Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate For Nintendo Switch Finally Gets North American Release Date

It may not be the one everyone hoped for, but players can finally do some portable monster hunting on Switch.


In November, we reported that Monster Hunter: World probably wouldn't be making its way to the Nintendo Switch. The conversation with director Kaname Fujioka didn't seem like the complete death sentence for the idea, but today's announcement all but confirms it. Nintendo Switch player will be able to play Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate as the franchise makes its official debut on the hybrid console this August 28, 2018.

The game will be shown off at E3 this year and will feature the expected multiplayer option via local wireless or online. The Nintendo Switch online service is scheduled to go live in September, so this will be perfect for a game that thrives on its online community. The question is, will players be willing to invest time in the Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate over Monster Hunter World on other consoles. Considering the portable nature of the Switch, the game will probably do just fine.

Generations introduced Hunter Arts and Ultimate will come with a couple new Hunting Styles as well: Brave Style, which rewards successive attacks with new moves, and Alchemy Style, a support style that allows players to create new items on the fly.

Players of the original Monster Hunter Generations can transfer save data from their previous game. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate will be available via physical and digital retailers on August 28, 2018.

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      May 10, 2018 10:42 AM


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      May 10, 2018 11:22 AM

      Cool, but of course it's a slightly uprezzed 3DS port so :/. I'll probably still get it because I seem to be a sucker for these games on consoles though.

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        May 10, 2018 12:06 PM

        I'm getting it for sure despite having both this for 3ds and MHW. The larger variety of monsters in Gen is a bit more satisfying for someone like me that wants EVERY SINGLE ARMOR SET possible.

        Plus it should look fine on a TV and with a real (pro) controller, should be fine to play.

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          May 10, 2018 2:11 PM

          Yeah, the pro controller definitely makes it better than the 3DS version, just a little annoyed it's basically MH3G on the Wii U all over again, only this time there's a prettier one available elsewhere still.

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            May 10, 2018 2:35 PM

            There's a demo of XX on the Japanese Switch eShop if you want to see how it runs/looks.

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