For some reason, Capcom gives Nintendo different Monster Hunter games than everybody else. The original Monster Hunter Generations was a 3DS exclusive. Then came the best-selling Monster Hunter World on PS4, for all major platforms — except the ones with Nintendo branding on them. Now the Switch remake of Generations has been confirmed for the US….but it’s just for Switch. Why?
Who the heck knows, but fans will be happy to just have the thing. And here’s something nifty: if you’ve built up your save from the 3DS version, you can actually transfer it to the Switch version. So cool!
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate features a blend of classic gameplay and unique new twists, brand new explorable areas and monsters, plus returning fan-favorites like the lightning fast Zinogre and the stealthy long-tailed Nargacuga. This release introduces a new quest level called “G” rank that features even more formidable versions of familiar foes, truly testing experienced hunters’ battle tactics now with different moves and abilities never before seen in the wild!
There will be a demo of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate at E3 next month, and we’ll no doubt get lots of new footage from that event. But until then, here’s the official North American announcement trailer.