Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Comes to Nintendo Switch This Summer
Monster Hunter: World is easily one of 2018’s biggest games. Since its launch in late January, it has become Capcom’s best selling game ever, with 7.9 million copies shipped worldwide. A lot of PS4 and Xbox One owners are happy, but unfortunately, Nintendo Switch owners got left out of the party. Though there are no plans to bring MHW over to Switch, the system is getting a Monster Hunter of its own in the form of Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate.This news comes from Nintendo itself, which posted the following on Twitter:HUNT ANYWHERE. HUNT ANY WAY. HUNT ULTIMATE. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is coming to #NintendoSwitch on August 28! pic.twitter.com/s5uVmTnqqh— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 10, 2018AdChoices广告Below is an excerpt from today’s press release (via NintendoLife)“The highly anticipated Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, the follow up to Monster Hunter Generations, marks the series debut on Nintendo Switch as an exclusive when it launches on August 28th, 2018 for digital and physical retail purchase across Europe and North America. For the first time, gamers have the flexibility to play both local wireless and online multiplayer with up to three other hunters whether playing at home on the big screen or on the go in handheld or table top mode.”A new trailer also got released which shows the game in action.Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate is actually a localized version of Monster Hunter XX, which was released exclusively for the Switch in Japan last year. For the most part, the Switch version features much of the same content. Of course, the big difference with this edition are its crisper looking graphics. The press release and trailer state that players can transfer their Monster Hunter: Generations 3DS data to Switch. It is unclear if this is for the Japanese version (Monster Hunter XX), or if it’s for the North American release of Generations (Monster Hunter X).Though this isn’t Monster Hunter: World, it’s still good to see North American Nintendo owners get some Monster Hunter love this year. After all, this is the fanbase that kept the franchise going for over a decade. If you’ve only ever played MHW, be aware that Generations Ultimate isn’t exactly what you’re used to on PS4 and Xbox One. The core gameplay is the same (hunting monsters for better gear that allows to fight even stronger monsters), everything else is very different. Just take that as a warning in case you’re curious to see what the franchise was like before MHW.Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate releases for Nintendo Switch on August 28. Stay on target T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Monster Hunter ShirtsThe PlayStation Showcase Was a Solid, if Predictable Event Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.