Nintendo has announced that Monster Hunter XX (pronounced “double-cross) will be heading to the Switch. It’s not entirely surprising, since there have been Monster Hunter titles for the Wii and WiiU before, but it does mean a lot more competition for the 3DS.
Monster Hunter XX is the mid-generation expansion for Monster Hunter X; which was known as Monster Hunter Generations in the west. This move to the Nintendo Switch creates a rather interesting situation, seeing that games on the convertible console are not region-locked.
More details are set to be announced at the Monster Hunter Championship this weekend, although chances are that this is just another port to the Switch. Nintendo has largely stuck with bringing older titles to its new console, with few new games appearing for now.
— MHXX Official (@MHXX_CAPCOM) May 26, 2017
Despite this news, there has been no hint of the English version of Monster Hunter XX. Translation and localisation usually ends up with the western world seeing the games roughly a year after the Japanese release. Then again, the Switch might make it so everyone can simply buy the Japanese version without worrying about being locked out of their game.