Well, the wait is over, we have a release date for Monster Hunter Generations - it'll be gracing our 3DS systems on 15th July. In addition Europe and North America will also have their own special edition New Nintendo 3DS XL models alongside the main game.
In Europe the special edition hardware will be red and have the game pre-installed, as seen below.
In North America the New 3DS XL has the same design but will be blue.
It's pleasing that this release finally has a formal date, and a demo is also promised this Summer (presumably before the full game is released). With 20 locations and a whole lot of hunting to be done there's plenty for fans to look forward to.
This writer's certainly hyped about this one - let us know whether you're planning to pick it up, and whether you'll try to get hold of the limited edition systems. Below is a shiny new trailer, too.
That's actually sooner that I thought. Day one buy for sure (the game that is).
great so if I want red NA I gotta buy both and shell swap?
why not just give us BOTH colors and offer a black one too.
EDIT: on 2nd thought it kinda makes sense now. NA has no blue 3DS EU has no red 3DS... so yeah...
You can definitely see why E3 is only Zelda, all the noteworthy announcements are happening earlier. By this rate we'll be seeing a Color Splash release date announcement in a week or so.
As for the game itself, I'll try the demo to see if it changes my mind on Monster Hunter in general.
I still haven't started 4 yet! I made sure to download all the DLC, but I haven't actually started playing yet
This is going to be epic.
I'm making my way through 4 Ultimate now and can't wait for this game. I'm tempted to pick up the 3DS too. I've been watching japanese let's plays of this game and it looks amazing.
But how long after they give the Paper Mario release date (probably "holiday 2016, not even a date) until they announce the delay until "spring 2017"? I'm still waiting to read NX is launching in June.
So which XL you getting @JaxonH ?
Pre-order time... for the game, anyway. I'm not rich enough to buy special edition portables on a whim, sadly.
@rjejr I'm thinking Color Splash will release in August/September. Nintendo will probably use Selects for the holiday to act as reminders like "You may have forgotten about LCU/W101's existence, go pick these great games up now!".
Those consoles look pretty. The blue one is my favourite, but since I prefer my silver MH4U console, I'm not too worried about the blue one not being in Europe.
Nice! July is usually a pretty horrid month for new game releases, some summer Monster Hunting sounds great! I still need to dig further into 4U, definitely like it more than 3U (just didn't click with me), but 4U is excellent. Also glad to see more Monster Hunter LE New 3DS XL's coming stateside, a nice little treat for us western Hunters!!!
@Grumblevolcano "Color Splash will release in August/September."
For real? We've only seen about 3 seconds of it. I know they can turn around 3DS games in a month or 2 - Kirby Robobot for example - but a Wii U game like that? Yoshi Wolly World took 3 years from announcement to release and it's a 2D platformer.
I do think more Selects are coming, US and EU had 1 same title out of 12, so all they need to do is swap them for parity, but that seems more like a summer move to me than holiday. Everything is already on sale for the holidays, 50% off or more, so dropping the prices on a few games isn't really going to make them stand out from the sale priced games.
So I'm going backwards from you, Selects in August, Paper Mario in Nov. Though Selects at E3 would help fill out the NX void a little. There just simply can't be enough Zelda U for 3 days. Paper Mario will be there, and get dated, just not playable.
And someday, just maybe, I'll finally play LCU.
Not liking the design at all. The background looks brilliant but that white thing ruins the design I feel.
Already have 2 copies preordered for both my son and I. Might get him that special edition since he needs a new one anyways. My old Pokemon XY edition is missing.
@Grumblevolcano thing is, the game doesn't demo good because of how it works. Without the buildup to hunting large monsters, crafting your armor and weapons so you know all your skills and weaknesses, it isn't only a different game, it isn't good. The demos honestly are made for experienced players, sadly.
I wish it was sooner, like June, so I'd have more of summer break to go through this. Ugh! I mean I should be happy about this date but...
Oh man, I bought MH4U when it came out but I still feel like I've not got far enough into it to start on another one (still playing MH3U on my Wii U too) but the giant magic owl kinda sways it on this one...,
Oh man, that blue N3DS... My wallet hurts just looking at it.
Keeping my fingers crossed for a western release of Monster Hunter Stories (far more excited for that) but I might pick this up if I have spare funds - Julys already busy for me with Star Ocean, 7th Dragon III Code & EU copy of Disney Art Academy.
Looks great anyway, (especially those XLs!)
@Uberchu you can't swap the top plates of the XL, only the bottom. So no point in buyin both.
This is cool, but I don't really like how the blue looks. Red looks better, however I'll hold out until the next handheld gets annouced. I'm super excited for MHG!! I've been holding off on my pre order because I wanted a special edition/collectors but I guess we aren't getting one of those.
