Monster Hunter 4 will launch in Japan on Sept. 14 for 5,990 yen, it was revealed during today's Nintendo Direct conference.
According to series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, Capcom and Nintendo and working on a limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL device for the title's launch. Both limited edition devices are shown above.
Earlier in the year, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata stated that while consumers across North America lacked incentive to purchase the hardware because of the lack of diverse software available in the region, this problem will be addressed this year with the release of Monster Hunter 4 and Pokemon X/Y. A North American release date has yet to be revealed.