Famitsu has details about four monsters from Monster Hunter 4. We’ll start with Nelskura, a spider monster that lives in a cave. This tricky monster hangs from the ceiling or clings to a web. Nelskura attacks with its sickle shaped claws, crushing players with its gigantic pincers, and shooting web that stops hunters from moving. After Nelskura traps you with webbing it rushes forward for an attack.
Tetsukabura is a huge amphibian that uses its jaw like a shovel. Tetsukabura’s digs up rocks using its jaw to attack by either crushing them to hit hunters with flying debris or throwing rocks directly at players. This monster also spits green mucus and has a bite attack.
Gypceros from Monster Hunter Frontier Online spits poisonous venom at hunters and can emit a ring of light from its crest that makes hunters faint. Yian Kut-Ku (pictured) returns from earlier Monster Hunter games with a fire breathing attack. Yian Kut-Ku can also damage hunters with rapid pecking and has a new ability to prey on smaller monsters to restore HP.
Monster Hunter 4 has a new field called the Underground Cave which is said to have a 3D structure unlike other fields in the series. The cave has gigantic rocks and light pours through on patches of vegetation which gives the Underground Cave a whimsical feeling. While most of the Underground Cave is an indoor area, there is an outdoor part where you can look up at the sky and see a myriad of creatures flying in the skies.
Monster Hunter 4 is slated for release in spring 2013.