Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Day One Update Adds Starter Pack, New Launch Trailer Puts You Right In The Hunt [VIDEO]

By Steve Buja , Updated Feb 13, 2015 11:43 AM EST
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The wait is finally over. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has landed in North America today, and it's brought along a fancy critic's trailer telling you what you already may have heard: this game is good, and you should buy it.

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The latest, and what some are calling 'greatest', entry into the long-running Monster Hunter franchise has been optimized for 3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS systems (also out today). Take up the role of a hunter who joins up a caravan traveling far and wide in search of monsters - hence the title, I suppose.

There are hundreds of items, quests, a new riding mechanic, breathtaking vistas, thrilling combat and oh yes, lots and lots of monsters. You can head through the desert wastes yourself or with up to three friends via local area connection.

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"A free downloadable Starter Pack will be available in-game for a limited time starting today through March 15 which includes useful items to assist players as they start their hunting journey. The items include a variety of potions, bombs and traps as well as Super Mushrooms which provide early access to the Mario or Luigi gear for the Felyne Palico companions."

The full list of items is as follows:

Mega Potion x50
Honey x30
Mega Dash Juice x15
Well-done Steak x30
Max Potion x10
Lifepowder x20
Ancient Potion x5
Flash Bomb x30
Sonic Bomb x30
Pitfall Trap x15
Shock Trap x15
Super Mushroom x6

Capcom really believes in this game (it's sold very well in Japan already). In addition to the starter pack, the company will be putting out monthly FREE DLC which will introduce new quests and additional content into the game.

Players who pick up the digital version of the game via the eShop through March 15 will receive a bonus download code for a free "MH4U Gore & Seregios" theme. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is available at stores and digitally today for $39.99 for your 3DS.

Watch the trailer below.

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