Embark on a series of quests on land and at sea encounter giant monsters.....and hunt them. Thats the story mode but theres also an online mode which sees you teaming up with three of your friends players to hunt these monsters, or try two-player split screen.
Monster Hunter Tri is no ordinary action game. Capcom, has created an entire living and breathing ecosystem, where monsters interact authentically and naturally with each other, their environment and you. Your battles with the fearsome creatures you face will be challenging, tactical and you will learn to pick them wisely, respecting the creatures and seeking to defeat them only in order to gain vital items for your quest.
Every monster in the game behaves uniquely, based on meticulous research of real world creatures. Like real creatures, their stamina will lessen if they fight. If their strength is depleted, their movements will become slower and they will need to begin to prowl to find food for energy. Packs of smaller monsters will attack larger monsters and are part of a food-chain system where the strong feed on the weak and you have the privilege of witnessing it first hand or joining in.
You assume the role of an up-and-coming hunter in a land where humans and monsters co-exist. At the beginning of the game certain features of your hunter are customisable such as hair and clothing, and as you progress through the game you will be able to change armour and weapons, using items collected from slain monsters by carving off horns, scales fur, hide and bones. To achieve glory, you must accomplish various quests to collect items and supplies. These are vital to maintaining your village and to support your community which is in danger of destruction. Successfully completing each quest will also see you rewarded with items that can be used to improve your equipment and take on tougher challenges many of which will see you interact with the majestic creatures that share your world.
Co-op Hunting: In the hunt, youre never alone. Hunt together with up to 4 players online, with the availability for 2-player split-screen. In single-player mode, you even have the ability to hunt with AI-controlled characters named ChaCha.
Monsters with Unique Abilities and Attacks: Monsters have unique and dynamic personalities, abilities and defenses, increasing in complexity as the player progresses. They camouflage themselves to ambush hunters, but will flee or call for help if outmatched. You need to know your monsters to be ultimate hunter.
Immense Living, Breathing World with Ecosystem: Monsters interact amongst each other in a living breathing ecosystem, complete with food chain. Monsters have stamina, migrate and even attack one another, the strong feeding on the weak.
New Underwater Maps: For the first time ever in any Monster Hunter game, you will be able explore land and sea and hunt monsters of the deep.
Fully Customizable Equipment: With seven weapon categories including the all-new Switch Axe and new armor and weaponry created from the remains of slain monsters, there are almost limitless opportunities for equipment customization.
Choice of Controls: Play with either the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, or with the Classic Controller
The Wii Speak accessory is a hands-free microphone for the Wii console that rests on top of your TV set. Together with the Wii Speak Channel, you can use the Wii Speak accessory to talk with your Wii Friends who also have a Wii Speak accessory or send them voice messages even if they're on the other side of the world.
Black Wii Classic Controller
Over the years, Nintendo has innovated with controllers and control schemes that have become industry standards. The Black Wii Classic Controller blends elements from Nintendo's NES, Super NES, and N64 controllers to allow for seamless play control over the titles that span the Virtual Console library.
(Also comes with a Rathalos figurine if pre-ordered before Friday)