Monster Hunter 4 screenshots
posted on 03.07.13 at 01:08 AM EDT by (@salromano)
See Khezu and virus-infected monsters.

Capcom hass updated the official Monster Hunter 4 website with screenshots of the Khezu (or Furufuru, as it’s known in Japanese), an Electrical Wyvern-type monster which first appeared in the original Monster Hunter for PlayStation 2.

You’ll find these ceiling-clingers inhabiting caves. It doesn’t have eyes, but where it lacks in vision, it makes up for with an extremely developed sense of smell. The beast has soft, moist skin, and the power to emit electricity.

Also in the batch: some monsters infected with the Insane Dragon Virus.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

  • PrinceHeir

    tbh it does look like outdated :

    still will wait for Ultimate version for consoles :)

    love the climbing mechanic they used from Dragon’s Dogma!

  • http://www.squarealliance.com/ Zackasaur

    Wow, this looks really ugly. :|

    I know it’s for 3DS, but there are far better looking 3DS games.

    Plus, Monster Hunter shouldn’t even be on 3DS. Capcom should consider -finally- updating the series. Vita would be perfect. I can’t put up with “the claw” in the PSP/3DS games, the second analogue extension brick for 3DS is dumb, and I’d prefer they finally move to a new engine.

    • Haku_Luvs_You

      I like how you say it shouldn’t be on the 3ds and yet it has 2!

      • MogCakes

        Sure, but his point was that MH should be updated graphically instead of Capcom keeping it at sub-PS2 levels like this.

  • Sevyne

    This is still looking absolutely horrible. I know it can’t be a limitation of the 3ds either because the 3ds has done much better than this. This is just poor work.

    • 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

      great avatar sev-chan! (hope you don’t mind ^^)

      I second your sentiments. We’ve seen way better on 3DS and those visuals are embarrassing. It’ll probably sell by the shitload anyways but there’s no way I’d splash out money for such low-production values in 2013. Capcom’s games are usually stunners, this one looks worse than the PSP entries of yore.

      • Sevyne

        It really doesn’t make any sense that it looks like this. The environments are like blocky PSOne textures, while you have other games like RE:Revelations looking like it could have been a Vita game. You are right about it likely selling like crazy though. It could be just as good (or even better) than previous entries, but it’s visually a step waaaaay back.

        • 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

          unfortunately the chaps shelling out for the title do not care about Capcom’s laziness (as you said, the hardware is capable of far better visuals), so Capcom won’t even try. I don’t care, as MH ain’t my cup of tea (I need story, compelling, interesting characters and great art direction), but it’s just sad that such a lazy development job – heck, it’s even exclusive – is gonna be successful. It’s Aliens: Colonial Marines all over again (technically crap but a huge commercial success).

  • Dragon24680

    I wonder why they are making such a bad looking 3ds version.
    Hopefully, they would improve the graphics, this looks horrible.

    Maybe a better vita “ultimate” version incoming?

    • tubers

      I am very confident that 3-4 years from now, the VITA will show how an MH handheld successor should look like.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicholas.jackson.35380 Nicholas Jackson

    This is getting hard to look at.

  • adhesive

    Nice to know it still has PS1 era textures. The animations look good at least.

  • Fango

    yup… still looks terrible. I’ll wait for the invitable wii u port of mh4g

  • Dede Ogbe

    WTF this is a joke. I feel bad for 3ds owners, they deserve a lot better than this. If this is the standard Capcom is going for than its obvious the game is just a cash cow of the MH series. There are PS1 games that look better than this. This really is inexcusable. I hope Capcom gets it together b4 its release

  • Fango

    Anyone who thinks these screenshots don’t look terrible need to get their eyes checked. i hope all the blind mh fanboys will stop saying the graphics are only beta and still a work in progress.

    • tubers

      Not only that.. What’s the deal with the uber high contrast look?

      Those colors don’t blend well together.. Did the art director have acid trips?

  • Azure

    Believe me guys this look way better on 3DS.

    The screenshots are horrible.

    • Raiyu

      I really hope you’re right, these screens look really terrible.

    • Haku_Luvs_You

      That’s generally how the screenshots for 3ds work. But I’m still skeptical at how much better they will look. Still I’ll probably end up buying it, I had so much fun with 3g.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lmounro Lorelai Mounro

    idk what to say..but it looks alright i guess…i really hoped way way better graphics like RE revelations -.-

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Come on, Capcom… I am wishing at the bottom of my heart that you would improve in the visual department… Do it for the 3DS owners!!!

  • Bloodios

    I know games are not just about looks and the Monster Hunter series has never been one to push the graphics but urgh… One can’t possibly fully enjoy a first-class cuisine with a steaming, splattering pile of feces being placed on the opposite side of the dining table… This is just gross…

  • Karl Josef

    PS Vita is watching! with its evil eyes