Comic-Con 2014: Play as Legend of Zelda’s Link in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Play around with the Hero of Time's equipment in this addition to the upcoming Nintendo 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

Link, the hero of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series, will be a playable character in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for the Nintendo 3DS, Capcom announced today during its panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Or rather, you can pretend to be the hero of time -- the iconic hero's weapons and clothing will be an equipment choice in the upcoming game.

From what we saw at the panel, it looks like the version of Link's equipment in the game is based on the Ocarina of Time design now that the trailer's out, it's pretty clear that the inspiration comes from Skyward Sword. In a brief video showing off Link in action, we watching him swinging the Master Sword while blocking with the trational Hyrule Shield, but he's also able to weild all the regular Monster Hunter weapons. The trailer started with the Legend of Zelda theme, so Monster Hunter fans may be treated to the music from Nintendo's game as well. The cross-over was announced for the Japanese version of the game a while back, so it's not an incredible surprise that the popular Nintendo mascot is also coming to the Western release.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the Western release of Japan’s Monster Hunter 4G. It will feature online as well as local wireless multiplayer, and is set to release exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS in early 2015. Nintendo has mentioned before that they want to bring the characters to more platforms, and this seems like the kind of crossover fans can definitely get behind. Link is also appearing in a non-typical Zelda game later this year, Hyrule Warriors. That game will use characters weapons and items from the Zelda universe, but it incorporates Dynasty Warriors gameplay.

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31 comments
Marcster1994
Marcster1994

Why no Biggoron Greatsword? Skull Hammer? Dammit Capcom, you can't stop at two weapons, you gotta go all the way!

pikachudude860
pikachudude860

I hope Nintendo buys Capcom. If anyone buys them.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

Don't care anymore. And thats coming from a huge MH fan. 


That said, expect the gear to have subpar skills on it and be worth nothing compared to other gear. Probably won't even be worth mixing.

Zignoff
Zignoff

Rather have the One Piece DLC, it should also be mention to those of us who followed MH4, the LoZ DLC is kind of old news.

Pewbert
Pewbert

Do Nintendo just try and get every Nintendo related character into every Nintendo exclusive games?

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

Honestly lookin' forward to this, though I'm hoping its a lot harder than recent MH games. Really hate that Nintendo went with the "let's release everything in 2015" approach, though.

btroof
btroof

looks fun indeed. 

Wrathesoul
Wrathesoul

Nintendo needs to buy the dying Capcom and make games the way they should be made not lazy like Capcom does.

NickTheBlitz
NickTheBlitz

Er. Look at the pants and the hairstyle. It's very clearly Skyward Sword Link. OoT Link had white tights and was blonde.

Dimebag_Darrell
Dimebag_Darrell

Anyone else concerned that Nintendo seems to be whoring out the Zelda franchise more lately? Not sure I like the prospects of this. Zelda Golf, Zelda Soccer, etc...

Wrathesoul
Wrathesoul

Too bad its only playable on the tiny 3ds/xl screens not wii u etc otherwise I would buy it..I hate games like this trapped on anything less then large screens.

pikachudude860
pikachudude860

I believe I already knew that. It's already been announced...Somewhere. 

WllDan7
WllDan7

This is the English trailer for the game. Why do people just comment without reading the article.

sanchango
sanchango

@Pewbert is that a problem? You act like Microsoft or Sony hasn't done this before?

hystavito
hystavito

@NickTheBlitz I think you may be right.  I'm not a big Zelda fan/expert so I did a quick search and looked through some screens.

sonicblast19
sonicblast19

@sanchango @Pewbert Actually Microsoft and Sony put their old( 1 year old games) on their new systems while Nintendo is putting their old characters into new games.

supermegablox
supermegablox

@chev0948 @Wrathesoul i guess nuts and bolts wasnt a good game then. i guess viva pinata was awful. i guess viva pinatas sequel was awful. *sarcasm*

Darksimm
Darksimm

@catsimboy @Wrathesoul Quit living under a rock. Guess you never heard of a circle pad pro. It's only been out for purchase for a while now, not like it was yesterday.