Western release pegged for 2015.
Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4, the newest entry in its monster franchise, was a stupendous hit when it released in Japan last year, selling over 2 million copies. Western fans of the series eagerly awaited for news of the localization, but now it seems that Capcom is not interested in bringing Monster Hunter 4 to western shores at all.
Instead, they have something even better- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, the expanded re-release of the game (known as Monster Hunter 4G in Japan) will be releasing worldwide for Nintendo 3DS- Japan gets it later this year, the west gets it sometime next year.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will not only have all the content of the vanilla Monster Hunter 4, it will also be adding oodles of content on top of that. With the changes to the series’ long standing mechanics, the addition of the online mode, and much more, it will probably be as substantial of a release as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate was last year.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is due out exclusively for Nintendo 3DS as of right now; unlike Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, no Wii U version has yet been announced.