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Capcom has released a new trailer for the forthcoming 3DS title Monster Hunter 4, and it's predictably packed with foul beasts, stunning landscapes and - surprisingly - what appears to be a cooking cat.

The game hits Japan later this year, following the delay of its proposed March release.

Western players will get their chance to experience the prequel - Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate - on 3DS and Wii U in March.