Monster Hunter 4 - new weapon, monster, gameplay details

#1Kanra_Posted 9/4/2012 3:40:48 PM
http://gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=184742

- new weapon called "Controllable Insect"
- involves commanding a "hunting insect" to get power ups from other monsters
- mark a target monster, release the insect
- it will head out to the monster and suck up its energy
- call the insect back and you'll be able to use the energy to strengthen yourself
- energy collected is called EX
- color of EX indicates what it replenishes
- White increases your speed
- Red increases your attack strength
- Green increases your vitality
- Orange increases your defensive strength
- hunting insect can also jump
- Goa Magara: A new monster that is a major part of the story
- Step Actions: When you find height differences in the land, you can run through these to make your character jump
- while in mid-air you can perform attacks
- Synthesis: Your two partner Felynes can team up for a group attack
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#2KouliPosted 9/4/2012 4:15:20 PM(edited)
>>energy collected is called EX

Ekisu means extract

>>Green increases your vitality

Green recovers vitality/health

>>hunting insect can also jump

No, the weapon itself, not the bugs, it means the weapon is agile enough so you can jump with it, regardless terrain
#3CaptainRandom1Posted 9/4/2012 4:31:33 PM
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#4sephiroth1491Posted 9/4/2012 5:35:29 PM
That weapon sounds very weird, i'll have to see it in action before i can even picture it.
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#5SonsaruPosted 9/4/2012 5:56:44 PM
As expected, not what was expected.

Just to clarify the jumping issue, you can normally only jump from specific pieces of terrain, but when equipped with this weapon you can jump anywhere. If the jump attacks turn out to be good then this weapon could have quite an advantage.

Of course, as well as sending out the bug (which must be the part on his arm that people thought was a shield) you also have the pole weapon itself.

There's some other info but I'll be picking the magazine up tomorrow so I'll wait for that before translating anything interesting.
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#6sheimi12Posted 9/4/2012 7:33:28 PM
Sounds like an impact weapon! Call me hyped!
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#7ShinigamigodXPosted 9/4/2012 7:59:47 PM
I read the Andriasang article on this. Sounds like an interesting weapon, but Im not sure how you will fight a monster with it. Guess we have to wait for more info. Cant wait!
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#8SonsaruPosted 9/4/2012 8:21:37 PM
Well the bug side of it is just one aspect of it. Knowing which enemy to get which extract from etc. will be the key there.

Aside from that, you also just have a staff weaon that you fight normally with. As the "shield" part is probably the bug, it sounds like a fairly fast moving weapon that you can't guard with.
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#9CaptainRandom1Posted 9/4/2012 9:20:12 PM
Sonsaru posted...
Well the bug side of it is just one aspect of it. Knowing which enemy to get which extract from etc. will be the key there.

Aside from that, you also just have a staff weaon that you fight normally with. As the "shield" part is probably the bug, it sounds like a fairly fast moving weapon that you can't guard with.


new fav weapon right there coupled with the fact that it lets you jump
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#10SonsaruPosted 9/4/2012 9:58:55 PM
Images are up - don't know how long these will last, grab 'em while they're hot!

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I'll take a look through myself and mention anything in trranslation that turns up. Instant good news though - aside from Medium Bowgun class, every other weapon returns! Nicely done Cap!
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