Capcom revealed today that the online and local multiplayer in the upcoming 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate would feature cross-region play in both the US and Europe. In their words:
I’m proud to confirm that multiplayer in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will work amongst both North American and European versions, online AND locally! So whether you have friends on the other side of the pond or you’re traveling abroad, you can still join your fellow hunter and take on majestic beasts!
In addition, Capcom showed off the full boxart for the title.
The boxart shows off several features new to the series. Again, in the official post’s words:
You can also see a number of new in-game features in this piece, such as the hunter on the Gore Magala’s back and the more subtle idea of terrain differences affecting gameplay manifesting itself in the archer on the right.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will release in North America and Europe early next year.