Submitted by Kichiguy 801d ago | news

Report: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate doesn't do split screen or Wii U + Pro Controller

Nerd Reactor reports that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will not be able to do split screen on a television via Wii U. It also cannot be played two-player with one Wii U controller and a Pro Controller. However, it can be played with up to three 3DS systems and one Wii U system, and Wii U systems can play online with up to three other Wii U players. (3DS, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Wii U)

Update Nerd Reactor apologizes if the article title was misleading. The title should have been, "Report: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate doesn't do split screen or Wii U tablet + Pro Controller." We do not know at this time whether or not Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will or will not allow the use of the Wii U pro controller. Players cannot, however, use a pro controller and Wii U tablet (two players) on one TV via one Wii U system.

animegamingnerd  +   801d ago
well that sucks but maybe they can patch it in down the line
C-Thunder  +   801d ago
They won't, pretty sure they're going minimal effort on this one, like they have since MHFreedom
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rezzah  +   800d ago
I would like to think the one time they actually tried was when they were developing MHTri. The thing is Tri was originally being made for the PS3 so they held back greatly since it was transferred to the Wii.
bullymangLer  +   801d ago
yeh does kinda suck, but this game doesn't even have a sophisticated lock-on mode. And this game loads too much .. maybe they can patch that too. Supposedly MH4 does have lock-on . This way we can strife around the monster, doo back flips and still be engaged in battle .
Perjoss  +   801d ago
I cant tell if you're serious.
Kingofwiiu  +   800d ago
Monster Hunter ultimate has lock on mode. unlike tri.
rezzah  +   800d ago
Lock-on in MH is lame. It takes a more realistic approach.

Learn to play the game the way it was made or don't play it. Lock-on would greatly reduce the skill it takes to fight, and thus reducing the pleasure you get in defeating your enemy.

Loading times have always been long in MH since 2004. For MHF2 and MHFU they allowed a manual install that shortened the loading times. I'm not sure if they allowed that in Tri.
ThanatosDMC  +   800d ago
Not to mention the hit-boxes will be centered around the body instead of real weak points.
PopRocks359  +   801d ago
Okay, that is actually pretty lame. Thanks for the corner cutting Capcom.

...Alliteration aside, that sentence actually feels really redundant.
zebramocha  +   801d ago
@pop it wasn't a redundant comment,you showed your disappointment because they're not using the controller properly and you think they suck for not doing themselves or gamers a favor.
fei-hung  +   801d ago
Well it is Capcom after all. They are cashing in on MH like they do with the SF series. Remember, this is just another version of MH3 and one of many.

Since they know MH series sell like hot cakes, why bother making an effort and spending more money than necessary if its going to sell anyway?!

I won't be surprised if they release a ton of DLC after launch with extra bits and pieces. This is the very reason I have not bought a Capcom game in a longtime unless it was pre owned.
adorie  +   801d ago
What has happened to Capcom? Their best talent is gone, their iconic series being watered down to the point of a new identity that barely has a whisper of their roots.

Companies that squat down on their fanbase, like Square Enix, the same fanbase that vows to "day 1" purchase their games after seeing info or previews in magazines. I just don't get it.

Does money truly trump everything? Because that's the only thing I can come up with.
fei-hung  +   801d ago
I'm just glad we are getting a true successor to MH in the form of Soul Sacrifice. It's a shame for those who don't have a Vita, but you WiiU gamers will be blessed with the true DMC successor known as Bayonetta.

If Capcom continue like this, newer studios formed by the talent which built Capcom last gen will eventually take Capcom out with better games.
FamilyGuy  +   801d ago
If it was all about money they would have released it on PS3 and 360 as well. I'm not on Capcoms side, they are money hungry but they seem stupid as well at the moment.

These mistakes lose customers.
fei-hung  +   801d ago
Well it may be about money as Nintendo could have paid for Exclusitivity, timed or otherwise. We know the big N is trying to get 3rd parties back on board after the Wii.

Ninty could even have paid in part or full for the games to be ported onto their consoles. I suppose we will never know.
metroid32  +   801d ago
Kichiguy  +   801d ago
To be fair, these options take a lot of time to implement. Uncharted didn't get two-player split screen until the 3rd in the series.
Gohadouken  +   801d ago
Honestly , this is like what the 9th monster hunter game , at least ...

And while one of the prettiest wii game , it was on a tech level nothing an hd console like ps3/360 and wii u can't handle in split screen .

While uncharted 1 is one of the most technically Advanced console game ever seen ....

That excuse doesnt fly imo
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Nitrowolf2  +   801d ago
"To Be Fair"

Comparing a game that released on the Wii and got an enhanced version, which capcom took the time to another game that released the same generation?
Also your comparing Uncharted 2 to 3, when no one was expecting UC2 to even have multiple players.

