Free Online Play, Release Date, Wii-Speak Support, Playable Demo, and Exclusive Pre-order Incentives Give Consumers Even More Reason to Join the Monster Hunter Phenomenon
SAN FRANCISCO, CA— February 24, 2010 — Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced big plans for its upcoming game Monster Hunter™ Tri at the Nintendo Media Summit in San Francisco. Capcom revealed that the Wii™ exclusive would be shipping to retail stores on April 20, 2010 along with the launch of the new Classic Controller Pro™. Limited quantities of Monster Hunter Tri will be bundled in with the new controller for a suggested retail price of $59.99. The standalone game will be released with a suggested retail price of $49.99. Along with the exciting news of the ship date, Capcom and Nintendo revealed its online plans for the North American fans by offering online play at no cost. Gamers also now have options for how they want to communicate as they develop tactics and strategies for hunting majestic monsters, either by text based chat or Wii Speak™, Nintendo’s hands free microphone.
Plus, later that day a clarification was made about the press release on CAPCOM’s blog:
It seems that with all of the internets talking about Monster Hunter Tri, some information needs to be cleared up.
First of all, if you pre-order Monster Hunter Tri from Gamestop, not only do you get $5 off instantly, but you will also receive a Wii Points card worth 500 points.
Second, and most important: the Monster Hunter Tri demo (which will be available to pick up in Gamestop stores starting March 8th) will be free to all. No pre-order required. Just head on over to Gamestop on that date and pick it up. If you like it, then we can hope that you’ll pre-order it 🙂
I hope that clears things up!
Lyfe’s Take: So, to those of you with a Wii, I ask- what’s the general feeling on Monster Hunter Tri? Will I be going hunting alone?