Capcom announced today that Monster Hunter 3 (also known as Monster Hunter Tri), a game now available in Japan, is scheduled to hit the store shelves in North America and Europe in early 2010, exclusively for Wii. The latest in the Monster Hunter series depicts a living, breathing ecosystem where man co-exists with the fantastic beasts that roam both the dry land and the brand new sub-aqua environment - a first for the series. With the option of split-screen mode, two players can hunt co-operatively or form a team of up to four hunters via the game's custom online Wi-Fi mode. Even solo players do not have to face Monster Hunter Triís challenging quests alone as they will be ably accompanied by Cha-Cha, an AI hunting partner whose skills will prove invaluable. New items, weapons and armour sets will be also available to assist the hunters.