Is this really a surprise though? I don't think a single handheld Monster Hunter has had online capabilities yet, and the bulk of the franchise's games exist in the handheld space. There could have been hope that the 3DS version would change that, but I mean, it's not really shocking, is it?
@Mr_Mustache He never played with us, only his real friends.
Ah man... it's not like that, I swear!
I didn't make a strong enough effort to play with you guys, that is true. I apologize for that. :( For a good while, I had stopped playing Tri - I just started back in the past month or so I think? Most of my gaming time lately has been absorbed by the FGC (Fighting Game Community), and playing SFIV AE / Blazblue / Tekken.
A local friend finally got me back into playing Tri recently - she was pretty adamant about it, lol.
M schedule should be loosening up starting this week, as I'm now one responsibility shorter, so I can finally get more sleep, lol! If that's the case... I may make Tuesdays THE designated Monster Hunter day and try to party-up with multiple folks all day after work. But don't hold me to that yet!
I'd like to stream it too, but that'd require a capture card I haven't acquired just yet...
Oh, more to the topic - Lust, that is true, but I'd like to see this series gain more ground in the west, if only for my own selfish goal of playing it regularly! I'll still buy it on 3DS if its released here at all - which I hope it is - because I loved Tri that much and would definitely enjoy playing it portable with new things to BASH IN THE HEAD WITH MAH HAMMER!!!!... er, I mean new content.
Of course, that would require me to upgrade to a 3DS before it releases...
"A local friend finally got me back into playing Tri recently - she was pretty adamant about it, lol. "
I'm super busy now, don't think that I'm sitting online waiting to go out with somebody. And I'm HR0. It would need to be an organized attack if we team up. Sorry we missed each other in our day though. Man, those were the times. I wish you got to roll with myself, Mikey, and Anand! We were awesome!
I also think online is possible. The precedent? Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom and We Love Golf, the most popular games on the Wii! (Don't bother to look it up, just take my word for it.)
@GameDadGrant Meant to respond to this a while ago, but Capcom is going to continue to pour a lot of love and money into the Monster Hunter franchise. It's probably in their interest to try to recoup whatever they can in the West and potentially grow a fanbase.
@anon_mastermind It seems like even the Wii ____ line is no guarantor of success these days.
@GameDadGrant It really seems that the West is content with Western games. RPGs and shooters, specifically. I'm not, but I'm no longer representative.
@Wilie345 Do you mean including the Plus Rank stuff or without it?
Yes all plus rank stuff will be accessible without connecting to the internet. With the Wii you needed to connect to get high rank material, all other portable iterations of Monster hunter didn't require connecting to anything to get all of the content. There may even be a g-rank since the armors look different. It's either that or they just changed the way they look so don't yell at me if there is no g-rank.