Like its predecessors, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has a new flagship monster. While we don’t know what its name is, the monster was featured in the latest trailer for the game, and he’s also on the game’s cover in Japan (above).

 

Whether or not this new monster will be featured on the cover of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in North America and Europe remains to be seen.

 

The original version of Monster Hunter 4 never made it over to the West, so Capcom could simply decide to stick with the Gore Magala, who was the original’s mascot for the game’s Western release.

 

In fact, the Gore Magala was one of the main attractions at Capcom’s E3 booth this year. The publisher erected a large statue of him at their booth, and allowed people to have their photographs taken next to (or on top of) it.

 

Also, unlike the new monster, the Gore Magala looks very distinct, so he probably would be the better cover choice in the West, simply because he’s more eye-catching and doesn’t resemble any of the existing monsters in the series.

 

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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