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Yes, you can dress up like Link when Monster Hunter 4 comes stateside next year

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

When Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate hits Nintendo 3DS next year in North America, players will be able to dress up like Link from The Legend of Zelda and wield his famous gear, Capcom has confirmed.

At its Monster Hunter panel at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Capcom showed off the Monster Hunter 4 announcement trailer that showcases Link's weapon and armor set, but didn't provide specifics about the release. Nintendo and Capcom announced last September that the two companies were collaborating on a crossover that would bring Mario and Luigi and The Legend of Zelda to Monster Hunter, but it was never clear whether that content would ever leave Japan.

Capcom hasn't specified whether the Super Mario Bros.-inspired items — which Felynes can wear in Monster Hunter 4 — are also coming stateside. But Capcom's Yuri Araujo said "we have more special equipment like this planned for the title. Don't ask me what they are, because I can't say, but expect more news soon!"

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is slated for release this October in Japan, and "early next year" in North America and Europe.

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