Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to get off-TV play and free DLC

Capcom and Nintendo have confirmed that following the 22 March release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U, a software update will be released in April as a response to Capcom community feedback.

The software update will add online cross-region functionality, allowing European and North American gamers to play together online in up to four-player battles. Monster Hunters will also be able to play the game using just the Wii U GamePad without the need for a TV screen as the software update makes the title compatible with off-TV play.

Capcom will continue to support Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for several months after its launch with plenty of free updates including downloadable quests, the first of which will be available upon the game’s launch.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate releases across Europe on 22 March for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, both at retail as well as on Nintendo eShop. If the added functionality of off-TV play or free downloadable quests interests you, then let us know with a comment below.