But the wait continues in the West…
Unless you’ve been partying it up in the Mushroom Kingdom, you’ve already heard about Capcom having no plans to release Monster Hunter XX outside of Japan. This sparked an intense outcry from both Monster Hunter and Nintendo fans since they expected the game to make it overseas.
That same outcry grew even louder when Monster Hunter: World was officially revealed to be available for both PS4 and Xbox One but not the Nintendo Switch.
Although this is not a consolation prize of any sorts, Capcom will be releasing a demo for Monster Hunter XX on August 10th, even though it will only be available in their Japanese store. For those of us who live outside of Japan, you can still get the demo by changing your Region on your MyNintendo profile as well as your Nintendo Switch system, this way you can gain access to Japan’s eShop and subsequently the demo for Monster Hunter XX.
Included with the demo:
- No Online supported
- Local Multiplayer available
- Demo will require at least 1.8 GB of space
- Demo will feature three quests
You can also download the demo for other games like Dragon Quest Heroes I & II which is also not available outside of Japan.
Again, this is not a consolation price for any of us, but at least we can get a taste of Monster Hunter XX until Capcom finally accepts that the West can embrace Monster Hunter almost as well as Japan does.
Perhaps if they see a large number of downloads both in the U.S. and Europe, Capcom could make it a priority to release it in the West.
Source: Gaijinhunter Twitter