In case you've been living under a rock and missed the huge news, Capcom revealed that the Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) is officially coming to the Nintendo Switch. Check out the initial reveal trailer above.
The announcement made headlines the world over and Monster Hunter fans lost their minds. This isn't even a brand new game, it's an enhanced version of the 3DS game, but it's still portable HD Monster Hunter, and that's what we've been waiting years for.
This fancy Nintendo Switch comes with Monster Hunter's familiar tribal markings on the dock. The special designs are limited to the dock itself; te actual Switch doesn't have any special markings or artwork on the console. Still, Monster Hunter fans are among the most passionate collectors and consumers in our industry, and the thirst for this specially-themed Nintendo Switch was real indeed.
In fact (and this won't come as a surprise to any of you), the Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch sold out in a matter of minutes on Capcom's official store site. If you head there now, you'll notice that you can no longer place an order for this thing. We can only imagine how much these will go for online from scalpers.
That's not all, though. In addition to the limited-edition Switch, Capcom and Nintendo also revealed the Monster Hunter XX limited edition, which comes with a production booklet, keychain, poster, carrying case, and soundtrack CD in addition to the game itself. It's a pretty handsom collection, and we're betting that it won't last very long either.
At this point we still haven't received official confirmation that Monster Hunter XX for the Nintendo Switch is coming to North America. We haven't even received the 3DS version of the game yet, which has been out in Japan since March. We're confident that the game is coming West, though, and we have a very good feeling that we'll hear more about it next month at E3.
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