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Submitted by Lavalamp 1010d ago | news

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U has free online play

The Wii U version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will include free online four-person multiplayer, Capcom announced during today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast. Local multiplayer between a single Wii U and three 3DS units will also be available. (Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Wii U)

Jadedz  +   1010d ago
Instant buy
I'm really excited about this.
Blacktric  +   1010d ago
Same here. But as a side note, I love how Capcom's been emphasizing the word free in every new announcement they recently make, especially with things that are supposed to be free. First a "free" Resident Evil 6 update and now MH3: U getting free online multiplayer. These guys really love committing PR suicide in any scale.
Benjamminkno  +   1010d ago
This is good news.
The game looks great.
I want to play this.
Dr_Salvitor  +   1010d ago
How is this news they already said the Wii U's online will be free.
Venox2008  +   1010d ago
how about a first Wii with free online and Dragon Quest X on Wii with online fee? :)
ChickeyCantor  +   1010d ago
For Japan.
Wii version also has free online play.
TheLordOfStuff  +   1010d ago
free online play???!! *adjusts monocle* outrageous i say!
YoreCommentIsInvalid  +   1010d ago
Duh this is old lol the wii u has free online
Yodagamer  +   1010d ago
Just because the wii u has free online, doesn't mean capcom can't charge for online with their own games, they did it on the wii for the japan version and they could very well do it again if they wanted to
PopRocks359  +   1010d ago
Why emphasize the bit about it being free? I'm pretty sure Nintendo never said anything about the service being a paid one. And this game ain't an MMO either.

Not complaining. It's just... odd.
RFornillos4  +   1010d ago
All the better to bring excitement to Wii U! anyway, not everyone knows this is gonna be free (although most expected it to be)...
PopRocks359  +   1010d ago
That's a very good point. I guess it's especially important for anyone who's unfamiliar with Nintendo online or Monster Hunter games.
kesvalk  +   1010d ago
it's made by capcom, nowdays even their patches could be paid...
Zichu  +   1010d ago
The wii version had free online...
omarzy  +   1010d ago
You had to pay in Japan.
Zichu  +   1010d ago
I didn't read the article, was on my phone at the time and usually only read the comments.

I played through both the JP and PAL versions of MHTri. Played both online, you got a month free for the JP version and then had to pay afterwards. I didn't pay for it though, played as much as I can in that first month and got pretty far.

Managed to play it properly on the PAL with a friend and enjoyed it 10 times more.

Sadly, I won't be getting this version. I'm still a fan of MH, but I'm waiting for a true home console release with major changes and additions.
ThanatosDMC  +   1010d ago
I'm confused... why is this news?
VonAlbrecht  +   1010d ago
Not only has it been announced that the Wii U will feature free online, every Monster Hunter game ever (excluding Frontier) has always had free online play. Gematsu is truly outrageous.
Sigh  +   1010d ago
kinda thought that would be granted, for it to be free. Why would you pay extra to play online for Wii-U?
Old McGroin  +   1010d ago
Wasn't aware that there was a chance they were going to charge for this! Still, at least this story will ease the fans who thought this might happens fears.

So psyched for this game!
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lilbroRx  +   1009d ago
I am sold, or at least I will be when it comes out.

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