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By Eugene . March 28, 2014 . 3:01pm
While there are lots of awesome weapons in the Monster Hunter series, none look quite as stylish as the upcoming tonfas in Monster Hunter Frontier: GG. These weapons, called “Senryuu Kon,” will make their debut in an upcoming update.
Fighting in melee against a gigantic series of monsters might be suicidal for some, but with the Senryuu Kon it might be giving yourself a purposeful handicap. We’ve previously seen a hint that you can use the piston-powered, tri-form weapon to vault into the air and land air combos on foes, and the latest promotional video shows it off several times. These piston-tonfas will grow or shrink depending on your choice of attack or defense, becoming incredibly versatile weapons despite the melee “penalty”.
Some of this versatility translates into becoming a jumping monkey God by blast-digging into the ground to stop being thrown back as well as those multiple aerial maneuvers. Clacking the weapon together also allows players to practically shrug off attacks with well-timed blocks.
Monster Hunter Frontier: GG will see these weapons introduced in its mega updated on the 23rd of April, alongside a graphics overhaul for the PC version.