Capcom’s financial results for the past quarter have come in today, showing that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate had tremendous global success. As such, Capcom will be heavily focusing promotional efforts on Monster Hunter 4. Capcom has also decided to shorten development times, reduce outsourcing, and focus on restructuring development methods.
The latest edition of Famitsu magazine contains some new information about Monster Hunter 4. The long-awaited game will feature a new snake dragon which is called Garara Ajara which uses its long snake-like body to entangle its prey. Garara Ajara’s fangs are venomous which means that it will be a formidable foe to come across. There’s also a new insect-based monster called, Kunchuu. Kunchuu attack in groups and will also roll themselves into balls to fend off hunters. These insects also provide a favourable meal for Yian Kut-Ku.
The magazine also contains details about the new charge attack In Sword mode. You’ll get to do whirling slashes, finishing hits and dashing attacks. The Charge Axe will feature horizontal finishers and it also has a finishing attack that changes it to its Sword mode. Attacking will also charge its sword energy, which will be used for charge attacks. Monster Hunter 4 will be released in the summer in Japan.
Christian Svensson, Capcom’s Corporate Officer and Senior Vice-President, has told gamers not to believe everything you read on the internet. Svensson made the comment when users asked him whether or not the rumours are true about Monster Hunter 4 coming to the PlayStation Vita. The rumour stated that Capcom decided to delay the game so it could have a simultaneous release on PlayStation Vita to boost hardware sales.
“I would not believe everything you read on the internet. It will set you up for disappointment or misdirected frustration.”
A Japanese news publication is reporting that the delay that struck Monster Hunter 4 was due to the fact that Capcom wanted a simultaneous release of the long-awaited game for the Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation Vita. The reason why the game could be coming to PlayStation Vita is simply to boost sales of the device which has failed to catch on with consumers. Here’s what the publication had to say regarding the matter.
“Whilst originally it was said that the delay of MH4 was due to wanting to make a better quality game and graphics, the real reason appears to be that it may be released on the PS Vita to increase sales.”
Below is the latest list of the 30 most wanted video games of 2013 in Japan, according to Japanese video game magazine Famitsu. The top three titles on the list – Monster Hunter 4, Dragon Quest VII and Shin Megami Tensei IV – are being released exclusively for Nintendo’s latest handheld console, the Nintendo 3DS. Out of the 30 games listed, two are Wii U titles – Pikmin 3 and Dragon Quest X.
- Monster Hunter 4
- Dragon Quest VII
- Shin Megami Tensei IV
- Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
- Luigi’s Mansion 2
- Shin Sangoku Musou 7 [Dynasty Warriors 8]
- Pikmin 3
- Gyakuten Saiban 5 [Ace Attorney 5]
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Shining Ark
- Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle
- Soul Sacrifice
- Final Fantasy X HD
- Final Fantasy Versus XIII
- Summon Night 5
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
- DmC Devil May Cry
- God Eater 2
- Tales of Hearts R
- Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus
- Dragon Quest X
- Hitokui no Owashi Trico [The Last Guardian]
- The Last Remnant
- Super Robot Taisen UX
- Photo Kano Kiss
- Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox [The God and Fate Revolution Paradox]
- Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
- The Last of Us
- Reiton-kyoju to Cho-Bunmei E no Isan [Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies]
- Macross 30 Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe
Ryozo Tsujimoto, producer of Capcom’s breakthrough PlayStation Portable hit Monster Hunter, and Japanese comedian, Satoshi Inoue, have got together to provide you with some footage of the long-awaited Monster Hunter 4 which is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS. Monster Hunter 4 was originally meant to come out in Japan in March, but it has since been delayed until the Summer. You can view all the videos here.
Capcom has announced that the long-awaited Monster Hunter 4 has been delayed until Summer next year. The game was originally scheduled to be released in Japan next March, but has seen a delay. The reason for this is simply that Capcom want more time to polish the game and make sure that it ultimately lives up to the fans expectations.
Capcom’s Monster Hunter series started out on a Sony console – the PlayStation 2. The publisher expanded to Nintendo platforms with the third console installment in the franchise, Monster Hunter Tri for Wii, because it’s apparently unrealistic to keep the series forever bound to one company’s platforms.
“The series did start out on Sony platforms, but it’s just realistic to think that it can’t continue on one platform forever. With Monster Hunter 4, it actually just came down to timing – we were developing a new Monster Hunter and the 3DS hardware had just come out, so we figured it was probably the best platform for us to develop it on. You have two screens, with action on top and menus on the bottom, and there’s the 3D view as well. It just made sense to put it onto 3DS.”
-Monster Hunter creator Ryozo Tsujimoto