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The Switch’s initial year of games is getting another heavyweight titan added to the roster. Yes, Monster Hunter Double Cross will be out this year — in Japan at least.

The game will be released in Japan on Friday, August 25th, 2017. This is just a little over five months since the game came out for the 3DS. So far, the game will be “1080p compatible,” though there’s no confirmation if that’s docked or undocked only. On top of that, players can transfer their save files back and forth from the 3DS and Switch versions of the game. Monster Hunter Cross (known as Monster Hunter Generations in North America) can have save files transferred over, but it’s permanent.


As for multiplayer, local and online, up to four systems can connect with one another. It can be any combination of Nintendo Switch and N3DS units.

Not only that, the series is the second to come up with a limited edition Switch bundle. This time, the Switch dock is decorated with the game’s title and imagery from the series. The Joy-cons are just the standard gray. The bundle will go on sale the same day of the game’s launch and will be priced at 36,280 yen.

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)