After its record-breaking release in Japan last September, Monster Hunter 4 has finally been confirmed for release in the US and Europe in the form of Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate.
Fans of the series from Europe and the US while relatively few are very loud, having bombarded Capcom reps over twitter and email for months asking about a Western release. Finally their prayers have been answered as this morning word has come from Japan that an enhanced version of the original game will be released in Q4 of this year in Japan, and Q1 in Western markets next year. The game has been confirmed for a 3DS release, and while fans are hopeful, no news has yet been released about a Wii U version.
This 3DS (and possibly Wii U) game will feature 4-player online cooperative play and over 100 hours of content.