Truth be told, the footage above may be enough to drum up excitement even among those who wouldn't normally consider themselves among the MonHan tribe: it seems the team at Capcom have seen fit to eschew the typical slow movements that have marked the past slew of titles, as the hunter in the above video can be seen mounting steppes with an almost Brooksian agility. There's also a cliff-hanging chase sequence which almost evokes Prince of Persia, and it all culminates in a game-changer as the hunter actually lands on top of a Wyvern for some impunable strikes.
Even as an amateur slayer of beasts, I can say that functions like these look like they'll make way for entirely new types of hunts and challenges, so this is one more must-have for me--making even the earliest of 3DS purchases an investment that's still paying off.
3DS Gets Monster Hunter... 4! [Japanator]