Monster Hunter 4, Bravely Default, more announced at Nintendo 3DS showcase
posted on 09.13.11 at 12:21 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Fire Emblem, SD Gundam, Hatsune Miku, and more.

Nintendo presented its upcoming 3DS lineup during a showcase in Japan today. The presentation played host to some major announcements, including Monster Hunter 4, a new Square Enix role-playing game, and other titles.

Fire Emblem (working title) was the first of the system’s major announcements. Due out in spring 2012, it’s an all-new game featuring two-player co-op.

Tecmo Koei and Omega Force are bringing the 15 year-old Dynasty Warriors series to 3DS with Dynasty Warriors VS, which supports four-player competitive online. It will launch in 2012.

Square Enix announced an original role-playing game, titled Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. It is a classic-style Japanese RPG with character designs by Akihiko Yoshida. It will also have some augmented reality features. It’s due out in 2012.

SD Gundam G: Generation 3D was announced. It is a Gundam AGE product, and is out on December 22, 2011.

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai was revealed. It uses Nendoroid-style characters and features augmented reality concerts. It’s due out in March 2012.

A few titles were given release windows. Resident Evil: Revelations will launch in early 2012; Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble will release this winter; Tekken 3D: Prime Edition will release this winter; Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy will launch this winter; Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime 3 will launch on November 2; and Kid Icarus: Uprising will launch in January 2012.

Closing the show, Capcom announced the development of Monster Hunter 4, the first Monster Hunter game with platforming elements, for 3DS. A gameplay clip—which saw the player character swiftly battling monsters Tigrex and Rathalos in a large, open environment—was shown on stage. See images of the clip at Famitsu.

Monster Hunter Tri G was confirmed for a December 10 launch. It’ll cost 5,800 yen.

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  • Rafi

    It different from Monster Hunter Tri G ?

    • Rafi

      Ok, now i get it after saw the trailer on latest news….. :)

  • FaithlessMr

    If the 3DS gets Monster Hunter 4 exclusively…..then the 3DS will pretty much dominate for a while.

    Monster Hunter and Pokemon games on handhelds usually decide which handheld will dominate for a couple of months in Japan at least :P

    • Azure’Sora

      Cmon, monster hunter on the ds… really now -,-

      • FaithlessMr

        With the second analog stick and whatanot, it may not be that bad ;)

        • Devoted

          @FaithlessMr: What I didn’t get was if the new analog add-on was compatible with moster hunter or required for monster hunter…

          If it’s required then that pretty much confirms that we’ll see a redesigned 3DS with more triggers and a second analog (which I’d probably buy…after a price cut).

          If it’s just “compatible” I think the regular game experience will probably be underwhelming without it.. but this is just me wondering…

          I do agree that Pokemon and Monster Hunter boost system sales A LOT in Japan… let’s wait and see

          • FaithlessMr

            Not that the lack of an analog and the subsquent hampered experience (as we’re assuming it to be in lack of the second analog stick) would prevent the japanese gamers from going out and get it. It’s monster hunter! :D

            I think that so far none of these games require you to get it to actually go out and play it; it simply enhances the experience. Monster Hunter games worked fine and sold immensely on the PSP with only one analog, so it pretty much depends on how they actually made the game I guess :P