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Monster Hunter 3 (tri-) is the third installment in the popular Monster Hunter franchise released on August 1,2009. The title was initially scheduled for release on the PlayStation 3 but was announced to have been moved to the Wii during Nintendo's Fall 2007 Conference "due to high development cost of titles for PS3". A trailer of the game was also shown during the same event. The title marks the debut of the Monster Hunter series on a Nintendo console.
Keiji Inafune appeared at the end of the trailer saying the following message:
“ I'm Keiji Inafune of Capcom. We're glad to announce Monster Hunter for Wii. This Monster Hunter 3 is an original sequel to Monster Hunter 2. The images you've seen were created on the actual Wii hardware. Our developers are working hard on development now. Please enjoy playing Monster Hunter with the Wii Remote to your heart's content. And please look forward to the actual release of the game. ”
see also: Monster Hunter Wiki