Monster Hunter 4G Announced For Nintendo 3DS

By Ishaan . January 26, 2014 . 12:40am

Well, that was quick! Capcom have announced Monster Hunter 4G for the Nintendo 3DS at the Monster Hunter Festa 13 event in Japan. Save data from Monster Hunter 4 will be transferrable to the new game. Monster Hunter 4G is slated for release in Japan this autumn.

Update: Coming to U.S. and Europe as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

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  • GiralGa

    Release it in the west please -.-

  • Go2hell66

    no wonder they didn’t want to localise the last one…

    • Robert Hendrie

      Lets hope that’s the reason. I really want monhun 4

      • Chon Pak

        Expect Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in 2016. It’s a good thing we’ll probably get it, but waiting for so long really sucks. If Capcom would actually release a Monster Hunter game with G-Rank instead of adding it on later, then it would allow for localization much faster. However, the drawback is that we won’t get free DLC anymore….

        • niko

          You skipped a year and added paid DLC. Neither of those things makes any sense.

          • Chon Pak

            Oh it seems I did skipped a year, but it seems you don’t understand what I meant by paid DLC. I assumed that the DLC are free because of the profit they made by re-releasing the same Monster Hunter game with add-ons. Therefore, my suggestion that they “include the G-Rank initially” will have the drawback of the DLC being priced.

          • niko

            The DLC isn’t the main draw of the game. It might not even be in the game. If you are calling the actual G-Rank “DLC” then you’re not a MH fan and not in the people who are going to buy anyway. A MH Fan will play 4 to death, then G-Rank to death, and easily get enough out of both games. It’s not even something that is questioned as being a problem.

          • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

            FYI MonHun series never had a paid DLC

  • Carocaro4

    you know what this means right? haha

  • Spider-Man

    Wow Capcom. Guess this will be 4 Ultimate for the West.

  • tiffanie4bsb

    what about the us, me and my husband cant get enough of it!!!!!!!

  • malek86

    Guess MH4 is not gonna surpass MHP3 now, not if they skip the localization (which they most likely will). Maybe that could be MH4G doing the deed.

  • sinGestalt

    I’m actually realllly looking forward to this, and of course, like others are hoping the announcement for this versions localization will come soon too. While it only seems like it’s been a couple of months that it’s out, seems part for course for the span of times between each version. I remember when Freedom 2 came out that Freedom Unite was only like a year later too. Now here’s hoping it doesn’t take until 2015+ for the rest of us :c

  • 永次

    Great. When will they open the pre-orders?
    PD: This is developed by Byking like MH, MH2 and MH3?

  • Roll Caskett

    Sigh Capcom will never learn

  • Lemski07


  • Ben Green

    I don’t care i just want this in english NOW!

  • Zeonsilt

    At least,this is not a re-re-re-re-release like Street Fighter.

    • Kurizu208

      Don’t tempt them! lol

  • Link

    Monster Hunter 4G release Fall 2014 in Japan
    Monster Hunter 4Ultimate for 3DS and WiiU First Quarter 2015 in US/EU.


    • 永次

      Will you need to wait 1 year more? I would not be happy, I would boycott the release.

      • Link

        I’d wait another year rather than not have it released at all. And atleast with 4G we would get the complete package ala 3G was instead of just vanilla MH4

  • tubers

    How likely is it to have an MH4 GG? That’s right. Double G.

    I hope MH4 G comes to the West asap.

    • That would be G2 or G 2nd, like in the second generation.

      • chocodino

        I think he means it like in Monter Hunter Frontier GG [after the release of MHFG, and of course MHF]

  • Adrián Alucard

    4G will be the easy version of MH4?

    3U was very very easy compared to Tri, and I didn’t liked it…

    • Link

      The G versions are the “complete” versions. Meaning G Rank and that stuff. 3U was made easier in order to better appeal globally and its seemingly worked.

    • Heisst

      3U had G rank which was harder than anything in Tri.

      • Adrián Alucard

        Nope. High Rank monsters in Tri are tougher than G Rank monsters in 3U

        I’ve never beat Jho in Tri, but in 3U is super easy, even alone (at least for me)

        And I can beat my nemesis (Barioth) easily in the G Rank, but in Tri I still sweat while hunting it in normal rank

        • Heisst

          ”High Rank monsters in Tri are tougher than G Rank monsters in 3U”
          Don’t be silly, the sheer fact that G-rank is a higher rank than HR means it’s automatically harder.

          Look it up on the wiki, monsters get new moves and lose weaknesses. G-rank Jho is also a whole different story than HR Jho.

          • Adrián Alucard

            I have both games, I know what i’m talking about

            I played until the last day of Tri (online) and I spent +700 hours in 3U

            Capcom made 3U easier, thats all. and they didn’t lose weakness they gained


          • Heisst

            Nope, nearly every if not every single monster got a new attack as well as lost a weakness like Silver Rathalos’ head now bounces off anything, even purple sharpness, which wasn’t the case before 3U.

            Also, Lucent Narga, who is harder than anything in Tri BY FAR.

          • Adrián Alucard

            I find more easy the monsters in 3U whatever rank that monsters in Tri. And i’m not alone i’ve read in miiverse a lot of people complaining abot how easy is 3U compared to Tri

          • Heisst

            That’s because what they did make easier was LR since Barroth was such a wall in Tri.

            However G-rank completely destroys Tri, even the -ggies are a threat at first since they are twice as fast and wreck the player’s pathetic HR armor at that point. And as said before, Lucent Narga overwhelms any challenge Tri ever had, goddamn that bastard.

        • ronin4life

          Maybe you just got better at the game?

          • Adrián Alucard

            nope I played both simultaneously during a short time, Tri was always harder than 3U

  • And still no word of a Western release…

    Nevermind. xD

  • British_Otaku

    I hope some of that One Piece and Zelda DLC is still in, otherwise I’ll keep putting it off as I have been.

    • 하세요

      I can easily see the Mario and LoZ DLC returning, but most, if not all, anime DLC gets altered somehow. The gear itself stays, but they change the design.

      • British_Otaku

        Even for the Japanese version, it will be altered?
        I’m sure that sounds possible for MH4U (which I didn’t know about 3 hours ago when I posted this), but what are the odds of that content which was timed free DLC popping up in MH4G from the get go.

        If I liked MH more, I would have imported, but I held off as I anticipated that I would be missing on too much for the game to “feel worth it” if that makes any sense. I know it is mostly minor stuff missing.

  • Heisst

    From the people I asked who streamed the game on Twitch, MH4 has endgame issues where there’s simply not enough stuff to do as there’s less monsters than 3G. Hopefully we get this version.

    • 하세요

      The G games always have more content as it’s a fusion of all the generations and previous ones’ monsters and areas. The mechanics added in in MH4 were just so much better than 3G that I, as well as many others, couldn’t go back to 3G.

  • Cephrien

    Maybe this is why we haven’t gotten it in America and Europe yet.
    We’re getting the G version?

  • 하세요

    Oh my gawd transfer data! Yep, sticking to Japanese.

  • Namuro

    I literally squealed out loud when I got home and saw this announcement!

    Can’t wait to see what they add in!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    hmmm…capcom you renewed my interest

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  • Kornelious

    Alright! No wonder they didn’t release it in the west. Monster Hunter 4 ultimate…can’t wait!

  • Fango

    i totally did not see this coming

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