Monster Hunter 4 is the second game in the Monster Hunter series to be released on the Nintendo 3DS. On January 26, 2014 an enhanced edition titled Monster Hunter 4G was announced for release in Japan in Fall 2014, and allowed players to utilize Monster Hunter 4 save files. This version will be released in North America and Europe as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in early 2015. The featured monster is the Gore Magala.
Monster Hunter 4 is different from its predecessors in its strong emphasis on three-dimensional movement. Walls can now be climbed more fluidly and in any direction, and for the first time players can grab on to monsters and attack them, as well as attack while in midair. The monsters are terrain-aware and use the environment to their advantage. Underwater battles, present in Monster Hunter Tri, have been removed.