Monster Hunter Tri G (or Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate depending upon region and edition) is the enhanced port of the third instalment in Capcom's Monster Hunter series.
After the huge commercial success of Monster Hunter Tri for the Wii Capcom updated and ported it to the 3DS and WiiU as Monster Hunter 3G between 2011-2013 (North America and Europe received the game some time after Japan).
MH3G includes several updates and improvements over the original Wii version of the game, including new weapons, monsters, items, locations and quests, as well as some variations on existing elements such as monsters and items encountered in day/night being different and monsters having new moves and sub-species. The WiiU version also features HD graphics and players can transfer their character data between WiiU and 3DS versions of the game, allowing them to continue play on either console.
As with previous Monster Hunter releases MH3G is an Action Fantasy RPG in which the player takes control of a heroic hunter who must progress through the game via hunting and fighting a number of progressively larger and more fearsome monsters.
This third instalment in the series adds a few new features not seen in previous Monster Hunter games, including swimming, underwater areas and monsters, as well as the Switchaxe- a new duel weapon type. Armour can also now be upgraded and improved rather then just replaced with the next best set. Lastly is the ability to 'Free-Hunt' in the games starting environment without a time limit or a penalty for being knocked out. As you progress and slay larger monsters the free-hunt environment becomes more dangerous, as previously slain large monsters will appear 'in the wild'.
In the WiiU version up to 4 players can also come together in online play to go on team quests and hunts. The game uses the same character data as the one used in offline play, meaning you can continue to gain and improve on your equipment and inventory in either play mode. Monsters in online play are considerably tougher in order to rival groups of hunters.
3DS users cannot play together directly online, but can connect locally and play online with another WiiU player via their console.
The MH3G server is currently still active for online play.