Watch us play Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate from 5pm GMT

Hunter's swoon.

Monster Hunter's the archetypal Japanese success story that never quite translates to the West, the stubborn difficulty and steep learning curve doing much to put off audiences over here. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate sees Capcom doing its level best to address the gap, smoothing out the difficulty and introducing a camera system you won't have to cripple yourself to manage.

It's also one of the few new games coming out for Nintendo's Wii U - arriving in tandem with a 3DS version - so if you're new to the series you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. Ian Higton's going to be braving the wilds on the Wii U version from 5pm GMT today, and fielding your questions about the game.

We'll be bringing you the full review of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate this coming Monday, but in the meantime please don't forget to subscribe to Eurogamer's YouTube channel, where you'll find plenty more exclusive videos and playthroughs.

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