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Hori's 3DS accessory gives one hand a second circle pad

One of the bigger issues with playing a Monster Hunter game on the 3DS is the hand cramping that accompanies the game's camera controls. As discussed in our Deja Review of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the Circle Pad Pro add-on is essential for the 3DS version of the game, and now Hori is taking the...

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate to be playable at Tokyo Game Show

Grab the biggest sword you can find and drag it along to this year's Tokyo Game Show in September, because Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be playable at the Japanese expo. You probably won't need the sword to play the upcoming 3DS action-RPG, but if you want to cut those queues you can [JOKE...

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate coming to Japan in October

In Japan, Capcom slapped a release date on Monster Hunter 4G today, provoking millions of the country's 3DS owners to circle October 11 in their calendars. The expanded version of the 3DS action RPG is the same one headed west as MH4 Ultimate, bringing the game to North America and Europe for the...

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate gets the cutest weapon

Forget giant swords and menacing clubs, the winner of Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate weapon design contest is a regal little Poogie sitting atop a majestic throne. Dubbed the "Emperor's Speech," this unwieldy yet adorable hunting horn was designed by fan Lin Setzekorn. According to the...

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Joystiq Weekly: Battlefield 4's launch, an Entwined review, E3 previews and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Joystiq celebrated its tenth anniversary of existence this...

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Monster Hunter reaches new heights with bug-shooting pogo stick

To some, each subsequent version in Capcom's Monster Hunter series only adds a few new beasts, weapons and gear while maintaining one core concept: Slaying large, ferocious creatures in lengthy quests. As series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto told Joystiq at E3 last week, "you have to keep the key...

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate welcomes you to the jungle

According to 1994's Ice-T tour de force Surviving The Game, the most dangerous game is man, but this new Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate trailer presents a convincing argument that the most dangerous game is, in fact, gigantic carnivorous reptiles. [Image: Capcom] ...

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Capcom plans to sell 3.9 million more copies of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Alongside Capcom's financial report for the 2013 fiscal year yesterday, in which it revealed an increase in net income by 15.9 percent year-over-year, it also offered some projections for the upcoming financial year (ending March 31, 2015). Given the continued success of its Monster Hunter brand,...

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Capcom sales up 8.6% thanks to Dead Rising, Monster Hunter

Capcom reported net sales of 102,200 million yen ($1 billion) for the fiscal year that ended March 31, an 8.6 percent increase over the previous year's sales. The publisher also announced a net income of 3,444 million yen ($33.8 million), which amounts to a 15.9 percent increase year-over-year. ...

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Monster Hunter 4G trailer plays in the sand

It'll be a long while before the next Monster Hunter game arrives in the West, so fans have plenty of time to gaze longingly at new trailers for upcoming games Capcom dishes out for Japan players. In this case, a new Monster Hunter 4G trailer emerged this week, putting the game's many beasts on...

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