Today Capcom hosted the Monster Hunter XX Championship, taking advantage of the occasion to release the first trailer of the Nintendo Switch version of Monster Hunter XX, that was announced just a couple of days ago.
The game features upgraded visuals that definitely show the franchise in a new light, and supports cross-save with the Nintendo 3DS of Monster Hunter Generations (Monster Hunter X in Japan).
On top of the trailer, we also get the announcement of a special bundle including a custom version of the console and the game for 36,280 yen.
We also get a Japanese release date, which will be on August 25th, 2017, costing 5,800 yen for the physical version and 5,546 yen for the digital one on the Nintendo eShop (all prices are excluding taxes).
Last, but certainly not least, we learn that the Switch version and the Nintendo 3DS version of the game will feature online cross-play with up to four players.
At the moment, there is no word of a western release of neither the 3DS version or the Switch version of the game, so we’ll have to stand-by for more information from Capcom or Nintendo.
One thing is for sure: this has the potential to be a massive boon for the market penetration of the Nintendo Switch in Japan. The Monster Hunter series is humongously popular among local gamers, and has single-handedly sold truckoads of 3DS units. There are few doubts that it will provide a similar push for the Switch as well.
Future will tell, but for now you can check out the upgraded visuals and features in the trailer below.