Monster Hunter Tri Controller Bundle Bound For America

Those who looked longingly at the black Classic Controller Pro Capcom released in Japan for Monster Hunter Tri will be happily to know that the hardware is coming Stateside.

The bundle was originally released in Japan for ¥8,490 (US$94) when the game was released in August 2009. The North American bundle will be available for $59.99 and feature the game and the Classic Controller Pro.

"Monster Hunter Tri has made a huge splash in the Japanese market, and we're confident the bundle with the Classic Controller Pro will give fans in North America plenty to get excited about," said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America's vice president of Licensing. "Gamers of all kinds enjoy playing games on Wii. Monster Hunter Tri delivers an incredible new experience on Wii, while the Classic Controller Pro gives players even more control options for their favorite Wii games."

Monster Hunter Tri went on to receive a perfect score from Japanese game magazine Famitsu and sell nearly a million copies.