MH4 Gore Magala 3 DS Box Art

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 codes today in sets of four, one for you and one each for three of your best hunters. The demo allows not only single player but also local and online multiplayer. Seeing as online multiplayer is such a focus for this entry in the Monster Hunter series, it's not surprising that it's a feature of the free demo.

You'll have access to all the weapon types that will be available in the full game, so you can find out which weapon works best for you before the game's even released. Before that you'll have to choose which of three monsters you'd like to fight, the Great Jaggi, the Tetsucabra, or the ferocious Gore Magala. The demo fully supports the Circle Pad Pro, so those of you who are used to using two Circle Pads can feel right at home.

Nintendo was also keen to make a point that the release date of the full game as being 13th February in Europe and North America, but sadly although the US will be getting download codes for the demo there are no confirmed details as to when they will be distributed. We'll be sure to update the article as soon as we hear any news.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will arrive in Europe and North America on 13th February 2015.

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