Nintendo announces Monster Hunter XX for Switch
Nintendo Switch is getting its very own Monster Hunter game.
The bad news is that Monster Hunter XX has currently only been confirmed for Japan, although this is likely to change in the future.
Monster Hunter XX will be unveiled in full during the Monster Hunter Championship 2017 this weekend.
This will include new gameplay footage and a Japanese release date.
Monster Hunter XX is an expanded version of Monster Hunter Generations. It made its 3DS debut in March, but only in Japan.
It features a new hub, additional monsters, two new hunter styles and a new difficulty setting.
It's the second big Nintendo Switch games announcement of the week, although the Mario Rabbids crossover project was more of a leak than an official reveal.
You can check out the ten most anticipated Nintendo Switch games in the gallery below. Does Monster Hunter XX make the cut?
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The latest reports suggest that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a new role-playing game that will be unveiled at the E3 gaming expo.
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It will be made using the company's Snowdrop engine, which was also used for Tom Clancy’s The Division.
A leaked image shows the Rabbids dressed up as Princess Peach and Luigi, while Mario is sporting an arm cannon.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom is said to have an August/September release date for Nintendo Switch, and will be unveiled during Ubisoft's E3 press conference.
Even though the image hasn't been well received by fans, it doesn't look like it will affect Nintendo Switch sales.
In fact, the success of the Switch has seen Nintendo share prices soar by 102% year-on-year, which has helped the company reach its highest closing level since 2010.
It's a situation that's likely to improve for Nintendo, as the company gets ready to launch its Nintendo Switch Online Service.
Similar to Xbox Live and PSN, the subscription service will net the company even more revenue, as users pay an annual fee to access online multiplayer and other bonuses.
Even though it might make it hard to get stock, more sales will lead to increased backing from publishers, which means we might see more third-party blockbusters appear on the console.