I'm thinking of getting a 3ds and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. I want to play online but, I read that you need to play with a Wii U to go online. I'm just wondering if you need to be close to the Wii U to join or can a random person with a Wii U host a room and 3 random people that have a 3ds can join like in Monster Hunter Tri? Also I heard a rumor that in Japan you don't need a Wii U to go online and that might come to the U.S. That would be awesome. I just might wait and get Monster Hunter 4 which you can go online with a 3ds. Someone please answer my questions and also give me additional information about online play. Thanks.