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Monster Hunter 3DS will not feature online co-op
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October 18, 2011, 18:36:40
 
News comes from ONM UK
Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter 3DS won't feature an online co-op mode.

In Monster Hunter Tri for Wii, you could get stuck into online quests with up to four players but you won't be able to play online in the 3DS version which is due for release in Japan in December.

While you'll be able to connect to the internet and download quests, if you want to play these quests with friends, you'll only be able to do this locally.

According to Andriasang, this local co-op system is similar to the PSP Monster Hunter games.

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Posted: 10/18/11, 18:36:40  - Edited by 
 on: 10/18/11, 18:37:23    
 
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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?

Fabz said:
No online = not worth buying.

This game is NOT meant to be played offline or thru local wifi.
No, actually, that's EXACTLY what its handheld iterations were designed for though.


Posted by 
 on: 10/20/11, 06:18:31  - Edited by 
 on: 10/20/11, 06:19:15
anon_mastermind said:
@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...


Posted by 
 on: 10/24/11, 21:09:38  - Edited by 
 on: 10/24/11, 21:15:13
@Dynablade

"A local friend finally got me back into playing Tri recently - she was pretty adamant about it, lol. "

Ah ha..


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!


Posted by 
 on: 10/25/11, 00:31:11
Well, I guess that's good if you only want it to be popular in Japan?


Posted by 
 on: 10/25/11, 00:58:24
@Dynablade
No worries, bro! I'd like to hunt with you sometime, just post your availabilities. I think I'm HR 53 or something, should be good to go for any quest.


Posted by 
 on: 10/25/11, 18:21:28
@Mr_Mustache

I wish I would have too. I definitely understand though

@anon_mastermind

Cool, I'll do that. :D Going to see ow this week plays out and then set something up - I'm thinking Sunday evenings might be open now as well.

EDIT: HR47, btw. Just... a couple more levels....


Posted by 
 on: 10/25/11, 19:26:00  - Edited by 
 on: 10/25/11, 19:26:30
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.

Guarantor!

@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?

New Forms said:
The West can produce a fanciful hit like Plants vs Zombies just like The East can bring us realism defined in Gran Turismo.
I hate both of those games.


Posted by 
 on: 10/26/11, 00:15:50
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.


Posted by 
 on: 10/26/11, 01:11:23
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