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7:00 AM on 04.21.2014

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate continues to look great on the 3DS

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (4G in Japan) is on its way over here in "early 2015," and you can get a glimpse of what's to come in a new video straight from Capcom. At first the trailer starts off all serious, with high stakes ...

Chris Carter


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Review: Toukiden: The Age of Demons photo
Review: Toukiden: The Age of Demons
by Kyle MacGregor

Originality is a pretty hard thing to come by, and ideas don't just materialize out of thin air. They're a patchwork of experiences lifted from our surroundings, filtered, and diffused back out into the world.

Many of us hide the stitching of our subliminal thievery, as we pull together material and create pastiches that are uniquely our own. Some openly celebrate their influences. And others are brazen enough to poach thoughts wholesale, copying intricate formulas to churn out imitation products.

Toukiden: The Age of Demons falls in that last category. Just about the furthest thing in the world from an original game, it pilfers liberally from the Monster Hunter series, and does little to obscure that fact. And that's okay. Despite the game's derivative nature, it manages to provide a reasonably decent, if somewhat drab, facsimile of its paragon.

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7:30 AM on 02.19.2014

A Monster Hunter Felyne becomes decidedly more Mega Man

Capcom is currently undergoing its 30th anniversary, and one of the celebrations is in the form of a Monster Hunter and Mega Man mash-up. Of course it isn't an actual game, but rather a toy featuring a Felyne dressed up as th...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 02.07.2014

Monster Hunter 4, Dead Rising 3 did well for Capcom

Capcom has reported its earnings for the nine months of fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 and the usual suspects are all represented. Monster Hunter 4 did extremely well for the company, selling four million units; Resident E...

Jordan Devore



Club a dragon in 2015 with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate photo
Club a dragon in 2015 with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
by Jonathan Holmes

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.  

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12:00 PM on 12.07.2013

Fire Emblem rides into Monster Hunter Frontier G

Fire Emblem: Awakening is Nintendo resident tough-as-nails, patience testing magic-and-fantasy 3DS title. Monster Hunter is Capcom's resident tough-as-nails, patience testing club-a-dinosaur game franchise. Putting them...

Jonathan Holmes

4:00 AM on 10.22.2013

Monster Hunter 4 adds Link outfit, gear to Mario offering

Monster Hunter 4 has sold incredibly well. This pleases Nintendo and thus there is a pretty Monster Hunter 4 3DS. But, hey, why stop there? Starting December 2 and shimmying on into January of the new year, Monster Hunter 4 f...

Steven Hansen

7:30 PM on 10.17.2013

Blue yourself: Monster Hunter 4-themed 3DS hitting Japan

What with its 2.5 million and climbing sales, Monster Hunter 4 is showing no signs of slowing down. Not many signs of releasing outside of Japan, either. But for fans in Japan, or intrepid importers, here's a cool thing: a cy...

Steven Hansen

10:00 PM on 10.11.2013

Monster sales: Monster Hunter 4 hits 2.5 million sold

Monster Hunter 4 will not be stopped. It rode a 140,000 sales week to remain at the top of the software sales charts in Japan. Looking up at it was Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate at just under 25,000. This marks the fourth week C...

Steven Hansen

9:15 PM on 09.22.2013

Vita gets Monster Hunter: Frontier G next year

Capcom is so dandy when it comes to giving fans what they ask for. And by dandy, I mean it's some kind of videogame developer Wishmaster giddily slapping its fans across their faces with its slimy tendril dreadlocks and iron...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 09.19.2013

The Monster Hunter deficiency is kicking the Vita's butt

I bet Sony is kicking itself (in its butt) over its inability to wrangle up a Monster Hunter game for the Vita. Despite promising a Monster Hunter game would come to Vita in 2012, the system is barren when it comes to that fa...

Steven Hansen





8:00 PM on 09.08.2013

Monster Hunter 4 gets Mario and Zelda themed extras

Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 is already getting rave reviews and is poised to be another hit entry in the series, but Capcom and Nintendo aren't content to sit on their laurels and watch the game just sell millions. They're wor...

Jonathan Holmes

7:30 AM on 08.08.2013

New Monster Hunter 4 trailer shows off lots of gameplay

A new Monster Hunter 4 trailer is out and about, and it's features a ton of combat with some rather nasty big-bad foes. There's lots of dragons afoot as well as dinosaurs, and even a cat riding a rocket at the end. Despite t...

Chris Carter

7:30 AM on 08.01.2013

This Monster Hunter Frontier G PS3/Wii U trailer is great

Monster Hunter Frontier Online is already available in Japan for the PC and Xbox 360, but to celebrate the upcoming Wii U and PlayStation 3 releases, Capcom has given us a new trailer for the update titled Monster Hunter Fr...

Chris Carter

9:30 PM on 07.12.2013

This Monster Hunter 4 village is 'dawww-some

Siliconera has some new screenshots and information on the upcoming Monster Hunter 4, and it looks impossibly cute. Chico Village is one of the major hubs, headed up by an elderly female villager who lives amongst the Felynes...

Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 06.29.2013

Amazon discounts Animal Crossing: New Leaf and more

[Update: Looks like Amazon has sold out on Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but other 3DS titles are still currently available. Better act fast!] If my Facebook feed has been any indication, then everyone (their moms included) alre...

Wesley Ruscher