Let’s See How Monster Hunter 4’s Charge Axe Transforms

By Ishaan . December 12, 2012 . 2:25am

Earlier today, we reported details on Monster Hunter 4’s second new weapon—the Charge Axe. The Charge Axe lets you switch between Sword and Axe modes. Take a look at the weapon below:



In Axe mode, the Charge Axe has better reach and attack power, and a charge attack. Meanwhile, in Sword mode, the weapon gives you both a sword and a shield. Here’s a look at the Charge Axe in Sword mode.



And here are a group of screenshots that show the weapon changing forms (click on them to enlarge the image).


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  • Go2hell66

    sword mode looks like it might be a little weak. will they ever make a weapon that can outdamage hammer and great sword? that is all i ask

    • No

      Do they need to?

      • Go2hell66

        no, but i wan’t them to :O

    • Samurai_Heart

      But then it’ll be slow as heck, it’ll be the rocket launcher of Monster Hunter =p

      • Go2hell66

        well i’d prefer something melee based

        and i don’t mind if its slow as long as it has MORE POWAH >:D

  • rorschacht

    God eater?

  • Draparde

    My friend, who loves SnS and Axes, may very well eat this weapon up~ i’ll give it a try myself, though i suspect my main will either remain Bow, or be insect staff

  • MasterHiei

    This weapon feels so unnecessary, why just not a ”Power Axe” or a Pile Bunker? There’s already a Sword and Shield in the game, by adding one more, one of those two might feel redundant.

  • Namuro

    Ooh, I’ve been wondering about the transformation process of the Axe mode, so the blade parts rotate at the end, no wonder it’s facing in a different direction. Man, this weapon looks cooler by the minute! I want to see other Charge Axes crafted from other monsters as well!

  • Chrystofax

    Well that looks totally awesome, I do like nice big shields, I used lance’s alot in tri

    • Syn

      Totally agree, especially dat axe mode, think ave found a weapon that has the potential to be my favorite……Secondary favorite that is, Great-sword will always be my first :)

      • I always admire players who have the patience I lack to use a GreatSword. I don’t know how you guys do it!

  • ronin4life

    This looks much better than the switch axe actually… reminds me of the hero class in the GBA Fire emblems…

  • Looks really cool. Definitely a weapon I’d be interested in using if the game gets a release here. Heck, I may just use it without even thinking about the others when it releases. A very cool weapon indeed, combining two of my favorite medieval weapons, a sword and an ax!

  • that one guy

    This was actually a big dissapointment. I’m not hating on the new weapon or anything i just feel the SnS is now a weapon that people will see as a “lets not use this weapon when we can use a SnS and an axe all rolled into one!” and i still really wanted a new ranged weapon!! Ahhh well. maybe one day.

  • This weapon looks so crazy and insane. Completely loving it.

  • Ene Iban

    [email protected]#$! how come people can say god eater copied monster hunter, when monster hunter is copying god eater?!$%@ them.

    • Monster Hunter Tri came out before God Eater did, and it had the Switch Axe. The Charge Axe is like an alternate take on the Switch Axe. Try harder next time.

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