The ongoing absence of Western localisation news for Monster Hunter 4 may be a sore point for fans of the franchise, but it's clear that the series does have a core of dedicated fans outside of Japan. We don't know whether Capcom deems that fanbase to be sufficient as yet, but nevertheless online matches can still be organised in the Wii U version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, while 3DS owners can use the portable's iteration for meet-ups and hunts with friends.

Capcom UK, for its part, organises regular community events to get fans playing together. Thanks to the wonders of social networks we rather stumbled across this, as Capcom UK tweeted some terrific prizes that Nintendo UK has donated for the upcoming festive get-together.

That takes place at The Somerset Hotel, London on Saturday 14th December. It'll include a Secret Santa giveaway, prizes for the best MH themed food that's brought along and, of course, plenty of opportunity to compete and hunt with others — the event is set to run from 4pm to 10pm on the day.

If you want to know more then head on over to the Facebook page, while the video below shows off the most recent event at Halloween. Are you interested in going along?