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Nintendo to distribute Monster Hunter Tri in Europe

Capcom game scheduled for Western release in April

A distribution deal has been struck between Capcom and Nintendo for the release of Monster Hunter Tri in the PAL territories due to happen later this year.

Under the terms of the deal Nintendo will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of the game throughout European and Australian territories.

"Nintendo has identified Monster Hunter Tri as a key title for the Wii platform in 2010," said Michael Pattison, senior director of marketing for Capcom Europe. "We are really excited about partnering with Nintendo to further develop this franchise."

"Monster Hunter has a huge and passionate following in Japan and we are looking forward to introducing the Monster Hunter Tri to a whole new audience in Europe as the series makes its first appearance on the Wii," added Laurent Fischer, Nintendo Europe's managing director of marketing and PR.

The game was previously slated for an early 2010 release, but its delay was announced - alongside delays for Lost Planet 2 and Super Street Fighter IV - earlier this week. Capcom has confirmed the game will now come out in April.

Released at the start of August in Japan, sales had reached over million copies there by the end of September making it one of the best-selling Wii titles to date.

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