“Charge Axe” Revealed for Monster Hunter 4

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

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Recently we reported on Capcom’s tease in relation to a three-pronged weapon, a new one to be included in Monster Hunter 4. This weapon has now been revealed in Famitsu as the Charge Axe. Like the Switch Axe, it can swap between two modes: Sword Mode and Axe Mode.

Monster Hunter 4

Sword Mode plays similarly to the Sword and Shield seen in previous games. Players hold a sword in one hand and a shield in the other. The sword can be used for rapid attacks and the shield to guard.

The difference between the Sword and Shield and the Charge Axe’s Sword Mode is that dealing damage in Sword Mode charges the weapon. When it becomes fully charged, the player will be able to use a powerful attack which uses both the sword and the shield.

Axe Mode is slower but more powerful and also has more reach. Its regular combo will have a powerful finish capable of stunning your foes.

Charge Axe users have a bottle hanging from the hilt of their blade. When it starts to glow yellow, it indicates that the weapon is fully charged and a powerful attack can be let loose.

Monster Hunter 4 will be released for Japanese 3DSs before E3 next year.

  • Sounds pretty cool.  I was kind of surprised to see the amount of weapons cut from Tri; hopefully 4 will have all of them.

    • Zamadaga

      Of course it will. Have you seen any of the trailers for it?

  • so the bug staff is actually the charge axe ?

    • Guest

      No, MH4 added two more weapons.

  • Fuyuru Okamite

    I just want it