Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will not be region locked between Europe and North America

Good news from Capcom, as the highly anticipated Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate’s online and offline multiplayer  will not be region locked between Europe and North America.  Online play will, however, be region locked between Japanese players and Europe, as well as North America.

The main concern I had was that Capcom would restrict the online features due to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate being developed exclusively for the 3DS; the last Monster Hunter game made exclusively for a handheld had limited online capability.

What do you think of this news? For me, I look forward to joining some Infendo readers on some hunts.

6 Responses to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will not be region locked between Europe and North America

  1. MikeIsaPoet says:

    This was a silly thing to worry about. MH3U finally broke the region lock barrier, so it was assumed this would be the same as well.

    Also, hasn’t this been known for a while?

  2. Colin Crompton says:

    The local as well as online multiplayer being region free is new. I have a friend who has an American 3DS and this means when I see him we can still play locally whereas with MH3U we couldn’t.

    I look forward to hunting with you Mike.

  3. Justin Riley says:

    Ya, that’s pretty exciting. I’ll hunt with you anytime Colin

  4. Colin Crompton says:

    I can’t wait. 2015 is going to be an amazing year for Nintendo fans.

  5. Mike, I’m with you, I thought this wasn’t a big deal at first. But Colin isn’t the only one who has seen it as newsworthy; I have an acquaintance who also mentioned it to me. So I guess this is bigger than we think! 😉

  6. MikeIsaPoet says:

    Well the 3DS version never got the patch because it needed the Wii U for online, which explains the local multi. If it would have, you could have done that with your friend.

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