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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Conquers Switch August 28

by Donald Theriault - May 10, 2018, 8:08 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Nintendo

Some might call it a double cross.

Hunting parties will be forming on Switch in North America this summer.

In a Twitter announcement, Nintendo of America have confirmed Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for an August 28 launch on Switch. The game is the localized version of Monster Hunter XX for Switch.

A 3DS version of the game was released in Japan last March, and its status is unknown for Western release.

Talkback

ShyGuyMay 10, 2018

I assume this requires the new online service for Internet play?

Evan_BMay 10, 2018

This is releasing on my birthday.

So, um. Happy birthday to me?

StratosMay 10, 2018

Happy birthday to Evan!


Super stoked to get a confirmation. Also glad I held out on importing.

pokepal148May 10, 2018

If it lets me transfer my save from Generations I'm in.

Otherwise... TBH I'm still probably in.

StratosMay 10, 2018

It is confirmed that transferring is included. What is not mentioned at all is the 3DS version. They may only per porting the Switch edition (I don't care, but I know some folks might).


I'm deciding if I want to start over or port over my Gen progress. I never got very far and might enjoy starting over in HD.

SeacorMay 10, 2018

The last MH I played was MH Ultimate 3 Ultimate on Wii U. How much different or improved is XX/Generations?

Quote from: Seacor

The last MH I played was MH Ultimate 3 Ultimate on Wii U. How much different or improved is XX/Generations?

Conversely, I've dumped a lot of hours into Monster Hunter: Worlds, so while i'd love to play a monster hunter game on the switch, i'm not sure I want to roll back some of the improvements made in that game.

StratosMay 10, 2018

Quote from: Seacor

The last MH I played was MH Ultimate 3 Ultimate on Wii U. How much different or improved is XX/Generations?

4 brought a lot of improvements to the series that carry over to Gen, so the experience is much improved. They also added all of those special "fighting arts" but they also give you an optional art that is the same old regular play.

Quote from: lolmonade

Conversely, I've dumped a lot of hours into Monster Hunter: Worlds, so while i'd love to play a monster hunter game on the switch, i'm not sure I want to roll back some of the improvements made in that game.

I've not delved deep into MHW, but from the sounds of things the improvements are not so steep that you couldn't play without them, but that is a YMMV situation. Some people can't go back to non-HD, I struggle with the PS1-era graphics, others can't play low FPS.


But at least there is a demo of this game on the Japanese eShop, and I'm sure it will be making its way to the western eShops as well, so you can give it a whirl and confirm your suspicions.

SorenMay 10, 2018

Quote from: ShyGuy

I assume this requires the new online service for Internet play?

I would bet that most third party games will not require the paid online. I am talking out of my ass though.

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