Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate headed to 3DS in early 2015

Capcom promises it will have something for loyal fans and new players as well.

Capcom has revealed that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be coming exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS in early 2015.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be the Western release of Monster Hunter 4G, which Capcom also revealed today at its Hunter Festa '13 event in Japan.

"While we wanted to maintain the familiar features that fans have come to love," Monster Hunter series Producer at Capcom Ryozo Tsuzjimoto said in the announcement video, "we really wanted to evolve the series in a new direction, to appeal to existing players and attract new ones as well."

Tsuzjimoto explained that the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will introduce more vertical and lateral movement than ever, opening up new possibilities by expanding the range of player actions and creating more fluid and dynamic experiences.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will also feature online as well as local wireless multiplayer.

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Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer in search of the Citizen Kane of burritos.

Discussion

129 comments
Halloll
Halloll

so when is Capcom going to bring the series to a system with higher specs than a PS2? seem to me that they purposely hold on to the weaker systems so they can avoid the cost of upgrading the game assets which is why we never saw a PS3 or Xbox 360 release. and yes I realize there is a PC MMO


bloodyrooster
bloodyrooster

I bought both for Wii u and 3ds if they release this one I don't mind forking up the money again for a simultaneous release on 3ds and Wii u

jasongm
jasongm

This is cool, I just got a 3DS and MH3U, now I'll be taking my sweet time with the game!

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

MAke it for Wii U

MH3 look much better on Wii U (graphics)

Biotasticmeat
Biotasticmeat

Sweet! Can't wait! Thanks for this Capcom! Now please work on an Xbox One version of MH Frontier and I will be soooo happy! XD

asulaeagle
asulaeagle

I'm still waiting for capcom to release a monster hunter that pushes a home consoles graphical capabilities and physics. I have 3 ultimate for the Wii U which is awesome (HD graphics that are nice) but I want to see capcom develop a game from the ground up on a console instead of porting them over. 

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Wasn't this out in Japan in 2012?

How can it take so long to translate?

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

Why the hell would they waste such a good game on the 3DS? The handheld is not powerful enough to do it justice. Bring it back the the PS.


Lazy developers working with a cartridge based consoles. 

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I tried a few times to get into this series but I just can't seem to enjoy playing it. I wish I could but I just find it boring.

meeghoulz
meeghoulz

2015?Now i got plenty of time to enjoy MH3U on Wii U and 3DS... 

psuedospike
psuedospike

I'll wait for the inevitable Wii U version in 2016.

Penguinlord1
Penguinlord1

Well isn't that odd, just bought Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate yesterday for my 3DS and am loving the hell out of it so far. Nice to know I'll have another one to play in a year or two.

pszone
pszone

well I found out why moster hunter games not coming to consoles anymore because Capcom don't like spending out money.

Bigbomb94
Bigbomb94

To the people complaining that it's only coming to 3DS, just be grateful that it's even coming to the west.

Link592
Link592

And the games keep on coming.

19James89
19James89

The 3DS was the best selling console last year and something tells me it will be the best selling console this year. 


Monster Hunter 4 and Dead Rising 3, further proof that Capcom can still make great games. 



Kjranu
Kjranu

Capcom is probably one of the last developers who still make exclusive games (along with SquareEnix). I think it rather puzzling because they've decided to quit making exclusive games on consoles (unless it's paid exclusives like DR3) while in the handheld realm there still seems to be some competition in this regard. 

XxXDarkness0XxX
XxXDarkness0XxX

hey Capcom use ur brain and put MH on consoles.

p.s it would make you more money

sirapathetic01
sirapathetic01

I'm a bit surprised that it's going to take so long for it to get here...it's like they just recently thought of a localization for the game when we've been asking for this from the very beginning.

What I'm also disappointed with is that it's not coming to the Wii U. While I do appreciate a NA version of the game, period, I did enjoy playing MH3U on the Wii U more than I did on the 3DS. Oh well...

gamer6130
gamer6130

i love monter hunter 3 ultimate for the 3ds, and im glad to hear their bringing it out mh4 for north America. but the year long wait sucks though.

Antic_Dreamer
Antic_Dreamer

Loyal fans wait it for PSV or any other normal system.

Pieter101
Pieter101

They should bring this out for PS4...

D0CCON
D0CCON

@Halloll  

The Wii U has higher specs than a PS2 and it got MH3U.  Frankly, I don't care about the graphics for this game.  PS2 level is fine and the gameplay kicks ass.  Keep improving it and the graphics never need to be upgraded again as far as I'm concerned.

svaubel
svaubel

@GH05T-666 Youre thinking of MH4. This one is 4G, which is 4 with a built-in expansion. Every MH game has an original release and a G release. 


