Monster Hunter 4 Coming Stateside

Capcom-Unity recently announced that Monster Hunter 4 G would be hitting the Nintendo 3DS system in Japan later this year. While that kind of news is great for our friends in Japan, the real nugget of joy from the announcement was that the same game, retitled Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate would be coming to North America in early 2015.

The game will feature all of the features of Monster Hunter 4, which was not released in North America, and will include the much harder G-level quests. Presumably, MH4U will also include newer–or older, reworked–monsters to hunt, in addition to new weapons crafting and outfits. Monster Hunter 4 is also the first MH game to allow the hunter to climb onto a monster to aid in bringing it down.

Also revealed is that MH4U will have full online capability, as well as local co-op, which will allows hunters to team up from all over the world to take down some of the bigger, more dangerous monsters.

It’s not unheard of for Capcom to milk a game or a franchise with different versions and slight alterations. Heck, they’re still rolling out new versions of 2004’s Resident Evil 4, but when a title as popular as Monster Hunter is announced, gamers everywhere tend to get giddy.

In celebration of the announcement, Nintendo and Capcom have discounted the downloadable Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate in the Nintendo eShop for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. Both games are now available for 50% off, or around $20 each this week only. Both games were highly rated and are well worth the time and money and a perfect primer before the eagerly anticipated next game hits.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS and will hit stores sometime in early 2015.

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