Monster Hunter Tri Keeps Going And Going

If Capcom has its way, once you put Monster Hunter Tri into your Wii you'll never want to take it out, with regularly scheduled downloadable quests and events keeping the game fresh well past release.

The on-disc content is only the beginning in Monster Hunter Tri, coming exclusively to the Wii on April 20. Capcom plans on introducing special Event Quests, Gigantic Monster Quests and Arena Quests on a regular basis, making this one Wii title worth leaving in the drive.

Well, worth leaving in the drive while regularly powering on your system. That's kind of rare on the Wii. I mean, aside from Animal Crossing.

But this is a game about animal killing, and that's just what you'll be doing. Event Quests are quests that present a variety of challenges for up to four players, with level requirements that'll give aspiring hunters something to work towards.

Gigantic Monster Quests will only be available one day at a time. Players will team up against the great and terrible Jhen Mohran on a sailing ship, firing cannons to attract its attention before finishing it off mano-a-monstero.

Arena Quests pit two players against singular monsters, with rewards doled out based on how fast the monsters go down.

A monthly calendar of events will be posted on the first Friday of every month at Capcom's Unity blog.

That's a whole lot of game right there. Perhaps I better unwrap my GameStop demo and see what's what before I'm left in the dust.


    Havn't seen any store actively advertising it yet, sadly (With pre-order boxes and such).

      I've seen it advertised in JB HiFi.

    "Well, worth leaving in the drive while regularly powering on your system."

    Heh... games can stay in my dust-collecting Wii for months.

    I'll be preordering this but I hope the steep learning curve and difficulty doesn't turn me away from it.

      Oh lol, it will. You have to put alot of effort into learning to play this, and if you don't cheat you will be grinding on monsters that take 40 minutes to kill for materials for equipment.

      Also, use a GC controller.

    I hate people and don't have any friends so buying this would be pointless. I like vampires though, can I play with vampires?

      You could consider it a major challenge and play solo, many people do.

    $89 Pre order at GAME Online with a "retro controller" (an official wii classic controller but black and with grips) and Wii Speak peripheral. One of the best pre order deals so far this year. Cheap and with a heap of cool bonuses. Ive got mine down.

    Monster Hunter games have always had extra downloadable quests, even the original one for PS2 had big, bad monsters which were only fightable online.

    What's interesting to me as a Hunter is the variety of experiences they're trying to produce rather than just mixing up the combinations of Monsters they already had or producing Ultra-Hard versions which give special rewards.

    Gigantic Monster Quests sound like they're almost going to give us a taste of what it's like to be in Monster Hunter Frontier, the MMOlike game which is currently only available in Asia. That's a very welcome addition to those of us who love a good Monster Hunting challenge.

    If you haven't heard about this game yet, be prepared for a few quests of no fighting to get you used to the layout of the areas, then be ready to test your weapons and get surprised by how much effort it really does take to kill something twenty times your size and how much you have to learn about the exact timing of how and when you can hit that giant beast. It's a challenge, there's no mistaking that and it's a thoroughly enjoyable one to try and master. Don't be afraid to go to the Monster Hunter communities and YouTube videos for help, you'll undoubtedly need it at some point.

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