Capcom is bringing the Monster Hunter XX game to Nintendo Switch! You may wonder what’s so special about it, since there are games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda; however, neither of them have caused a huge spike in market value for Nintendo like Monster Hunter XX.
The game was announced yesterday via a tweet on the official Twitter handle of Monster Hunter and following it, the market value of Nintendo rose by $2.2 billion on the Tokyo stock market. The action RPG game series has a huge following in Japan which may be one of the reasons of the massive spike.
The Monster Hunter XX (pronounced “Double Cross”) is an expanded version of the Monster Hunter Generations that was released on Nintendo 3DS back in March and features gameplay mechanics as Generations like special attacks and combat style and gives you access to plenty of new quests, skins, weapons and armors based on collaborations with other games.
Watch the Monster Hunter XX Trailer for Nintendo Switch!
Monster Hunter XX Release Date, Price, Bundles and Other Info
The game will be released on August 25th in Japan and will be available in both physical as well as digital versions. The physical version is priced at 5,800 Yen ($52) and the digital version is priced at 5,546 Yen ($50). In addition to that, there will be a “Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Version Special Pack” hardware bundle which will be available for purchase in Japan for 36,280 Yen ($326).
Since Monster Hunter is a game that is best played with a team, there will be 4-player local as well as online multiplayer mode enabled. Moreover, the game will run at 1080p in docked mode and probably, 720p in handheld mode.
Also, if you are already a well-established player of the game on 3DS, then you can relax as the Monster Hunter XX save data can be transferred both ways between 3DS and Nintendo Switch. However, Monster Hunter Generations save data is one way only – to Switch.
It’s highly likely that we will learn more details about the game, like the release date in other countries, at E3! So till then, let us know how excited you are about it.