Ryozo Tsujimoto, a producer at Capcom, has revealed how the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will handle online play between the Nintendo 3DS handheld and the upcoming Wii U home console.
It seems that those playing on the mobile device will have to download a free application that will allow them to get saved data from the Wii U and interpret it.
The developer told Eurogamer that, “We wanted people to play together. We know there are some people who want to play online. Unfortunately with the 3DS version you can’t do that. But we have made this feature so you can play together. You can have your friends bring their save data to your house and have a Monster Hunter party.”
He added, “One person will play on the big screen and three other people will play with their 3DS versions. People can continue their save data from what they had before and go back home and update their data on their Wii U.”
The 3DS version of the game only allows local cooperative play, but those playing on the Wii U
will have access to the same options that they are familiar with from playing the Wii version of Monster Hunter Tri.
Ryozo Tsujimoto also made it clear that players will be able to communicate with each other via in-game text chat and that the development team is currently working to also enable voice chat, but the feature is not yet officially confirmed.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will include a friends list, where gamers can add the gamers that they already know, but there’s also a search function for those who are looking for groups of players they are not already acquainted with.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is currently set to appear during March of next year.