Earlier today, we got a double-dose of two upcoming 3DS Capcom titles in Monster Hunter 4 and Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies in a Japan-only Nintendo Direct. Series producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto made a guest appearance to present the latest trailer, where we got a good look at some recently introduced monsters and the new Frozen Sea area.
The trailer starts out with a Hunter encountering the new insect monster called Alceltas (which gets devoured by a much larger insect monster later.) In the Frozen Sea area, we see plenty of shark-like creatures with legs called Squagills.
Things don’t look too bad, until what looks to be a much larger version of the Squagill appears from under water. Oh, it can also run and shoot jet streams from its mouth, that would make even the Plesioth jealous. It even does its best Nibelsnarf impersonation by chomping down on the poor Hunter.
For the first time in the series, Hunters will be traveling around different villages with a traveling caravan. Halfway through the trailer, what looks to be a resort island full of Felynes is shown. It also shows farming features we’ve seen in previous Monster Hunter games, such as fishing, voyaging and training Felynes.
It wouldn’t be a Monster Hunter trailer without an extra something at the very end. This time, we got a glimpse of what looks like a new dragon with giant wings. Could it be a new Elder Dragon?
As reported earlier, Capcom and Nintendo are preparing limited edition 3DS XL systems with Monster Hunter 4 themes called Goa Magara Black and Felyne White, which can be seen here. Tsujimoto also mentioned in the Nintendo Direct that they’ll be revealing new online features in the near future, along with a closer look at the Charge Axe weapon during a Capcom event this weekend.
Monster Hunter 4 will be slated for release on September 14th, for 5,990 yen on Nintendo 3DS.