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Monster Hunter 4 review from Japan pleases fans

If you are an old school gamer who loves to import games from Japan, the Nintendo 3DS is unfortunately a disappointing reminder that this lovely hobby just isn’t possible with Nintendo’s strict region locking. Monster Hunter 4 is a massive title that is due out in Japan this month, but unfortunately those with a 3DS here won’t be able to import the title.

Capcom has yet to provide a release date for UK and US gamers, but we can tell you that reviews are now starting to go live for the Japan version. The most notable of these which gamers look for over here is easily Famitsu, and we can confirm that the Japanese publication has scored Monster Hunter 4 a 38/40.

It’s not quite a perfect score as you can see, but it is good enough for most. We now have some key details that have been translated from the review in Japanese, and it looks like Monster Hunter 4 on 3DS is a game that you’ll be able to pick up and play for a long time.

Famitsu have described the game as a ‘complete package’, adding that while the controls and data are ‘complex’ to master, the game is praised for featuring more new weapons and new exploration opportunities that contribute to the overall ‘deepness’ of the game.

Although we see that some people are surprised that it didn’t get a 40/40 like other Japanese games, a 38/40 should be more than enough to convince you that this game is well worth the wait on a western release.

Reminds us of the good ol' Golden Axe days
Reminds us of the good ol’ Golden Axe days

We’re not sure why Capcom can’t just provide an update on the status of the game over here, but hopefully with the game releasing in Japan on September 14, the Tokyo Game Show will finally give us the information we need.

You can read the Famitsu summary in full here. Let us know if you are disappointed that you cannot import the Japanese version of Monster Hunter 4.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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