Seriously, I don't have an issue with the Wii U stuff, but that comparison is dumb
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Kichiguy  +   801d ago
It's probable that Capcom only had the resources to get the game ported to 3DS and Wii U. I believe there are also new areas in the game. It's easier to tack on new options when the game has already been on a platform previously. The Uncharted series added new options as it went. This is the first time that MH is appearing on 3DS and Wii U, so I personally wouldn't expect every bell and whistle to be included. The next one, though, sure.
Baka-akaB  +   801d ago
No offense , but I dont see how to defend the undefendable there . It's an easy port for the console and given how much capcom makes out of each monster Hunter game they do have the ressources .

Split screen was on the original version of a technically vastly inferior console that is easily "emulated" by the wii U .

Imo only a lack of will explain the lack of it in a still definitive but hardly taxing game for the wii U .

Hell we've had more taxing launch games on Wii U , so yeah i agree that such excuse doesnt fly . It's still cut content
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rezzah  +   800d ago
Split screen doesn't work in a MH title. You need to the whole screen to asses your surroundings, and to know where the monster is.

Split screen will limit you in MH, especially if 2 players on 1 screen are fighting 2 very strong monsters at the same time within the same area.

I know what it is like to fight 2 black Diablos in G-rank level with 2 or more players. It can be chaotic at times.
deafdani  +   799d ago
Yeah, but Wii U allows one player to play on the gamepad's screen while the other plays on the TV's screen with another controller (pro controller or wii remote - nunchuck).

But Monster Hunter doesn't allow that. The only way you can have local co op is by buying also the 3DS version of the game... and a 3DS, if you don't have one.

There's NO excuse for that. Capcom intentionally made local coop like that just to push more copies of the 3DS game.
rezzah  +   799d ago
Good point, I never thought of this since no other system allows dual screens (your tv and your controller).
TwistedMetal  +   801d ago
Whats the use of a freaking game pad controller if you dont get to use it in any games?

Wow this is really really dumb. How about they just worry about releasing some games because the amount of time its takeing these games to come out is rediculous. last of us, ni no kuni, and gta5 will be out before probably even pikmin 3 lol. why would i buy pikmin 3 if gta5 comes out at the same time, Games for nintendo console and handheld should be releasing before those games especially animal crosssing which is out in japan.
deafdani  +   799d ago
GTA5 came out years ago... and there's no chance in hell you'll see GTA6 anytime soon.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   799d ago
"GTA 5 came out years ago"... Is that metaphorical or something? It's still in development...
deafdani  +   799d ago
DERP! I confused Grand Theft Auto with Gran Turismo.

Lol. Forget what I said, guys. XD
PygmelionHunter  +   801d ago
Not a surprise really, co-op in MHTri~ also sucked hard.
Tei777  +   801d ago
Well that makes zero sense seeing as split screen was in the wii version.

"they have to alter the character models so the system can handle multiple games running at the same time." Last time I checked this is still basically a wii game with a few improved textures, shouldn't the wii U be able to handle up 4p split screen without much/any optimising? Oh well, I guess they're just being lazy

With the Wii U's power in mind, I was really hoping that they would have the local multiplayer include all of the content of the online multiplayer as opposed to just the Arena. Ironically the local multiplayer has been cut completely -_-
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pedroyamato  +   801d ago | Helpful
Well, I own the japanese version of the game, and here are my considerations:

1- The game content is huge, I played for hours, hours and hours and still did not finish the tutorial. A lot of stuff to do, monster to hunt, weapons to make. Definitely you need a lot of time to enjoy all the game has to offer.

2- The graphics are "good", by good please understand as, a 3ds version HD upgrade. People that expect something like God of War 3, or Resident Evil 6 graphics would get dissapointed. The character has a simple polygon model, as almost all the monster on the game. The textures are fair and the sound is pretty immersive.

3- The gamepad screen use is only for the map and few changes as item selection etc. I believe the off-screen was totally possible and could make the game look even better (with the small screen). Unfortunately, no split screen multiplayer, and pro-tab multi. Maybe capcom just want to save time making few changes from the original. At least we can play online (very fast) or with other wii u and 3ds by local multi.

Final considerations; the game is good, and the definitive version of Monster Hunter 3G. Anyone that like the series or are interested in a epic adventure should try the game.

Phil32  +   801d ago
Thanks for the helpful info. I gave you a bubble.
pedroyamato  +   801d ago
Thank you :)
Perjoss  +   801d ago
Yes thanks for that, very helpful, i cant wait to play it in march!

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MasterCornholio  +   801d ago
It sucks that Capcom isnt taking full advantage of the controller but hopefully more devs in the future will.
wiiulee  +   801d ago
oh ok base on that second printing...it should tell gamers that you have no idea what you are talking about..except you're hoping to be silly enough to influence other haters to join you....what i want to play is monster hunter the game ...i could careless that it doesnt support the wiiu pro controller....the wiiu gamepad is the best controller out right now to me.
Munnkyman  +   801d ago
So I am going to have to buy another wii u for my wife
DivineAssault  +   801d ago
figures but whatever.. Im not buying this game again either way.. HD revamp is cool & all but only if its like $40... Not $60 then another $40 if u want the 3ds version.. $100+tax for a game i already have on wii?? no thanks

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