E3 has turned out to be a big week for news relating to the Monster Hunter franchise. After some rumors of a new game called Monster Hunter World began to surface, the 2018 title was announced for the PS4 during Nintendo’s presentation on Tuesday. In news that is a little more surprising (and potentially upsetting), Capcom has also confirmed that the recently announced Nintendo Switch port of Monster Hunter XX will not be receiving a release in the US.
Monster Hunter XX is an expanded version of Monster Hunter Generations and was originally released on 3DS in Japan earlier this year. The Switch version offers new quests and monsters and gives players the chance to transfer their data from the 3DS version. The game is expected to release in Japan on the Switch in late August, but it sounds like there are currently no plans to bring that port over to North America at this point.
In an interview with GameSpot at E3, Capcom confirmed that there are no plans to localize the recently announced Nintendo Switch version of Monster Hunter XX. The news is a bit disappointing for fans in North America, but at least the announcement of Monster Hunter World takes a bit of the sting away.
Although players in the States won’t be able to play XX on the Switch, hopefully World is enough to scratch the Monster Hunter itch in 2018. The upcoming new title will allow players from different regions to hunt together and is being released on multiple platforms.
What do you think of the news? Are you disappointed that the Monster Hunter XX Switch port isn’t coming to the US? Let us know in the comments.
Monster Hunter XX is launching for the Switch in Japan on August 25, 2017. Monster Hunter World is expected to release early 2018.