When Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate came out in Japan, a gamer could use the Wii U’s gamepad as a keyboard, but unfortunately for those who enjoyed the convenience that comes with a USB keyboard instead, the game did not yet support them. Sometime later, Capcom stated that a patch was coming that would allow for USB keyboard support.
Fast forward to today, Christian Svensson, Vice President of Strategic Planning & Business Development at Capcom’s United States division stated the following on the company forums:
I’ve just been told by the [product manager] that there will be a day 1 update that will add functionality to support USB keyboards for chat (naturally, there’s also a soft keyboard for those to use… and other features we’ll talk about later).
As you can see, he also hinted that future news about other communication methods are soon coming.
So that’s good news for North American fans of Monster Hunter! You’ll be able to plug in your keyboards to chat with your battle comrades to your heart’s content on day one.
The Monster Hunter games are a series of hack and slash, action strategy games by Capcom that are especially popular in Japan, but have a broad popularity in the United States as well. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (and it’s USB keyboard support!) will make it’s way to American shores for the Nintendo 3DS and for the Wii U in March 2013.