Monster Hunter 4 Opening Video Goes Cinematic

Monster Hunter 4 Opening Video Goes Cinematic


Capcom released the Monster Hunter 4 opening video, showcasing dramatic visuals and audio.

Leaping, grappling, and climbing, characters in Monster Hunter 4 will chase down all sorts of enemies in the next game of the series set to release in Japan on September 14 for the Nintendo 3DS. The video includes a buildup of orchestral music accompanying a three-minute fight scene through various sceneries. Anyone wanting to take advantage of wide spaces and three-dimensional movement is in luck as the cinematic opening teases large amounts of terrain and plenty of movement in both the camera angles and the characters.

Announced two years ago, Monster Hunter 4's opening video is not unlike the initial concept video, which first revealed that players would be able to grab on to and ride monsters as well as climb walls. Movements up, down, and around will all be important.

Such as in previous games, players have a variety of weapons to use. The opening video features the use of the insect staff, one of the new weapons to Monster Hunter 4. The staff allows the hunter to send the insect on the staff out to siphon power from enemies or, as seen in the video, distract the enemy's attention and give the hunter an opening to attack.

And for when monsters are too difficult to take on alone, teamwork is always an option. Two hunters work together in the video to fight a monster too tough for the first hunter to fight singlehandedly.

Capcom has made no announcement about a western localization.

Source: YouTube via Siliconera

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Well that was some sweet cinematic. Would love to get a western localization of the game.

Looks like they took a page out of dragons dogma as how to fight monsters. Wich isnt bad at all seeing that fighting huge monsters in dragons dogma was really fun.

But as with all cinematic trailers i would take this one with a grain of salt.

And that indicates exactly nothing about the game or how it plays other than that there are monsters and they are being hunted.

A couple of notes i would add is that the trailer is pre-rendered (as any Monster Hunter player will tell you) and that the antropomorphic cats survive explosions like that and worse on a daily basis.

So dragons dogma + monster hunter eh? Yeah i'm in.

It make me wonder why he charged in but only to run out of the forest (fail)?
So is that the mystery Wyvern from the last trailer that has finally reveal itself?

Karadalis:
Looks like they took a page out of dragons dogma as how to fight monsters. Wich isnt bad at all seeing that fighting huge monsters in dragons dogma was really fun.

But as with all cinematic trailers i would take this one with a grain of salt.

I haven't played dragons dogma so could someone expand on what part of the trailer was taken from it.
The only things new to the monster hunter openings seems to be the bug and the fact that he is using a staff (though they apparently come as a set)

Also the headline is a little misleading as it makes it sound like this is the first monster hunter game with a cinematic opening

As for the movement, an interview with a capcom employee confirme that the first teaser of the game was entirely playable and that trailer featured a lot of climbing, smaller climbs/jumps as well as inlines, the monster destroying/changing the terrain and climbing onto the monster itself
(The teaser in question http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q0OosCOxrw)

I really love the monster hunter games and this one might just push me to buy a 3ds, it looks awesome even with hand-held graphics

 

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