While it appears Nintendo fans aren’t going to get their hands on Monster Hunter World, the franchise is still eyeing a debut on the Switch in North America. Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is hitting the portable/console hybrid stateside in August.
The Ultimate version of the game features a plethora of added bells and whistles. Capcom states that Generations boasts “the series’ largest roster of unique monsters in this nostalgic look back at the series’ beginnings and evolutions.” One of which is a new Elder Dragon thrown into the mix.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate will feature ” a blend of classic gameplay and unique new twists, [and] brand new exportable areas and monsters.” The game implements a new quest level called “G” rank too. The quest level sports the highest level of difficulty for the monsters in the game. Many with new moves and attacks never seen in previous games.
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The game utilizes six different Hunting Styles for players, two of which are new. The first is the Brave Style that rewards players with new moves following successive attacks. And the second is the Alchemy Style which is a support style that gives the ability to craft items on the fly during combat.
The online component of the game carries over to Ultimate too. While docked or on the go, Switch players can connect with up to three other hunters on the internet or via local wireless.
Capcom is also touting the ability to transfer over save data from the 3DS version of Monster Hunter Generations over to Switch. By linking both versions of the game online, you can then download the data onto your Switch and continue your adventure there.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate will be playable at Capcom’s booth during E3 if you happen to be in attendance. The game released for the Nintendo Switch both physically and digitally on August 28th. We’ll have to wait and see if it can perform anywhere near as well as World has been.