Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate producer Ryozo Tsujimoto recently told Joystiq that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Wii U will not have off-screen gameplay. This means that you will be unable to play the game solely from your GamePad. Tsujimoto says:
We don’t have that feature within Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – really, the way that we approach making the title for the Wii U was that we wanted to make the Wii U GamePad subscreen a compliment to the main screen. So instead of making the screens replaceable or being able to switch them, we really wanted to make sure that players are utilizing both real estate of the screens, in conjunction with each other.
This makes a lot of sense, as it seems they want to take advantage of the secondary screen for more than just a controller or a portable screen, but did you guys want to play off-screen?