Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Comes Westward This August

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A year after its Japanese release, Capcom is launching the localized Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate in North America and Europe on August 28th. The HD port of the sequel to 3DS’ Monster Hunter Generations expands on the original 2016 release with new areas to explore, monsters to hunt, and a quest ranking of ‘G’ among its other additions. The Switch release also allows up to four hunters to cooperatively hunt in local wireless or online.

For those who have put in many hours in their hunting on the 3DS in Generations, Capcom confirms the western version of Generations Ultimate will allow players to transfer their save data from 3DS to the Switch.

For those not in the know, Capcom’s PR has this to say on what Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is:

…the gameplay features ton 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 creating useful items on the fly during combat. Hunters are encouraged to explore and customize the experience between quests to find the most personalized playstyle. 

When this iteration of Monster Hunter launched in Japan last August simply as ‘XX‘, Capcom initially said they had nothing to announce on a localization for the west. In that time, Monster Hunter World became the highest-selling entry in the series worldwide across PS4 and PC, while Monster Hunter XX contributed positively to Capcom’s financials. Evidently, the year-long gap was in part to localization, and in turn is consistent with previous Monster Hunter games’ Japan-to-western release windows.

The Japanese version of XX also included new gear based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nothing was announced on the collaborative DLC today, but it’s a sure bet that it will be included in the final game as all previous Nintendo-themed DLC was in past Monster Hunter localizations as well.

About Alex Irish

When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.