Monsters Can Make You Sick In Monster Hunter 4

Monsters Can Make You Sick In Monster Hunter 4

The fourth Monster Hunter game Monster Hunter 4 (OK, so it’s actually the 20th game… they’ve got a screwy number system) will be adding a bunch of new creatures and features into the mix. Already announced is the grabbing/climbing function, the “insect controlling stick” (or as I call it, the “bug stick”), and several new fields and creatures.

Now, in their latest announcement, Capcom has released information on a monster virus that will add a new dimension to your hunting experience.

The “kyouryuu virus” (which I’ve been calling “dino virus” for the time being until Capcom announces an official English title for it) is a new type of status impairment/enhancement that can be transmitted from monsters to humans. When damaged by an infected monster, a gauge appears under the player’s name. As time passes, the gauge slowly increases. Getting damaged by an infected monster also increases the gauge. Once the gauge is full, the virus goes full blown and the player loses the ability to regenerate health, which… kinda sucks.


However, there is also an added benefit that comes from infection. If the player can damage an infected creature sufficiently before the virus gauge is filled and goes full blown, the player can overcome the infection and is granted a bonus to their critical hit rate.

Capcom has not revealed specifically how creatures become infected but has announced that not all creatures start out infected and that some creatures can become infected during a quest… Someone call a vet.

Monster Hunter 4 is scheduled for release on the 3DS in March 2013.

生まれ変わるハンティングアクション [CAPCOM:モンスターハンター4公式サイト]


  • There stupid not to localize this strait away the 3DS has a limited selection of titles it’s guaranteed to sell a lot of copys.

  • Cant wait 🙂 Will be awesome playing this on 3DS! I just hope the WiiU/3DS MH3U will tide me over, that is gonna be one hell of a multiplayer game now.

  • Yay, a watered down Monster hunter with worse graphics. I just imported MHP3rd HD version for PS3. I think I’ll stick with that one until(if ever) they release another Playstation/PC version of the MH serries.

    Monster hunter has gone downhill since they started releasing on Nintendo. The game release on the Wii was so trimmed down, including weapon types(no bow and arrow, no gun lance) and monsters. It’s like MH for casual gamers 🙁

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