monster hunter 3 ultimate 500x266 Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, Wii U) comes out March 19; demo due on February 21 [Trailer]

In Japan, the release date of Monster Hunter 4 may have been delayed past its initially announced March release date.

But if you’re a Monster Hunter fan who prefers to play your games in English anyway, then there’s still something to play in March, for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate‘s release in the US and Europe is now dated for March, Capcom announced today.

Specifically, both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will come out in the US on March 19, and in Europe on March 22. The game will be sold at retail, and – for a limited time during the launch window – digitally through the Nintendo e-Shop.

Capcom also announced that a demo for the game will be made available on the Nintendo e-Shop in both the US on Europe on February 21, in case you’d like to try before you buy. Monster Hunter can be a pretty punishing game, after all.

In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, players take on the role of a hunter sent to explore a settlement within the Monster Hunter universe, completing quests on their journey to seek and slay monsters while improving their skills and earning equipment upgrades. With many challenging monsters and over 200 quests, the latest addition to the series is set to be the most expansive offering to date. The game can be played alone, online (up to four players) on the Wii U system, or locally using up to four Nintendo 3DS systems or a combination of up to three Nintendo 3DS systems and one Wii U system.