Nintendo Will Release Monster Hunter 4 In Korea This December

By Spencer . November 12, 2013 . 10:52pm

imageMonster Hunter 4 already broke past its 2.8 million sales target and the hunting action game is about to make a splash in another country. Nintendo picked up Monster Hunter 4 and localized it into Korean. The game is slated for release on December 14.

 

Monster Hunter 4 is getting a big promotional boost too with a presence at G-Star, which is like Korea’s E3. Attendees can get Monster Hunter 4 swag like a 2014 calendar, stickers, and a clear folder.


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  • Crevox
    • Weeb

      [squabbling intensifies]

      • http://varms.net Gillman

        [rage/troll face]

    • Guest

      Nintendo Direct soon maybe

    • GH56734

      Nintendo Spain already showcased the Japanese build prominently in some manga conventions. It’s highly likely …..

  • Godman

    Oh it hurts!

  • James Enk

    maybe we will hear about the west today?

  • BlackC#Bro

    Wouldn’t even care if not for the region locking.

    Why oh why is the 3ds region locked?

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      uh because it region lock deal with it

      • Ruins72

        I really, really, really don’t like you… It’s like the more comments I see from you the more I come to despise someone I don’t even know. If you have nothing even remotely constructive to say then shut up.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    One step forward the worldwide localization?.

    • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

      we hope dude… we shall hope

  • Romancer Ecclesia

    Why did Korea get a localisation before the US?

    • http://enria.org/ Jahla Din

      Korea has been getting a lot of attention with the Japanese gaming industry lately.

      Korea is probably becoming a better market for selling these type of games than the US thus explaining why they’re getting first priority.

      … Or maybe they’re just closer…

      Hell I don’t know.

      • Romancer Ecclesia

        ^My exact same thoughts… then I ended up thinking hell I don’t know either lol

      • Renaldi Saputra

        Korea and China have been the biggest percentage of enthusiasms of Japanese games even their niche series

    • malek86

      Possibly because they want to wait after Christmas for the west, while they don’t have the same problem for Korea.

      • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

        Why -after- Christmas?
        Maybe because it’s really long to translate the game in, like, a minimum of 7 langages ? (EU mostly)
        AND, the waiting of approval of 1) Capcom 2) Nintendo 3) all rules and laws from each countries to accept the game (wink wink Germany)

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Partly maybe because the game doesn’t have a publisher in Korea, while it does have a potential publisher in the west. Plus, the market for a lot of these games is growing in places like Korea and Hong Kong.

      • mewcus

        korea has their own region 3ds, but it’s odd why they chose such a small demographic(as compared to translating into english) That being said, I’m pretty sure a translation of the game (in english) is lurking in Capcom somewhere

    • Arz

      my guess is because Frontier does well in Korea and have solid market there..

  • ocaritna

    That mini heart attack…

  • Virevolte

    You lucky kimchi lovers !

  • Mckrongs

    Disclaimer: this does not confirm Western release.

  • mewcus

    is this the first korean monster hunter?

    • Mckrongs

      No. Korea had their own server of Monster Hunter Frontier which stopped at iirc Season 7 (Raviente) or Season 8 (Dyuragaua).

      Also there are some Monster Hunter games that had Korean versions too.

  • Lemski07

    is the korean version have english subs? lol

    • Renaldi Saputra

      no, they only use korean language for korea, not like Hong Kong

  • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

    Next time lead with the locale. I nearly orgasmed reading the title, then I read “Korea” and it killed the mood…

  • Max

    So it’s been confirmed they can only play online with thir own region, meaning US/EU releases will be the same.
    I wonder if we can still play with other regions through friendcodes?

  • teknik1200

    I’m starting to slow down on 3u, hearing of a worldwide release next summer would just be grand. MH could be big here if it was given enough attention, I haven’t bothered to check 3u DS sales but the lack of online had to hurt it a little.

    Seeing it expanding outside of Japan is the first step and it gives me a little confidence.

  • mojack411

    Anyone else read the first half of the article title then fill in the lank with their respective region at first?

  • eli-boo’s waifu

    YES!

  • Happy Gamer

    ugh i speak and write Korean. if i had a korean 3ds id be so happy now. I’d help people translate it as well if that kind of thing was possible for 3ds

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