By Sato . April 25, 2014 . 12:32pm
Some of you sharp-eyed Hunters may have noticed that the latest trailer for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate shows a Hammer-user vaulting another player onto the back of a monster. In this week’s issue of Famitsu, Capcom shared a bit more on this, along with other new features added to the game.
According to the report, players will indeed be able to send others flying onto the back of monsters, so those annoying (or hilarious) moves that used to send your buddies flying sky high will now have a purpose. However, when a monster sends you flying in the air, you won’t be able to take advantage of that and do the same thing.
The reason this feature being added is due to the lack of ledges in some areas, and it’s one of the newer features of Monster Hunter’s fourth generation that Capcom wants players to take advantage of. The developers feel it will add a whole new way of cooperating with your fellow Hunters.
Additionally, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will have G-rank Guild Quests, as the previous version only went up to seven stars in High Rank. Similar to past upgraded versions of Monster Hunter games, the G-rank will introduce tougher challenges and stronger monsters.
In terms of monsters, numerous monsters that were introduced in Monster Hunter 4 such as the Garara Ajara, Genel Serutas, Kechawacha, Tetsukabura, Zaboazagill, and others, will be getting new sub-species, that will give them different characteristics and attacks from their normal counterparts.
As teased in a trailer, the Old Desert area will also be making a return, and you’ll be needing plenty of Cold Drinks (and Hot Drinks during the night) to take on the likes of Cephadrome and Daimyo Hermitaur. The trailer also teased a new monster at the end, which some feel that it may be related to Gore Magala.
“It has more of a slender body-type when compared with all the other monsters we’ve had up until now, and the distinct gap it has between its fingers will also be another focus. I’ll leave the rest up to your imagination for the time being,” hints producer Ryozo Tsujimoto.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be released in the West in early 2015 for Nintendo 3DS.