Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Take up your weapons, greet your fellow adventurers and head for the field to battle huge, fearsome creatures in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS! With full online and local co-op play, the fight for the land looms large in this sprawling action RPG!
Your first steps in a deep, narrative-led adventure see you join a travelling caravan as its designated hunter, sworn to protect the people from wild monsters that roam the land. Choose your quarry, hunt it down, and despatch it with a combination of weapons and tactics. Setting out, you’ll discover a plethora of new content, including a wealth of arms and armour to forge and customise, and scores of undiscovered beasts to hunt. Terrain is much more vertical than before – assault your enemy from above, and deliver a flurry of blows while holding on for dear life!
Hunting solo might be the epitome of courage, but the online Monster Hunter experience opens up a world of strategic teamwork, where seasoned Hunters work as a well-oiled machine to stalk, engage and vanquish their foes. Hunt with nearby friends using Local Play, or for the first time on handheld, take the chase online directly via Nintendo Network, to play with faraway fellow hunters!
Make no mistake – Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is a strategic, expansive and epic action RPG just waiting to be discovered. Glory awaits!
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New Nintendo 3DS XL
New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL give you full dual analogue controls by virtue of the built-in C Stick, for precise command of your character and camera in even the most intense battles.
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Life as a hunter is a life of challenges. When you join a travelling caravan wending its way through a diverse, sweeping land, you'll be taking up arms against all manner of monsters. Some are small and paltry, others are gargantuan and momentous, but all require a tactical approach: learn your quarry's individual attack patterns, weak points and behaviours to gain the upper hand, and you'll emerge victorious.
As the environments become steeper, you'll reach greater heights, where ascending walls and ledges gives you the ability to launch yourself onto your target and land a flurry of blows. But beware - the tide can turn quickly, as larger beasts cause the ground beneath you to crack and tilt, potentially pitching you into the next area. Worse still, enemies can even be infected by a strange virus which turns them feral: expect more aggressive, faster and downright dangerous beasts than ever before.
Here there be monsters!
Favourite monsters return, such as Tigrex and Rathian, along with the series' largest ever fauna to hunt and take down. Prepare for behemoths such as Gore Magala, a terrifying, jet-black wyvern, or Seltas and Seltas Queen, a pair of imposing insects that co-ordinates and combines airborne assaults for devastating effect! You'll need support options at your fingertips, and the Touch Screen can be configured for speedy access to field maps, weapons and items - lock onto the main target, too, to train your attacks accurately during the heat of battle. Palicoes provide further help, with up to two accompanying you on your quest, each with unique, adaptable equipment and skillsets.
New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL give you full dual analogue controls by virtue of the built-in C Stick, for precise command of your character and camera in even the most intense battles. Head to our New Nintendo 3DS website for more information about these systems' new features. Owners of Nintendo 3DS XL can use the optional Circle Pad Pro XL (sold separately) for the same exacting level of camera control.
Hunt in packs
Even if you're a seasoned hunter, the benefits of an allied party are immeasurable, as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate opens up a wealth of handheld allies directly via Nintendo Network for the first time. Connect with friends and other players via the internet or Local Play, tracking and hunting as a team. You can send out and receive Guild Cards with StreetPass, and seek local hunters for via Local Play for offline hire, too.
Weapon of choice
Big or small, all creatures bring rewards, as your kills can be carved for raw materials used to craft weapons and armour. Of course, the best hunter knows the importance of equipment, and the series' broad arsenal comes expanded with two extra classes. The first is Charge Blade, a style of weapon configured as either a sword-and-shield or an axe, complete with a dual-level charge that absorbs energy from strikes to perform huge attacks. The other class, Insect Glaive, features long staves complete with flying Kinsects you can boost with all manner of powers.
All 12 of the classic classes have been updated with modifications to moves or combos, and as you hunt and carve tougher monsters, you'll craft hundreds of undiscovered artefacts and pieces of equipment - the most hardened hunters will want to set their sights on the new, rare G-rank gear!