Monster Hunter 3 ditches PS3 for Wii

Monster Hunter 3 ditches PS3 for Wii

In a surprise announcement, Capcom has revealed they will be bringing Monster Hunter 3 onto the Wii.

Originally intended for the struggling Sony lolmachine, a clear change of tactics has taken place. Capcom has now removed the PS3 listing from their website and issued a press release for Wii instead:

"Capcom has worked tirelessly on the latest title in the series, "Monster Hunter 3 (tri-)", to utilize the unique aspects of the Nintendo Wii, which will create a Monster Hunter game unlike any of its predecessors. The attractiveness of the Wii experience is sure not only to please existing fans of the series, but also attract newcomers to this unique adventure".

Monster Hunter is an award winning franchise, so this is good news for Wii fans.

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wiiboy101 said:

Common sense slowly prevails. Anyone defending ps3 vs Wii seriously needs their heads testing, bad controls, outdated concepts and those long load times, youtube mickey taking videos sum up this stupid console up. Wii all the way baby. Dualshocks belong in a museum.

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BrothaZ said:

Monster hunter 3 DITCHED the PS3. For the Wii. SICK. Heh heh. Sony.

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DragonFoxCoon said:

I can't do a Nelson point-and-laugh over the computer.

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Master Foot said:

So much for 1080p HD. Smart move on Capcom's part. System sellers like GT5, FF13 and MGS4 still have tentative release dates, so companies who are waiting around for PS3 to pick up might as well file bankruptcy. Now that MH3 is coming to Wii sales will probably increase exponentially in JP. Sony needs a miracle.

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shadow said:

It's like a miracle to me. I love Monster Hunter, I was sad when number 3 was coming to ps3, but now it's like a dream come true.

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dec3issofaraway said:

Poor Sony. Getting turned down like that.

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Keranu said:

Sony is getting REALLY SCREWED OVER. The only thing they have left for them is Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid. Which I don't think will be around for PS4.

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n00BHUNTER0 said:

When will sony and their lolmachine ever learn?

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Nintendoof said:

Any game is good in my book if it ditches Sony for Nintendo. Nice move Capcom.

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Wiiiii said:

This is just what Wii needs. Finally a game for the hardcore gamers. This will sell millions.

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Silver Claws said:

This is only one of the many things showing that it was a good choice to put my bets in the Wii. I feel sorry for all who wasted $500-$600 on the PS3.

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The Doc said:

Sony's goona DIE.

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Darth Judicar said:

I think we all knew this was just a matter of time. Developers are finally starting to realize that the Wii user base is large enough to start bringing their big titles to us. I am hoping Capcom also does this for RE5, I really want to play it on my Wii.

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Scooby Jew said:

I've never even heard of this game, so I'm not quite sure how to get excited about this.

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AI13 said:

The thing that was, and still is great about MH1 is how balanced the gameplay is. Lacking plot and pvp, that's what the MH franchise has going for it, a rare, fun to interact with (once you learn the controls) and fair game. Going to Wii can only make things better, of course assuming that they don't make it hit A or B to attack. Button mashers are boring games.

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insultman911 said:

I never heard of this game, but Wii completely owns EVERYTHING! Whoo! Everything else sucks. Nintendo rocks.

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CRZY J93 said:

MH is my favorite game and I don't have a ps3 so now it's gonna be on Wii, yay.

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Linkman806 said:

Sweet, I never played any of the past games but it sounds interesting. I think I might buy it, but can someone tell me what monster hunt is all about?

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Sha Sha said:

This is the best news ever. Capcom must be so relieved they're going to support wii instead of ps3. A game like this will work much better on wii, we want next gen gameplay.

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Kaiser779 said:

I could never play monster hunter online for ps2 (didn't have the stuff etc) but now its on the Wii. I can I think the Wii is the easiest out of the next gen consoles to set up online. I can't wait for this, I love this game and always wanted to play it online. I just hope they keep online now, which they more than likely will. I mean why ditch that?

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0000 said:

Sick, I love capcom and Wii now.

