Recently announced on JoystiqMonster Hunter producer Ryozo Tsujimoto has stated that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be getting a Western release in 2015. Unlike Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate which saw a release on both 3DS and Wii U, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will see a 3DS release only. The title will support both local and online play.
The game will be known as Monster Hunter 4 G in Japan.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Should I laugh because it is coming, or should I cry because it is a long ways from now?
Never mind, I was under the impression that MH4 was released a while ago and it has only been a few months. An 18 month turnaround is not the end of the world. I don't know if I'll still care by then, however. Maybe Monolith Soft's X will be out by then and it will scratch that itch. Yes, I know they're different genres and that's like comparing Gears of War with Resident Evil 4.
They always pick such weird platforms to put these games out on. 3DS only? MH3U plays like utter trash on the 3DS, just like it played like utter trash on the PSP. GIVE ME A REGULAR ASS FULL CONSOLE RELEASE LIKE THE WII/WII U VERSIONS. Or just do like any fucking company with half a brain and put it on every console and make way more money and stop yankin' everyone around by the dick by switching platforms every other game!
This will be my first Monster Hunter game. My body is ready.
I do wish they would have released it simultaneously on Wii U though with cross-play support, for Stache's sake...
On the other hand maybe this will be the thing that get's Rob to break down and get a 3DS XL, I swear if he would just try the XL with the CPP it might not be as painful as he thinks, it's nearly the size of the WUG when you add the frankenstick, and way bigger than most controllers (360/PS3/etc.)
@anon_mastermind True dat, Capcom could be waiting until 4G is out in Japan until they announce an "HD" version, in the hopes gamers will double-dip. What worries me though is that the Wii U version of 3 sold a lot less than the 3DS version right? They might not think it's worth their while if everyone in Japan buys it on 3DS anyway. It's really only in the West where the strong anti-handheld sentiment will cost them sales, so it really depends of if either Capcom and/or Nintendo are still dedicated to making MH popular outside of Japan.
This series is like the Call of Duty of Japan! One or more every year!
Wii U version or no buy.
This might be the only time in history I defend anything about CoD, especially about each one being "different," but damn, at least every CoD IS different to some extent! I feel like I've played Monster Hunter 3 like fourteen separate times!
@Xbob42 I was mostly referring to being a yearly release, though as someone who's played Call of Duty games only in multiplayer, they're hardly different on that front. The single player modes might be though, I have no idea.
@Xbob42 The handheld versions of these games consistently outsell the console versions, sometimes by very huge margins, and that even includes the PS2 / PSP somehow. 3DS is a pretty obvious choice here.
Of course, it will probably come to other platforms eventually.