Earlier this morning it was revealed, much to shock of the world, that Capcom was to bring Monster Hunter 3 to Wii. With the game already announced for the PlayStation 3 last year, clearly this caused some confusion. Now Capcom has clarified matters by removing the PS3 listing from its official website and now adding the game to its Wii line-up list. Also, it has revealed details of the game:
Officially titled "Monster Hunter 3 (tri-)", this new edition of the multi-million selling "Monster Hunter" series will mark its début on the most popular current generation home console, rather than Sony's underperforming PS3. The Monster Hunter franchise is a series of action games that puts the player in the boots of a fearless hunter tracking down and battling huge and ferocious monsters, all while traversing breathtaking natural environments. To date, the series has shipped over 4.5 million copies worldwide (as of 30th September, 2007). The Monster Hunter Freedom series for the PSP (and known as 'Monster Hunter Portable' in Japan) makes use of Network Play to build upon the gaming experience, which has boosted its popularity, especially in the student market, and has also helped to make it the first PSP game to sell over a million copies in Japan. The series has also been the recipient of numerous awards with "Monster Hunter" for the PlayStation 2 receiving the Award of Excellence at the Eighth Annual CESA Game Awards and "Monster Hunter Freedom 2" receiving the Grand Award at the Japan Game Awards: 2007.
Capcom has worked hard on the latest title in the series, helping to ensure it utilises the unique aspects of Nintendo's innovative Wii system, which will create a Monster Hunter game unlike any of its predecessors. The attractiveness of the Wii experience is sure not only to please existing fans of the series, but also attract newcomers to this unique adventure.
looks like PS3 takes another hit.