Just how big is Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Mar 16, 2013 // Yuri Araujo

If you’ve been curious about some of the exact numbers regarding  Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate , today is your lucky day. Some of you might have thought this was just a port of  Monster Hunter Tri (Wii), but it is actually much much more.

Just for reference, the Japenese title of MH3U is  Monster Hunter 3G ( or Tri G),  and you know… when they add that “G” to the title, they mean business – that is, they don’t hold back on content, so you can expect  Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to be totally packed with stuff for you to see and do! Here’s the breakdwon:

Starting with some of the most exciting aspects, there are a total of  73 different (both small and large) monsters, including  all of the monsters from  Monster Hunter Tri , most of the ones introduced in the Japan-only  Monster Hunter Portable 3rd , and the fan favorite hip-checkin’  Plesioth (and the Green Plesioth) . On top of that, they added a couple of new subspecies and rare species and the brand new  Brachydios !

So if the last MH game you’ve played was  Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP), brace yourself because this game is pretty much all new content for you. If you’ve been playing  Monster Hunter Tri , however, here’s the list of new targets you can expect to hunt:

from Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

Anteka (small)
Bullfango (small)
Azure Rathalos (subspecies)
Silver Rathalos
Pink Rathian (subspecies)
Gold Rathian
Green Plesioth (subspecies)
Black Diablos

from Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Gargwa (small)
Slagtoth (small)
Wroggi (small)
Great Wroggi
Crimson Qurupeco (subspecies)
Purple Ludroth (subspecies)
Jade Barroth (subspecies)
Baleful Gigginox (subspecies)
Sand Barioth (subspecies)
Steel Uragaan (subspecies)
Glacial Agnaktor (subspecies)
Green Nargacuga (subspecies) 

new to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Rust Duramboros (subspecies)
Stygian Zinogre (subspecies)
Lucent Nargacuga (subspecies)
Ivory Lagiacrus (subspecies)
Abyssal Lagiacrus (subspecies)
Savage Deviljho (subspecies)
Hallowed Jhen Mohran (subspecies)
Goldbeard Ceadeus (subspecies)
… and a brand new final boss!

Whoa… that was a long list! Sounds like you’re going to need some help. And that’s why  Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate not only features local (3DS) and online (Wii U) multiplayer, but it also adds one new A.I. shakalaka companion. If you liked Cha-Cha, then you’re gonna like Kayamba too! And if you didn’t like Cha-Cha, you have one more thing in common with Kayamba, since they are rivals… so in the end, you’re gonna like ’em either way. =P

Anyways, you can customize both of them with various abilities, dances and a total of 18  masks that give them additional special abilities!

Now onto some other nitty-gritty numbers, there are…

211 new quests (being  63 from the Village High-rank,  136 from the Port Tanzia G-rank and  12  Arena quests). New total is  339 , not event counting the free DLC quests!!!

2042 new pieces of equipment broken down as follows:
 – 59 Great Swords, 83 Long Swords,  71  Sword & Shields,  122 Dual Blades,  73 Hammers,  99  Hunting Horns,  78 Lances,  108 Gunlances, 76 Switch Axex, 91 Heavy Bowguns,  96 Light Bowguns,  115 Bows; Total number of weapons is now  1398 !
 –  1028 new Armor pieces; Total number of amor pieces is now  1663 !
Now the total number of equipment is 3061 ! Can you believe it?

And there are also 3 new areas: The Tower, Misty Peaks and the Tainted Sea

It’s really a lot of content! So next time someone tells you this is just a port of  MHTri , please prove them wrong with the stats above. I think by the time you get to the 15th new monster, they’ll get the idea.