Nibelsnarf: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

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MH3U Nibelsnarf

Capcom hit us with a double-whammy of Monster Hunter news today, revealing not only their Monster Hunter-themed 3DS XL case (more on that later), but also this new Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate monster known as… Nibelsnarf. No, I’m serious. It’s really called Nibelsnarf.

The Nibelsnarf is a Leviathan-type enemy that burrows in the sands of the desert. As its name, as well as the several screenshots focusing on its mouth, suggest, its main focus is on eating. Besides trying to eat you, it will also suck in vast amounts of sand from its surroundings, then spit it back out at you, both from its mouth and the gills in the back of its head–meaning that even if you run around behind it you won’t be safe!

Capcom has likened it to the Gobul, a blowfish-like monster from the original Monster Hunter 3 that had a similar attack set, but lived underwater rather than in the sand.

MH3U Nibelsnarf

Meanwhile, the votes have been tallied for the Monster Hunter-themed 3DS XL case, and the clear winner was the bronze color. As a result, the protective aluminum case is now available for preorder at the Capcom Store. Like its normal-sized 3DS counterpart, it features an amazing Brachydios design.

Monster Hunter 3DS XL CaseAs the release of both this case and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U and3DS approaches in March, we can probably expect a lot more of these reveals on the new monsters. Stay tuned!

SOURCE (Nibelsnarf)


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About Phil Schipper

Phil N. Schipper joined the Operation Rainfall staff to review Android games, but soon fell in love with writing news articles and Games of the Past. His dream is to make a living writing sci-fi and fantasy novels, which is why he leads the Obscure Authors Alliance in his free time. Still, even in his stories, which usually involve insane people, video games are one of his strongest influences. He describes himself as "a Mr. Nice Guy with a horrible, horrible dark side."

  • Nibelsnarf is a fantastic name for a monster. Or anything, really. It does remind me a lot of the Gobul; and if it’s anything like the Gobul, it means I won’t be able to stand it.

    • MusubiKazesaru

      agreed, I was stuck on the Gobul until just recently

    • I didn’t really get stuck on it; by the time I got to it I had good gear from hunting online. I just can’t stand fighting it.

    • At least the Nibelsnarf doesn’t have a big, flashing lantern on its head… ugh…

  • When I first read the article title, I thought it said Nibblesmurf.


  • Nibelsnarf. Something about that name just sounds so appealing.