Monster Hunter XX Switch Version

Monster Hunter XX Switch will have cross save and play with 3DS

Capcom just recently revealed Monster Hunter XX Switch Version, and today they filled Japanese fans in on what to expect: Save files can be transferred between the 3DS and Switch versions of the game, and cross play is available as well. This means Switch players can join in on multiplayer hunts with the sizable 3DS audience.

These features aren’t quite as important to Western fans, as Monster Hunter XX is currently a Japanese exclusive. When the game does come West, the Switch version will likely be released at the same time as the 3DS version, if the 3DS version even comes West now, meaning very few will have need for such features.

Also, Monster Hunter XX Switch Version is obviously a beefed up port of the 3DS game, not a remaster/remake as you’d see with say Twilight Princess HD. It’s the same practice we saw with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U, which is why the trailer’s graphics aren’t going to impress anybody:

Monster Hunter XX Switch Version releases in Japan on August 25. As I predicted before, there was no announcement in regards to a Western release, which is likely being saved for E3. That said, the Switch is now region free, so players have the option to purchase the Japanese version from the eShop, if the Western release lags too far behind.

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