Monster Hunter Wii required online fees. Boooo! Money! Boooooooo!

Guard your purses jealously, Wii fans, because Capcom is coming for your money. The upcoming Wii versions of Capcom’s Monster Hunter games  will require fees for the online mode, arguably the only mode in a Monster Hunter title worth playing. For those used to seeing free gaming on Nintendo’s white waggle box, this might be a bitter pill to swallow.

The price breakdown is as follows, as explained by NeoGAF:

– There will be a 14 day free online trial campaign
– For ongoing online play, players will have to purchase Hunting Tickets
– 30 days ticket = 800 Wii points, 60 days ticket = 1500 Wii points, 90 days ticket = 2000 Wii points

Personally, I wouldn’t pay to play Monster Hunter, but then I’ve never been a fan of the series. With the franchise being a huge success in Japan, I can see Capcom raking in plenty of money from those who became addicted to the PSP games. It’ll be interesting to see how the Western audience handles this though. 

Would you hand over your precious Wii Points in order to carve up dinosaurs with your friends?

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