The latest details on Monster Hunter 4 have come out of this week’s Famitsu.
First, a new field. In the “Frozen Sea,” blizzards are rampant in an area made up of ice floating above the sea. There are also beautiful displays of aurora borealis.
Nimble white rabbit-like beasts called Lagombi living in the area’s northern districts will attack hunters with snowballs. Hunters assailed by snowballs will turn into snowmen.
Pouncing from the Frozen Sea’s waters is the monster Skuagil (Sukuagiru), which attacks and skewers hunters with its sharp head. As they gain nourishment from hunting their prey, their bodies swell up to several times their usual size. They’re particularly troublesome to hunt.
And another new monster: Arselnus (Aruserunusu) is a rhinoceros beetle-type creature that excels at flight, attacking in mid-air with its sharp horns. It could be a troublesome opponent due to its acid spray, which has a corroding effect on hunters.
Monster Hunter 4 is due out for 3DS in Japan this summer.