Shippin' Out April 18-24: Monster Hunter Tri

Capcom's latest online action RPG treks to retail alongside Wii Classic Controller Pro, Blood Bowl for PSP.

April trundles on with a relatively light release schedule, as this week sees Capcom's Wii-exclusive Monster Hunter Tri make a splash at retailers and precious little else.

Monster Hunter Tri features a tasty, tasty menagerie of potentially lethal beasties.

Monster Hunter Tri brings the series' familiar gameplay formula to a new platform, as players are tasked with hunting a variety of monsters across various environs, with Capcom introducing underwater levels for this latest installment. The game supports both Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls, as well as the traditional Classic Controller gamepad and the Classic Controller Pro, which also launches this week. The game will be available on its own for $50 or in a bundle with a black Classic Controller Pro for $60. Those wanting the controller but not the game will be able to buy it a la carte in white and black versions for $20.

If Monster Hunter Tri isn't one's cup of tea, then the week's new release schedule for retail games looks pretty light. The PSP edition of Blood Bowl is expected to make its belated debut in stores, and THQ's DS collection of rhythm-based minigames Beat City also grooves its way onto shelves.

Fortunately, a handful of notable downloadable titles are scheduled to arrive to feed gamers' new release appetites. 2K Play's pie-thieving puzzler The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom will make its downloadable debut on the PC, while Sega's arcade remake After Burner Climax takes off on the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this week.

For further details on the week's games, visit GameSpot's New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later in the week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.

April 19, 2010
Blood Bowl--PSP--Focus Home Interactive

April 20, 2010
Beat City--DS--THQ
Monster Hunter Tri--Wii--Capcom
Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom--PC--2K
All Star Karate--Wii--THQ
Wii Classic Controller Pro (black or white)--Wii--Nintendo

April 21, 2010
After Burner Climax--360--Sega

April 22, 2010
After Burner Climax--PS3--Sega
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper--360--Dreamcatcher

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Discussion

37 comments
wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

MH Tri will be awesome. No friend codes and the classic controller PRO is basically a dualshock controller. Everyone needs to get this game. The test for surviving third parties on the Wii. / Without a doubt, I think this game should be a hit in the U.K

Sonicplys
Sonicplys

Awwwwwww yeah. Monster Hunter 3 is here.

Goyoshi12
Goyoshi12

Boy was I wrong...the game looks like a cross between WoW and with a hint of Zelda and Dragon Age Origins. I like it! :)

master_zidane
master_zidane

Wait wait wait...I already have Blood Bowl on the PSP (bought it about a year ago) and it still hasn't released? How is that even possible?

soulless4now
soulless4now

Looks like it'll be a "meh" week for new releases.

Solidsnake13_2
Solidsnake13_2

Monster Hunter Tri, thats about it as far as major comes out this week

yang4200
yang4200

MH Tri can't escape its roots! it still needed the ps controller in or way or another .. cough nintendo new controller cough..

nini200
nini200

Monster Hunter Here I come!!! GOTY entry guaranteed. It's funny how people try to hate on it because it switched systems but when it was on their system, it was a AAA title. HAAA!!!

gskywalker09
gskywalker09

It will be an easy week for my wallet this time. ;)

InsertWittyID
InsertWittyID

Monster Hunter is for people who find real games to be too complicated lawl!

grove12345
grove12345

man monster hunter. I loved the PSP version. Put in a 100 hours. But the fans will still call me a noob, most have 500 hours in, and this game gets tough like half way through single player campaign. So really i was addicted to a game that i didnt like too much. Hopefully 3 is a little easier with some monsters and gives your better variety of things to do and better co-op play.

monson21502
monson21502

ill be getting after burner climax. but i woulda got monster hunter if i still owned a wii. but 1 or 2 good games a year aint worth it. maybe when its 99 bucks i might buy another 1

formerroadie
formerroadie

me want monster hunter tri.... will have to wait

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

Nothing for me this week, which means I don't want to buy anything. :D

Oloryn
Oloryn

Definitely excited about the Tri bundle...and it'll be interesting to see if Gamespot actually bothers to give this game a decent shot or not for once, seeing as how while everyone else is raving about it, Gamespot is notorious for hating this series...its a good thing that there are plenty of people like me who don't give a crap what they think though, and I'll be seeing many of you online! :D

DamnedApples
DamnedApples

@enzyme36 : do i pronounce it 'tree' or 'try'... wouldnt a simple 3 work fine in this instance?! that's irony...

JaxxRaxor
JaxxRaxor

@enzyme36 Its pronounced "try". I guess Capcom is calling the 3rd game "tri" to make it seem more unique or easier to remember.

XenoLair
XenoLair

Ordered A classic controller and a copy of Monster Hunter Tri! Cant wait! :D

Asagea_888
Asagea_888

Looking forward to Monster Hunter Tri and After Burner Climax. Great games this week.

enzyme36
enzyme36

cant wait!!! but the only question i have is: do i pronounce it 'tree' or 'try'... wouldnt a simple 3 work fine in this instance?! lol

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

A lot of 3rd party devs for the Wii need to learn a thing or two from Capcom

ClintKeys
ClintKeys

Can't wait for Monster Hunter Tri!

jefferson1964
jefferson1964

The download of winterbottom was fun, looking forward to this next installment......

XRAWDX
XRAWDX

Monster Hunter Tri is looking awesome and the bundle with the classic controller pro is the selling point.

First_Descent
First_Descent

Doesn't seem like much coming out that suits me... ah well.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

DSIware gets three Game & Watch games, again. Virtual Console gets Mega Man 4, not that bad. Not mentioned here, but still releases this week.

JOem316
JOem316

I want a classic controller that doesn't have to be tethered to a wii-mote. Stupid that the re-design didn't solve this.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

The Classic Controller Pro is my plan to get. It should be better than the first Classic Controller.

Serbine
Serbine

Yeah, I really want to get Monster Hunter Tri but not sure if I will, I'm just going to have to see.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Looking forward to P.B. Winterbottom. I suspect it will provide a lot of interesting art and great fun for a mere five bucks. Otherwise, wake me up when Galaxy 2 and Alan Wake come out.

Flint247
Flint247

The Classic Controller Pro looks cool. :)

JaxxRaxor
JaxxRaxor

This is very similar to last week: only one major game and a few other no-name games. I reserved the Monster Hunter Tri Classic Controller Bundle and will be picking it up tomorrow. It seems fun but in trying the demo it seems pretty difficult Its going to take me a while to get used to it but a good online experience for the wii is too much for me to pass up so I will stick with the high learning curve. I don't care about anything else coming out this week.

Knutte79
Knutte79

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