No, That Isn’t Jabba the Hutt; It’s Monster Hunter 4′s New Shark Dragon

By Sato . June 13, 2013 . 10:40pm

Monster Hunter 4’s latest trailer showed plenty of new monsters and habitats, including the Frozen Sea map and its amphibious shark-like monsters. Capcom’s latest update gives us a closer look at the shark monster’s mature form, along with a familiar Elder Dragon that was recently teased. In addition, they also show some new Felyne Comrade features.

 

Zaboazagill

 

 

Here’s a look at the amphibious shark monster, known as Zaboazagill. It is the mature form of the smaller Squagill. It has the ability to gush out a special fluid from its body that can instantly freeze, creating a tough icy armor.

 

The Zaboazagill is also known as the “Camo-Shark”, as it uses this ability to hide in its icy surroundings while hunting prey. It is a highly aggressive monster that would just about eat anything in sight. It also has the ability to inflate itself, giving it a much larger and intimidating presence.

 

Another one of Zaboazagill’s special attacks involves shooting out its special liquid to instantly freeze whatever it touches. It uses this attack to immobilize its prey before chomping down on them.

 

Kushala Daora

 

The mighty Elder Dragon of the wind, Kushala Daora will be making a return in Monster Hunter 4, as some of you may have guessed upon seeing the end of the latest trailer. Kushala Daora is a unique Elder Dragon with the ability to shoot powerful blasts of wind, along with plated skin that is said to be as hard as metal. One of its signature moves is its ability to create storms and tornados using its powerful wings.

 

 

Approaching this beast alone can be a hassle, as it will always have strong winds pushing away anything that gets too close. Even if you do manage to get through the gale, it has its tough metal-like scales that give it extra defense against attacks.

 

…not to mention its ability to fly around, making it important to get good hits in whenever the opportunity presents itself. In addition to having tough skin, strong wings and the ability to fly around freely, Kushala Daora can also attack using its razor sharp claws and bursting wind breath attacks.

 

Now, it wouldn’t be fair for the Hunters if monsters were the only ones getting stronger. Monster Hunter 4’s Felyne Comrades will be more useful than ever to help fighting against the tough monsters. The Felynes have characteristic traits, called Trends, that shows their preferred actions and abilities.

 

The above images shows three Trend examples:

  • Healing: This Trend will have your Felyne support by using heals and other flute abilities.
  • Bomber: Felynes with the Bomber Trend will help by using various types of Barrel Bombs.
  • Assist: The Assist Trend is one of the more useful ones, which involves using Shock Traps and more.

 

In Monster Hunter 4 you will always have a Main Felyne, along with Regulars. The Regulars will consist of five selected Felynes, who will have their own Trends, while the Main Felyne’s Trend will completely depend on the Trends of your Regular Felynes. For example, having three Felynes with the Healing Trend  will also give the same trait to your Main Felyne, but it can also be more effective depending on how many Regular Felynes you have with matching Trends

 

You’ll now be able to encounter wild Felynes with different Trends while you’re out on the Hunt, and can scout them to join you. Once you finish your quest, you’ll be able to take a closer look at the Felyne’s stats and decide if you’d like to keep them or not.

 

Monster Hunter 4 will be slated for release on September 14th, for 5,990 yen on Nintendo 3DS.


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  • Go2hell66

    these headlines just keep getting better and better lol

    that shark still scares the crap out of me though o_O

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Now all he needs is a preety girl chained to him and people will really consider him a boss!

    …Although he might want to wear some protective gear around his neck or something, considering what happened to Jabba himself:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ95CvQZFb4

  • Ferofax

    Wow, scouting for Felynes! Woo hoo, Pokemon, here we go!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Stop Capcom lol. Why must you makes me wanted to import this game so much.T_T

    I still need my muney here to save for Wii U and other upcoming consoles here.T_T

    • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

      Then, don’t import and wait for the localization.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        But…..but…….the drive to import is strong here.T_T

  • Crevox

    Does it look like Jabba?

  • http://blog.ceddychen.com/ ctk974

    Can’t wait for this game!

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    Looks like Jaws put on a lotta weight.

    • Pockystix

      don’t criticize her over her weight

      she’s very sensitive

  • https://twitter.com/BinksFrost Binks5

    Haha. shooting his liquid. Anyway the new felyne trends are looking mighty interesting maybe now they can be of use instead of just blowing me up all the time

  • Lightthrower

    Think we’ll get an HD port like MH3U? I hope :-)

    • Haseyo

      I believe I remember them saying “this will be 3DS Exclusive.” Maybe down the line, but keep in mind it took 2 years before 3G got “HD.”

  • Haseyo

    All of those menus are intimidating as I have no knowledge of Japanese, but my MH intel is off the charts. I don’t wanna…but I just might have to endure the headache of trial and error.

    The missions I’m not worried about, just the towns.

  • http://www.myspace.com/Juan_Rod bluejuan85

    That is an awesome shark I have yet to play any of the entries might as well try the Wii U version but since this one is for the 3DS I may just go and pick up the 3DS version of MH3U.

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