Monster Hunter G to include Monster Hunter 3 demo
Capcom shares final release information for PS2 to Wii port.
Capcom announced today final release and pricing details for Monster Hunter G. The Wii version of the 2005 PlayStation 2 Monster Hunter update will arrive on April 23 carrying a price point of 3,990 yen.
Online play for the game will not be free, Capcom also confirmed today. While not sharing specifics, the company said that players will use WiiPoints for online play transactions.
Perhaps bigger than the release date and pricing news, however, is news on what's included with the game. All copies of Monster Hunter G will come with two items: a promotional card for the Monster Hunter Hunting Card card game, and a demo for the upcoming Monster Hunter 3.
The latter is one of the most highly anticipated games in the domestic market right now, having earned a permanent place in the top five of Weekly Famitsu's most wanted list. At the Tokyo Game Show, Monster Hunter 3 drew waits of over four hours and had its lines closed off as the show floor opened.
Specifics on the content of the bundled demo have yet to be revealed. Capcom did note that the demo can be played with both the Wiimote/Nunchuck combo and with the Classic Controller. G, on the other hand, is played exclusively through the Classic Controller.
Joining the standard version of the game, Capcom will be releasing a limited edition Monster Hunter G Starter Pack. This bundle includes all the items from the standard version along with a special Monster Hunter G Classic Controller. Pricing for this is set at 5,240 yen.
Monster Hunter G is an updated port of the original PS2 version. Capcom is making a number of changes to the game, most notably a few improvements to make item management more convenient.