Don’t plan on getting Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and playing with your friends overseas. Capcom has confirmed that the game will feature region locked multiplayer servers. This is likely to upset some gamers.
Capcom gave no reason why the servers will be region locked, but it may be that they want to avoid lag or server overload issues. If you want to get the game you’ll just have to play it with others from the same country.
Hopefully this doesn’t upset too many Capcom fans. When we hear an official reason, we will pass it on. So far, they are keeping it to themselves.