Monster Hunter X Localized as Monster Hunter Generations
It was recently announced in the March 3, 2016 Nintendo Direct that Monster Hunter X, the latest installment in the Monster Hunter franchise, will be released in North America. It will be localized under the title Monster Hunter Generations.
Monster Hunter Generations once again has players taking on the role of hunters, people that make a living by hunting the many dangerous monsters that populate the world. However, four particularly dangerous monsters, known as the Fated Four, have recently surfaced: a great mammoth-like beast, an electrifying wyvern, a leviathan that makes use of bubbles as weapons, and a dinosaur-like beast with a sword-like tail.
Monster Hunter Generations will introduce a "style system" which allows players to choose from four distinct combat Styles, giving them new ways to play around with the fourteen different weapon types in the game. Players can also make use of "Hunter Arts," powerful attacks that not only devastate monsters, but also look very flashy.
In addition to the Fated Four, a new brand of monsters has arrived to challenge players. These monsters are known as Deviant Monsters, and they are more powerful than regular monsters. Some Deviant Monsters include the Deadqueen Rathian and the Grimclaw Tigrex. Tickets to access Deviant Monster quests can be obtained through StreetPass.
Players can also now play as Felynes in Prowler Mode. Prowler Mode offers unique gameplay mechanics and special quests made for Felyne characters. Players will also be able to play as felynes during online hunts.
Players who have save data from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on their Nintendo 3DS will unlock bonus content for Monster Hunter Generations.
Monster Hunter Generations will be released for the Nintendo 3DS in Summer 2016.