Monster Hunter XX Switch Coming In August, 3DS Save Transfers and Cross-Play Confirmed

Japanese Switch owners get Monster Hunter XX on Switch real soon.

News by Mike Williams, .

Today at the Monster Hunter Championship 2017, Capcom gave more details about the upcoming release of Monster Hunter XX for Nintendo Switch. The game will launch in Japan on August 25, 2017, according to a translation by Gematsu.

Monster Hunter XX will cost 5,800 yen at retail and 5,546 yen as a download, prices that lineup with the launch price of Monster Hunter X and Monster Hunter XX in Japan. Monster Hunter X came to the United States as Monster Hunter Generations for $39.99, so a potential North American release will likely hit that same price point.

One important tidbit of news is that Capcom confirmed that Monster Hunter XX will have save transfers and online-only cross-play with the recently-released 3DS version of the game. This means parties can rock local multiplayer with up to four members on Switch, or any combination of both systems online. Veteran Japanese players don't have to worry about losing their progress, though the transfer only moves towards the Switch and not vice-versa.

There's also a special Monster Hunter XX Switch bundle, which contains a special MonHun-themed Switch dock. That will retail to 36,280 yen in Japan.

It's likely we'll hear more about a Monster Hunter XX localization for North America and Europe at E3 2017 next month. I wonder if they 3DS and Switch version will see a simultaneous release in the West, given the fact that MonHun XX has yet to release on our shores?

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  • Avatar for link6616 #1 link6616 A year ago
    I'm concerned given save transfers and cross play online that we will be region bound again.
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  • Avatar for riderkicker #2 riderkicker A year ago
    Save transfers shouldn't be too hard anyway, since the Switch and 3DS are separate devices with wireless capability.
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  • Avatar for Wellman2nd #3 Wellman2nd A year ago
    Seems very likely to get a US release now, but the question is when. So far every release has been distributed by Nintendo, after ARMS in June and Splatoon in July, I figure Nintendo won't be likely to put muscle they usually do behind a Monster Hunter release, as they gear up for Mario in the Fall.

    Maybe next Spring or hopefully I will be wrong and it is released before the end of the year here. We will see.Edited May 2017 by Wellman2nd
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  • Avatar for chaoticBeat #4 chaoticBeat A year ago
    I really want to appreciate this game but I have bounced off of this series so many times in the past. Either I'm missing some type of beginners knowledge or it's just not for me :/
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  • Avatar for himuradrew #5 himuradrew A year ago
    I'm hoping a release date gets announced at E3. :)
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  • Avatar for TernBird #6 TernBird A year ago
    @chaoticBeat Monster Hunter is definitely a game with a high barrier of entry, and you definitely have to have a high tolerance for grinding. If you've tried that many times and still can't jump in, MH is probably not for you--but that's okay! You're not "lesser" for it. (I mean, I can't get into Mortal Kombat no matter how hard I try.)

    You could try the God Eater series, though--it's less grindy and much more fast-paced.

    As for the save transfers, I'm all for 'em! :D Considering the hundreds of hours that can go into one Monster Hunter save file and the various versions of the game that can be released, this thing is a god-send to people who've slaved away at trying to get Rath Plates.
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  • Avatar for link6616 #7 link6616 A year ago
    @chaoticBeat mh is hard to get into. Almost every monhun story I know goes

    I tried monster hunter a few times but never got into it. Then an experienced friend dragged me into it. They helped me fall in love with it.

    Monster hunter surprisingly is an inherently social experience. Which makes it extremely hard to get into in a culture where online play is more important than local play.
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  • Avatar for The-Challenger #8 The-Challenger A year ago
    @link6616 That is so true. But I still intend to play this by myself. If I ever get the hang of it, then I might try the online multiplayer aspect.
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  • Avatar for KaiserWarrior #9 KaiserWarrior A year ago
    @chaoticBeat Monster Hunter is a very hard series to get into, especially if you're doing it on your own. There's a lot of deeply-entrenched series nuances that, although Capcom has gotten much better at tutorializing over the years, is still very much a "made for people who like Monster Hunter" kind of deal.

    If you have any friends that are into it, try going into it with them. It helps a lot to have a real-time guide on things. There are a lot of particulars -- where to find materials you're looking for, how gathering works, quirks of fighting the various monsters -- that are second-nature to series veterans but can be very obtuse to newbies.

    The biggest thing, though, is to understand the basic premise of the game. Monster Hunter, fundamentally, is a game about Positioning and Timing. A lot of people complain, for instance, about the time it takes to use a potion. How "that stupid flex" gets them hit every time. Thing is, Monster Hunter is a game about Timing. Drinking a potion has a cost, and that cost is Time. It takes X amount of time to consume, and outside of a special armor skill, there's nothing you can do about that. So you have to find a block of Time where you can afford to spend it drinking a potion. The timing will not change, so it's up to you to observe the monster's behavior and find a spot where you've got the Time you need.
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  • Avatar for link6616 #10 link6616 A year ago
    @The-Challenger You need to swap that thinking around.

    You need to get used to the multiplayer to get into the single player game, it won't happen the other way around, as counter intuitive as that might.
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  • Avatar for The-Challenger #11 The-Challenger A year ago
    @link6616 I will take your advice and start with the multiplayer portion of the game.
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  • Avatar for thesirkibble2 #12 thesirkibble2 A year ago
    If it launches in the US, I hope it's soon. As for now, it's hard to get excited about this.
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  • Avatar for link6616 #13 link6616 A year ago
    @The-Challenger and by multiplayer I mean, "someone you know and set up a skype call with or are there in real life with" not "random people"
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  • Avatar for mylaluu #14 mylaluu A year ago
    Even my game save is through this card, it can be transferred to Switch?
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