Prepare yourselves Monster Hunter fans, an entry into the Monster Hunter franchise that was originally only available to Eastern audiences is finally getting a global Nintendo Switch release.
Capcom has announced a Western release of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate to be released on the Switch later this year. This entry will be an updated version of 2016’s Monster Hunter Generations for the 3DS. This will also mark the return of the Monster Hunter series to a Nintendo Console, a trend that was disrupted by the recent release of Monster Hunter: World for the PS4.
In Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, players will be able to hunt monsters alongside up to three other hunters in either local or online multiplayer at the same time. There is also the ability to transfer your save data from the 3DS version of Monster Hunter Generations, ensuring that owners of that game can pick up where they left off.
In addition, there is the graphical boost of being on a more powerful system, additional monsters and gear, as well as new Hunting Styles and Hunter Arts. However, the game will still feel very familiar to anyone who has played other Monster Hunter games; the experience is still based around taking on quests to hunt giant monsters by yourself or in a group, in order to craft weapons and armour to be better equipped to fight bigger monsters.
Notably, as a remake of Generations, this game will not feature many of the streamlined gameplay features of Monster Hunter World, so players who were introduced to the franchise with that entry may find Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate something of a different experience. However, the fundamentals are the same, so if you are ready to hunt monsters on the Nintendo Switch, this game has you covered.
It initially didn’t seem like this entry was going to see a release outside of Japan, however Monster Hunter: World’s phenomenal success has likely given Capcom the confidence to localise it for the Western market. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate will be released on the Nintendo Switch on August 28.
Check out the trailer below!