Capcom is gearing up for their first major release in North America on the Nintendo Switch since the console’s launch in March of 2017. Having only seen a release in Japan as Monster Hunter XX, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate will serve as a follow up to the Nintendo 3DS title.
Since its launch on Nintendo Switch in Japan, Monster Hunter XX has been the center of attention for Nintendo Switch owners in the West. Unlike Monster Hunter XX in Japan, the upcoming title will launch as a Switch exclusive title, allowing fans around the world to enjoy their game while on the go or in the comfort of their homes. Capcom has confirmed that Monstr Hunter Generations Ultimate will receive both a physical and digital release on August 28, 2018, and will allow for both local wireless and online multiplayer modes.
Capcom has confirmed that E3 attendees can check out a demo of the game at their booth (#2223) this June. You can check out the trailer for Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate down below.
About Monster Hunter Generations for Nintendo Switch:
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate features a blend of classic gameplay and unique new twists, brand new explorable areas and monsters, plus returning fan-favorites like the lightning fast Zinogre and the stealthy long-tailed Nargacuga. This release introduces a new quest level called “G” rank that features even more formidable versions of familiar foes, truly testing experienced hunters’ battle tactics now with different moves and abilities never before seen in the wild!
For newcomers to the series, the gameplay features tons of powerful super moves called Hunter Arts that can be executed with a quick tap on the touch screen. Players can experiment and choose from six different Hunting Styles including two new ones called Brave Style, which rewards players with new moves for landing successive attacks; and Alchemy Style, a support style that grants the ability to create useful items on the fly during combat. Hunters are encouraged to explore and customize the experience between quests to discover their preferred, highly personalized playstyle.
Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate players will be able to transfer their Nintendo 3DS save file over from the previous version in order to continue their journey with Moster Hunter Generations Ultimate.
Stay tuned for our review of the Japanese version coming next month.
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