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In Pictures: Nintendo shows off its next big thing

Journalists and lucky competition winners descended into the depths of Cockatoo Island to try out Nintendo's first big release for the year - Monster Hunter Tri

  • The Nintendo rep led us through the stats - 100 hours gameplay, four-player online play, 50-minute monster battles. This game is not for the feint of heart. To watch the videos: Video 1: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hLO3e-xFfQ|Link]] Video 2: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg99MHJn6jE|Link]]

  • The night was filled with good food and good drink. To watch the videos: Video 1: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hLO3e-xFfQ|Link]] Video 2: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg99MHJn6jE|Link]]

  • Nintendo help was there for any (and all) who found themselves stuck. To watch the videos: Video 1: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hLO3e-xFfQ|Link]] Video 2: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg99MHJn6jE|Link]]

  • Choosing the right character and weapon was an epic decision. To watch the videos: Video 1: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hLO3e-xFfQ|Link]] Video 2: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg99MHJn6jE|Link]]

  • The poster of the game. To watch the videos: Video 1: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hLO3e-xFfQ|Link]] Video 2: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg99MHJn6jE|Link]]

  • While four people played, a small cheer squad backed them. To watch the videos: Video 1: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hLO3e-xFfQ|Link]] Video 2: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg99MHJn6jE|Link]]

  • To set the mood, Nintendo hired a "hero". To watch the videos: Video 1: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hLO3e-xFfQ|Link]] Video 2: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg99MHJn6jE|Link]]

  • Unfortunately, no one else dressed up to theme. To watch the videos: Video 1: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hLO3e-xFfQ|Link]] Video 2: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg99MHJn6jE|Link]]

  • Once underway, the game played really well. To watch the videos: Video 1: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hLO3e-xFfQ|Link]] Video 2: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg99MHJn6jE|Link]]

  • In the end, there were many dead heros, and few left to claim victory. To watch the videos: Video 1: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hLO3e-xFfQ|Link]] Video 2: [[xref:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg99MHJn6jE|Link]]

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