Monster Hunter 4 hits Japan in September, branded consoles incoming

Friday, 31st May 2013 12:55 GMT By Dave Cook

Monster Hunter 4 will launch on 3DS across Japan in September, Nintendo has confirmed.

During today’s Japan-only Nintendo Direct feed, Monster Hunter 4 was pegged for a September 14 release priced ¥5,990.

Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto then confirmed that two limited edition Monster Hunter 4 3DS XL console designs will release at launch. Here they are:

What do you think? Would you like to see a Western release date confirmed soon?

Thanks Polygon.



  1. hives

    I want MH4 in EU this year :<

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    I would consider buying a 3DS if it happened, but i know a localisation won’t happen.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. orakaa

    Pfff… Nintendo is REALLY dumb to region lock the 3DS.
    If they kept it region free just like all their previous portable consoles, I would have bought one. And this limited Monster Hunter edition really looks sweet.

    Too bad…

    Is there a way to get rid of the region-locking? I am not talking about pirating games, just getting rid of the region lock

    #3 2 years ago
  4. hives

    @2 – Well, it WILL happen, why N would not bring next MH to Europe? MH3 is quite popular outside Japan, 3DS needs more games like this.

    I won’t buy 3DS just for Pokemon & Fire Emblem, I need at least 2 more games… :P

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Lengendaryboss

    Replace Nintendo with Capcom.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. wowtgp

    #6 2 years ago
  7. dreamcastnews

    @3 can you even read Japanese….?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. mistermogul

    @2 – Why not get MH3 on 3DS? It’s already released…

    @4 – You should add Donkey Kong CR to your list, it’s genius!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Lengendaryboss

    I want Monster Hunter 4 :D

    #9 2 years ago
  10. mistermogul

    @9 – Well I’m sure it’ll be released in the west sometime before 2019!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. malethief

    If we don’t get monster hunter 4 in the US/EU then the next version is sure to come to those areas

    #11 2 years ago
  12. orakaa

    @7: almost half of my Nintendo DS games were Japanese, not because I can or like reading Japanese, but because those games have never been released in Europe and/or US (and will never be).

    And many of those games didn’t need people to be literate in Japanese to be played/understood. I also imported a lot of games from the US.
    With the 3DS, I would be limited to the region where I would buy the console. This is why I haven’t bought one.

    #12 2 years ago

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