Link’s Equipment Confirmed For Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate In The West

By Ishaan . July 26, 2014 . 5:57pm

You may recall that in Japan, Capcom and Nintendo collaborated to bring Link’s tunic and equipment from The Legend of Zelda into Monster Hunter 4. Capcom USA confirmed today that these will be included in the Western release of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate as well. You can view them in the trailer below.


The Link equipment includes Link’s tunic, the bow, Master Sword and Hylian Shield. Over on Capcom Unity, Capcom tease that they have other special equipment planned for the game as well, that they will be announcing soon.


They could be referring to the Mario and Luigi costumes for the Felynes, but the use of the word “equipment” makes it sound as though it could be something else.


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be released in North America and Europe in early 2015.

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  • AsianDude2o9


  • Yindustries LLC

    As a SS user, this makes me happy. :D

  • Yindustries LLC

    As a SS user, this makes me happy. :D

    • I found another of my kind! SnS users unite!

      • Jeremy Noble


  • Jonattas F.

    If only there was a Great Sword too…

  • Jonattas F.

    If only there was a Great Sword too…

    • Ruins72

      Biggoron’s Sword would have been cool, and imagine the Megaton hammer :O

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Monster Hunter can use Skyward Sword design but for Smash Bros it’s just too difficult huh.

    • Ruins72


    • 하세요

      SS was fun, but his TP look is clearly more iconic. If anything, they used SS’s design in this because it has the least amount of detail, easier to import.

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        I wouldn’t use “more iconic” that probably goes to the unique Toon Link design but it is mostly used since TP’s release.

    • Dascylus

      What saddens me most is this stuff probably won’t find any use out of High Rank… hoping for some G-Rank versions of the MH4 set.

      • Namuro

        You can still use it just to challenge yourself. Kinda like those that go hunting naked, except not that extreme…

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Because Sakurai used a look that’s not specifically from one game?

  • RedFayt

    Awesome. I’m glad this got confirmed.Time for me and my buds to all hop into our Link getups and reminisce about the days of Four Swords

  • My excuse to finally try the bow. Ammo management looks like a pain in the ass. I hope I catch onto it quick.

    • Attribule

      Bows have infinite ammo except for coatings which are used situationally, anyway. Coatings are mostly just to apply status, though some give a damage boost.

      Bowguns rely solely on many different ammo types, however.

      • Coating! That’s what I meant to say instead of ammo.

        • J_Joestar

          compared to a gunner, i’d say the management is far easier.

  • 하세요

    Every time I see this armor, it makes me wish MH had kind of like what PSO2 has, a weapon camo system so it retains the stats of the weapon but gets the design of the camo because man Link’s gear is pretty trash in this game :/ There’s not much worth Awakening and his Bow and SnS are poop.

    Even Natsu’s gear is hella good.

    • Namuro

      You don’t need skills when you wear the Hero’s Tunic! All you need is courage! LOL

      • 하세요

        Touche, touche indeed.

    • sd28

      may be they will make a g rank version thats good

  • Scipio

    Gotta give props to Capcom for not re-sizing the video because of the screen resolution on the 3DS.

  • Vash bane


    female links…will be every where

  • OH **** YEAH! AWESOME! SWEET! And all that jazz. Well, here it is. You knew it was coming. I might as well put it in seeing as all I had to say were screams of joy.

  • Black Heaven

    I guess this makes people convert to SnS users?

    • Dascylus

      If they forget to add a G-Rank version, doubtful.

  • MaidKillua

    Hoping for some cool dual sword stuff, though all I can come up with for that is from anime which doesn’t seem likely. Maybe if it was One Piece or something. Zoro costume would be sweet. But the likelihood is that we’ll probably only see Nintendo based collaborations here and the anime ones will stay in Japan. If they do more SnS then getting the Falchion and Fire Emblem shield from Awakening would be cool, along with either a Chrom or Lucina costume

    • Namuro

      You can dress up like Zoro, using Hanma Yujirou’s top (set to white), with black leather pants, and the result doesn’t look too bad. Have a look for yourself.

