79 posts tagged monster hunter
Another Monster Hunter 4 3DS ⊟
Here’s another one of these — these being Monster Hunter bundles, or limited edition handhelds from other countries that will never make it here, or whatever. I ain’t even mad. We’re for sure gonna get the gold Zelda 3DS XL, so it’s all good, right? That announcement is just around the corner, I’m certain of it.. <fidgets>
This system and game bundle comes out in Japan on November 7, priced at ¥19,800 ($200).
Culty’s Monster Hunter Gunner’s Guides available ⊟
I’ve been looking through Culty’s new Monster Hunter Gunner’s Guides, and these things go into great detail about everything you’d need to know about Monhun’s most intimidating weapons. If you’re looking to switch up your armaments, you’re going to want one of these.
The question is just which bundle you’ll want! Either the Bow or Bowgun Edition, with a free wallpaper and a quick reference guide for ammo making, can be purchased for $9. For $18 you get both books, along with audio versions (!) and video tutorials. For $25, you can get all that plus the original Culty Monhun guide.
Real talk, I’m not qualified to review this thing, as I’m beyond novice at Monster Hunter games. But these would be open on my laptop at all times if I were going to try to learn these guns.
PS Vita is really hurting without Monster Hunter ⊟
Here are all the Monster Hunter sales Nintendo snatched away from Sony when it made 3DS the series’ home system, compared to the total in-store sales of every PS Vita game in Japan, according to limited Media Create data compiled by Road.
Monster Hunter 4 sold more than 1.71 million copies in Japan within two days of its release there, and helped push 3DS hardware sales to 298,000 (compared to 78,000 the previous week). That’s almost as many MH4 copies as there are PS Vita systems in the country — the portable’s lifetime sales are at 1.76 million.
Monster Hunter 4 3DS XLs unboxed ⊟
I don’t know why we do this to you. I don’t know why I do this to myself. But if you want to see two special edition 3DS XLs you very likely won’t have access to, here you go.
Link, Mario, and Luigi gear in Monster Hunter 4 ⊟
Nintendo’s partnered with a third-party publisher to drop its characters into yet another game — MonHun 4 hunters will be able to wear Link’s costume and equip his weapons/shield from Skyward Sword.
The game will also have a Mario & Luigi Collaboration Quest DLC, and allow Felynes to dress up as the plumbers. And oh my god that Yoshi pig, it’s too much.
Just some Monster Hunter toys that transform into kanji, nbd ⊟
Each of these Monster Hunter monsters transforms into a kanji set that describes them – like “black eclipse dragon” for Goa Magara. They’re part of Bandai’s “Mojibakeru” line of toys, which are creatures that transform into descriptive characters. I kind of love them!
And J-List has the Monhun set up for pre-order, for $22.
Of course there are Monster Hunter 4 mobile batteries ⊟
I guess this is for when you want to get more Monhun in than your 3DS battery will allow. These rechargeable battery packs can be used with 3DS, Vita, and phones, and have lovely custom charge meters. And poogies and Felynes and what have you.
More Monster Hunter eyeglasses ⊟
Japanese company Alook is releasing a second series of glasses frames inspired by Monster Hunter creatures in September. You can see the first series here if you missed them somehow during your frantic searches for video game-themed eyewear.
Once again, there’s at least one style here that I would totally, happily wear, and now I know that about myself, and you know that about me, and we all have to live with this knowledge.
Monster Hunter Gunner’s Guide
Culty, the site behind the excellent Monster Hunter Beginner’s Guide., is following up this September with books focused on the even more complicated Bow and Bowgun weapon classes. I can’t imagine adding any more complexity to the Monhun experience, but if you want to try it, this is probably a good thing to pick up.
This thing of professionally made fan guides is… awesome. It’s easier to read than GameFAQs, and has more personal investment put into it than a retail guide. I love it. I think we’d do this if we were any good at a game.
By the way, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for 3DS is just $29.99 right now!
Monster Hunter 4 looks nuts
Maybe we’ll get this in North America next year? I wouldn’t mind if the new Wii U version of Monster Hunter Frontier G made it here too.
Monster Hunter meat timer
Aight, I mentioned I had more Monhun accessories coming up? Check this amazingness out. It’s a timer! You can mark 3, 5, or 10 minutes by cooking some fake meat.
It’s 2980 yen on e-Capcom, and it’s actually available outside of Japan thanks to NCSX! It’ll ship in August. If only you had one of these to count down until then. UPDATE: Jlist has preorders too, for $36.
Good luck showing me something better than this, E3. I guess a Monster Hunter 4 localization would be neat?
Monster Hunter jackets
You don’t need to hunt Jaggis to craft these jackets. You just need to buy them on Japan’s e-Capcom store, though you, uh, probably shouldn’t?
I have more Monhun tie-in items to post about soon. The upcoming Japanese release of Monster Hunter 4 means a new crop of tie-in stuff!