First Look At Monster Hunter 4’s Garara Ajara And Charge Axe Details

By Sato . April 10, 2013 . 5:30pm

This week’s Famitsu magazine gives us a first look at Monster Hunter 4’s terrorizing snake dragon, Garara Ajara, along with some new details surrounding the Charge Axe.


Garara Ajara:

Garara Ajara uses its long snake-like body to entangle its prey. To top it off, the beast’s fangs are covered in venom, making it a formidable enemy for hunters.


The issue also introduces a new insect-type monster, called Kunchuu. These insects will be a little tougher to handle than your regular Altaroths, as they tend to attack in groups and will roll themselves into balls to fend off hunters. They also happen to be Yian Kut-Ku’s favorite food.


New Charge Axe details have also surfaced this week. In Sword mode, you’ll get to do whirling slashes, finishing hits and dashing attacks. The Charge Axe will have horizontal finishers as part of its normal attacks and also has a finishing attack that changes it to its Sword mode.


Attacking will charge its sword energy, which is used for charge attacks. Without sword energy, it will simply overheat and your charge attack will have a chance of not hitting. You can find more Charge Axe details in this previous report.


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


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  • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

    Gods above, please accelerate MH3U to an acceptable level so Capcom will bring this over!

    • TiredOfMyOldUsername

      Capcom should bring this in the west no matter what…
      After all it’s the first portable MH to have online and i think that will help alot in the west for sales.

  • Godman

    This charge axe is pretty much the selling point for me (That and climbable monsters)
    I don’t know if I should get MH3U or wait for this one to come out :/

    • Crevox

      It’s going to be a long time before we see 4… I would recommend getting MH3U if you have the system(s) for it.

      • Haseyo

        I agree with Crevox. Get 3U for now. Not only to support, but it’s a great game and seeing how we got it two years after Japan has had it, it’ll be some time before we see 4.

    • You should get MH3U now and then 4 when it comes out. NH3U is definitely worth it! ;)

    • zeta

      Get 3U like everyone below me is saying. Capcom said it themselves support 3U for a brighter future MH release.

      • Godman

        I guess my option is clear now, I’ll see when I can pick MHU3 up :)

  • ShadowDivz

    Okay, i gotta ask. Do they actually have people test out if these things are killable or they just put them in the game and hope for the best.
    Im sure they have people test out the hitboxes and stuff but i mean actually killing the damn things. God imagine the guild hall version of this beast.

    • J_Joestar

      I dunno, sounds fun, especially with multiplayer being more accessible in 4

  • William Hsia

    well hello there purple ludrauh love that new yello dye you be using

    • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

      …Wouldn’t that just be a Royal Ludroth then?

  • PanjoNanjo

    The new Charge Axe looks neat, but why call it such a similar name to the switch axe?

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Considering that many weapon in Mon Hun had similiar name, i don’t think we can even complain anymore lol.

    • zeta

      lance and gunlance says hello

  • Asura

    I’m still hoping they release the next 3DS update before this comes to the states.

  • Johny

    good.. awesome…
    hey capcom ! MH3U is one of most selling games on wii u, and doing amazing on 3ds… all we want now is a 4th gen mh game for wii u… and made from GROUND UP… not a completely non-optimized 3ds port again. or atleast optimize your port to wii u properly. seriously those framerate drops on the wii u version are annoying.

  • Happy Gamer

    Biggest gripe I have for MH3U is that I cannot play online. Meeting up is much easier in European cities or big cities in US but for most of us in the “west” live in a land mass comparably larger than Japan, Europe etc. and its harder to meet up. Plus having a smaller fan base really makes it difficult. I know it would have been hard but if MH3U for US release should have had online play and maybe ONLY the US 3DSs because I know the whole Wii U only thing was a marketing reason to get more Wii U version sold (quite understandable).

  • Happy Gamer

    They should make a switch spear where you attach 2 swords to make a double bladed spear and can break into two as dual blades lol.

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