Capcom has been pretty quiet on their plans to localize Monster Hunter 4, which had the West's small but dedicated Monster Hunter fanbase a little worried. Well worry no more, fictional animal murderers! Capcom has announced that they're launching a new version of Monster Hunter 4 called Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Monster Hunter 4G in Japan). The game will have more multi-player features than ever before (including online play), plus other as yet unnamed features.
No solid release date here other than "early 2015" in the West (Autumn 2014 in Japan), which feels like a world away at this point. Still, new Monster Hunter is better than no Monster Hunter, even though we'll all be a full year closer to death by the time we get to play it. It'll be interesting to see if Capcom explains the reasons for the long wait. I wouldn't be surprised if they're holding out to see if the Wii U install base grows enough over 2014 to warrant a simultaneous release on 3DS and Wii U like they did with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.