Capcom recently streamed the latest trailer for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and its new monster, Serlegios. Following the trailer, producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and director Kaname Fujioka showed off more of the game during a special NicoNico Live stream.
One of the first things they showed in the stream was a first look at a weapon and armor set (above) that can be made using material from the new monster, who has golden scales, which definitely shows on the new and shiny armor.
After giving us a quick look at the new armor, they proceeded to show us some of the newest features of the remade Old Desert map, which includes fast dunes and some parts with moving sand that pushes players standing on top.
The above video shows us a little bit from their NicoNico Live session, which shows us some parts of the Old Desert and a few fights against monsters.
In the oasis area, where monsters go to rest once they get damaged-up, there are a few palm trees, and Fujioka showed how you’ll be able to climb them up and jump from tree to tree, which adds more evasive possibilities and ways to jump on monsters.
Fujioka and Tsujimoto demonstrated what looks like an advanced jumping technique, where the Charge Axe-wielding Fujioka jumped off the tip of a dune and Tsujimoto managed to Hammer-launch him in mid-air, which resulted in an extra high jump.
While on the subject of launch-jumping, as some of you may have noticed in the latest trailer, a Felyne is shown launching the Hunter in the air.
The above GIF image was put together by a Japanese fan who also points out that it looks like the Felyne shows some kind of signal prior to launching the player up to perform an air-attack on the Pink Rathian.
Finally, Fujioka also reveals that one of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’s new features lets you set an automatic notice whenever you place a large Barrel Bomb. This option can also be switched off and on.
Messages can also be set for your deaths, as Fujioka and Tsujimoto felt that communication is an important factor in the game, but since Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’s action never stops, automatic messages would make things easier for the Hunters.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is slated for release in Japan on October 11, 2014, and in the West in early 2015 for Nintendo 3DS.