Capcom released a demo of Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. on the Japanese Nintendo eShop, allowing comparisons between the remastered version and the original 3DS one.
This is exactly what YouTuber Arekkz set out to do, posting an extensive side-by-side video showing just how much the game has been improved visually for the Switch.
While looking at the Switch version of its own might not be very impressive, watching it go alongside the 3DS version definitely show that there has been an improvement, and not a small one. Of course, it doesn’t look as good as Monster Hunter World, but we’re talking about a remaster of a 3DS version here, and it’s already a technical feat that it’s as nice as it is.
If you want to see it running and play it on your own screen, Arekkz also posted a very handy guide to finding and downloading the demo on the Japanese eShop. Unfortunately it’s in Japanese, but it’s easy enough to navigate, especially with the help of the guide.
You can check out both videos below, and if you want to see more, you can also enjoy a recent batch of screenshots showing the features created for the Switch, on top of the first trailer, a TV commercial, a second one, a batch of older screenshots, and more gameplay showing a battle against Nakarkos, on top of one against Ukanlos, and one featuring Prowler Mode and Valphalk.
Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. will release on August 25th in Japan. Capcom has been very quiet about any possibility of a western release. The only thing they said at E3 is that it wasn’t planned, which isn’t saying much.