Capcom Announces Monster Hunter XX for the Nintendo Switch

Posted May 28, 2017

Capcom plans on unveiling more information on the Switch port this Saturday during the Monster Hunter Championship which will include a release date for Japan. This is good news for fans of Capcom's famously long-running and mechanically esoteric beastie slaying simulator Monster Hunter, especially those who have been holding out for a console release ever since Monster Hunter Tri came out on the Nintendo Wii in 2010. For now, watch the first trailer of Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. below.

Although this upcoming release is an incredible new feature in the Switch library; we still haven't seen any major AAA tiles release for the console. You play as a monster hunter (kind of like a Witcher) and have to complete various quests and missions throught the game by hunting down specific monsters. There's usually a delay of about three to six months from the original Japanese release, but it's still great that fans are able to get their hands on all of these games at some point, at the very least.

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Despite the news though, not much is revealed about "Monster Hunter XX" for the Switch. It's an expansion of the 3DS game Monster Hunter X, which is better known to Western players as Monster Hunter Generations.

Local multiplayer is present and there's an actual co-op battle mode where you and a friend can team up to face opponents in two-on-one action.

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The game will run on 1080P docked for the Switch, and there will be a limited edition console bundle released in Japan as well. The game controls work well on the handheld similar to how Street Fighter IV did on 3DS. This entry introduces a new Striker Match mode, adding an even more strategic element to the classic KOF game system.

On paper, the Switch is the ideal platform for Monster Hunter.