Take the Monster Hunt Online with Free Multiplayer Mode
Company: Nintendo
25th February 2010 – The rumble of approaching monsters grows louder by the day and on 23rd April 2010, Wii owners will get to taste the game that has been a phenomenon in Japan, when Monster Hunter Tri roars into life across Europe. To further whet your monstrous appetite, Nintendo can reveal today that the new game will offer a free online multiplayer mode in Europe.

The game – the first time the Monster Hunter series has come to Wii – will allow players to hunt and communicate together completely for free to become cunning, skilled hunting packs…tracking the fearsome creatures that share your world, and battling them in a quest for Evolution.

Players will be able to set up quests and join each other in the hunt online with just a few simple steps. If you meet a friend or someone you wish to hunt with, you can simply add them to your friend roster, following their mutual agreement. This makes them easy to find in the future, where a double click will take you straight to their quest if they are online.

The game is also fully Wii Speak-compatible, which will mean that you and up to 3 of your fellow hunters can share your online experiences in a whole new dimension.

Dedicated European servers will make the online multiplayer service fast and smooth. You will be able to keep all your attention and your wits fixed on the action – and you’ll need to, in order to succeed.

Monster Hunter Tri is an action game with a difference. Your adventure is built interacting with and battling the scores of incredible beasts that inhabit your world – a living, breathing ecosystem. The monsters’ behaviour is modelled on real animals with territorial displays designed to keep you away if you get too close, migrations and a realistic food chain that sees the strong prey on the weak. This is a world where the monsters deserve your respect… and where the hunt is not for entertainment, but for your survival and improvement.

Target the monsters you need to slay by thinking tactically about what they can offer you – take a fire-resistant monster’s scales to upgrade your armour and make yourself fire-resistant, for example.

In Europe, the game will ship as game only and two separate special bundles: one containing a black Classic Controller Pro and one which contains Wii Speak accessory and a black Classic Controller Pro. Fancy joining the hunt on 23rd April when Monster Hunter Tri thunders onto Wii across Europe? Then start preparing yourself at www.theyrecoming.co.uk

About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.3 billion video games and more than 558 million hardware units globally., including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.