Monster Hunter 4 Has Persistent Challenges In The Unknown Forest

By Spencer . August 27, 2013 . 5:18pm

mh4-guildMonster Hunter 4 has a built in quest maker. When you’re hunting solo you can use a search feature while exploring the Unknown Forest. This makes the game create a random quest by selecting monsters, the field area, and material points.


After you clear the quest it can become a Guild Quest, which means you can share it with other players and complete it together. Players can register up to ten types of Guild Quests which can be exchanged through StreetPass. Each time you clear a Guild Quest it levels up. This ups the difficulty level and the quality of items you can earn.


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These kinds of quests have a new equipment you can collect called Excavation Equipment. Parameters and designs for Excavation Equipment is different than you will find in regular quests. Players can only collect Excavation Equipment from the Sea of Trees and Capcom hints there are some monsters players will only see in these extra quests.


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Monster Hunter 4 comes out on September 14 for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Khoko

    I like this. I’m already dreaming up missions.

  • Jonattas F.

    Never thought I would like this kind of game… but once I start playing I always want more!

    • Namuro

      Welcome to the club… I mean the guild!

  • School Idol Addict

    Come on Capcom, don’t take 2 years to bring this to the west…

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Ask siliconera,then watch them tell you to go ask capcom kamiya style

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Rather reply to myself than the spam here lol.

        MH3U outsold Capcoms expectations and was a smash hit. Of course MH4 is getting localized. Even besides the point Nintendo would have done it themselves.

    • maryannaweinreb

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      I wish we knew how well MH3U sold between 3DS and Wii U in the west…that would probably give us an idea about localization chances.

  • Joshua Myers

    Release this out here for crying out loud man

  • 하세요

    Jho x 3 back to back with the chance of Gao spawning after with Black Tigrex roaming the area as a bonus hunt.

    Every. Single. Quest.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    I wish we knew how well MH3U sold between 3DS and Wii U in the west…that would probably give us an idea about localization chances.

    • RazeXI

      If anything I’m fairly certain this series has received more popularity ever since the first one was released on PS2. Not to mention I’m pretty sure that more people owned 3DS’s than psp’s but hey that’s just wishful thinking.

  • 60hz

    thats pretty sick

  • Ban The Jackass

    I hope they make it easier for solo players. No one plays Mh3U at my area ): Nor do I have a Wii U.

    • manowaffles

      At least MH4 has online without a Wii U right out of the box. Though I’m loving MH3U on my Wii U. I sure hope a Wii U version comes out.

      • Ban The Jackass

        And the waiting begins…

  • Namuro

    Nice! CAPCOM really went all out on MH4, cramming in so many new features and systems. This is gonna be the most content-filled MH yet, even without the underwater levels… Speaking of which, apart from Zaboazagill, MH4 seems to lack aquatic creatures… I kinda wish they’d bring back Hermitaur and Ceanataur, but who knows? They might just pop up in the Unknown Forest random quests!

    • manowaffles

      I’m kinda sad to see the underwater combat go away. While I in general prefer hunting on dry land, I enjoyed the shift that underwater combat added to the mix.

      I’m sure that with all the riding and jumping they are adding to MH4, underwater mechanics are just too many additional variables to plan for right now.
      I wonder if Capcom will ever bring back underwater combat?

  • J_Joestar

    Savage Jho + Golden Rajang at the same time in the forest! cmon!

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