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New releases: LEGO City: Undercover gets built photo
New releases: LEGO City: Undercover gets built
by Fraser Brown

Underneath my gruff exterior beats the heart of a kid obsessed with LEGO. Even now, if I see some of those little bricks, I drop what I'm doing, and start building, ignoring whoever else is in the room. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that I'm pretty excited for LEGO City: Undercover, which drops this week along with a whole bunch of other games.

Set in an open world and story-based, it sounds like my cup of tea, especially since my favorite LEGO game has to be LEGO Batman 2. And come on, the hero is called Chaise McCain, the name I wish I was now blessed with.

Along with the tiny brick goodness, a slew of other games launch this week. Gears of War: Judgement is a thing, and will undoubtedly feature shooting and steroids; fighting giant monsters refuses to go out of style in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate; The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct appears, and still looks terrible; and the Wii U gets a Need for Speed game. All this a more falls from the skies this week.

What are you grabbing? 

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2:30 PM on 03.12.2013

Prepare for pain with the Monster Hunter Beginner's Guide

Culty has been ever so kind as to put together a neat little Beginner's Guide for the Monster Hunter series. It was written and designed by the hosts of the "My Fair Hunter Podcast," a fan podcast dedicated to the games. Sinc...

Patrick Hancock

10:00 AM on 03.12.2013

Get hyped for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate with new trailers

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is nearly here for the Wii U and 3DS, and Capcom has a pair of trailers to celebrate the occasion. The video above contains the intro to the game, which shows off Monster Hunter's unique ability to ...

Chris Carter

12:15 PM on 02.28.2013

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate WILL have cross-region play

I know many a MonHun fan was all grumpy-faced when Capcom confirmed that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U would have region-locked servers. Sure, the original Wii version was likewise segregated, but there was still hope th...

Tony Ponce

1:45 PM on 02.21.2013

Monster Hunter 3 3DS can go online via Wii U workaround

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will allow online play on the Wii U version. The 3DS version, on the other hand, is restricted to local play. But if you reeeeeaaaaaally reeeeeaaaaaaally want to take the 3DS game online, it will be ...

Tony Ponce

12:45 PM on 02.21.2013

New Monster Hunter 4 trailer puts an axe in yo' face

Capcom has uploaded a fresh trailer for Monster Hunter 4, so that is a thing that you can watch. It's got hunters. It's got monsters. It's got hunters hunting monsters. It's got everything. Poor excuses for jokes aside, the ...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 02.19.2013

These Monster Hunter 4 toys are adorable

Monster Hunter 4 is still a while off from a full release, but for now, you can get your hands on some absolutely adorable toys -- if you live in Japan and visit your local 7-11 come March, that is. These figures are not conf...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 02.16.2013

Save $20 buying Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate at Amazon

If you're planning to go whole hog on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and get both the Wii U and 3DS versions to take advantage of the cross-play features, here's an offer you may want. Amazon is giving a discount of $20 when ...

Conrad Zimmerman



Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto talks Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate photo
Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto talks Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
by Alessandro Fillari

Saying that Capcom’s Monster Hunter series has a passionate and loyal following would be a massive understatement. For nearly 10 years, Monster Hunter has captivated gamers and inspired many imitators. After months of keeping western fans in suspense, Capcom announced the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for North America. 

Now just a month away from its release, Destructoid got the chance to sit down and talk with Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, while getting our hands on the Wii U and 3DS versions of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

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6:15 PM on 02.14.2013

Fire Emblem, MH3U hardware bundles coming to Europe

Our friends across the pond were treated to a slightly different Nintendo Direct then we were. Amongst the European-exclusive announcements was a trio of hardware bundles for the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Fire Em...

Tony Ponce

9:00 AM on 02.08.2013

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to have region-locked servers

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will contain region-locked multiplayer servers, Yuri L. Araujo, Capcom's community specialist revealed on the company's official forums. "I'm not thrilled with the servers being split, either," ...

Keith Swiader



Capcom responds to Monster Hunter 4 Vita rumors photo
Capcom responds to Monster Hunter 4 Vita rumors
by Chris Carter

Monster Hunter 4 is no doubt going to be a massive win for the 3DS. The combination of traction Nintendo's handheld already has, along with the massive install base, and the incredible success of the Monster Hunter series is great news for Nintendo.

Naturally, Sony would love to get their hands on it and sell some Vitas. Recently, a rumor surfaced saying this very thing was the reason for the 3DS delay and that Capcom was developing a Vita version in tandem with the 3DS.

That is, until Capcom Senior Vice President Christian Svenson had something to say about it: 

I would not believe everything you read on the internet. It will set you up for disappointment or misdirected frustration.

Take that as you will, but to me, it feels like a soft "not happening." In my opinion, the Vita needs this. If it can't get a massive system selling game pretty soon, I don't know what to think.

So reason for MH4 delay is Vita port? [Capcom Unity]

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10:00 AM on 01.18.2013

Pour one out: Monster Hunter Tri servers nixed in April

"Out with the old, in with the new," as they say. Capcom is getting ready to launch Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and in return, they're shutting down the servers for the Wii's Monster Hunter Tri on April 30th. You'll have six w...

Chris Carter

7:18 AM on 01.17.2013

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate now has a March 19 release date

It seems as the North American and European release date for the long-awaited Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is finally upon us: March 19th and 22nd respectively. It'll launch in both 3DS and Wii U form (the latter of which is ca...

Chris Carter



Preview: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, Wii U) photo
Preview: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, Wii U)
by Steven Hansen

The infamously content-heavy Monster Hunter series is an indefatigable juggernaut in its native Japan, despite being relatively new on the scene compared to some of the popular series that have been around for decades. It doesn’t seem like the United States is going to get that promised Monster Hunter Vita by the end of the year. Instead, series fans without a Japanese 3DS and working knowledge of the language will have to settle for playing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, an expansion of Monster Hunter Tri, either on the 3DS or Wii U. It’s perhaps not too much solace, with Monster Hunter 4 possibly dropping around the same time -- March 2013 -- in Japan, but it’s something.

If you’re a fan of the franchise, you’ve likely already played the initial Wii release of Monster Hunter Tri, or at least one other game in the confusingly titled sequence. I, however, have never played a Monster Hunter game, fearing the risk of becoming engrossed in a title easily capable, if the stories are true, of sapping away hundreds of hours of my life.

Unfortunately, I rather enjoyed what I played of 3 Ultimate, much to the satisfaction of friends who’ve been trying to bait me into the series for a while now. Hopefully this fresh perspective will be helpful for soon-to-be-new Wii U owners, emboldened by your fancy new Nintendo, and 3DS users who have yet to take the plunge.

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11:00 PM on 10.11.2012

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate trailer takes the hunt to Wii U

Will this be the the Monster Hunter to finally win you over? That's what I'm wondering for myself. Maybe this fresh footage out of New York Comic Con will play into that decision -- the game certainly looks crisper in high d...

Jordan Devore