Monster Hunter Tri to be Bundled with Classic Controller Pro-1.052010-01-25 11:17:03Maura S

As if Monster Hunter fans weren’t already excited enough about the imminent arrival of Monster Hunter Tri, the first ever Monster Hunter game on the Nintendo Wii, Capcom has today announced that in North America the game will come bundled with the new Classic Controller Pro for the Wii. The controller’s more traditional control configuration means that players can choose to have that old-school authentic feel when they’re playing the game if they so wish.

“Monster Hunter Tri has made a huge splash in the Japanese market, and we’re confident the bundle with the Classic Controller Pro will give fans in North America plenty to get excited about,” said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s vice president of Licensing. “Gamers of all kinds enjoy playing games on Wii. Monster Hunter Tri delivers an incredible new experience on Wii, while the Classic Controller Pro gives players even more control options for their favourite Wii games.”

The new controller, which was previously only available to the Japanese market, comes with a second row of shoulder buttons, and ergonomically friendly grips, and plugs straight into the Wii Remote. It will be compatible with over 450 Wii, WiiWare and Virtual Console games. The Monster Hunter Tri bundle will only come with a black controller, but both black and white controllers will be available separately at an S.R.P. of $19.99 each.

The Monster Hunter Tri Classic Controller Pro bundle will be released this April for an S.R.P. of $59.99. The game will also be available without the controller for $49.99.