Today’s Nintendo Direct was dedicated to Capcom’s Monster Hunter. The short and sweet livestream revealed the upcoming sequel in the Monster Hunter franchise, Monster Hunter XX. The recorded stream above starts at the 34-minute mark.
Here’s what we’ve learned about the new game so far:
- Two new monsters:
- Two new attack styles:
- New hunt locations
- This new hub based on a cluster of three airships
- Return of G-Rank quests
- Returning monsters like Barroth and Barioth
- Two new play styles for Nyantas/Prowlers: Bushido and Aerial styles
Game saves from the previous Monster Hunter X can be imported to Monster Hunter XX. Players with saved Monster Hunter Stories will also receive in-game bonuses in XX.
The game will be released in Japan by March 18, 2017. There’s no word on its English version yet, but considering Monster Hunter’s track record, we might have to wait at least a year for its international version.