Although the dust has only just settled for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Capcom has wasted absolutely no time in announcing the newest game in the series, Monster Hunter X (Cross).

Taking inspiration from the arguably more dramatic Frontier series, this game seems to build heavily upon the engine and assets found in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Various new moves were shown off in Nintendo's latest Direct presentation that increase the over-the-top action from the previous title. New monsters were also revealed, as well as a generous number of classic foes from past titles, in true Monster Hunter style.

There's no word on a release outside of Nintendo's home country, but considering the increased success of the series in the West we're remaining cautiously hopeful.

Be sure to check out the video below to see the game in action! Monster Hunter X Cross will be released Winter 2015 in Japan exclusively on the 3DS.