Capcom introduced us to a new built-in quest maker feature that allows Hunters to explore a new area called the Unknown Forest, then make their adventures into Guild Quests, which can also be shared with friends through StreetPass. The latest update on the official website shares additional details.
The Unknown Forest won’t always be the same whenever you visit its various areas. As shown in the above images, the Hunter is standing in the same places during different occasions. Sometimes paths will be blocked and other times, they may be open. This also applies to monsters, as you won’t always see the same ones in the areas you’ve previously seen them.
While the maps won’t always be randomized in terms of accessibility, things may still be different on your next trip, meaning you won’t be able to continually farm the same areas.
The maps will also be different compared to those in regular quests. Instead of mapping out the entire place, these maps will just show your immediate area of the Unknown Forest.
Yian Garuga, who originally made his debut in Monster Hunter Freedom and gave Hunters a tough time with his poisonous abilities and highly aggressive nature, will be returning to the action in Monster Hunter 4. He will also be one of the monsters found at the Unknown Forest.
Velocidrome and his Velociprey minions took a break during the third generation of the Monster Hunter series, but they will be joining the hunt in Monster Hunter 4 as well, alongside Yian Garuga.
According to Capcom, there will also be other monsters such as Yian Kut-Ku and Basarios living in the Unknown Forest; however, they have yet to reveal which ones will be exclusive to it.
Capcom have also shared a few additional details regarding the Excavation Equipment, a new set of equipment with unique parameters and designs, which can only be collected from the Unknown Forest.
Similar to other special items and equipment, they won’t be revealed until you complete the quest; however, there’s an additional step that must be done until you can actual wear the equipment, which has yet to be revealed.
Monster Hunter 4 is slated for release on September 14 for Nintendo 3DS.