Monster Hunter Tri Comes West in 2010

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Monster Hunter Tri, the debut Wii installment in Capcom’s hit Monster Hunter franchise which has just been released in Japan and is surely selling like hotcakes already, is officially on for launches in North America and Europe. Capcom’s western push is set to continue in early 2010 when Tri ships throughout both regions.

Unlike the PSP titles, which have been ripped repeatedly in the western markets for lacking online support, Monster Hunter Tri will feature four-player online co-op, in addition to local two-player co-op and solo play with an AI hunting companion named Cha-Cha. Other than that, Monster Hunter fans can expect the usual assortment of new weapons, armor sets, items and other equipment, along with new underwater environments to explore and aquatic beasties to hunt.

“Fans of Nintendo and Monster Hunter are eagerly anticipating the launch of this title in the US, which will be the first time the series is available on a Nintendo home console,” said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Licensing. “Having Capcom bring Monster Hunter Tri to the Wii console provides tremendous action, fun and entertainment to both veteran players and series newcomers alike.”

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