Capcom just takes forever to do anything.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@WingChopMasta 

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is an excellent version of the game on the 3DS. Also that's one thing I like about many Japanese developers, they constantly showcase how you don't really need powerful hardware in order to make amazing games, along with Indie developers. It's not being lazy just because developers don't want to throw away money utilizing powerful hardware for a game that ultimately won't do well on that console. 


Also if it's coming to the Playstation, it'll be the Playstation Vita, not the PS3 or PS4.

pszone
pszone

@psuedospike  Will U be long dead in 216 . Nintendo in big trouble already see the signs already.

jasongm
jasongm

@Bigbomb94 I'm Psyched about it! Plus were getting the 4G version to! (Ultimate), alas i thought it would come in 2014, at least we now know its coming to the west in early 2015 (march?).

nemesis1990
nemesis1990

@Bigbomb94 Oh well, I guess I could trade in my Wii U when it comes out since it was the only game I played on it.

SNESNOSTALGIA2
SNESNOSTALGIA2

I think Smash is going to really move a metric ton of units on 3DS too. Like an insane amount - way more than even WiiUs version possibly. A portable smash is NOT to be underestimated. To be honest (like Pokemon) I am just a very casual fan of Smash but I understand the gaming communities fascination and obsession with it. It doesn't take an analyst to tell you that it will probably insure that 3DS sales continue to head towards the record books. Because I think the lineup will be a little less star studded this year than last. 2013 will be hard to top in sheer breadth of content. Scary to think though that Monster Hunter 4 won't come here till 2015, insuring that 3DS is a success well into two years from now. That's profit - knowing that product will be selling like hotcakes for the next few years at least!!!!

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Kjranu 
Actually, it's still common with Japanese developers to do exclusives, Capcom and Square-Enix are just the largest of the bunch. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Antic_Dreamer 

"Normal system" What kind of stupid description is that? Well I guess it'd be wrong to describe the 3DS as "normal" since it's the fastest selling console of all time, had one of the worst launches in history, and has quickly built up one of the best gaming libraries you can find nowadays.

gamer6130
gamer6130

@Pieter101its not going to happen because japanese consumers prefer to play their games on portable, and to them japan comes first.

DIGN
DIGN

@Pieter101 I think that those graphics might overpower the PS4 just a tad bit too much. It already has enough problems with overheating.

psuedospike
psuedospike

@pszone Don't be stupid, when Kart and Smash finally come out they will push millions of units.  Nintendo will never be in "big trouble" cause the 3DS prints money.

darwin356
darwin356

@pszone Yet it survived for 1798 years . . . . .

meeghoulz
meeghoulz

@abHS4L88 @Antic_Dreamer Now my PSV is a normal system:all that power to play TERRARIA,HOTLINE MIAMI,LONE SURVIVOR,and so on...and my 3DS had Resident Evil Revelations as a exclusive for quite some time,but no VITA version for this even when it was released to home consoles,something is not normal indeed...

ElevenHandMan
ElevenHandMan

@abHS4L88@doraemon1987I had to log in after being logged out of this site for well over a year because your response was so completely wrong.  You're seriously going to compare the launch of Monster Hunter for the PS2, a launch of a new IP that had little to no publicity prior since it launched in 2004 and social networking was nowhere near as popular as it is today, to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's release?  God where do I even begin on how pathetic of a comparison that is?


Monster Hunter sold incredibly well on the PS2 then in regards to your comment.  If, after 10 years of being recognized and known as an amazing game, it only was outsold by 40k on the Wii-U.  Monster Hunter would, without a doubt, be so much significantly better if it was on a system that had more power in the console market.  The Vita is definitely second place in regards to the 3DS, but I would have purchased a Vita the second this game would be announced for that handheld over the 3DS.  The only thing Nintendo has done right with this IP is that it has marketed it better than Sony was able to.  If it were in Sony's hands, however, with a 10 year span of watching this IP grow I'm sure Monster Hunter would have sold better and been more widely accepted much like the cult behind Demon/Dark Souls. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@doraemon1987 

Like the PS2? Monster Hunter on the PS2 (you know, the most successful home console of all time) sold around half a million, which is only about 40k more than what Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate sold on the Wii U (a significantly less popular console). 


I love how you ignoramuses assume that just because a console is more popular, the games will automatically be more successful. Most Japanese developers are fully aware of where their audience is which is why their games only come out on certain platforms. Monster Hunter has been a much bigger hit on Nintendo's home consoles than Sony's. 

doraemon1987
doraemon1987

@PosiTVEMinD355 @doraemon1987 @Kjranu @XxXDarkness0XxX Same shit, basically something a bit more popular aka. pc, ps4, one