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, and the first time ever for a third generation Monster Hunter title.

New Creatures[edit]

  • Brachydios, a new Brute Wyvern found mostly in the Volcano area.
  • Subspecies for monsters from previous installments: Ivory Lagiacrus, Hallowed Jhen Mohran, Stygian Zinogre, and many more.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate/Table of Contents