By Steve Wright
GAME NAME: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
PLATFORM(S): Wii U, 3DS
GENRE(S): Action adventure
RELEASE DATE(S): 23 March
The guys over at Vooks.net -- who are THE AUTHORITY (all caps!) when it comes to all things Nintendo in the country -- have reported today that Australia looks to be facing a stock shortage on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
Vooks alleges that a number of EB Games stores around the country have stopped taking pre-orders of the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game, as they've already received their allocated stock and have exhausted it all ahead of the game's launch this Saturday.
EB Games' Twitter account advised that concerned gamers should, "ring up [their preferred] store on [Monster Hunter's] release date to check they have extra stock other than their preorders.”
We've put in calls with JB Hi-Fi to check on their stock, but haven't had a reply yet. Without trying to spark panic amongst the masses, it mightn't be a bad idea to try to put in a pre-order at the retailer of your choice if you want to be playing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate straight away this weekend. Alternatively, you can grab either edition from the Nintendo eShop if you don't mind a digital download.
You've got to feel for Nintendo fans of late. If they're even getting games on the Wii U, it looks like they're not getting many copies of them...
We'll keep an eye on this story as it develops, but it wouldn't hurt to keep tabs on Vooks.net as they'll surely be across new revelations as they happen.