Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is now available on Switch as both physical and digital releases. It’s not quite the excellent Monster Hunter World which launched earlier this year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Instead it’s a follow-up to the Nintendo 3DS’ Monster Hunter Generations, which released in 2015.

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Like other games in the Capcom action series, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is all about fighting giant monsters. Players will assume the role of a monster hunter and defend four villages, each threatened by a powerful monstrosity. The game includes everything from the original 2015 release as well as new areas and monsters. It also features a higher G rank level for quests, which features even more powerful versions of monsters with never-before-seen abilities.

All 14 different weapon types are available, and each can be mixed and matched with Hunting Styles and Hunting Arts. Ultimate adds two new Hunting Styles. Valor Style rewards players for landing successive attacks. Alchemy Style lets hunters craft items and potions right in the heat of a battle.

The new Switch version supports both local wireless and online multiplayer with up to three other hunters at home or in handheld mode. One nice perk for 3DS owners: you can transfer your save data from Monster Hunter Generations directly into Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate and pick up where you left off.

Capcom promises free DLC in the future, including a special The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild tie-in. Capcom has been supporting Monster Hunter World throughout the year with weekly quests and free updates.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is rated T for Teen.

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