Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate heads west this summer

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 10 May 2018 17:07 GMT

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate will release as a Switch-exclusive when it arrives west this summer.

Capcom announced Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, released in Japan as Monster Hunter XX (double cross) in August 2017, will hit Europe and North America in late August.

The game features both local wireless and online multiplayer with up to three others as they defend the game’s four villages from major threats known as “the Fated Four.”

There’s also an even more dangerous, new Elder Dragon on the loose.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate features classic gameplay, new areas and monsters, and returning creatures such as Zinogre and Nargacuga.

This release introduces a new quest level called “G” rank. Here, players face more formidable versions of familiar monsters using different moves and abilities.

Hunter Arts can be used with a tap on the touch screen, and there are different Hunting Styles including two new ones: Brave Style and Alchemy Style. These reward players with “new moves for landing successive attacks,” and the ability to “create useful items on the fly during combat,” respectively.

Players of the original Monster Hunter Generations can also transfer save data over to Generations Ultimate.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate releases on August 28. If you’re new to the series, or skipped the region-free demo released for Switch, Arekkz goes over everything you need to know in the video below.

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