Famitsu has a few tidbits about Monster Hunter 4, like the game will have new weapons. However, the magazine didn’t reveal what these are. Felynes will also have a new use in Monster Hunter 4 which is also being kept under wraps. Players will be able to bring two Felynes with them. Confirmed details include a free camera and Monster Hunter 4 will have the most NPCs in the series.
The underwater areas from Monster Hunter Tri are gone in Monster Hunter 4. It sounds like this game is going to be all about altitude instead since you can hang on monsters and do different attacks depending if you’re higher or lower than a monster. Under certain conditions, players can cling on to monsters a la Dragon’s Dogma.
Monsters have in this game are terrain aware and will use the environment to their advantage. Players also have a mobile base in Monster Hunter 4, which online magazine leaks say is something like a caravan.