Capcom's Yuri Araujo confirmed that the company "has no plans" to make Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate Edition 3DS playable online but the Wii U version will give gamers ample opportunity to battle with friends online.
How Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate Edition Wii U will work online is unclear (whether it will use region specific servers) as Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson said: "This element I still need some clarity on. Obviously, cross territory network performance even if matching is possible, could have issues. For Wii U we're using Nintendo's servers (which I'm very happy about) and I'm not sure how they're set up... We have six months until release (roughly). We'll have a lot more detail on these and other questions we move through the communications/marketing campaign and run-up to launch."
Svensson also added that other than the online capabilities, there is very little difference between the 3DS and Wii U versions. "Given that there is cross play, there shouldn't be any differences in content between the two (at least, that's what the team has told us to this point)."