Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter Generations, themed New Nintendo 3DS XL dated

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Monster Hunter Generations will be available online and in stores on July 15. In addition to the game, a new themed system will also be landing on store shelves, the New Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter Generations Edition. The system features a design based on the Fated Four, a group of powerful new monsters. Note that the game is not included with the system. Gamers can, however, try the game out prior to launch with an upcoming playable demo. Details about it should be along shortly.

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Monster Hunter Generations’ Styles detailed, displayed in trailer

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Monster Hunter Generations’ new Styles mechanics have been demonstrated in a new trailer and screenshots. Styles allow access to different Hunter Arts—chargeable skills and power-ups—and come in four forms: Adept, Aerial, Guild, and Striker. Adept offers additional blocking and dodging options based on the equipped weapon; Aerial adds a new jumping ability so that players can attack from above, and have more chances to mount and knock down monsters; Guild reverts to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate-style gameplay for all weapons; and Striker is all about building up powerful attacks. PAX attendees will get a chance to check the game out for themselves in four-player co-op sessions at Capcom’s Booth (#3117).

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Monster Hunter Generations launching this summer for 3DS

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Monster Hunter X will be coming stateside this summer as Monster Hunter Generations. The game features callbacks to previous entries with popular areas and monsters returning in an updated form to fit with the new content. As a hunter, players seek out and take down giant beasts, earning Zenny and gathering the resources necessary to craft better armor and weapons. Amidst the hunting trips, four villages also need to be protected from new threats known as the Fated Four. There is a greater emphasis on customization this time around, with Styles and Hunter Arts. Unique playstyles can be molded by choosing moves from four different combat Styles, while Hunter Arts add new skills and power-ups. In Prowler Mode, players get to play as a Felyne for the first time, complete with unique quests.

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate sells over a million in Western markets

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for 3DS has proved to be the fastest-selling entry in the series for Western markets, having shipped one million units across retail and digital channels since February 13. To celebrate, Capcom will be releasing a free 3DS theme next month. The theme joins the company’s ongoing free post-release efforts, which includes monthly downloadable quests that go live on the first Friday of every month.

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate New 3DS XL bundle, story trailer revealed

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) 3DS XL Announcement - System

Capcom announced that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will launch alongside the upcoming New Nintendo 3DS XL on February 13. There will also be a special 3DS XL bundle that includes a customized handheld, with a theme based around the game’s artwork, and a copy of the game. The bundle will also be available on launch day. A demo is also slated to go live “soon” for 3DS that will include portions of both the single-player and multiplayer modes. To hold players over until then, Capcom also released a story trailer, which is available below.

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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite now on App Store for iOS

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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, the iOS re-release of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, has hit the App Store. The $14.99 action role-playing game is based around the series’ traditional hunting-and-crafting system, with players taking down beasts of all sizes in order to harvest their hide and bone. The iOS version features higher resolution graphics, supporting up to 2048×1536 on iPad, optimized touch-screen controls, a more responsive camera, four-player co-op support over WiFi, and support for MFi controllers.

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate announced for 3DS, Freedom Unite for iOS

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Capcom has announced two new entries in the Monster Hunter franchise: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for 3DS and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS. Ultimate continues the series’ traditional formula of hunting, gathering, and crafting as a hunter traveling the world in a caravan. A first for the series, handheld gamers will be able to link up both locally and through the Internet by using the Nintendo Network. Other additions include an expanded moveset for greater vertical and lateral range, two new weapon classes, new monsters and locations, refined climbing motions, and the ability to ride monsters.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate unleashes the beasts on 3DS, Wii U

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Word from Capcom HQ is that there are some monsters that need to be hunted. And then skinned, deboned, and made into vests and other accoutrement. Fans looking to get back into action will be able to do some from their living room or on the go, as both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate are now available in stores and through eShop. Owners of Tri looking to upgrade will find 38 new monsters, new stages, thousands of new pieces of equipment, and hundreds of new quests.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U to get direct play, x-region patch

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A post-launch update has been announced for the Wii U version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Capcom stated that the patch is a result of fan feedback and will add support for cross-region functionality—compatible with North American and European versions of the game—and off-TV direct play for the GamePad.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate demo launches on eShop for 3DS, Wii U

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A demo for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the upcoming Monster Hunter Tri enhanced re-release, has launched on eShop for 3DS and Wii U. The single-player trial include two full quests—one for beginners, one for intermediate players—12 different weapon options, and both land and sea battles.

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