Monster Hunter 4 Players Take On Tetsukabura, The Boulder Throwing Beast

By Sato . August 24, 2013 . 5:00pm


While we’ve seen plenty of Monster Hunter 4’s new monsters in action, such as the dark terror Goa Magara, and the scorpion-like Genel Sertas, let’s not forget about Tetsukabura, who Famitsu did their best to take on during last week’s “Sumer Hunting Tryouts” event.



The main player of the party uses the new Charge Axe weapon, and seems to have already have a knack for using the form-changing weapon, demonstrating how it can be used for swift combos to acquire charges in order to land heavier Axe-form attacks. We recently got a good look at the weapon played by producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and director Kaname Fujioka, but this video gives us a closer look at the weapon in full action, rather than a demonstration.


On to Tetsukabura. Tetsukabura is an amphibious monster, characterized by its giant jaws it uses as a shovel to hit Hunters with dirt and boulders. At first glance, it may look big and slow, but Famitsu’s play-through video immediately shows the contrary.


The underground beast appears to always be on the attack, keeping the Hunters on their toes. The player in the video demonstrates a fine jump-attack at the 0:43 mark, which results in a lengthy amount of time for the rest of the party to give it a good beating.


While Tetsukabura is large and intimidating, especially with its ability to pick up and throw boulders with its jaws, veteran Hunters should have no problem finding openings in the middle of the monster’s attacks. One attack that looks like it could be tricky to dodge is its jumping stomp attack that the hunter gets hit by towards the end of the video, which leaves players a little amount of time to react.


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


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  • he can toss boulders but can he punch them?!
    His pattern doesn’t seem too hard to predict but he sure looks like a good first monster to test your skills out on

    • SlickRoach

      That’s when Chris Redfield comes in, boulder punching is his specialty.

      • Sango

        Or he’s Chris in a Tetsukabura suit.

    • TheGioG

      Punching boulders?? Chris Redfield to the rescue! (Sorry, sorry couldn’t resist)

  • TheGioG

    Jesus, those attacks on monster-back are all kinds of savage. C’mon Siliconera, you all know the American release date for this game. We won’t hold one tiny info leak against you guys… please?

    • SlickRoach

      I want this game badly, but I don’t want anyone getting fired for leaking any info though…

    • 하세요

      They just don’t want to sadden us with that “Q3 2015” date while Japan sits back and enjoys MH4G

  • Arz

    Goddamn the Charge Axe is badass.Do they add any new moveset to old weapons though?(aside from jumping attacks)

  • Shadowman

    Aw come on Japan, I’m a hunter you gotta let me hunt!

  • Pockystix

    I really, really like the the Charge Axe~

    Gotta really love the insane air that frog can leap

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Gonna give Jho a run for its money.

  • Ugh friggin Rhenoplos is back?! i bet it is going to be annoying. From the first glance Tetsukabura kind like something in between of Zinogre and Uragaan. Also if i am not wrong Tetsu’s blademaster armor had been heavily showcased in previous trailers.

    and looks like the possible Goa Magara armor is similar to Deathstench and Giggi X

  • Guest

    From the video it appears that Tetsukabura will be something in between Uragaan and Zinogre. It seems also one of the heavily featured Blademaster armor from previous trailers is Tetsukabura’s.

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