Famitsu revealed one of the new monsters in Monster Hunter 4 and Kechawacha is different from the usual scaly creatures players fight. The kanji in front of his name translate into "strange monkey fox" and, well, Kechawacha is pretty strange looking.
Monster Hunter 4 has been in development for two years. The team at Capcom was working on Monster Hunter 4 while developing Monster Hunter Tri G. Capcom says this game has the largest amount of Monster Hunter staff in the series history.
While Monster Hunter 4 supports 1-4 players via local wireless play, Capcom wanted to make this game just as appealing to single players. That’s why Monster Hunter 4 will be more story oriented with the largest cast of NPCs. Players will travel in caravan called Barubare. This acts as a moving base.
Altitude is an important factor when fighting monsters since attack patterns change depending on how far above (or below) they are.