Western Nintendo Switch owners have been left out of the Monster Hunter World party, but they’re still getting a Monster Hunter game soon. Today Capcom announced that the Switch version of Monster Hunter XX is coming west with the title Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.
The game is the port of the original Monster Hunter XX for 3DS, so it doesn’t share the technological prowess of its bigger home console brother, but it supports both local and online multiplayer.
It also comes with a larger catalog of monsters (the biggest of the series) and a more traditional Monster Hunter gameplay style. If you’re unfamiliar with the game, you can check out an official description directly from the press release.
“Hunters can face off against the series’ largest roster of unique monsters in this nostalgic look back at the series’ beginnings and evolutions. Take on the role of a brave hunter on an adrenaline-fueled adventure challenging larger-than-life beasts. Completing quests will yield valuable resources for crafting countless distinct weapons and equipment fashioned after players’ defeated foes. Along their journey, hunters must defend each of the game’s four villages from major threats known as the Fated Four, plus an even more dangerous new Elder Dragon.
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. “
The game will launch both physically and digitally in North America and Europe on August 28th, 2018.
Below you can check out the announcement trailer and a few screenshots, alongside the official logo, box art, and key artwork.
If you want to see more, you can check out a comparison between the 3DS version (which unfortunately isn’t coming west), and the Switch version.