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News: Day One Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Patch Brings a Whole Wealth of Free DLC Goodies

Day One Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Patch Brings a Whole Wealth of Free DLC Goodies

Let the hunt begin!

The highly anticipated Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is finally here, and to celebrate its launch Capcom has included some free DLC to help hunters get started off right. Rather unimaginatively called “The Starter Pack", it's a veritable cornucopia of loot with one “surprise" thrown in at the end. The contents are as follows:...

News: Nintendo Goes Big With Videos for New Nintendo 3DS and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Nintendo Goes Big With Videos for New Nintendo 3DS and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

In case you'd forgotten about them

In Europe Nintendo is dubbing 13th February as Nintendo 3DS Day, so if you follow the region's Twitter accounts you can expect to see the hashtag used a fair amount. It's a fair enough name for a day that sees the New Nintendo 3DS and various major releases heading into stores and the eShop, in what promises to be...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Director Discusses Monster Design and Animation

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Director Discusses Monster Design and Animation

It’s the little things that count

The Monster Hunter series of games is one that can be infuriatingly addictive if it gets its claws into you. Renowned for excellent combat and massive scale, fights against the titans that roam the wilds in these games can last for a quite a chunk of time. There's nothing quite like the feeling of finally killing...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Sales Meet Capcom Expectations, Despite Overall Company Sales Being Down

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Sales Meet Capcom Expectations, Despite Overall Company Sales Being Down

Gaist Crusher God sales "below expectations"

Where would Capcom be without Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and its success in Japan? In a tricky spot, undoubtedly, as its latest financial results demonstrate; sales of the action title in the West will no doubt be closely watched by the company. The Q3 financial report for Capcom highlights net sales that...

News: Nintendo Shows Off Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Story and Fan Reactions

Nintendo Shows Off Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Story and Fan Reactions

Is the hype monstrous yet?

In terms of big days for the 3DS, we're not sure it's ever had a date quite like 13th February this year. That day will see new hardware with the New Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and, last but certainly not least, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. We hope that Capcom's latest monster slaying adventure won't...

News: Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto Feels Monster Hunter Is Gaining Traction In The West

Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto Feels Monster Hunter Is Gaining Traction In The West

"I see lots of growth occurring in those regions"

Monster Hunter is massive in Japan. Over the past decade the franchise has sold millions of copies and generated a considerable amount of revenue for creator Capcom; such is its importance in its homeland that it is often credited with turning around the fortunes of the hardware it ships on -...

News: Capcom Offers 5 Beginner Tips On How To Become A Better Monster Hunter

Capcom Offers 5 Beginner Tips On How To Become A Better Monster Hunter

Get the most out of your demo experience

If you’ve played any of the previous entries in Capcom’s insanely popular Monster Hunter series you’ll already know how ruthless the experience can be for first timers. Whilst newcomers are often eager to get their quest underway, it’s important to know the basics and exercise plenty of caution when...

News: Nintendo of America Issues a Fresh Batch of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes

Nintendo of America Issues a Fresh Batch of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes

Check those inboxes

Nintendo managed to create a lot of buzz in its Nintendo Direct broadcasts last week, but certainly grabbed plenty of attention by releasing demo codes for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The Club Nintendo distribution kicked off right away in Europe and a day later in North America, with lucky recipients receiving an email with four...

News: Quirky Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 3DS HOME Themes Arrive in Japan

Quirky Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 3DS HOME Themes Arrive in Japan

Temporarily available to celebrate Monster Hunter 'Festa 15

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - known as Monster Hunter 4 G in Japan - will be one of the most demanding and challenging games released on the 3DS this year. Despite its tough level of difficulty and uncompromising approach, though, it's a game with a humorous side; there's no better...

Preview: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes the Series to New Heights

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes the Series to New Heights

It's got teeth

At times the localisation of the Monster Hunter franchise can be frustrating for dedicated fans in the West; it's a sales phenomenon in Japan and, as a result, there are more frequent releases in the country. Despite this Capcom is to be commended for its increasing commitment to making it a success outside of its homeland - Monster...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes Now Being Distributed in North America

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes Now Being Distributed in North America

Four codes per email! Multiplayer! No play limit!

One of the major reveals during the Nintendo Direct broadcasts - even if it was subtle in the North American video - was a demo distribution for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Like previous examples - most memorably Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - it consists of emails to Club Nintendo members with...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free Demo Confirmed Alongside Release Date

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free Demo Confirmed Alongside Release Date

The hunt has already begun in Europe

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is set to be one of the biggest releases this year without a doubt, and in order to whet appetites as much as possible Nintendo has released codes for a special demo version in Europe and North America. If you're in Europe keep you eyes on your inbox as Nintendo will be sending out...

News: Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Localisation Challenges

Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Localisation Challenges

Speeding up the tutorial

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is on the way soon, giving the iconic Capcom franchise another major opportunity to take off in the West. Though it's a sales phenomenon in Japan, it's struggled to create the same level of success elsewhere in the world. Will Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate change that? Time will tell, but with an...

Video: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Palicoes Shown Off as Both Cute and Deadly

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Palicoes Shown Off as Both Cute and Deadly

Felyne fine

In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate felyne characters, the quirky walking cats, were NPCs that added some comic relief and minor assistance away from the complex web of crafting, combining and hunting. In the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, however, they take the place of miniature warriors - the Shakalaka - as your colleagues on the hunt,...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Gets Devil May Cry and Street Fighter Crossover Costumes

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Gets Devil May Cry and Street Fighter Crossover Costumes

Will it ever end?

To add to the wealth of crossovers with other titles, Capcom has revealed that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will have costumes for the Felynes inspired by Street Fighter II and Devil May Cry. If you've ever wanted to see what Chun-Li, Dante, or Blanka look like as cats without trudging certain corners of the internet, you'll be able...

News: Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Infographic Shows Off the Size of the Game's Challenges

Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Infographic Shows Off the Size of the Game's Challenges

These are genuine beasts

Earlier this week we shared a Nintendo UK infographic promoting the Wii U, and on the same day Capcom shared a neat effort for 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate; we don't know whether game companies have had a secret meeting agreeing to an infographic offensive, but they're pretty enough that we don't care. This Capcom...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Ships Over Two Million Units in Just Five Days

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Ships Over Two Million Units in Just Five Days

Monstrous success

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate arrived in Japan — where's it's known as Monster Hunter 4G — on 11th October, alongside the New Nintendo 3DS models. An expansion of the original Monster Hunter 4, it looks set to recreate the success of that release. Capcom has issued a press release outlining the early progress of the new title,...

News: Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Even Stranger

Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Even Stranger

Equip a Rush Hammer, too

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be the latest entry in an already strange series — in which characters pose while drinking a potion and can be made to dance and prance on command — and that's absolutely fine; that combination of quirkiness and hardcore challenge is part of its appeal. The new entry is taking things...