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Hero of Time said:

Haaha, wow sony you deserve that.

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Juan said:

Hope that means they will make Street Fighter IV a Wii exclusive.

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Lewiz said:

I bought playstation 3 because I THOUGHT MH3 was going to be on it. I LOVED Monster Hunter. Now what "EPIC GAMES" am I going to look forward to? For Christ sake Capcom. You should make a final decision instead of making false hope for people.

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ThGy said:

I love the MH games. I have a Wii so that's pretty cool. I just wonder how they're going to do the controls and everything.

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hunter m4n said:

I'm glad it's coming out for Wii. I was at a friend's house and I looked up monster hunter 3 and it says Wii trailer on it. I was so happy.

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wiilover said:

I love you Capcom. Rock on forever.

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ps3 is better said:

The wiis controls are not meant for hardcore gaming they were meant for crappy Wii sports resort and mario party.

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Lokee said:

@ps3 is better: Wow trolling much. Obviously you have not played Zelda, New Super Mario Bros. Wii or Mario Galaxy and have really no idea what is true hardcore gaming is whatsoever. You probably think a game needs to be a fps and violent to be "hardcore". Also FYI Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition is amazing cause the controls making it superior to both the Gamecube and Ps2 versions.

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Ad said:

Yer fair enough I'm really exited but just think of the detail and the quality of gameplay if this came out on PS3. But I am getting this the day it comes out. I love the MH series.

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GG Capcom said:

@Lokee: Are you kidding me? New super mario bros? Mario Galaxy? You call those "hardcore" games? I admit, the old Zelda games were. They were mind-splittingly difficult. Most of the newer ones are just jokes. When I'm playing MH3, I don't want to be flailing my arms around. That's ridiculous, and isn't how the game was intended to be played. If you want "hardcore" games, go look up Contra, Battletoads, Megaman, any OTHER monster hunter game, anything that you have to devote ANY amount of time and practice to in order to beat it. Yeah, next you'll be saying "Polly Pocket Horseback Riding" is SO HARDCORE. The Wii was originally intended for social, easy, family-and-youth oriented games. Which is exactly the opposite of MH. If you've even played MH, you'll be sad to know that some boss fights take upwards of 2 HOURS to do. And you can still die. And often do. And then do that, 10 times, farming materials for a piece of armor. This is NOT Wii oriented, especially if I'm to be swinging my arms around for 2 hours. GG Nintendo, GG.

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Superdodo said:

You get to use the classic controller. So STFU.

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Lokee said:

I've played all the monster hunters except 2 and frontier and also played 3 and it's the same MH as any other system. I can assure you that you won't be flinging anything around while playing with the motion controls and still even if you don't like the motion there is the option of the classic control especially if it's the pro which equates to a PS2 control. I can admit Galaxy wasn't difficult however it is still hardcore and mario bros Wii is even more so and promotes the difficulty of its 8bit roots.

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crcrc said:

I was looking forward to mh3 on Playstation but knowing it switched to Wii pissed me off. I love capcom games and think they're brilliant but no monster hunter veterans (like me) want motion control, it will get tiring and boring! It does require lots of time and effort to play it without motion control that'll just make it boringly hard like GG Capcom said then why put it on a Wii, the console meant for motion control, even if Wii have a classic controller ps3 have took a lot of time designing theirs. Nintendo have probably just made a cheap plastic cover over it and a few adjustments, why not just get in on a ps3 and save time and effort, it makes more sense but who's to judge capcom for expanding the market. Put it on both ps3 and Wii so you won't lose any customers! I would happily buy it if it's on ps3, seems a very good game in the series.

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dfffa said:

Heavy rain, uncharted 1&2, infamous, heavenly sword, god of war 3, demon soul, just to name a few ps3 exclusives beside mgs and ff. And ou yea, the last guardian. Anyways, mh3 is great, still, I would like to see it on ps3 with even better graphics. The motion controls are useless anyway. Not to say that the graphics suck, but if you played ps3 or xbox360, you know what I mean.

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