Capcom Co. this week said Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Nintendo Co.’s Wii U will include online cross-region play functionality in an online update.

The online update, to be released in Apr., will allow U.S. players to join European users in four-player battles. In addition, owners will be able to utilize off-TV play to play the title via the Wii U GamePad.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, to be sold Mar. 19, will include touch-screen access to inventory and more than 200 quests.

The Monster Hunter franchise has sold more than 21 million units to date worldwide.

The Wii U has sold more than three million units in global markets.

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