Nintendo Switch stock is boosted by the announcement
The Nintendo Switch has been given another boost this week, as the latest blockbuster game announcement gives share prices a lift.
According to a recent report, 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.
This has further increased by the announcement of Monster Hunter XX, which boosted Nintendo share prices by another 5.48% to 33,510 yen.
As Forbes points out, this is the highest Nintendo’s stock has been since October 2008.
It also means that the Nintendo Switch is on course to replicate and perhaps even better the success of the Wii.
During this weekend's Monster Hunter Championship, it was revealed that Monster Hunter XX would have an August 25 release date on Nintendo's new console.
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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And it's good news for Nintendo 3DS owners, as Capcom confirmed that Monster Hunter XX would support cross-platform multiplayer between 3DS and Switch.
Nintendo 3DS owners will also be able to transfer saves back and forth between the handheld version and Nintendo Switch edition.
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Owners of Monster Hunter Generations on 3DS can transfer saves to Switch, although it doesn't work the other way.
Nintendo Switch owners can also look forward to 1080p resolution, four-person local multiplayer and online play.
Unfortunately, Monster Hunter XX has currently only been confirmed for Japan, although this is likely to change in the future.
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.
The popular monster hunting game is likely to give Nintendo Switch sales another boost in Japan when it launches later this year.