Nintendo of Japan held a special Nintendo Direct today which focussed purely on the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 for the Nintendo 3DS. There were plenty of interesting tidbits of information contained in the presentation. Here’s the main points that were presented by Nintendo, including the ability to dress up cats in the game as Mario and Luigi.
- Monster Hunter X Super Mario. You can dress up the cats as Mario and Luigi.
- Link outfit for the main character revealed. This outfit you also get in a collab quest.
- Iwata talks a bit more about the collab costumes. There will special quests at 7-Eleven and available to download thereafter.
- Iwata leaves the rest of the presentation to the development team.
- They are now going to show some multiplayer. Game features online multiplayer now.
- You have to click on a world map button and choose between the various options of the game.
- Friends can directly join from the friends list. Of course, you can still create or find rooms.
- With finding a room, you can pick the skill level and difficulty of quests. They are now going into lobby.
- There is a full chat function, with which you can communicate with players in the lobby.
- There are the pre-installed options for you to enter, if you prefer that.
- We see them duking it out against a gigantic creature. Everyone is trying their own strategy.
- It seems all pretty seemless, as you can all walk around freely. Chat function always active in the corner.
- Finishing the monster off is done a quick timey sort of way.
- Monster Hunter 4 themes are being discussed. It is, according to them, very clearly shown in the opening.
- The game’s theme is also used in commercials, as it presents everything quite well.
- There is also new function called an… item sensor? It allows you to find the more important items really.
- They are talking about that the character can jump now, which allows for more action packed adventures.
- The game still features a story, which is expanded a bit more in comparison to previous games.
- You journey to different places, take on quests and they are many NPCs too.
- Their bit is concluded with an overview of some more crazy monsters.
The latest breathtaking Monster Hunter 4 video is the game’s opening movie, just released by Capcom Japan on the company’s official Youtube Channel. The clip features an epic battle with a Tigrex while showcasing some of the new features of Monster Hunter 4, such as the new Insect Staff weapon and the player’s ability to attack monsters by jumping and grabbing onto them.
Capcom is supremely confident in the game, recently stating that they want Monster Hunter 4 to break historic video game sales records. Although previous installments originated on Sony consoles, Monster Hunter 4 is now a 3DS exclusive that will launch in Japan on September 14th.
The latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu states that Monster Hunter Frontier G will be coming to the Wii U. The game will play the same as the already released Xbox 360 and PC versions, but it will be hosted on different servers. Monster Hunter Frontier G will be a free game on the Wii U eShop and PSN. Alternatively, gamers can purchase a beginners package for 6,090 yen. The monthly fee is 1,600 yen per month. Monster Hunter Frontier G is compatible with the Wii U Pro Controller, but not with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.
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Yuri, the Associate Online and Community Specialist at Capcom US, has told members of the Capcom Unity forums that the company has no plans to bring the Monster Hunter franchise to the PlayStation Vita. It sounds as though the Monster Hunter series is staying with the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U for the time being. Monster Hunter 4 releases exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS this summer.
“Sorry, we’ve got no plans for a PSVita Monster Hunter at the moment.
As mrk1976 said, however, MH Freedom Unite is up on the PS store.”
Nintendo UK has announced via Twitter that the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U patch will be available to download on the 16th of April. The patch will allow for Off-TV Play on the Wii U GamePad and also cross region online play with the United States. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is available for purchase now, but there have been stock shortages in the United Kingdom.
TT Game’s Wii U exclusive LEGO City: Undercover has slipped from number eight to number twenty-five in this weeks individual formats UK chart. Nintendo 3DS exclusive Luigi’s Mansion 2 isn’t doing too badly though as the game is sitting proudly on the number five-spot. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is currently nowhere to be seen. This is presumably down to the stock shortages which Nintendo Europe president Satoru Shibata apologised for late last week. Here’s the full UK individual formats charts.
A new children’s franchise gets the go ahead today after Capcom announced they will be launching Gaist Crusher on the Nintendo 3DS for the tail-end of this year. The action game, expected winter 2013 in Japan, will draw strongly on both their Mega Man and Monster Hunter series, giving a harmonious blend of entertainment through unique humour and a beat-em-up style.
Capcom hopes to expand their franchise into cross-media merchandise, featuring an anime and manga series, toys and music. There has been no confirmation as to whether Gaist Crusher will hit North America and Europe, but with their high ambitions the West could well be seeing this game in the near future.
Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U has entered the UK all-formats chart this week. The game charted at number ten for the Nintendo 3DS and number twelve on the Wii U. Nintendo Land also made a re-entry in the UK all-formats charts and entered in at number thirty-six. All in all it was a slow week in the UK as the number one game Gears of War: Judgement sold less than 4 times the amount that Gears of War 3 sold in its first week.
Capcom has released an action packed trailer for the forthcoming Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. This Wii U trailer shows off the refined visuals along with some of the colossal monsters you will have to face. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate hits the shelves and the Nintendo eShop on March 19th in North America for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo Europe has announced that gamers will be able to download a demo for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The game description reads, take up arms and venture into a world of spectacular surroundings and challenging monsters in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. With all-new monsters, equipment and weapons and over 200 action-packed quests to tackle, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the most expansive game in the series to date. In this action RPG, take more than just satisfaction from your hard-fought victories: carve conquered monsters to gain their bones, horns, hides and more, then have them fashioned into weapons and armour to steel you for the even tougher battles ahead. It is the hunter’s way.