Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Earlier today we shared the news that Monster Hunter 4 G arrives in Japan this year, an expanded and improved version of the phenomenally successful 3DS original. As we observed in that article, the arrival of Monster Hunter 3 G eventually paved the way for the "Ultimate" games — on Wii U and 3DS — in the West.

In exciting news Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto, Monster Hunter series producer, has confirmed that the trend is continuing. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has been confirmed for the West in "early 2015". It'll be the localisation of 4 G, so will include all of the content of Monster Hunter 4 along with additional content; considering the incredible amount of content in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, that's certainly something to be pleased about. Monster Hunter 4 already paves new ground for the series on 3DS, introducing excellent online multiplayer options and new landscapes that incorporate multiple vertical levels, as well as new moves in battle, additional weapon types and a myriad of features.

It may be a while away yet, but this is the news that MH fans have surely been waiting for — only the 3DS title has been announced, however, so there's no indication yet of a Wii U version. Let us know what you think of this news in the comments below.