Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Not Planned for Wii U

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - Nintendo Direct (North America) 2014-02-13 | oprainfallCapcom was incredibly generous to Monster Hunter fans during this years E3. A nice pile of screens, monster/weapon details, and a swanky new trailer for the upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate were released just before the dawn of the much-awaited conference. If you missed out on them, we have them here for your viewing pleasure. And if you made it out to E3 2014, then you were able to get your hands on the adrenaline pumping demo of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. One thing missing that, myself included, was expected was a “surprise” reveal of a Wii U iteration being launched alongside the 3DS version. Capcom did it with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to a wild success, so why not do the same with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, right?

Well, sadly, during some comment chatter on Capcom’s Unity blog, it was revealed that, currently, there aren’t any plans for a Wii U release of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. BUT before the doom and gloom takes over you, it’s really not such a bad thing. This time around, online play is actually available on the 3DS unlike Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. And if you have a handy-dandy Circle Pad Pro, then you’re basically getting the same experience. So even though you won’t be able to experience the game with fancy HD visuals, it’s still a solid package that, I assume, would be completely identical to a console counterpart due to online play and Circle Pad Pro support. If you’re a dreamer, like myself, then MH4U’s early 2015 release date leaves plenty of time for Capcom to change their mind, but this is just speculation.

What do you, fellow hunters out there think about this news? Upset? Numb? Couldn’t care less? Whatever it may be, leave us a comment expressing your thoughts down below.

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About Arik Yates

Former Contributor- Arik (yes, it's with an "A") is an aspiring video game journalist and professional monster hunter. He joined Operation Rainfall in January of 2013 and has been following since the Xenoblade days. His gaming obsessions include Uncharted, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, No More Heroes, and Bioshock.




  • MusubiKazesaru

    I’d like a Wii U version but it is indeed better that the 3DS game is getting online

  • An Tran

    Good. I don’t want another 3DS game port, considering it’ll just look like an upscaled 6th generation console game with a tiny bit of shiny paint. On 3DS, that’s okay considering that’s all the 3DS is capable of.

    But I guess there are a couple people out there who would enjoy a Wii U version.

  • justin

    Capcom should just do both systems so that the people don’t waste money

  • Lord Ackercocke

    ” it’s really not such a bad thing,” U say? U must be having a laugh. I luv my 3DS to bits but not more than having the choice to play one of my fav series in HD on a 46″ telly. There is no comparison. I’m still undecided if I will purchase MH4U on 3DS. Might have to skip that until Capcom come to their senses.

  • Mark Wagner

    NOT happy they aren’t producing a Wii U version. Will enjoy the 3DS version, but they should give their console some love as well. Would happily buy both versions so my wife and I can continue to hunt together. No intention of buying a second 3DS for this game or any other.

  • Dr. Yeroc of MH3U

    I REALLY wish I could communicate w/ some sort of keyboard type device on 3DS. That and the size of my ’50 HD screen will be a regrettable setback. I’ll purchase the game as a loyal MH fan but I feel like it won’t be the same as my MH3U experience.