If you live in the United States then you might be pleased to know that Six Flags will begin running Monster Hunter themed rides. The new ride is themed on Six Flags Goliath rollercoaster ride which is located on Six Flags Magic Mountain. The ride has been revamped to be based on Gore Magala which is the monster on the cover of the well-received Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. You can visit the ride now and it will be up and running until August 10th. If you pop along you can also play a demo of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, if you so wish.
Capcom has announced that it will be holding a special Monster Hunter themed event on May 31st. We have no idea what will be shown, but with Monster Hunter 4 already out the door everyone will be looking to see what’s next. Maybe we will see the next Monster Hunter game on consoles? We won’t really know until the event takes place. It should certainly be exciting.
Someone at respected analytic research firm Super Data could have let the cat out of the bag and announced Resident Evil 7 a little early. The company mentioned that a new iteration of the popular survival horror genre will be coming out during the end of the year along with the previously announced Halo 5 Guardians. Let’s hope Capcom decides to release the game on the Wii U as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We shall have to wait until E3 to find out.
We anticipate this month’s downturn to level off during the coming few months, following a regular seasonal pattern but expect to see an upswing as the next editions of several major franchises like Halo and Resident Evil come out in the 2015 fall season.
Capcom has revealed four new themes for Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS. The themes are based on the publisher’s Ace Attorney series, and they have been announced for Japan only as yet. One theme, in particular, displays an 8-bit-inspired reimagining of the visual novel game series – complete with an animated court setting. The latest release in the series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, was released in North America last December.
If you aren’t content with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate being exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS then now your chance to have your say. Capcom has released an online survey which asks if you would like to see Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on another console beside the Nintendo 3DS. This could well be a first step in getting the game on the Wii U. You can check out the online survey, right here.
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Nintendo UK has uploaded a new trailer for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate to celebrate the release of the first DLC pack. Fans can now download the DLC for free, which includes 14 new quests, 11 new weapons for players to choose from and four complete armour sets. And of course, fellow hunters can also try out the new Link costume, along with classic Zelda weaponry, if they so desire. With some neat stats, the Link costume will certainly pack a punch when felling large beasts on quests.
The first DLC pack is part of a number of sets from Capcom, all of which will be distributed on a Friday in the coming months. As has been the case for Monster Hunter add-on content in the past, all packs will be free to download from the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Let us know if you’ll be giving the Link costume a whirl over the weekend in the comment section below. Below you’ll find the full list of what you can get your hands on in the first pack, along with a neat video from Capcom to sum it all up, here.
- 14 new quests
- 11 new weapons
- 4 complete armor sets (8 if you count Blademaster AND Gunner) plus the 3 Fan Club pieces
- 2 Palico armor sets
- 1 Palico weapon
- 1 Bonus Palico: Calico Red
- 2 Guild Card backgrounds
- 1 Guild Card pose
- 9 Guild Card titles
- 1000 Caravan Points
Great news for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate fans and prospective Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate buyers as Capcom has announced that the first batch of downloadable content will be absolutely free. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s absolutely free. The first batch of downloadable content will be coming on March 6th and will be distributed on Fridays. Here’s what you can get.
- First round of DLC due out March 6th
- DLC will be distributed on Fridays
- First round includes Link items (armor set, sword and shield, and bow/arrow)
- First round also includes the episode quest, Clockwork Contraption
- First round also includes the Emperor’s Speech weapons and an equipment set based on a collaboration with Universal Studios Japan
- All content will be free