Nintendo and Capcom have confirmed a Western release date for Monster Hunter Generations, which is due for a worldwide release on July 15 of this year.

This latest installment in the Monster Hunter series was released as Monster Hunter X in Japan last November. The Western release also coincides with a newly branded New 3DS XL. Beware though – the hardware does not include the game, so you’ll want to pre-order both if you’re looking to ensure a copy is put aside for you on day one.

There will also be demo made available before release, so stay tuned for that in the eShop.

Check out the New 3DS XL and full press release below, and let us know if you’ll be picking up the game, the hardware, or both on July 15.


Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced that Monster Hunter Generations will launch in North America on July 15 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Fans eager for this latest installment of the popular action RPG series will have a special opportunity to immerse themselves in the adventure with the New Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter Generations Edition, also launching on the same day.

The New Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter Generations Edition comes in a beautiful blue hue and features artwork of the game’s Fated Four, an elite group of powerful new monsters. Players can get straight into the action with enhanced graphics, fluid camera control options with the C-stick functionality, and mappable ZL and ZR buttons for Hunter Arts offered on New Nintendo 3DS systems. The game will need to be purchased separately from the new hardware.

Monster Hunter Generations allows players to take on tons of colossal creatures in more than 20 different hunting locations, either solo or via local and online co-op play with up to three other hunters. By collecting items from their hunts and adventures, players can craft more powerful weapons and armor, opening up paths to even more dangerous quests. With the debut of new gameplay mechanics that include four different Hunting Styles and powerful abilities known as Hunter Arts to equip, Monster Hunter Generations is the most customizable Monster Hunter experience yet!

Players will be able to try out Monster Hunter Generations for themselves before its July 15 launch, when a playable demo will be released on Nintendo eShop this summer. More details to come at a later date.