monster Monster Hunter Coming to Wii U and 3DS Next March, Features Cross Play Ability

The Monster Hunter  series is a hugely popular, system-selling property in Japan, and while it doesn’t make the same splash in Western territories, it’s still the type of game you welcome as part of your library. That being said, Capcom announced today that Monster Hunter 3  Ultimate will be coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in March 2013.

Both the Wii U and 3DS experience will utilize each platform’s inherent touchscreen functionality, allowing you to seamlessly access in-game books, weapons, field maps, and mini games. Taking a page from Sony’s aspirations for cross-play functionality, owners of both versions of the game will be able to share save data and swap between systems as they please.

We’ll have more details on both versions of the game in the months to come.