Capcom have been showcasing many of the new monsters in Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate Edition and now they've turned their attention to the weapons. This new gallery of screenshots show off the Sword and Shield.
This is actually a weapon set that you'll get once you've created your hunter and although this short sword isn't the mightiest weapon, it's good when you want to run or swim at speed. It is also the only weapon type that allows you to use items with it drawn
This means you can use it with a combination of traps, bombs, boost items and for successive rapid strikes.
The shield is used for blocking but you can also use it to cause impact hits, hitting monsters on the head to make them dizzy. You can also use these shield strikes in the middle of your 4-hit combo.
Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate Edition is coming to Wii U and 3DS in March.