Capcom announced this week that “Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate” is coming to Nintendo Switch, fully equipped with Nintendo’s portable powerhouse. The game is a follow up to “Monster Hunter Generations,” and marks the series debut on Nintendo Switch. The game will be an exclusive when it launches on August 28, 2018 for digital and physical retail purchase across North America and Europe. This title is technically the Western release of “Monster Hunter XX,” which has already released in Japan.
This will be the first time that players will have a portable option to play both local wireless and online multiplayer with up to three other hunters, so you can play at home or in handheld mode whenever you feel the need for monster slaying. Capcom will be showing off more of the game at E3 this year, but the company did release a new trailer to get fans of the franchise excited for the release.
In the game, hunters can face off against the series’ largest roster of unique monsters, the game offers a 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.
Players of the original Monster Hunter Generations can transfer save data from the previous title to continue their journey in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.