Fairy Tail Creator Hiro Mashima Designs Monster Hunter XX Game's Sword

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Expanded version of Monster Hunter Generations game ships March 18

CAPCOM revealed on Wednesday that Fairy Tail manga creator Hiro Mashima is designing an original weapon for the Monster Hunter XX (pronounced as "Double Cross ") Nintendo 3DS game. The weapon, named Uranometria, will debut in the hunting action game when it ships in Japan on March 18, 2017.

Johan Bayer's 1603 star atlus Uranometria inspired the weapon's name, and it is also the name of a spell in Fairy Tail. The sword's scabbard resembles an ancient key, and stars sparkle on the blade.

The Fairy Tail creator previously drew the Monster Hunter Orage manga for CAPCOM. Mashima also designed original full-body outfits as well as a weapon for Monster Hunter 4 Nintendo 3DS game.

Monster Hunter XX will feature a new "Style Power-up," which allows players to designate a Hunting Art as an "SP Art," granting benefits to the whole party on activation. The game will also include a new new Brave Style, a new field called "Igunrei" and a new "Ryūshikisen" base. The game will feature six main monsters (pictured in second image below), including: Gammoth, Astalos, Mizutsune, and Glavenus, and the new main monsters Balfarc (pictured in third image below) and a new Diablos variant.

Those who have save data from Monster Hunter X (pronounced "Cross") can transfer their save data to Monster Hunter XX. Additionally, those who have save data from Monster Hunter Stories will also get a special bonus in Monster Hunter XX.

The game will retail for 5,800 yen (about US$55) for the package version, and 5,546 yen (US$53) for the download version.

CAPCOM released the Monster Hunter X Nintendo 3DS game in Japan in November 2015. Nintendo released the game on July 15 in the West under the title Monster Hunter Generations.

[Via Siliconera]

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