Monster Hunter Tri coming "early 2010"

After the taking Japan by storm

Capcom's action adventure game, Monster Hunter Tri, has been a hit and Japan and now it has its eyes set on the west, with an "early 2010" release now confirmed.

Confirmation comes via Capcom "following its recent and highly successful launch in Japan with day one shipment numbers exceeding one million," as the Japanese firm boasts.

"Monster Hunter Tri depicts a living, breathing ecosystem where man co-exists with the fantastic beasts that roam both the dry land and the brand new sub-aqua environment - a first for the series," explains Capcom.

"Living the life of a hunter need never be a solitary experience with the option of split-screen mode where two players can hunt co-operatively or form a team of up to four hunters via the game's custom online Wi-Fi mode.

"Even solo players do not have to face Monster Hunter Tri's challenging quests alone as they will be ably accompanied by Cha-Cha, an AI hunting partner whose skills will prove invaluable. New items, weapons and armour sets will be also available to assist the hunters as they embark on the most epic Monster Hunter adventure to date."