Looks Like Monster Hunter XX for the Switch Won't Be Coming West

  • Looks Like Monster Hunter XX for the Switch Won't Be Coming West

Looks Like Monster Hunter XX for the Switch Won't Be Coming West

Monster Hunter World theorized due to the title that the game might be a spin-off of the series, but this isn't the case. Since 2009 Nintendo has had a stranglehold on Monster Hunter, and the success of the 3DS can be partly apportioned to its ties with a series that's nothing short of a phenomenon in Japan. Although the pragmatist in me wants to sit on a high horse and say "this is the issue with speculation", the reason why so many people were shocked by this announcement is because every main Monster Hunter title has come to North America since 2008's Freedom Unite. While it's not an open world game, all the maps are "massive and wide open, without any loading screens".

That said, a PS4/Xbox One/PC release for Monster Hunter might give the series the much needed graphical boost that a game about bringing down giant beasts has always deserved.

Monster Hunter World is directed by Kaname Fujioka and Yuya Tokuda, who both previously worked on Monster Hunter 4 and its follow-up Ultimate, and is for all intents and purposes the next mainline entry in the series.

Monster Hunter World will see a release in early 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and, later, PC.

Living and breathing ecosystem: Utilize the surrounding environment and wildlife to your advantage.

Online drop-in multiplayer: When the battle is too daunting to take on single-handedly, hail up to three other hunters to assist during quests by sending up a SOS flare to a worldwide server full of potential teammates.

E3 has turned out to be a big week for news relating to the Monster Hunter franchise. The thing is, Monster Hunter World makes some serious changes to the traditional Mosnter Hunter formula.