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Video: Capcom Posts San Diego Comic-Con Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Panel

Capcom Posts San Diego Comic-Con Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Panel

Never mind the concussion grenades

2014's San Diego Comic-Con is long over, but Capcom has prepared for online consumption and posted the video of their Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate discussion panel featuring several Monster Hunter staffers, including the game's director Kaname Fujioka as a special guest. Most of the information concerning the game...

News: Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Shark Creature's Real World Inspiration

Capcom Outlines Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Shark Creature's Real World Inspiration

"It eats... and it makes little Zamtrios."

Further showcasing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate designs drawn from real-world creatures but made even more spiky, Capcom community specialist Yuri Araujo is celebrating the end of the Discovery Channel's Shark Week by sharing some early designs and concept art for Monster Hunter's shark analogue, the...

News: More Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Story and Setting Details Emerge

More Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Story and Setting Details Emerge

Where elite hunters lead, we follow

While gleefully carving a kill or cracking open the post-hunt box, it's easy to forget about the human element of the Monster Hunter series. At its heart Monster Hunter is about people — people who hunt monsters a lot, some of whom get exceptionally good at it. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's story will follow one...

Video: The Latest Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Trailer is Serene and Gorgeous

The Latest Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Trailer is Serene and Gorgeous

Take a break from the bloodshed

Capcom has released a new trailer for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate featuring the Song of the Cornerstone, presented by a ghostly wyverian singer. In contrast to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's elder dragon fight and port background hit Ode to Life, the new song has a more relaxing melody than its predecessor — although the...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Introduces the Winged Snake Najarala

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Introduces the Winged Snake Najarala

Snake wyvern... why did it have to be a snake wyvern?

The creature features from Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate expanded bestiary continue apace, this time introducing the Monster Hunter franchise's first ever snake-style creature, the winged snake wyvern Najarala. Considering that the Najarala is a snake creature, it unsurprisingly uses...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Multiplayer Will Work Across NA and European Versions

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Multiplayer Will Work Across NA and European Versions

Do you take pounds, dollars, or zenny?

Things keep getting better for fans of the Monster Hunter franchise with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The long-awaited addition of networked multiplayer to the 3DS version of the game (a feature that was absent from Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on 3DS) just got even bigger and badder, as Capcom's Yuri Araujo...

News: This Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Box Art May Get Its Claws Into You

This Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Box Art May Get Its Claws Into You

What a beast

It's possible that you've had your fill of 'serious' news and financial figures today, which is fair enough; this writer has a sore head from looking at figures in the millions and billions, while gazing at the intensely dull layout of financial reports. It all matters, but video games can be fun, let's not forget. So here's some box...

News: The Link Outfit and Gear in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is Almost Too Cool

The Link Outfit and Gear in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is Almost Too Cool

He's even rocking the earring

The upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and its predecessor, have had plenty of crossover outfits. One confirmed long ago in Japan that has us particularly excited is the Link outfit and equipment, which promises to add some Legend of Zelda charm to the hunt. The official channel for the upcoming Ultimate release, in...

News: Guild Quests Could Change the Way We Enjoy Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Guild Quests Could Change the Way We Enjoy Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Randomised maps and drops aim to add replay value

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is still tormenting us with an early 2015 here in the West, though we can expect plenty of enticing details to emerge ahead of its arrival. This version will have a lot of additional content over the original that was Japan-only, though there are aspects of that first...

News: Monster Hunter Team Discusses Continuing Evolution and Growth of the Franchise

Monster Hunter Team Discusses Continuing Evolution and Growth of the Franchise

"Games that ‘expand’ need all kinds of preparations"

Capcom's recent financial results referred to the "explosive popularity" of Monster Hunter 4, with the 3DS title contributing much to the company's profits. The upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will expand on the original and aim for double-dip success in Japan, but will also arrive in the...

Weirdness: Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Merchandise Includes Electric Guitars and Golf Gear

Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Merchandise Includes Electric Guitars and Golf Gear

Turn the nerdy up to 11

The Monster Hunter franchise turns ten this year, and to celebrate Capcom has licensed all sorts of fun (and expensive) MH-themed merchandise in Japan; everything from jewellery to golfing goods to electric guitars. A few highlights: Japanese heavy metal guitar manufacturer ESP has created this gorgeous monster-hunting...

Weirdness: This Monster Hunter Fan Will Keep You Cool On Those Epic Quests

This Monster Hunter Fan Will Keep You Cool On Those Epic Quests

Something for true "fans" of the series

Monster Hunter is pretty big in Japan, in case you hadn't noticed. This is made abundantly clear by the sheer volume of merchandise that is available, and we think we may have found the "coolest" item yet. Ahem. The official Monster Hunter USB fan features a rather burly-looking knight carrying an impressive...

Video: Capcom Unleashes a New Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Trailer

Capcom Unleashes a New Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Trailer

Beastly

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...

News: Capcom is Holding a Weapon Design Contest for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Capcom is Holding a Weapon Design Contest for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Take a break from hunting to get creative!

Following on from a successful contest previously held for the release of Monster Hunter Tri back in 2009, Capcom has once again asked hunters to show their artistic side and design a weapon for the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The winning designs will be featured in-game, so you can look forward to...

News: Capcom Cuts Profit Projections By Over 50%, Despite "Strong Sales of Monster Hunter 4"

Capcom Cuts Profit Projections By Over 50%, Despite "Strong Sales of Monster Hunter 4"

Underperforming mobile games and Monster Hunter Frontier G cited

Ahead of its yearly financial results that will be reported in the coming weeks, Capcom has issued an update revising its profit projections down by over 50%. It's a blow for the Japanese company ahead of its results, somewhat reminiscent of Nintendo lowering projections prior to its...