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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 get a feeling this may see a Wii U port.


Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 06:57:20
I'd rather get it on Wii U, but I'm happy it's coming to the west regardless.


Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 16:38:45
@ludist210

I feel the same way. I'm not sure if I'll buy and play MH on the 3DS (no 2nd analog and crappy shoulder buttons), so I really hope that a Wii U port is coming.


Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 17:37:16
@canonj
I've played MH3U on 3DS and it's not as bad as you would think. The snap-to-monster button comes in really handy. That said, I, too would prefer a Wii U port, but I'm just really happy the game is being localized at all.


Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 18:53:48
@canonj@anon_mastermind
You guys realize there is a solution to that problem right? It's very comfy, the bottom is rounded and ergonomic and the shoulder buttons feel great.



Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 19:27:48  - Edited by 
 on: 01/27/14, 19:29:59
Yeah, I'm glad the option is there for those who want it, but for me the game is perfectly playable without it.


Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 19:50:30
The circle pad pro is an abortion of an idea to counteract the abortion of the 3DS' innate failed design of a single circle pad. The fact that they didn't just fix this crap and release a version with it built-in is utterly mind-boggling to me.

And Monster Hunter on the 3DS is only "perfectly playable" if you hate your hands.


Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 20:15:58
Xbob42 said:
The circle pad pro is an abortion of an idea to counteract the abortion of the 3DS' innate failed design of a single circle pad. The fact that they didn't just fix this crap and release a version with it built-in is utterly mind-boggling to me.

And Monster Hunter on the 3DS is only "perfectly playable" if you hate your hands.
I agree it was an asinine move of mind-boggling proportions to leave off the 2nd analog input. That said, the CPP works fantastically well, it's a nice piece of kit. It may not be beautiful but it feels great in the hands, and it gets the job done.


Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 20:36:37
I played MH3U on the 3DS without the CCP, and without any problem at all. I don't understand what's so difficult about it. My hands love me.


Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 20:42:37
@TheOldManFromZelda You'd probably try to play Hotline Miami with a controller too.


Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 20:57:33
Since I already have a circle pad dongle thingie then I'm not going to say that I'll never get this game if it's 3DS-only, but I certainly won't get it at launch or for full price. If I did get it, it'd be on the cheap.


Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 21:11:31
I'll just focus on beating SMT IV, Xenoblade, Etrian Odyssey IV, and Bravely Default. It'll be GY* 2015 before I know it!


*Gaming Year


Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 21:32:12
anon_mastermind said:
Yeah, I'm glad the option is there for those who want it, but for me the game is perfectly playable without it.

Exactly how I feel. The addition of a digital d-pad on the touch screen works just fine.


Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 21:36:39
If people are cool playing the game without the 2nd analog that's great, but for people like canonj who are saying that they won't purchase it on the 3DS since it doesn't have control parity with the Wii U, they should consider the CPP, it adds a 2nd stick and two larger triggers, bringing the 3DS in line with any modern console controller. Plus it has big curvy handles for those who complain the 3DS is too small to grip comfortably.

Basically, the CPP is pimp.


Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 22:04:29  - Edited by 
 on: 01/27/14, 22:07:08
@deathly_hallows

If MH4U isn't ported to the Wii U, then I might have to consider getting a CPP. And a 3DS XL.


Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 22:31:59
canonj said:
@deathly_hallows

If MH4U isn't ported to the Wii U, then I might have to consider getting a CPP. And a 3DS XL.
They should have an XL bundle, with CPP, that would be hot.



Posted by 
 on: 01/27/14, 22:48:58  - Edited by 
 on: 01/27/14, 22:50:53
nate38 said:
Maybe put "3DS-only" in the title so Stache doesn't have two consecutive heart attacks.

I'm more than aware, thanks.

Jargon said:
Man, I thought they used Ultimate in the first place to tie it to Wii U.

Agreed and seconded.

deathly_hallows said:
On the other hand maybe this will be the thing that get's Rob to break down and get a 3DS XL.

Wrong.


Posted by 
 on: 01/28/14, 03:17:05
Let us all bask in the goodness of one of the most recent MH4 trailers.



Man, I'm so thankful this is coming over. I really fell for this series with MH3 and can't wait to play the sequel.


Posted by 
 on: 01/28/14, 18:46:36
@anon_mastermind
Looks amazing. Wish it was now.


Posted by 
 on: 01/28/14, 19:19:54
I've noticed something. Now that Monster Hunter is on Nintendo's handheld, there are a surprising amount of Monster Hunter-clones popping up on Vita. Looks like some publishers are trying to cash in on the popularity that Capcom's game had on PSP, with their new IPs.

I wonder if any of them will catch on?


Posted by 
 on: 01/30/14, 00:16:54
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