Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter 4 will be released in Japan in Spring 2013. With the announcement came an action-packed trailer, which Capcom has said consists primarily of gameplay footage.
A large majority of Monster Hunter games have never been released stateside, so without a confirmation it’s not certain that this title will ever manage to attack the United States.
Monster Hunter 4 is the first independent installment in the Monster Hunter series to make the switch to the 3DS over the PlayStation Portable. If it makes it to the US, it will be our first Monster Hunter game on the 3DS.
The trailer, and the details on the new action-RPG title, after the break.
Monster Hunter 4 looks like it’s taking a page from Shadow of the Colossus, as hunters will now be able to hop on top of the various beasts they encounter and get their cleave on.
The graphics look very impressive for a portable title. The hunter and monsters shown have really impressive polycounts, and the texture detail there is great. The backgrounds look a little muddy and low-res, but really, you’re not looking at the ground when there’s a dragon running you down.
Hopefully Monster Hunter 4 can make it the United States. The market for action-RPGs on the 3DS isn’t exactly saturated, and a solid third-party title like this would be refreshing.