Monster Hunter 4 Brings Back A Bunch Of Diabolical Oldies From Previous Games

By Sato . June 26, 2013 . 5:30pm

The latest issue of Famitsu reports a new map for Monster Hunter 4, known as the Volcanic Cavern. Famitsu also confirms a bunch of familiar monsters, from the giant rocky dragon Gravios to the pesky poison-spitting wyvern, Iodrome.


In addition to these two returning monsters from Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, the Elder Dragon known as Teostra, will also be joining the mix in the new scorching map.


Note: the images shown below are from monster models used in previous Monster Hunter titles. We will be updating with more info and their proper Monster Hunter 4 shots as soon as they become available.



The Flame King Teostra is an Elder Dragon who originally appeared in Monster Hunter 2 and has been more recently active in Monster Hunter Frontier. He is the male counterpart of the Empress of Flame, Lunastra. He is known to give Hunters a tough time with his flammable powder that he spreads across the air with his wings, followed by explosions. In addition, Teostra has a flamethrower attack that is said to triple its length when he’s in rage mode.


Gravios and Basarios


The giant rocky dragon Gravios and the juvenile Basarios will be appearing in Monster Hunter 4’s new Volcanic Cavern map, too. Gravios is known for being one of the largest dragon-type monsters. It may not be able to fly as well as the other wyverns due to its heavy weight, but it makes up for it by having extra tough body.


Hunters have always struggled against Gravios due to its ability to emit flaming and sleep-inducing gasses. Oh, it can also shoot powerful fire beams, which is said to be even more destructive in Monster Hunter 4.




Just in case you thought you wouldn’t be seeing this wyvern anymore, the Iodrome and its Ioprey minions will be making a return in Monster Hunter 4, so that means you’ll want to pack some extra antidotes when you visit the Volcanic Cavern.


Monster Hunter 4 is slated for release in Japan on September 14th for Nintendo 3DS.


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  • Haseyo

    Woah, oldies indeed. So much hype.

  • Less than 3 months away!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    So much oldies is returning.^_^ My Teostra set is going to be so gooooood.^_^

  • epndkempot

    To import or not to import

    • Go2hell66

      don’t import, pretty sure its gonna get localised

      • epndkempot

        let’s hope so, this year sven rarely disappoint western fans.

      • Haseyo

        Not any time soon, I’d imagine. Only took us two years to get 3G.

        Y’all can wait. I ain’t about that life.

  • Jah-keem York

    I dunno if I should risk getting this, or wait for the inevitable Monster Hunter 4 G which will probably get a Wii U release with a second 3DS release knowing Capcom and the Monster Hunter series re-releases

    • Just get this one AND 4G when it is released ;)

  • Crevox

    Monster Hunter 4 Recycles A Bunch Of Diabolical Oldies From Previous Games

    I don’t really mind, as long as there’s enough new ones. :p

  • Spider-Man

    God damn Iodromes appeared at the worst time for me. Usually when I fought Gravios.

  • Pockystix

    oldies are nice, as long as there’s a lot of new. . . ies?

  • GaiunxWolfenX

    i NEEEEED the Kirin back in my life please

    • Sango

      Kirin and the Fatalis fam.

    • I just want my gay horse armor back…

      • Go2hell66

        the female version was one of the best looking armors in MH2 IMO

        • mike dickson

          i agree the kirin was really nice

  • deadMastershiro

    I need a job NOW!

  • Sango

    Yes! More elder dragons.

  • aww man basarios and gravios? oh well good to see teostra back and here’s hoping they bring back kirin and barioth

    • I would honestly love to see Barioth come back. I always preferred him to the Tigrex.

      • Huh, but I remember fighting the Barioth in 3U? Am I missing something here?

  • Teostra looks evil as hell. I started with the 3rd generation, so I get why some people might be upset about the return of old monsters but they will be first times for me. I can’t wait.

    • Trevor Nicolaysen

      Teo is definitely worthy of a trophy for being nearly symbolic of the gameplay style. The first few times you fight him will just blight your potions inventory, but then almost magically you stop getting hit…

  • shuyai

    if only they make a proper monster hunter for next gen console or even wii U, i can just imagine how awesome it will look in full HD

    • Indeed. It would be pretty much the first monster hunter with update graphics not from the ps2 era.

  • Go2hell66

    i guess all the MH2 elder dragons might as well be confirmed then.
    this probably means the dragon at the end of the last trailer was actually
    kushala daora

  • DevilJho

    The only thing i hate bout mh4 is that instaead of adding a buketload of new monsters while sprinkling a few old ones around dere doin it bakwards buketload of old monsters and sprinkled new monsters it seems capcom has low fuel on ideas i mean mh4 is basically mh unite with a 4 in it i mean cmon the game looked awesome until they started putting in monsters i never hoped to see again but as mh fan im gona buy it and try to enjoy it to de MAX

  • vanhyde

    Waiting my Favorite Dragon
    White Fatalis :))

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