Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto And Others Take On Tigrex In Monster Hunter 4

By Sato . March 30, 2013 . 1:30pm

In the latest episode of MonHun Radio, Monster Hunter producer Ryozo Tsujimoto teams up with his assistant Moe Fukuda along with Japanese celebrity Yoshinori Okada, who happens to be a huge Monster Hunter fan!


The theme? Monster Hunter 4.


At the start of the video, they discuss the new content such as the new weapons we’ll be seeing in Monster Hunter 4. Actor Yoshinori Okada reveals that he actually got a role in doing one of the optional character voices for Monster Hunter 4 after a long time of begging. (He’s the 4th male voice option.) You can watch the entire video below, or read the summary below the video first:



The action starts at the 13:20 mark of the video, where they chose to go with the Tigrex fight. The version they’re playing is the same playable demo that was shown at last year’s Tokyo Game Show. They went with Greatsword, Hammer and Hunting Horn as their weapons of choice.


The three start out the quest on a light note, as they enjoy some laughs while fishing. Unfortunately, their good times were short-lived, once they encounter the terrifying Tigrex.


Okada was eager to try out the jump attack. After missing the first time, he says the feel of the jump attack is pretty natural, but at the same time, requires timing. On his second try, he successfully managed to knock the Tigrex down. While jump attacks may be an effective way to fight raging monsters, they will also go berserk more often in this state, making it quite difficult to stay on their backs.


After taking several beatings from the raging beast, they managed to take Tigrex down… or so they think. Tigrex then comes back, in full rage-mode with an additional Wyvern Virus mode to top it off.


Ultimately, they run out of time and fail the quest. Perhaps the time spent fishing wasn’t a great idea!


To conclude the episode, they shared their thoughts on their fight against Tigrex. The feature that stood out the most was the jump attack, which Tsujimoto added requires practice to get comfortable with. This goes especially for the part where you’re on the monster’s back, which will require you to think and act calmly, which could be pretty tough when you’re on top of Tigrex going berserk.


As an extra bonus for viewers, Tsujimoto also shares a sneak peek for a brand new trailer that can be seen at the 30:30 mark of the video. Check it out to see the Insect Staff and Charge Axe in full action.


Monster Hunter 4 is slated to be released this summer in Japan for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Pockystix

    failing a quest ‘cuz your party wasted time

    so Monster Hunter~

    but in all seriousness, i want this game too XD

  • The-Beast

    Capcom makes amazing handheld games, I just wish they don’t add paid DLC to this one, all the other MH games had free DLC.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    I’m looking forward to this game already.
    Now all I need is to hear this getting localized and I will gladly hit on this. ^_^

  • ShadowDivz

    I love how some celebreties in japan occasionally get involved in the gaming scene.
    I read somewhere that some dude voiced a character in Super Robot Wars for free.
    Of course it could just be a publicity thing, but still it’s nice.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Well it is not suprising there considering, VA some time is also a fan of the series like Hikaru Midorikawa is a huge fan of SRW series, Gackt is Gundam fan and etc.^_^

      • ShadowDivz

        Yeah, it’s nice, it makes them actually seem like people and not just “a celebrity”. I remember looking at a trailer for bio harzard(resident evil) and the actress from the movies was in it. I was super shocked!
        I think it was at the end of an episode of Kamen Rider Wizard…

    • I know what you mean. I enjoyed reading about how Robin Williams and his daughter were part of gaming adds in Japan last year, I think it was. Shame most stars don’t do that elsewhere, unless they are a sports star endorsing Madden or the new basketball game in town.

      • ShadowDivz

        Yeah. Imagine playing monster hunter with (insert celebrity you like here).


    for me, i find pso2 more challenging than mh :)

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      This is quite strange for me here. Isn’t PSO2 MMO with rpg basic? So even if the boss is difficult, can’t we just go grinding with tons of friends?

      • True Monster Hunter requires skill but you still get the hang of it after a while and its real easy to not die. However PSO2 enemies are easy to stagger and grinding is the only I can outlast some bosses.

  • Really glad this has online multiplayer. It pretty much confirms a localization. Though I wouldn’t mind waiting for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. That would be like 3+ years from now but I’m pretty sure MH3U is going to hold my attention for at least a year and half and there will be plenty of other games to play until then.

    Seriously though, after playing MH3U I don’t want to start with another vanilla game first. All the extra content and little tweaks to various options are fantastic.

  • Go2hell66

    dunno why the greatsword player refuses to eat his rations…

    that will OHKO anything in the game lol
    just a shame he missed

    oh he actually landed quite a nice one at 23:34. i wonder if it does more damage the higher you jump from?

  • I hope to god they give Bowgunners a viable way to cut tails this time…

    • Ferofax

      I feel your pain. Pure gunners will go out of their way just to get that tail carve, god forbid needing a gem from a tail.

      • J_Joestar

        That Slice shot looks pretty attractive when you compare it to a Pure Hunting Horn’s tiny hilt stab or a Pure Hammer’s NOTHING…

        • Ferofax

          Ah, but then we’re all forgetting the boomerang.

          • J_Joestar

            Just tried Boomeranging recently on 3U, and it is quite annoying…

          • Ferofax

            Well, it does paltry cut damage, but it IS cut damage, and for Hammer users, I’d say any cut damage is welcome damage for them. But hey, if you’re a Blademaster already, why not just use a cutting weapon instead? Gunners have to make Blademaster armor just so they can melee for easier tails.

            Plus there’s Felyne Hurler. My only real gripe is you can’t really aim the boomerang, unlike the Shakalakas where I’ve seen them throw it upwards to drop a fleeing wyvern.

  • An Tran

    Uhm…that trailer shown at the end is an old trailer from February.

    Not brand new, and it’s not a sneak peek either as that’s actually the full trailer.
    Please fix the article as to not get people’s hopes up for brand new footage.
    Thank you

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