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Monster Hunter XX Game's Switch Version Reveals August 25 Release in Video

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Nintendo releases designed Switch console for game, adds multiplayer to 3DS, Switch versions

CAPCOM announced on Saturday that its Nintendo Switch port of the Monster Hunter XX (pronounced as "Double Cross") game will ship in Japan on August 25.

The package edition retails for 5,800 yen (about US$52) and the download edition retails for 5,546 yen (US$50). The game will have 1080p support for the Switch version for TVs, and 720p support for the portable screen version. The Switch version will also allow for local and internet multiplayer with other Switch players, and internet multiplayer with 3DS players. The Switch and original Nintendo 3DS versions will have internet cross-save functionality.

Nintendo also announced that will release a limited Nintendo Switch set on August 25 that includes a specially designed Nintendo Switch console and the game. The set retails for 36,280 yen (US$326).

Additionally, CAPCOM revealed on Saturday that the original Nintendo 3DS version of the game is getting an internet multiplayer patch, although the company didn't specify a release date for the patch. The multiplayer patch allows for 3DS players to play with other 3DS players or Switch players. The 3DS version won't have local multiplayer.

The game shipped in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS on March 18.

Monster Hunter XX features 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 also includes a new new Brave Style, a new field called "Igunrei" and a new "Ryūshikisen" base. The game features six main monsters, including: Gammoth, Astalos, Mizutsune, and Glavenus, and the new main monsters Balfarc and a new Diablos variant.

The Nintendo 3DS version of the game allows those who have save data from Monster Hunter X (pronounced "Cross") to transfer their save data to Monster Hunter XX. Additionally, those who have save data from Monster Hunter Stories also received a special bonus in the Nintendo 3DS version.

CAPCOM released the Monster Hunter X Nintendo 3DS game in Japan in November 2015. Nintendo released the game on last July in the West under the title Monster Hunter Generations. CAPCOM will also release its Monster Hunter Stories Nintendo 3DS game in the West this fall.

Sources: 4Gamer, Famitsu

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