Well, the day has finally come and passed, and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is officially available to hunters across the nation. While you wait for our review, you might be interested in the tangible differences that set this version of Monster Hunter apart from Monster Hunter Tri on the WIi. Luckily, the folks over at Capcom-Unity have you covered. A few days ago a Capcom employee by the name of "Yuri" detailed some of the specifics of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
There are a total of 73 different monsters in the title. These include all of the monsters from Tri, a good portion of the ones from Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, Plesioth, and Green Pleioth. New species and subspecies have also been added, including the brand new Brachydios. Here is a list of the new monsters in this outing:
From Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
Azure Rathalos (subspecies)
Pink Rathian (subspecies)
Green Plesioth (subspecies)
From Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
Crimson Qurupeco (subspecies)
Purple Ludroth (subspecies)
Jade Barroth (subspecies)
Baleful Gigginox (subspecies)
Sand Barioth (subspecies)
Steel Uragaan (subspecies)
Glacial Agnaktor (subspecies)
Green Nargacuga (subspecies)
New to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Rust Duramboros (subspecies)
Stygian Zinogre (subspecies)
Lucent Nargacuga (subspecies)
Ivory Lagiacrus (subspecies)
Abyssal Lagiacrus (subspecies)
Savage Deviljho (subspecies)
Hallowed Jhen Mohran (subspecies)
Goldbeard Ceadeus (subspecies)
... and a brand new final boss!
In addition to the monsters, there is a new AI companion. He is a shakalaka named Kayamba. Of course, Cha-Cha will be present as well. They are both customizable with their abilities, dances, and 18 masks.
For more specifics, there are now 211 new quests, bringing the grand total to 339 quests (not including DLC ones). For equipment, there are 2042 new pieces present in this game, with a grand total of 3061 pieces. Finally, there are three new areas: The Tower, Misty Peaks, and the Tainted Sea.
This was a tangible list of additions to give you an idea about the new content in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. The game will feature up to four player local play on the 3DS, and up to four player local and online play for the Wii U. For a more detailed analysis of the game, stay tuned for our full review, which will arrive soon.