Video game developer Capcom has revealed that the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Wii U will use Nintendo-provided servers for its online play and that the company has plans to close down the servers for Monster Hunter Tri, the game that runs on the older Wii console.
Christian Svensson, who is a senior vice president at Capcom, stated on the official website that, “We’ll give everyone a heads up well in advance when we make that decision. I was adamant that we not do so until we had a proper alternative title to allow people to migrate to if they wish. It would have been bad just cut people off with no other place for them to hunt, in spite of the significant costs of operation.”
It seems that even the development team at Capcom is somewhat unsure about how the Nintendo- offered online servers will work when the Wii U is finally out.
Svensson added, “For Wii U we’re using Nintendo’s servers (which I’m very happy about) and I’m not sure how they’re set up. Candidly, we’re still waiting for Wii U builds in our office to play with and there’s still many moving parts that no one except for the team members has first hand experience with at this point.”
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
will also lack the ability to move saved games between the Wii U and the 3DS.
The executive also says that in the six months until Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is launched the company will offer more details and will answer all the questions that the player base has.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be launched during March 2013 on both the Wii U home console and the 3DS handheld.
The new Nintendo home console will be delivered on November 18 in North America, November 30 in Europe and December 8 in Japan.