Posts tagged #monster hunter 4 ultimate

Some nice press about Monster Hunter 4U

Rich Stanton, for the Guardian:

"The first time you encounter most monsters, they’ll batter you from pillar to post for daring to intrude on their stomping grounds. As you struggle against this you’ll learn their moves, make mental notes of a few tells, and realise you should have brought antidotes, or sonic bombs, or maybe even a different weapon. Soon, imperceptibly at first, the scales begin to tip. Soon it’s you chasing down the monster, tooled-up with the perfect gear and with the kind of experience that only comes from hard-fought victories, relentlessly attacking and dodging every offensive onslaught by reflex.

What you have done is mastered that monster. And then you move on to the next, which you’d better believe is bigger, spikier, and eats five of that first one for breakfast every morning. The point is that mastering a beautifully-crafted AI creature like this is not grinding. Yes, you fight the same monster multiple times, and if you want to make every item possible from a monster’s organic treasure trove you’ll need to fight it a lot. But though your kit may become more tailored, or your armour a little better, the improvement in your hunting ability is almost nothing to do with statistics – it’s about you. This is a skill-based system built around repetition, rather than a series of stat increases built around repetition, and the gulf between these is the difference between hundreds of average action-RPGs and one of the greatest in history."

Read the entire article here.

Posted on March 17, 2015 and filed under News.

Free Monster Hunter 4U DLC pack for March released today

Capcom released the first of many free DLC packs for Monster Hunter 4U today, and this one's a doozy. Featuring Link armour and two weapons, the bow and the sword and shield, this Free DLC  includes:

14 new quests;
11 new weapons;
complete armor sets (8 if you count Blademaster AND Gunner) plus the Fan Club pieces;
Palico armor sets;
1 Palico weapon;
Bonus Palico: Calico Red;
Guild Card backgrounds;
Guild Card pose;
Guild Card titles;
1000 Caravan Points

Pretty sweet for a free pack. Capcom has committed to continued free DLC packs releasing on the first Friday of each month.


Posted on March 6, 2015 and filed under News.

Estimates show Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate selling three times as fast as MH3U

In the Nintendo Financial Results Briefing yesterday, President Satoru Iawata mentioned that although hard sales numbers for North America had not come in yet, Capcom's quick estimation put the initial sales pace of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate at three times that of the previous iteration in the franchise.

A similar trend was seen in Europe as well. Figures include sales of both the standalone game as well as copies pre-installed on the Monster Hunter edition New 3DS XL bundle.


Posted on February 17, 2015 and filed under News.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) releases early for some lucky hunters

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is set to release on Friday, February 13th but some people have been lucky enough to receive their copies of the game a little bit early! It seems that retailers in the UK have no qualms about breaking the street date, those cheeky monkeys!

Enjoy the hunt, my friends!

Posted on February 12, 2015 and filed under News, Countdown.

Summary of Nintendo Direct 01.14.2015

Watch the Nintendo Direct here

Iwata wishes us a happy new year!

3DS game announcements

  • New Fire Emblem developed by Intelligent Systems, the same developer as Fire Emblem Awakening. New Story writer Shin Kibayashi joins the team. Promises that the effect of your choices will be greater than ever.
  • Puzzle and Dragons Z and Puzzle and Dragons Super Mario Edition is coming from Japan to Europe and North America. This is originally a mobile game that has been brought to 3DS
  • Pokemon Shuffle, a Pokemon puzzle game, available in February from the eShop

Wii U game announcements

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (available now), Metroid Prime Trilogy (releasing Jan 29th), Punch Out (releasing Jan 22) Wii available through download. If a game was compatible with Classic Controller, it can be played with the Wii U Gamepad. Games half price for a limited time after launch.
  • Kirby & Rainbow Curse (February 20th), amiibo functionality
  • New wave of amiibo include Pac Man, Robin, Lucina, Wario, Ness, Charizard
  • Releasing March 20th is a new Super Mario line of amiibo, alongside Mario Party 10: new amiibo party mode. Amiibo with Smash Bros data on them will have to be reformatted to use with Mario Party 10. Special bundle with Mario amiibo. The new line include Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Bowser and Peach, in a different pose and look from the Smash Bros art style. A Toad amiibo is included in this wave, and adds a new mode to Captain Toad Treasure Tracker.
  • Splatoon (available May) includes a central plaza area where inklings hang out. Multiplayer is accessed via the plaza. Equipment, clothes, etc for your inkling can be purchased from shops in the plaza using in game currency gained by playing multiplayer. Main weapons, Sub weapons, and Special weapons available in a load out. 
  • New DLC for Hyrule Warriors to go with Majora's Mask release on 3DS. Tingle and Young Link included in the Majora's Mask Pack (available Feb 5)
  • New Trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Showing off extremely varied worlds, very large creatures, mechs and vehicles. Trailer shows characters running through many of the environments.
  • Mario vs Donkey Kong Tipping Stars (available March 5th) now includes a tipping system for you to reward people who have built levels. Game will also be releasing on 3DS, and cross buy on eShop.
  • Free to play game from Bandai Namco, code name "Project Treasure", features 4 player multiplayer, including Loot, disarming traps, etc. Coming exclusively to the Wii U.
  • Upcoming games: Elliot Quest, Blek, Citizens of Earth, Gunman Clive 2, Moon Chronicles episodes 2-4, SEGA 3D classics including 3D Afterburner II, 3D Outrun, Etrian Mystery Dungeon, Story of Seasons
  • Fossil Fighters Frontier for 3DS (Available March 20th)

Reggie's special announcement

  • Talking 3DS and 2DS, and its great games
  • NEW 3DS XL in Red and Black (with coloured ABXY buttons)
  • Available February 13th
  • so far no word about the non XL size, no faceplates
  • enhancements include new c-stick, faster processor, face tracking 3D
  • automatically adjusts brightness of the screen depending on ambient lighting levels
  • change to MicroSD card for memory
  • AC adapter not included

Back to games

  • Codename STEAM incorporates Fire Emblem amiibo on the NEW 3DS XL
  • Also, more Marth Amiibo stock coming to North America later this year
  • Ace Combat Assault horizon Legacy + feb 13th
  • Xenoblade Chronicles for NEW 3DS XL port developed by Monster games available April
  • Iron Fall Invasion 6 player local and online multiplayer, with single player campaign, 60fps, shooter by VD Dev available soon on eShop
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate NEW 3DS XL bundle (the silver ice model seen in Japan) available February 13th, demo available soon, including beginners tutorial, and local and online multiplayer. Also a new Monster Hunter streetpass puzzle panel is coming soon.
  • Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D (available Feb 13th) now includes full 3D camera control
  • Also Majora's Mask Edition of NEW 3DS XL launching at the same time

UPDATE 11:40AM ET: Post edited for accuracy