Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Expanded Features

By Jorge Ba-oh 23.07.2014 1

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and director Kaname Fujioka recently talked about expanded features in the new game.

In the enhanced and upgraded Monster Hunter 4, the game will feature a remade map of "Old Desert" as Fujioka felt that it "brings back the best memories of all the desert areas". The first Monster Hunter 4 release lacked a desert area and so "we couldn't really bring out any monsters that live in those areas, and that's another one of our reasons for adding a desert map."

The physical landscape would be different too, as "this time we can go all out with the slopes, so I believe the impression you'll get from the dune will be different." It's not just the environment, but the monsters will also be slightly different too, as the "feeling of fighting against them will change," said Fujioka.

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Weapons are also an aspect of Ultimate that are getting a tune-up, with not all, but those that "we felt were greatly lacking, are receiving more elements." There'll be expansions to the Insect Glaive and Charge Axe, for example.

Finally, online will be getting tweaks based on suggestions from fans.

"As I've previously mentioned, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is something we're making while putting all our feelings of gratitude towards the people who played Monster Hunter 4. Personally, I feel that it has already become something that shows plenty of that."

"I believe it's a game that can be enjoyed much longer with more ways to play than Monster Hunter 4, so please look forward to it. We've put all kinds of work into it, and there are elements that will bring back memories along with new ones, and much more. Please keep an eye out for more." Kaname Fujioka

"I believe that we were able to make something with content that will bring satisfaction. It won't be long until we begin working on the game's finishing touches, and all the staff members are putting everything they've got into it. We're doing our best so we can deliver it to all of you guys in its best form, so please look forward to it." Ryozo Tsujimoto

What elements on Monster Hunter 4 are you most looking forward to?

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As much as I love Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (put over 700 hours into it so far and am still playing it regularly), I'm extremely excited for the dynamic the new features from Monster Hunter 4 will bring to hunts. Previously, the action happened in almost completely flat areas that mainly differed in size, so the new verticality should really change the way you approach and hunt monsters. I also can't wait to try out the two new weapon types and being able to launch teammates who can then perform jump attacks on the monster! Ultimate teamwork! Smilie

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