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Monster Hunter 4 ULTIMATE (3DS) announced for a Western release in early 2015 *NEW TRAILER IN OP!*
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January 26, 2014, 18:46:11
 
Recently announced on Joystiq Monster 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.

First english trailer, prior to E3 2014:


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Posted: 01/26/14, 18:46:11  - Edited by 
 on: 06/05/14, 22:43:41    
 
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I think this is where I'll jump into the Monster Hunter series. Thanks for the update.


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 18:53:31
Maybe put "3DS-only" in the title so Stache doesn't have two consecutive heart attacks.


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 18:58:56
Staches body is not ready...



Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 19:47:07
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.


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 19:51:04
Is Monster Hunter 4 even out yet?


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 20:10:17
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!


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 20:28:37
Man, I thought they used Ultimate in the first place to tie it to Wii U. I was ready to go in on this series with a Wii U version of Monster Hunter 4, but looks like it's not happening.

nate38 said:
Maybe put "3DS-only" in the title so Stache doesn't have two consecutive heart attacks.

Agreed. It certainly fooled me and I don't care nearly as much as others.


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 20:45:57  - Edited by 
 on: 01/26/14, 20:47:04
I figured it would be 3DS only. But I'm glad it will support online play. I was bummed MH3U on the 3DS didn't support that.


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 21:25:52


My body will be ready next year.


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 22:33:57
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.)


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 22:46:01
Dammit! I was like: "OooooOOOHHH!!!! MH4 on the Wii U! Fuuuuuuck yeeaaaahhhhh!!!" Then I saw 3DS only, and I was like: "Awwwww.... bitches!" Getting it still, but dammit, I want it on Wii U.

Stache is gonna have a worse reaction.


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 22:58:03
This series is like the Call of Duty of Japan! One or more every year!

Wii U version or no buy.


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 22:58:49
I feel like Nintendo should be able to make this happen, hey Capcom, here's $20 million, use it to make a Wii U version, we'll publish it and market the hell out of it. Done.


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 23:07:04
A Wii U version could be announced at a later date, just as the Wii U version of MH3U was.


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 23:08:15
@deathly_hallows

Or just, "You want your game on the most popular gaming system in Japan? Better put it on Wii U too."


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 23:11:27
@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.

Jargon said:
@deathly_hallows
Or just, "You want your game on the most popular gaming system in Japan? Better put it on Wii U too."
That might send Capcom straight into the arms of the PS Vita, because you know Sony wants it and is willing to pay heavily.


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 23:15:35  - Edited by 
 on: 01/26/14, 23:22:08
@anon_mastermind The Wii U version was announced alongside the US release, though.


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 23:18:10
Mop it up said:
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!


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 23:18:34
@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.


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 23:20:57
@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.


Posted by 
 on: 01/26/14, 23:47:17
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