We’ve already reported on the upcoming Monster Hunter Tri (you can see our more in depth post here) and now the North American release will ave the option of being bundled with the Classic Controller Pro.

The new Classic Controller Pro includes a second row of shoulder buttons and ergonomically friendly grips. The Classic Controller Pro plugs directly into the Wii Remote™ controller, and until now, has been available only in the Japanese market.

The Classic Controller Pro will be compatible with more than 450 Wii, WiiWare™ and Virtual Console™ games. The Classic Controller Pro bundled with Monster Hunter Tri will be black, while both black and white versions of the controller will also be available separately at a suggested retail price of $19.99. The game will also be available without a controller at a suggested retail price of $49.99.

While players can choose between the Classic Controller Pro, Wii Remote™ and Nunchuck™, or Classic Controller™, Nintendo described the the Classic Controller Pro’s more traditional control configuration as the ultimate Monster Hunting experience. This suggests that the game is being designed with a classic control scheme in mind, which will probably mean that the game will not take full advantage of the Wiimote capabilities.

But the games still looks like it will be a great buy. I look forward to its April release.

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