Monster Hunter 3: Meet Chacha
A new mascot character who will accompany you on your hunts in single player mode.
Step aside, Poogie. Otomo Airu, you're old news.
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Chacha makes his debut in
As you can see in the pics, Chacha appears to be quite the helpful little critter. He'll attack monsters for you, apparently striking in the direction that you order (it's unclear if this means you can use the Wiimote to actually direct him). Screenshots suggest that Chacha will accompany you most anywhere -- desert, forest, and even under water!
Chacha's support role goes beyond just combat. He'll even sit beside you as you cook up some of that well prepared meat the Monster Hunter series is known for.
There's one mysterious point about Chacha.
Unfortunately, Capcom hasn't said just yet what the effect of this dance is. We'll have to speculate until the hunt begins on August 1.