Monster Hunter 4 Videos Show Off More Gameplay Footage

By Ishaan . December 25, 2012 . 5:00pm

Monster Hunter 4 may have been delayed to the summer, but Capcom are still keen to show the game off in the meantime. This week, producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto, shared a series of videos featuring Japanese comedian, Satoshi Inoue, where he gets to try the game out. Take a look at the videos below:





Monster Hunter 4 doesn’t have a new release date yet. The game was supposed to be released in March, but was delayed to the summer so that the development team would have time to improve the game’s quality further.

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  • DanijoEX

    Just one thing that I’ve wondering about is why Monster Hunter is so popular with people.

    Stupid question to which I know the answer to sounds, but I’m sure there’s more to it than that.

    Is it because of it’s concept, charm, maybe??? I’ve never any of the games on the PSP ( because at the time when they were still new, I didn’t have a PSP .) Nor did I have any interests to them.

    • It’s a game where you kill the same things over and over and over and over again. Then you kill them some more. The beauty, is that very few monsters get boring to kill so often. Your power is tied to you and your weapon. You can kill the toughest monster with only a good weapon and your undies. Well, in theory. Your armor makes you more durable, and can give you a few bonuses (such as a shorter time spent sharpening your weapon). However, every attack can be dodged. That means that the extra durability only comes into play when you’re hit, which might never happen. Incredible control, replayability, and the camaraderie from multiplayer are just a few of the ingredients of this addiction.

    • It’s because of the co-op multiplayer. It was the right game at the right time. Portable gaming was taking over in Japan, and the social element in games like Pokémon were becoming more popular than ever. MH, like Pokémon, has become a playground game, where kids gather and play together. From there, it expanded and is now played by people of all ages.

    • Captain_Jiruo

      It’s basically the constant,intense,skillful boss battles of Punch-out! combined with an addictive Loot based RPG.

      The loot system is very rewarding. It’s much like an MMO in that you are largely rewarded the longer you play,grinding monsters for rare materials.

      It also somewhat circular. You beat a monster,get parts, use them to build better armor/weapons that you then use to beat stronger monsters for better parts ,for better weapons, and on and on.
      This kind of feeling of continual reward for playing more is what many people find addicting.

      But unlike an MMO the battles are not mindless or repetitive. Even with good weapons and armor, a monster that you’ve fought a dozen times successfully can take you down if you’re not paying attention. The challenge continues to keep you engaged even if it’s a monster you’ve fought before.

      The variety of weapons also makes the game very enjoyable. You can just change to a different weapon and it can be almost like you’re playing a whole new game. With new ways to fight monsters and new weapons/armors to build.

  • Spider-Man

    The game seems a lot more polished than the last gameplay trailer. Very impressive so far. I’m glad they’re delaying it to improve the quality. The game could end up looking really beautiful.

    Only gripe is with the color choices for that region’s environment. But it’s something I can get used to.

    • Ferofax

      Color choices could be so that they look vivid on a 3DS’ screen, so it’s not necessarily for computer monitors which can “intensify” how they’d look like.

      But I’m just guessing here.

    • Same here. I hope you can transfer Ultimate 3 data to 4?

  • gamefreak86

    Dynamic monsters, no fight is ever the exact same. Awesome music to boot, and great partners make the game extremely enjoyable. Only game where I get constantly surprised & sometimes rage because of it. I always end up going back. It only gets better the higher rank you get.

  • ragingmerifes

    The combat seems much faster and fluid now (time to take the rust off my Switch Axe!), not to mention the graphics. To make everything perfect, Raviente should be in this game.

    And I think I’d also say “Oooh” everytime I walked 5 meters or jumped off a ledge, like this guy, if I were playing MH4.

  • Ferofax

    Oi oi oi, what sorcery was THAT? Volume 2 showed Inoue using a 3DSLL, and the other was STILL WATCHING ON THE MONITOR?

    Was it transmitting a live feed? WITHOUT THE CABLES?

    • There was a cameraman filming the screen from behind his back…!

      • Ferofax

        Oh, I thought they were still watching a similar feed like from the hooked-up 3DS.

        Nintendo should really make that TV out gadget into an official accessory.

  • Now who came up with the joke of telling him that he was gonna meet up with 20 transsexuals instead of getting to play Monster Hunter… the other two guys in the 3rd video had similarly random pretenses too… oh well I’m not really surprised. Showing genuine excitement from first time experiences is the basis of so many Japanese tv programmes so of course they couldn’t let them know what was gonna happen.
    What I am surprised over is that a dialogue popped up during a mission. That’s pretty unusual for Monster Hunter…! But thinking about it this is probably the best way to explain the new battle mechanics.

  • Joshua Myers

    This guy reminds me of Luffy

  • Joshua Myers

    Wanting it now

  • I swear 3DS games do not make for good screenshots, especially for MH. But whenever I see the games in action, it looks a lot better. Now I’m hyped… so let’s just all buy 3U so we can get 4 in the west >.>;

    • Captain_Jiruo

      I’m gonna buy Tri U for 3DS and Wii U, I hope everyone else does that too.

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