The Monster Hunter series has an expansive list of monsters to hunt, all of which have varying strengths, weaknesses and unique attack patterns. Each monster must be studied, and any hunter worthy of their salt knows the best time to attack, when to stay away, and what time to use items.
Luckily, pre-ordering Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for either Wii U or 3DS from Gamestop/EB Games will net you a free digital strategy guide, which is certain to prove useful for those that may not have all the prior knowledge from the past Monster Hunter games.
From monster attack patterns to armor skill, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has many variables for hunters to learn. The 250-page strategy guide, which is based on the original Japanese guide (depicted as the giant phone book in the above image), offers plenty of details for budding hunters to do their best.
This undertaking by BradyGames is certain to prove useful for new and old hunters alike, much like how useful (and nearly necessary) the strategy guides for Dark Souls and Demon Souls were for everyone.