Nintendo has announced that Monster Hunter 3 (also known as Monster Hunter Tri), a game now available in Japan, is scheduled to hit the store shelves in Europe in April 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.