Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Getting Weapons and Armor from Zelda: Breath of the Wild in August

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Getting Weapons and Armor from Zelda: Breath of the Wild in August

Link's going monster hunting.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is coming to the Nintendo Switch worldwide on August 28 and to mark the release on the Nintendo console, Capcom is partnering with Nintendo on a Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild collaboration for Generations Ultimate.

To be clear, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate's collaboration with Breath of the Wild content was already released in Japan, but that was a year ago when Generations Ultimate was still a Japan-only title. Nintendo and Capcom have announced that this same collaboration will be coming west when Generations Ultimate launches on the Switch.

Capcom works with other game companies for crossover collaborations in Monster Hunter like when they worked with Sony on an Aloy armor set from Horizon Zero Dawn for Monster Hunter World. Likewise, players will presumably be able to create a Link armor and weapon set, recreating his blue tunic and arsenal from Breath of the Wild. You can see the trailer below.

Palicos are also included in these crossover collaborations and here you can dress your feline companions up as a Korok from Legend of Zelda: Windwaker, the small leafy musicians from the GameCube Zelda game.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is an updated version of Monster Hunter Generations (Titled Monster Hunter X, or "Cross," in Japan) on the Nintendo 3DS. The Switch update, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, was released in Japan in 2017 under the name Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross).

While there were originally no plans to bring Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate to the west, those plans later changed and the Generations Ultimate update will indeed be getting a worldwide release. Players will even be able to transfer their character save data from the 3DS Generations game. In addition, Generations Ultimate features new content with more maps, hunts, and armor along with cross-platform multiplayer.

You can read our review of the original Monster Hunter Generations on the Nintendo 3DS for a peak at what to expect in the expanded version. This also means that there will be a Monster Hunter game on the Switch in the west at long last. While it's unfortunate that Monster Hunter: World won't be coming over to the hybrid console you can still check out our Monster Hunter: World guide for complete walkthroughs and tips.

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