The artwork highlights the game’s multiplayer component. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate marks the first time we see a Monster Hunter with online on a portable system, so Capcom wanted to make that apparent on the game’s cover art.
For further Monster Hunter reading, Capcom has its latest monster spotlight up today with the fire-breathing Bird Wyvern Yian Kut-Ku. Read that here.
View high-res versions of the box art at the gallery.