Monster Hunter Generations Launches July 15 With New 3DS XL

The year of the Japanese RPGs on 3DS keeps on trucking! Monster Hunter Generations has a firm release date of July 15, 2016 in the United States. This game was the best selling title last year in Japan across all platforms. There’s no way it will be able to achieve that feat over here, but the growing popularity of the series should garner it some decent sales.

3DS XL - Monster Hunter

Also releasing the same day is a limited edition New 3DS XL which comes in a beautiful blue hue and features artwork of the game’s Fated Four, an elite group of powerful new monsters. The game takes full advantage of the New 3DS XL’s C-Stick for fluid camera control and the ZL and ZR buttons for Hunter arts. The game is sold separately from the handheld.


A playable demo of Monster Hunter Generations will be made available via the 3DS eShop. The date for the demo hasn’t been announced yet, but it will arrive before the game does on July 15.


Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced that Monster Hunter Generations™will launch in North America on July 15 for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems. Fans eager for this latest installment of the popular action RPG series will have a special opportunity to immerse themselves in the adventure with the New Nintendo 3DS XLMonster Hunter Generations Edition, also launching on the same day.

The New Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter Generations Edition comes in a beautiful blue hue and features artwork of the game’s Fated Four, an elite group of powerful new monsters. Players can get straight into the action with enhanced graphics, fluid camera control options with the C-stick functionality, and mappable ZL and ZR buttons for Hunter Arts offered on New Nintendo 3DS systems. The game will need to be purchased separately from the new hardware.

Monster Hunter Generations allows players to take on tons of colossal creatures in more than 20 different hunting locations, either solo or via local and online co-op play with up to three other hunters. By collecting items from their hunts and adventures, players can craft more powerful weapons and armor, opening up paths to even more dangerous quests. With the debut of new gameplay mechanics that include four different Hunting Styles and powerful abilities known as Hunter Arts to equip, Monster Hunter Generations is the most customizable Monster Hunter experience yet!

Players will be able to try out Monster Hunter Generations for themselves before its July 15 launch, when a playable demo will be released on Nintendo eShop this summer. More details to come at a later date.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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