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Video: Capcom Unleashes a New Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Trailer

Posted by Thomas Whitehead


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is still a good while away from its early 2015 release in the West, but gamers in Japan can expect Monster Hunter 4 G this year; the same game by a different name. As with the previous generation, the G variation will include the same content as the original plus a whole lot more — the difference in volume between Monster Hunter Tri and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate / G was substantial.

While the build-up of hype for the Western version is a while away yet, Capcom is starting crank up the generator for the Japanese original. With the initial Monster Hunter 4 performing beyond initial sales projections and establishing a sizeable userbase, optimism for driving sales of the improved expansion must be high.

The latest trailer, published over the Holiday weekend, shows off some of the monsters coming up in the 3DS release. Some look rather tough, while the sight of a Felyne busting out a cannon is a stand-out moment.

Check it out below, while we can all bemoan the 2015 Western release in the comments.

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Tsurii said:

The new powerhouse (the monster in the last scene..guess it's that and not the flagship monster, dunno why) looks awesome. And fast as hell. And awesome lol

I LOVE the desert areas in MH games and I LOVE Daimyo (the crab ^^). The trailer couldn't have been much better for someone like me xD



3dcaleb said:

i dont know. i havent gotten into the one thats out now on the 3ds even though it looks awesome and is totally my type of game. i tried the demo once and couldnt get the hang of it. but this next one looks pretty cool so maybe i will just get it and hope i can get into it. it has to be fun once u get the hang of it with the online multiplayer and stuff. it looks so cool i feel like i'm missing out by not playing it.



MrPanic said:

2015... So far away...

Awesome trailer though, can't wait to hunt some more monsters.



Quirky said:

@3dcaleb the demo doesn't do a good job as it throws you in at the deep end with little idea what to do. I did not really like the demo too much, but got the full game anyway and after watching a few youtube beginners guides I think MH3U on the 3DS is my fave game ever. I hope MH4 is as good, meanwhile I might be still playing MH3U until 2015.



HappyHappyist said:

i was in the exact same boat as you before i bought MH3U. honestly, if you aren't familiar with MH and how the game plays, (like i was), then you won't like the demo. i didn't. then i bought the game after watching some reviews and gameplay/beginner videos. and honestly, i can not stop playing MH3U. ever since i bought it, i come home from school, do my homework, and spend the rest of the day fighting monsters. this has been going on for MONTHS. and i'm not even tired of it yet!
at the very least, buy the game used, that way you have a warranty. if you don't like it, return it. but honestly, the game starts kinda slow for new players. you're new to the series, so you need to be slowly dropped into the experience, and the game does a good job of that. just play through the beginning, look up anything you need to know online (with a game like this, there's no shame, don't worry ), and you should be fine. if you need help, play online with experts (voice chat makes things easy to communicate)!



navonod18 said:

Can't wait for this! Kirby, Conception 2, Smash Bros, Tomodachi life and MH4U. 3ds=best handheld



0utburst said:

I never liked the Wii U demo and I've never played any of the series. But reading comments like the ones above makes me wanna buy one if they ever make another one on the Wii U.



Shambo said:

2015 may seem far away, but given that the past year flew by with hundreds of hours on a re-release of a game I spent hundreds of hours on -you guessed it, Tri or 3U- I can already smell 2016.



Lan said:

They need to make another expansion called Monster Hunter 4G LTE



eaglebob345 said:

@Lan I have to admit, that comment made me smile. XD Of course, to do that they would probably put it on mobile phones...



Ryo_Hazuki-san said:

thanks capcom for not making me want the game anymore -_- lol that game looks like a headache too tough and frustrating...



Funny_Moblin said:

So many of these comments just make me face palm. People wanting the year to fly to 2015 or 2016? Bros, enjoy life while you have it. You don't have 200 years to live. Sexual attraction to a video game? Even as a joke it is just sad. Coming home, doing homework, and then hunt for the rest of the day...for over a month now? Spare the time for other things too. Chill with family and friends too.

I don't know. Maybe it's just me. Maybe I am just changing both as a gamer and a person, with the people that surround me too.



