Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Will Allow Cross Region Multiplayer Between North America And Europe

By Ishaan . July 31, 2014 . 2:24am

Capcom hinted at this a while ago, but they’ve officially confirmed on their blog that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate players in North America and Europe will be able to play together, regardless of which region their game is from.

 

Multiplayer compatibility between the American and European versions of the game will extend across both local and online multiplayer, so if you’re travelling and someone you know owns the game, you’ll be able to link up with them.

 

As reported earlier, players in the West will not be able to play with Japanese players, since Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and its Japanese counterpart Monster Hunter 4G are being hosted on different servers.

 

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


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  • MaidKillua

    I don’t know a single MH fan in ANY region personally, which is incredibly depressing. But having more people available to play randoms with is a good thing

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/BaoZakeruga BaoZakeruga

      Aww I’ll play with you ^_^

  • Oni.

    Hell, it’s about time. Was getting sick of playing with the spanish and french people in the EU regions, no offense. Australia’s presence in the MH scene is still small but is slowly gaining momentum, so it’d be nice to play with some NA peeps where the majority are english speakers.

  • SlickRoach

    So is that the official NA cover art? Seems kind of underwhelming compared to the epic Tri Ultimate one with the Azure Rathalos in the background, but who cares, we’re getting the (updated version of the) game!

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

      It certainly isn’t the best cover in terms of artistry, but given that the series is still growing in the West, I think they wanted to convey the multiplayer element through the box. This is the first time they’ve done so, to my recollection.

      • SlickRoach

        I know the Unite cover had 4 hunters gazing at a Nargacuga up in arms but compared to that this cover is more dynamic, with the hunters spread apart instead of lined up and showcasing the new monster mounting feature. Would be cool/hilarious if they made an alt cover to show off the mid-air attacks by having a hunter with Dual blades swooping down to strike a monster looking up at it from below like Attack on Titan haha

        http://imgur.com/B7ddkWN

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

          I completely forgot Freedom Unite’s cover had the four hunters at the bottom. Hard to notice anything else with that angry Narga glaring at you, haha. But yeah, it would be nice to see some sort of an alternate cover for collectors. Maybe they could release a few digitally and let people print them out, like in the case of Okami for Wii.

      • Namuro

        Exactly my thought.

        Instead of simply showing a “cool” picture. I think it’s more important for them to clearly advertise the game’s strong point, so that newcomers can also get what the game is all about as soon as they see it.

    • exrazer

      zI wish we got goa magara on ours

    • http://www.facebook.com/MHKogath Kogath

      The 3 Ultimate one was just a photoshop using various edited renders. Hell it’s been recreated before using the actual official renders.

      http://i.imgur.com/sfrT2.jpg

    • triablos

      At least this boxart looks like you actually fight the monsters. 3U looked like a dude with a pet dragon.

  • Virevolte

    I’m a very happy European right now.

  • Shippoyasha

    That is a very…. PS2 calibur game cover there. Somehow the nappy CGI cover makes me nostalgic.

  • triablos

    Tri days:

    Me: hi guys :D
    Them: do u speak Spanish/German/French/EVERYTHINGEXCEPTFREAKINGENGLISH
    Me: no
    Them: get out

    Ahh good old tri days. Glad those days are over.

    On the boxart, I prefer this to the 3U one, but I wish we’d just get the Japanese covers instead, I like the 4G one (its my phone background, before that was 4′s).

    • Sentsuizan_93

      Nah. It’s the “clust or leave” bowgun users who get me everytime. XD

  • Spider-Man

    Looks like I’ll be playing with some of my Eurobros. Neat.

  • James Enk

    this game will consume my life, i hope i will find the strength to put it down from time to time xD

  • Michael Richardson

    The more I hear about this game, the more I want it.

  • Namuro

    Insect: “All right, I’m just gonna fly around while you’re busy stabbing a monster’s head. Wheeeeee!!”

    Also, I wonder if from now on, the West will always get the “Ultimate” version only? Some people would be like “Where the hell are the regular versions?”.

    • ZEROthefirst

      Why would you want to spend the money to buy the same game twice, especially when the later version is going to have MUCH more content?

      • Land of Green Pasture

        because you can’t buy time? some people would do it in the sake of playing the game sooner..

        • Namuro

          That’s a me! Namuro!

      • 하세요

        I have no regrets getting MH4 first. Spent hundreds of hours already and now I’m fully prepared to jump right into G rank once 4G comes along. I look at it as a massive demo a year in advance.

        • Namuro

          That’s one hell of a demo! LOL

      • HarakiriKami

        Cause MH4 the biggest game yet

    • J_Joestar

      i honestly wouldn’t mind, still playing 3U a lot and had it since release.

    • GameTaco

      I still feel as though, even though 4 has been built from the ground up as a handheld game with 3D effects, the folks at Capcom might be planning to retool it as an HD version later, rather than release it at the same time.

      That could be the new strategy: Give Western fans the complete Ultimate/G game, but plan to release it for console/another platform a year or so later. Then maybe, even though the game has the same title, throw in a new exclusive feature and/or some buffs, nerfs, and bug fixes just to pressure all regions equally into owning the game another time. Just saying, that sounds like something Capcom would do~

  • Ping92

    yay i can play with my friends living in europe!

  • shuyai

    wow the official box-art is ugly! kinda looks like a random screenshot.

    Cant wait for it!!!

  • Space_Ghost

    Nice! I’m going to have to work on my “bloody hell’s,” “blimey’s,” and “bellend’s.” Also, don’t you dare call the letter “z” zee. It’s zed.

  • tubers

    Kinda reminds me of ROA’s cover in reverse:

    http://otakukokka.com/wps/media/2013/05/w0ehdqU.jpg

  • Kornelious

    So now I can have my but handed to me from the East to the West!?

  • lel

    So nothing changed between this and tri ultimate, thats a shame, would be fun to play with japanese fellas.

  • Wyverian

    I’m making a copy of the Japanese box art, and replacing the English box art xD

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