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 an important IP from Nintendo's perspective, it must also be said, with the 3DS-exclusive entries being valuable for the portable - perhaps there's reason to be optimistic that Nintendo will retain the main series entries, especially as Capcom recently confirmed the spin-off Monster Hunter Stories for the 3DS.

It's an intriguing franchise, and the popular Did You Know Gaming? series has chosen the IP for its latest video. It draws on past interviews to provide insight into why some of the quirkier design decisions of the games continue, and is generally an entertaining watch.

Check it out below and let us know what you think.