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Video: Did You Know Gaming? Tackles the Monster Hunter Franchise

Did You Know Gaming? Tackles the Monster Hunter Franchise

For example, segmented maps and four-player limits look set to stay

Monster Hunter is one of Capcom's most important franchises, consistently causing retail meltdowns with impressive sales in Japan. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has performed well in the West, too, seemingly providing a breakthrough for the franchise outside of Capcom's homeland. It's...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Devours 1 Million Players In The West

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Devours 1 Million Players In The West

First entry in the long-running series to do so

Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the first entry in the long-running series to have sold 1 million copies in North America and Europe, a milestone that has taken the franchise a decade to achieve. The total includes physical copies and downloads via the eShop, with Capcom...

Weirdness: Brave Hunters Can Soon Ride a Monster Hunter Themed Roller Coaster

Brave Hunters Can Soon Ride a Monster Hunter Themed Roller Coaster

Mount the Gore Magala in real life!

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has been out for a little over a month now and has been an undisputed success. One of the key new features that was added in this latest entry to the series is the ability to mount monsters. A well timed leaping strike from above can knock the beast over and enable the hunter to climb...

News: Nintendo Australia Calling On Aussie Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Players For A Community Hunt

Nintendo Australia Calling On Aussie Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Players For A Community Hunt

Announced for Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

It’s been all quiet on the Nintendo front so far this year in Australia, nothing particularly big has been announced just yet, but we’re sure Nintendo Australia’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate gathering will be the first of many community-driven events held. To celebrate the release of Monster Hunter 4...

News: Feature: Why We're Still Playing... Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate After Dozens of Hours

Feature: Why We're Still Playing... Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate After Dozens of Hours

Tom Whitehead on why he can't let go...

This is a series of features that'll focus on games that we keep playing again and again, either over an unhealthy number of hours or those that keep getting return visits long after they first graced our systems. It's not uncommon, if you're fortunate enough to review a major retail game, to be 'done' with...

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...