Tilmen from Nintendomination has uploaded the first sixty minutes of the recently released Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate which went on sale in Japan this weekend. Sadly we’ve got a while to wait as the game isn’t coming to the west until sometime early next year. Still, judging from the video, it will certainly be worth the wait.
Eager Japanese gamers have already begun queuing up for the launch of both Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and the New Nintendo 3DS. The images were taken at Tsutaya in Shibuya and Bic Camera and were shot at around 6-7am. No doubt the queues will be getting bigger and bigger. The New Nintendo 3DS won’t launch in Europe or America until 2015 and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate from Capcom is coming sometime in early 2015.
The latest edition of Japanese publication CoroCoro magazine has revealed that there’s a new version of Yokai Watch 2 coming to the Nintendo 3DS on December 13th. The latest version of the game is dubbed the full version and will feature some additional goodies. We are still waiting for the Yokai Watch franchise to come to the west.
Nintendo Japan has released a number of video guides on their official channel showing how early adopters of the new Nintendo 3DS can change the cover plates on the system and also how to replace the MicroSD Card. You can view all the guides, right here.
We all know that Monster Hunter is an extremely popular franchise in Japan, and it appears that the soon to be released Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate isn’t due to be an exception. Media Create is reporting that the Nintendo 3DS title currently has over 800,000 pre-orders in Japan. However, it should be noted that the game is unlikely to match last year’s launch of Monster Hunter 4 which saw pre-orders amount to 1,177,000.
During its third week on sale, Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS is currently sold out in Japan. The reason is due to stock shortages which Nintendo will have tried hard to avoid. So far Super Smash Bros is at 1.37 million copies sold in Japan. It launched in the US and Europe today, so I’m sure most of you will be playing it.
Koei Tecmo has provided Hyrule Warriors fans with a few new details regarding the first DLC pack for Japan. According to an update on the official website, the DLC pack will contain additional costumes for Lana and Cia, Link’s trusted steed Epona as Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma announced last week, the untold storyline of the Black Witch Cia, and a new adventure mode map for 1,200 yen. However, players can purchase all of the above separately for a cost of 500 yen each for the Epona, Cia storyline, and additional adventure map, or opt for the costume pack for Lana and Cia for 200 yen.
The Master Quest Pack will be released October 16 for Japan, Europe and North America. Western prices are yet to be confirmed when purchasing the DLC separately, however Nintendo of America stated that owners of the game can buy a season pass for $19.99, which will give them access to all four of the upcoming DLC packs.
The Dynasty Warriors developer has also uploaded a brand new trailer showcasing Hyrule Warriors’ main villain and her deadly moves on the battlefield. You can take a look at Cia’s vicious battle techniques in the video embedded above. For Japanese players, it appears version 1.3.0 is now available for Hyrule Warriors.
You can check out the official website for the latest DLC screenshots, or alternatively view them in the gallery below. Here are some additional details for the DLC:
Adventure map adds “Master Quest” rules, so you won’t be able to heal or use items.
Players can discover Cia, Volga and Wizzro’s high-ranked battle weapons throughout the map, as well as an array of scattered weapons and other rewards.