Monster Hunter XX May Not See a United States Release for the Nintendo Switch

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Monster Hunter XX was first released for the Nintendo 3DS earlier this year and the Switch version came out not long after. Of course, fans of the franchise were stoked to see it finally come out for a platform other than handheld devices, but it may be very bittersweet news for those in the West. According to an interview that was conducted during E3 by GameSpot, representatives from Capcom stated that there are currently no plans of localizing the game for a US release. Though, there may be a silver lining in the midst of this news. Quickly after the news spread, Monster Hunter’s official Twitter page responded to clarify any misconception.

While Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate made record sales in the US for the 3DS, gamers still craved a console release because of the potential it could see with big-screen action. Even though news of Monster Hunter: World has loyal fans on the edge of their sweet for even more indulgent news, especially after the trailer that was released, it is still a ways away from coming to the West. So, to hear news that a previous game may not even come to the United States? Expect a huge groan of disappointment from players.

Since the phrasing from Twitter was written in such a way to be safe from controversy, it can be interpreted as a positive, but not necessarily hopeful. Obviously the publicity from a bold statement such as “no US localization planned for the Nintendo Switch” may influence how the company takes it from there. There’s obviously a demand and it would mean losing out on revenue to not appeal to a larger demographic.

Monster Hunter World is anticipated to debut in 2018 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. What do you think of Capcom/Monster Hunter’s vague statement? Do you have hope that Monster Hunter XX will make it outside of Japan? Or is there more anticipation for World now that it has been officially announced? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below or start your own conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers official Facebook and Twitter page! For more awesome news, check out the articles below:

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