Sword And Shield – Weapons Of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be released soon for the Wii U and the 3DS and Yuri from Capcom has released some information about the Sword and Shield, here is a quote from the source:

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is coming out soon (this upcoming March), so we wanted to catch you up on what’s new and exciting about this game. In MH3U, there are a variety of weapon types you can choose from; so, let’s take a quick look at each individual weapon type. Today, we’ll start with the Sword and Shield.

As you’re done creating your hunter, you should notice he or she carries around a small shield on one hand and a short sword on his or her back. This weapon set is the Sword and Shield – and there is a very good reason the game gives it to you as a starting weapon: it is one of the most well-balanced weapons in the game. But don’t be so quick to underestimate this weapon’s size and strength. While it is definitely recommended for beginners, mastering the ins and outs of the Sword and Shield can lead to devastating results.

What the Sword and Shield lacks in strength and reach, it certainly makes up with speed and versatility. And because it’s such a light weapon type, you can still move around with it in your hands without sacrificing too much of your running or swimming speed. On top of that, it is the only weapon type that allows you to use items with it drawn – novice hunters can take advantage of this feature to heal and recover stamina, while more seasoned hunters will use this to maximize damage with a combination of traps, bombs, boost items and successive rapid strikes

The other major feature of this weapon is the shield. As you might expect, it is primarily used for blocking, but that’s not the end of it. The shield also adds another layer to the offensive arsenal since you can use it to cause impact hits, which can bring monsters to a knock out (dizzy) state if you hit their heads frequently enough. With some hands-on time, you will find that you can use shield strikes in the middle of your 4-hit combo or as stand-alone moves, adding even more intricacies to master.

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Here is some information about the specific console release.

3DS

  • Expansive Monster Hunter World – Equipment and weapon upgrades, challenging monsters and over 200 quests
  • Utilizes 3DS functionality – The touchscreen feature provides easy access to in-game books, weapons, field maps and mini games
  • High quality visuals on the 3DS – With the latest iteration of MT Framework®, the beautiful world of Monster Hunter is visually stunning
  • Don’t hunt on your lonesome – Connect with up to 3 friends in 4 player local play
  • Wii U connectivity – 3DS players can also link up with players on the Wii U via local connection
  • Take the experience where you go – Share save data between the Wii U home console and the Nintendo 3DS™
  • Meet your companions – Never feel alone in the vast world of Monster Hunter with the aid of your two companions, Cha-Cha and Kayamba, who will assist you on your quests
  • Exchange your info – Share your guild card with fellow hunters via Nintendo StreetPass™ function

Wii U

  • Expansive Monster Hunter World – Equipment and weapon upgrades, challenging monsters and over 200 quests
  • Utilizes Wii U functionalities – The touchscreen feature provides easy access to in-game books, weapons, field maps and mini games
  • High quality HD – With the latest iteration of MT Framework®, the beautiful world of Monster Hunter is visually stunning
  • Don’t hunt on your lonesome – Connect online with up to 3 friends
  • 3DS connectivity – Nintendo Wii U™ players can connect with Nintendo 3DS™ players over a local connection
  • Take the experience where you go – Share save data between the Wii U home console and the Nintendo 3DS
  • Meet your companions – Never feel alone in the vast world of Monster Hunter with the aid of your two companions, Cha-Cha and Kayamba, who will assist you on your quests

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