Today, Monster Hunter XX (the G version of Monster Hunter Generations) was finally released in Japan. Despite launching after the Nintendo Switch, it’s a Nintendo 3DS exclusive title. But it looks like Nintendo’s new home console may end up getting the game after all…
During the launch event for the game, Takashi Mochizuki from the Wall Street Journal asked Shintaro Kojima (Producer) asked whether Monster Hunter (XX) was coming to the Nintendo Switch, he gave a pretty interesting answer: he basically told him he hoped players would enjoy it on Nintendo 3DS first.
Capcom didn't deny Monster Hunter on Switch. I asked if it's coming to Switch, and Mr. Kojima said "Hope you enjoy it on 3DS first." pic.twitter.com/OjN8gfLX9x
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) March 17, 2017
This wouldn’t be the first time a G version got a port on a home console, since Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate was a launch title on Wii U. And it would also explain why Capcom released the original version of Monster Hunter Generations in the west, instead of waiting for the G/Ultimate version like they did for Monster Hunter 3G and Monster Hunter 4.
Speaking of the launch event, here’s some pictures of it, along with the usual lines of fans eager to get their hands on the latest Monster Hunter title:
Next, here’s some more screenshots for the game…
… including some for the collaborations:
And here’s a trailer for the Gudetama collaboration:
Finally, here’s the full recording the launch livestream for the game (with the Capcom TV crew):
Monster Hunter XX (3DS) is now available in Japan!