      But then, you’d still need Hanma Yujirou’s top, and Zoro’s katanas DLC to really complete the looks…

      As for Dual Blades, if I remember correctly, there are:
      – Jump Pirate Dual Blades
      – Magic Dual Blades (designed by Fairy Tail’s author)
      – Luffy’s Giant Fists

      The Magic Dual Blades should be available in the Western versions, since it’s an original weapon, created for the game, and not tied to any other existing anime or games. It’s a REALLY good weapon!

      • Princess_Eevee9

        Really? Nice I want no need this!

      • J_Joestar

        Actually, the Magic Dual Blades is literally the Fairy Tail guild logo that simply comes apart to form 2 weapons, so i think it will still count under the anime licensed equipment umbrella of gear we never get.

        • Namuro

          I forgot about that. LOL

          There won’t be any licensing issues, as long as you don’t put those blades away…

  • Armageddon

    Cross-overs all around…they must be running-out of ideas.

    • Xerain

      MH has been full of cross overs that get inevitably cut from international releases for a long time now. The only thing that’s new is that we are actually getting some of them now.

    • Luis Enrique

      Coss-overs, in a Capcom game? No way.

      • exrazer

        Thats almost as crazy of an idea of a square enix game with a crystal!

    • Namuro

      Fan-service is a bad thing now? Not to mention that it’s free.


    • British_Otaku

      They have done dozens of crossovers with Metal Gear Solid (which in turn had some crossover stuff in Peacewalker), numerous anime and manga series including Detective Conan, Attack on Titan and Inuyasha and numerous Japanese stores/magazines like Dengeki and Famitsu.

      Fortunately the DLC is always free and the Monster Hunter games are always full of ideas so they don’t feel like they are being taken over by the cross promotion but instead offering interesting alternative armours, weapons and cats through something much less offensive than forcing you to buy the latest Detective Conan movie on Bluray to get the cat or buy MH4 from each store.

      Some other Capcom games have played with this like E.X. Troopers which had some costumes which just looked nice (not out of place from Bren’s costumes) but also had logos from other companies. Free of charge of course, so I didn’t need to buy codes from 6 other companies but like those guys (or their logos) slightly more for it.

      • Tarkovsky

        EX Troopers is awesome! :)

    • SakuStar Light

      o.o so im to assume you have no imagination.

    • Dylan Anantha

      Oh god, please don’t play Phantasy Star or Tales Of if a single crossover outfit offends you.

  • Jeremy Noble

    HIDE YE POTS. The Hunter is coming.

  • isotrex

    They should have transmogrification in MH that way we can have the look that we want and retain all the stats we also want. :)

  • Slickyslacker

    The MH models they used for Link are kind of creepy.

  • Now… If we can just get that Lady n Dante…….

  • Aaron K Stone

    Which one’s male and which one is female.

  • Kornelious

    And now I want this game even more :D

  • Dareka

    The other equipment announcement is bound to be the design your own weapon contest for the North American region.

  • TerrenceEncore Jones


  • Princess_Eevee9

    Must… have…

  • triablos

    Does anyone know what armour skills it has from the Japanese version?

    • 하세요

      Awakening and Luck. SnS has hidden Fire and I forgot what the bow has but it’s pretty bad, too. Fun set to mess around lesser monsters though, especially with the rainbow palette.

  • SlickRoach

    I honestly forgot about this collab with the announcement of MH4 Ultimate and a Western release. Now I have even more reason to be excited for this game!

  • I swear I will learn to use the longsword just to use the master sword.

    • 하세요

      Master Sword is SnS, not LS.

  • Kroz

    awesome!!….but main long sword long sword
    i guess link will be using a big ass katana then.

    • J_Joestar

      i main HH so i wish there was an Ocarina event horn

  • Jadfish

    “Hunting season begins early 2015”

    But I waaaant it noooooow

    • Spider-Man

      I…I want it inside me..

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