New App Turns Your Wii U Into A Network Router For Your 3DS

A new Wii U downloadable app now allows 3DS Monster Hunter 3G players to enjoy co-op play over the internet.

The Nintendo 3DS Monster Hunter 3G Packet Relay Tool is a free application available on the Japanese Nintendo eShop that basically turns a Wii U into a network router. By pairing a 3DS with the Wii U, players can enjoy network play with up to 3 of their friends over the internet.

The Packet Relay Tool does have the following restrictions:

- A Wii U is required. - The Wii U must have a wired internet connection. - Only one 3DS can be paired. - The app does not appear to state otherwise, but supposedly it will only work with Monster Hunter 3G and not with other games.

While this new application is a welcome feature for many Monster Hunter 3G players out there, Sony's version, Adhoc Party for the PS3/PSP/PS Vita has been around for over 2 years now (4 if you count the beta period) and works for all adhoc mode games. Basically what I'm saying is: Hurry up and give us a Vita version Monster Hunter!


    This is great, hope they make this available for us as well.

    Maybe they'll extend it further so we can use stuff like Starfox 64 3D?

    Probably not, but a man can hope.

    EDIT: If it's a Capcom app, then there's likely no chance. We all know how much Capcom despises the west.

    Double edit: Didn't read the article properly, and they already referenced Adhoc Party.

    I'll be in the corner facing the wall if anyone needs me.

    Last edited 22/02/13 7:25 pm

    You may as well just go online with the Wii U version, why Capcom didn't make the 3DS version online for people who have a 3DS but not a Wii U just baffles me.

      Why doesn't 3G support the Circle Pad pro

        It does... its the demo that doesn't support it

          Nope. 3DS version has no online capabiliies, online local network multiplayer.

    So this is the exact same as Adhoc Party for PS3/PSP? That was an awesome application.

      Except your PS3 could be connected to the internet wirelessly and still accomplish this task.
      The Wii U needs a wired connection. Lame/Useless.

        Except that the PS3 also needed a wired connection. I guess you never actually used Adhoc Party, did you?

    Pity. I have a Wireless connection lol.

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