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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's Release Date Officially Nailed Down

We knew Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate was coming in March, but now we know the exact date. We have also learned that a demo is coming.

Both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game are coming to North America on March 19, and to Europe on March 22. That release dates cover both physical disc and cartridge versions of the game, as well as digital download versions on both consoles. The demo for the game, which will also release simultaneously for both the Wii U and 3DS, is coming February 21.

In the gallery below you can check out screens from both versions of the game.

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  • No PS Vita version?
  • If anyone is a fan of MH, join the MH fan group recently made by Hawke! Once this game comes out, GI MH fans can all hunt together and exchange tips, tricks and engage in jolly cooperation! Can't wait for this game, one of my absolute favorite series in all gaming! Good Hunting my fellow Game Informer fans! See you on March 19!
  • I hope this does well so we can keep getting Monster Hunters in the US. But I doubt it.

  • I like how they matched with blue. I wish it came on ps3 or vita...

  • Awesome it arrives on the day of my birthday :-D! I'll defini pick it up for 3DS.

  • lame!
  • Already have my Wii U and 3DS versions preordered!!!
  • Great box art. Still wish there was a bundle of the two copies, but I probably will be getting both.
  • I can't wait for this game!

  • Question for the fans: Is Monster Hunter a good enough reason to get a Wii U this early? I'm a little paranoid about getting a console in its first year after the Xbox's Red ring of Death and the PS3 power cords catching fire.
  • Getting ready with some 3g! I wish Ultimate would take my 3g save though :(

  • This is one of those games that makes me wish I had a 3DS or Wii U :/

  • MH2 got me through a nine month deployment. Loved that game.

  • Sweetness and the cover art looks dope. I think it will be time to purchase a 3ds when this and pokemon x and y coming out down the line. I just wish you would've been able to transfer your monster hunter tri save for the wii to this game somehow,but being able to transfer saves between the 3DS and WII U is good enough. It still dumbfounds me that Pokemon wouldn't take the same approach to the upcoming X and Y. It would've pushed hardware sales for both platforms and made it more convenient.
  • finally ... i've been eyeballing this game since a bit before the original wii version came out. hopefully i'll be able to get the wii u version close to release  ( life doesn't always work as hoped tho)

  • It's good that a release date for this game was announced. Now, should I get this game for my 3DS and future Wii U? I still don't know if I should get it. How good is the Monster Hunter series?
  • I hear that if you like dark souls you should check out monster hunter, is this true? Ultimately i'll have to try the demo to find out i guess.

  • These are my most anticipated games of the year! After playing Tri for many, many hours I can not wait to get my hands on these. I'll be getting two 3ds and one WiiU version :) My brothers and I like to play some co-op!

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