After its initial exclusive release on Japan, Monster Hunter XX is being localized for the West as Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, set to be released for Switch on August 28. Players who own Monster Hunter Generations on 3DS will be able to port their saves between platforms.
If you were one of the thousands who invested hundreds of hours in Monster Hunter Generations and were looking for new challenges, or perhaps a newcomer to the series who discovered the franchise with Monster Hunter World, Generations Ultimate is packed with a lot of new additional content to the core game.
New variant “Deviant” monsters, an all-new Elder Dragon called Valstrax and a new endgame boss that goes by the name of Ahtal-Ka are only a handful of the additions. The monsters who are getting a Deviant variation, affecting their behaviour in a more menacing and challenging way, are: Boltreaver Astalos, Elderfrost Gammoth, Soulseer Mizutsune, Bloodbath Diablos, Nightcloak Malfestio and Rustrazor Ceanataur.
Monster Hunter Generations introduced Hunting Styles, which changed the set of movements and combat possibilities for each character depending on the “class” you chose. Generations Ultimate introduces two more: Alchemy and Valor styles. The first presents a barrel that can yield items with special properties, buffs and attacks, which sounds like the best companion for the Hunting Horn and Sword & Shield. Valor uses the character’s health bar in exchange for powerful counter attacks, which sounds like a dream for veterans of the series that are looking for a unique challenge.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate will be released exclusively for Switch, and a demo will be playable in E3 2018. Make sure to visit the official site for more information and make sure to follow the devs on Twitter.