Whether it's the game's addictive MMORPG-like qualities or simply its startlingly apt title -- you hunt monsters! -- it's clear that Japan's love for slaying beasts is as intense as ever. Monster Hunter 3 has already garnered quite a buzz at this year's Tokyo Game Show, most of it originating from the chatty folks waiting in line to play it.

Trust us, they're the lucky ones -- come Saturday (when the floor opens to the public), we'll show you just how far this thing can go. While we assemble our hands-on impressions of the game, take a peek at the trailer after the break. And yes, that is a Wii game.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.