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Three Little Monster Hunters ⊟

I love that this is how Capcom is advertising Monster Hunter 4. Just put some animal masks on, whatever! It’s a really funny ad despite, or maybe because of, its low-budgetness.

Why is Capcom even doing commercials for this game anyway? Is there someone in Japan who doesn’t know about Monster Hunter?

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate hits U.S. in 2015 ⊟

Out of nowhere, Capcom announced today that 3DS-exclusive Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will release to Japan in fall 2014 and Western countries early next year. Yessssss.

As fun as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate was, it’s going to be great to have a 3DS entry for the series with online multiplayer. You can watch a Japanese gameplay trailer for MH4U here.

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Monster Hunter 4 X Gaist Crusher ⊟

Capcom is crossing over its Monhun-for-kids franchise Gaist Crusher with actual Monhun, in the form of this totally sweet Gaist-ized version of Rathalos, called “Hunter Gaireus.”

Makes me wonder what a Treasure-developed Monhun game would be like. The big boss battles would make sense, but the pacing would have to change dramatically.

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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).
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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).

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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&#8217; 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&#8217;s almost as many MH4 copies as there are PS Vita systems in the country &#8212; the portable&#8217;s lifetime sales are at 1.76 million.
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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.

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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.

Although, if you really want one

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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.

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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.

Play-Asia is out of the logo batteries, but has the green, yellow, and blue varieties for $54.90 each.

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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.

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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? 

The blue and green jackets sell for 8190 yen ($84) each, and ship in September, and yikes.

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!

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Hori’s Monster Hunter 4 accessories

Hori has a bevy of 3DS (red) and XL (purple) accessories coming out in Japan for Monster Hunter 4 when the game releases this September, including system cases, straps, grips, stickers, and card holders.

If you’re hardcore enough to want a grip for Monster Hunter 4, I don’t know why you wouldn’t just have a Circle Pad Pro… Anyway, you can import them all at Play-Asia.

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Iwata Attorney and Monster Hunter 4 XLs

The highlights from this morning’s Ace Attorney 5 and Monster Hunter 4-centered Nintendo Direct in Japan! As you can probably tell from the limited edition hardware release date, Monster Hunter 4 will ship to Japanese stores on September 14 (with a demo coming out on July 25). You can watch a new trailer for the game below:

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