Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate release date confirmed

Plus, Nintendo weighs in with more 2013 North America release date info

Nintendo has confirmed that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U will release in the UK and Europe on March 22, three days after it's released in the US on March 19.

Developer Capcom has also followed up with a brand new release announcement movie for the game which you can see below plus a bunch of new screenshots and confirmed a demo will be made available for both 3DS and Wii U on February 21. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will also support USB keyboards for in-game messaging.

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Further significant dates in the Nintendo calendar have also been confirmed although these are currently all for North America, though they should give a pretty fair indication of comparable UK and European releases.

Nintendo 2013 release schedule (US)

Wii U
Rayman Legends - February 26
LEGO City: Undercover -March 18
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - March 19
The Croods: Prehistoric Party! -March 19
Need For Speed Most Wanted - March 19
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct - March 26
The Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Edition - March
Aliens: Colonial Marines - First quarter

Fire Emblem Awakening - Feb. 4
Brain Age: Concentration Training - Feb. 10
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - Feb. 12
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 3D -Feb. 12
Etrian OdysseyIV: Legends of the Titan - Feb. 26

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate - March 5
NARUTO Powerful Shippuden - March 5
Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze -March 13
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - March 19
The Croods: Prehistoric Party! - March 19

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - March 24
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - March 24

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers - April 16
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins- April 21