Capcom confirmed today the exact release date for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate; it will be available on the Nintendo 3DS in North America on March 19, 2013. Three days later it will release across Europe on March 22, 2013.
As expected, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be offered for digital purchase during the launch timeframe. This falls in line with Capcom’s plans to bring many of their past — and presumably future — retail 3DS titles to the Nintendo eShop.
Additionally, a free demo for the game will be made available on 3DS on February 21, 2013. This will give you a chance to experience the journey as a hunter sent to explore a settlement within the Monster Hunter universe. In the game, which Capcom says is the “most expansive offering to date”, you will encounter many challenging monsters and over 200 quests.
But you don’t have to be alone in your adventure. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate can be enjoyed with friends locally using up to four 3DS systems or a combination of three 3DS systems and one Wii U system.