Monster Hunter XX will be released for Nintendo Switch. This appeared on the Japanese website, but there were no details shared.
The player assumes the role of a hunter who embarks on quests to hunt dangerous creatures. A hunter’s abilities are determined by the type of armor and weapons that they wear on a quest, as the hunter otherwise has no intrinsic attributes that affect gameplay. All fourteen weapon types from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, ranging from swords, hammers, bows, guns, and lances, are included in Monster Hunter Generations, in addition to the new Prowler mode which allows the player to take the role of a Felyne, a sentient cat-like species.
Each weapon has different sets of moves and abilities that can be employed while in the field.
Armors grant defensive bonuses to physical and elemental damage and can boost specific skills and attack types through base attributes and the addition of special decoration gems and talismans. To make a more powerful hunter that can survive against more dangerous creatures, the player takes materials carved from monsters (either slain or captured via traps), as well as materials gathered from the various fields and purchased in village stores, to craft new armor or to craft and upgrade weapons.
Defeating more powerful creatures enables even more potent equipment to be crafted, thus creating a gameplay progress through the game’s loot system.
The Monster Hunter Championship event will take place this weekend, and probably the Switch version will be discussed.
Monster Hunter XX is the expanded version of Monster Hunter Generation that firstly was announced only for the Nintendo 3DS. The Monster Generations was released in July 2016, around eight months after the Japanese launch.
There isn’t any release date for Monster Hunter XX o 3DS or Switch. We also do not know if it will be available outside of Japan. Throughout the history, Monster Hunter games are made available for other countries, it is just that they need some time to come out.
The exhibit of the upcoming Switch titles will be at E3 2017. Nintendo has its own plans for the show and we heard that it includes a Nintendo Direct-like stream, treehouse events and tournaments.