Hy8ogen said:

Every time I see a MH4U news, I secretly hope they would announce a Wii U port.....T_T



aj_fowl said:

@3dcaleb Unfortunately this is a type of game that's really difficult to make a demo for. Most people agree that the demo was made for fans of the series. It's not even close to what the game actually offers. My cousin played the demo and couldn't understand why I liked it so much. I let him borrow my card and he bought it from me two weeks later.



Pod said:

It's really interesting to see what the developer are doing with graphics on the 3DS.

It's rather limited on polygons and texture, but the GPU does do rather advanced lighting and lens effects, so focus on cinematography pays off well.



guamguy said:

cool that hitting someone with the up swing of the hammer, switch axe, or charge blade can help boost someone up to get a few extra hits off... and maybe even a mount/ride, this definitely make the up swing usable considering people got mad at the fact that it temporarily immobilized them. Makes me happy about using the up swing now.



bezerker99 said:

The 3DS' graphics still impress me and this game is no exception. Just awesome lookin', can't wait to play this next year!!! RAWRRR~



JPjosh said:

I LOVE this game! the graphics are awesome but the gameplay is even better.



Senario said:

@Ryo_Hazuki-san Get some friends or play online with 4 people. It makes the game super easy. Plus the Ultimate versions of each monster hunter I find are really easy.



SphericalCrusher said:

That trailer is amazing!!! Can't wait for this game to come out! I've been following MH4 for quite some time, watching online streams of it a lot, etc. I've gotten back into MH3U pretty hardcore lately as well... I am ready for this game!



BassLostie said:

If you haven't played Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U, go get it now. It's an awesome game. It was totally the game of 2013 for me, and I gotta admit, it was better than Super Mario 3D World (and I am a huge Mario fan). I know you can't really compare those two games, but.... If i had to pick the best Wii U game of 2013, it has to be MH3U.

If you like RPG's get Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, you won't regret it.

HYPE for MH4 in 2015!!!



KnightOfNothing said:

@Ryo_Hazuki-san Eh, thats the whole series in general, yet the rewarding factor is very large. It feels satisfying killing a monster you've never fought before in a short amount of time. I love the series myself because of the satisfaction that it gives me when I can completely decimate a monster. It helps somewhat if you have anger issues too XD



ted-k said:

@3dcaleb yes you are missing out! I agree with all the other replies to you. I also didn't like the demo, but got the game because a friend convinced me to. Now I'm at 250 hours! I've never put anywhere near that much time into any other game. If it looks like your kind of game I can almost guarantee you'll love it. MH3U can't be very expensive by now. Just get it! I'm very sure you won't regret it and then you'll be ready for 4U when it comes out next year.



3dcaleb said:

@Quirky @HappyHappyist @aj_fowl @ted-k
right on well i guess i will have to be on the look out for a cheap copy of it. that way if i really like it i'll be ready when 4 comes out. instead of being a complete beginner and knowing nothing. and if i dont like it i'll just sell it, but i really doubt that will happen from what u all have said, i bet i will love it.



ted-k said:

@3dcaleb By the way, it does take time to get used to the controls and to really become familiar with all the options and features this game has to offer. It's a bit of a learning curve which is maybe why some people can't get into it, but once you do it's very hard to put down. There's not much in the way of story, but it's one of the most purely fun games I've ever played, especially in multiplayer with friends, or strangers, although I only have the 3DS version which doesn't have online multiplayer (4U will have online on the 3DS they say). Playing local multiplayer crossplay on wii u and up to 3 3DS´s is really cool too. I wish more games did this!



HappyHappyist said:

like i said before, if you're a newb (like i was for MH3U), then it may be difficult to pick up because the game has a slow start. you start the game with gathering missions, which aren't fun. trust me though, they're necessary, because you need to know the mechanics of the game, and this is the best way to teach you before fighting monsters. when you actually do start fighting monsters though, you start really small.

so again, the beginning is really slow, but give the game time.
soon, you'll be fighting larger than life monsters, and you might even be scared of some of them! you'll learn to think like a hunter and always be prepared. you'll learn the behavior of monsters and apply them in battle! and if hunting monsters isn't enough for you, you can fight in an arena with special supplies/materials (which also nets you special rewards)! before you can do any of that though, you'll just need to stick it through the beginning to wait until the truly amazing stuff happens. this game will steal your life if you're willing to give it the time.

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