Today Capcom was excited to announce via press release that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has officially arrived on Nintendo’s 3DS system. This title can be purchased in physical or digital form across North America and Europe, and is compatible will all of the 3DS family of systems, including the New 3DS that released today.
Capcom boasts that, “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the biggest and most accessible entry yet in the popular Monster Hunter series, which has sold more than 31 million units worldwide to date.”
The game places you in the role of a hunter who joins up with a travelling caravan to explore new lands and combat ferocious enemies in the pursuit of the ultimate hunt. It features hundreds of quests that will yield valuable resources for you to use in the development of weapons and equipment.
On the note of weapons, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate features two new weapon classes, bringing the total up to 14. Gamers can also look forward to expanded actions and “dynamic vertical gameplay including a new monster riding mechanic”.
Those interested in playing solo will be able to enjoy the title as a single player experience. Those who prefer company can join a team of up to three other hunters locally or (for the first time) via online through a wireless broadband internet connection. Thanks to the online multiplayer, you can expect hunters across North America, Europe, and even Oceania to team up with each other in these multiplayer sessions.
A free downloadable Starter Pack has launched alongside the game today, and will only be available until March 15. This special Starter Pack includes a variety of potions, bombs, traps, and even Super Mushrooms, which are utilized to provide early access to the Mario or Luigi gear for the Felyne Palico companions. Those who purchase the digital version of the title via the Nintendo eShop up through March 15 will also receive a special bonus code for a free “MH4U Gore & Seregios” theme that can be utilized to customize the 3DS HOME Menu background.
Finally, in addition to the first month Starter Pack, Capcom has announced that they will support the title with free of charge monthly downloadable quests and content, starting in March and continuing for several months after. These new monthly packs will allow players to look forward to even more challenging hunts and quests as they access the various themed collaboration contents to outfit their hunters and Palicoes.
Do the revelations about Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate make you want to purchase the game (or, perhaps, even change your mind from physical to digital, if you were intending to pick up the former)?.