Monster Hunter 4’s Latest Monster Screenshots Are Burning Hot

By Sato . June 27, 2013 . 12:38am

Earlier today, we reported a new Volcanic Cavern map that was revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu, that also showed some familiar monsters from Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. Capcom gives us a closer look at this hot new map, along with some screenshots of the diabolical oldies from previous games.


As the name implies, the Volcanic Cavern is a map with volcanic surroundings in an underground cave, featuring areas running with a molten lava river.



It is said that the map has taken its figure as a result of constant eruptions from the volcano above. Similar to the Volcano maps in previous Monster Hunter games, there will be plenty of rare ores to find here. You may even encounter some Mole-like creatures who dwell in the area, who seem to be very knowledgeable on the subject of minerals.




The above images are a look at the Elder Dragon Teostra, also known as the Flame King Dragon. Its constant fire aura and ability to cause explosions from its highly flammable powder will make it tough for Hunters to fight it close-ranged. Additionally, it can also shoot fire beams to those who choose to attack from a distance.



Gravios shows Teostra that it’s not the only one in the Volcanic Cavern capable of shooting fire beams. In addition to its very tough body, it will also be using its sleep-inducing gas to give Hunters a hard time.





Unlike its mature form, Gravios, the juvenile Basarios will also appear outside the Volcanic Cavern. It disguises itself as a pile of rocks, and comes out when any potential prey approaches. In addition to the sleeping gas, it can also release a poisonous gas, and can hurl balls of fire.




And here’s a closer look at the pesky Iodrome. In one of above pictures, it shows an Iodrome stomping a Hunter while its Ioprey minions appear to be joining in on the attack.


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


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  • Keima88

    Pesky Iodrome and annoying Iopreys doing an all out attack on hunters?!

    Ugh I can imagine that happening while the Gravios is charging up his beam…

    • Spider-Man

      First they will run around you and jump around you until one spits poison at you, then the Iodrome pins you down and bites at you. Lastly, Gravios fires his beam at you and the bird wyverns. Making you cart. And doing relatively little damage to the Ios.

      • LanceHeart

        Because Ios have crazy fire resistance.

        Can’t wait. The Iodrome is the most troll-worthy hunt of all non-wyverns if you’re not prepared for poison. There are quite a few hunters who started with Tri that are in for a nice surprise.

        • Exkaiser

          Eh, maybe not if they’ve played 3U. Great Wroggi’s tougher than Iodrome, in my opinion.

          • I personally found Gigginox to be the first annoying poison using monster I have fought… ^^;
            The great wroggi’s poison clouds were easy enough to avoid. Can’t say for Iodrome though, since 3U is the first MH I got quite far into.

          • Exkaiser

            Iodrome just spits balls of poison instead of clouds. I don’t think either is particularly hard, but apparently some people do…

          • LanceHeart

            I found Wroggi easier than Iodrome, actually. Then again, maybe it’s the better control scheme in 3U that helped make the former easier.

  • mintea

    I hope the mining points are back in fixed spots. I really hated the disappearing ones in 3G.

  • J_Joestar

    Is it wrong that I’m more interested in this than MHO?

  • konsama

    I can’t wait for this game, but like in every 3DS topic been posted here as of late, stupid region lock. :/

  • SlickRoach

    Ahh, this brings me back to the days of MHFU. It’s like Capcom is trying to take snippets from every MH game and combine them into one awesome Frankenstein monster of a game.

  • malek86


    But well, at least Basarios/Gravios is no big deal, provided you can penetrate their stone armor.

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