Awesome, much sooner than I thought it would be coming out. Definitely gonna see if I can save up enough money so I can get it at launch!
Time to hunt.
Ah it's red!! I want it!! As in Europe, we never got the regular red New 3DS XL. That said, I already have a blue N3DS XL, so this is tough... also no money. ;-; But Monster Hunter is a must have, regardless - I'm happy my 3DS is getting lots of love this year. :3
@rjejr Seeing only "3 seconds" doesn't mean anything. People close to Nintendo have stated that the game is very close to completion. Of course, make of that what you will.
SWEET! Oh my dank memes, I would grab that NN3DS XL but I have the Gamestop Special Edition from last year! If only Nintendo allowed eShop purchases across multiple consoles!
Wow. This is actually a lot earlier than I expected. Hopefully I'll snag it day one. Guess I better get hunting again to quickly fulfill my goals in 4U!
Well there was "something" in 4U which made me less inspired to go through the game a lot in solo, unlike 3U where MH was my lifeblood for quite some time xD 4U was still amazing though.
Gonna stick with my Silver XL. But that does look nice. Going cartridge this time too... My 32GB sd is full.
I still gotta beat 4....and 3, but might pick gen soon.
On another side... this leaves me a very short marge to get decent exemplars for all those weapon relics models I like and the few medals left in MH4U.
@NewAdvent @Grumblevolcano It is apparently the exact same thing as MH4U, just with a few tweaks and some new elements to add to the experience and rejuvenate it.
Time for an upgrade : )
Oooooh that sexy one is so sexy. X3
Monster Hunter Generations and Ace Attorney 6 are two great Capcom additions to the 3DS game library.
Nooooo the red one is for Europe only. I really liked it, but im in México
@Uberchu that's weird, I wouldn't have thought red and blue would be regionalized colors. Go figure.
@rjejr The second wave of Selects is late fall/early holiday season per the Trev/SuperMetalDave leak, which has been completely accurate as far as 3DS and Wii U go, with the one exception of Zelda, which was pushed back.
So it's most likely October for the second wave of Selects.
.....I have a new 3ds already but this is way too cool.
I see this the same as I saw the MH4U model that dropped last year- if the text wasn't there I'd love it but the text completely kills it for me.
So it's only pre-installed in Europe?
The NA 3DS ships stand-alone, while the EU is bundled with the game.
The blue NA version. Always NA version.
This is so hype! I'm off to stalk BestBuy's website
@Yoshi "People close to Nintendo have stated that the game is very close to completion."
Miyamoto said Pikmin 4 is nearly complete, and Ntinedo hasn't even officially acknowledged that one yet. Well they confirmed it, but they haven't shown it yet.
So ok, you are right, Paper Mario could be shown in an ND any day now and released a month or 2 later, Nitneod is nuts like that. It's just hard getting used to the way they do things.
@JaxonH Good luck. Maybe you could get the amiibo hunters on it.
My goodness are those awesome looking New 3DSs (3DSes?)
>Kickin' res design
Well, guess I'll just keep this regular ol' red nN3DS XL, then. Wonder what the Sun & Moon tie-ins will look like...
@IceClimbers Thanks. I can't watch SMD videos, that cheesy porn intro music makes me think he's part of the Illuminati.
Well if Selects are launching for the holidays, guess they really don't have much else left.
@NewAdvent 4U never stuck with me either, although I did make it all the way to G2 quests. I just prefer the natural habitats of 3U.
I would love it if Generations would have underwater battles again but I could be in the minority on that one. To have to fight Lagi and Ludroth again without the underwater hunts is a bit of a letdown but alas I will play the game anyway. I'm really onboard for these Prowler missions and to see MHFU areas in 3D, especially the swamp with the wheat field.
Monster Hunter games never clicked with me, and I really want to like it. I guess I'll try yet another demo and see if it finally sways me. fingers crossed
If this does finally make buy one, it'll be officially the end of summer 2016 with Fates, Kirby, maybe Rio Olympics on Wii U, and now this....my wallet weeps
@Grumblevolcano color splash looks awesome. I wish the would put super paper Mario on the eshop. Then I'd finally hook up sensor bar and buy a wiimote
I already have it pre-ordered so hyped as hell for it to release C:
Why couldn't it have been the regular size? Why does it look so good? Why? Why? WHY!?
I bet this looks better in Real Life!
@Nin10doh gotta make the plunge. The demos are horrible representations of the series. Everyone I know who got into the series (including me) played the demo, hated it, then got the game anyway and loved it. It simply is not the type of game that demos work for unless they made demos that actually let you play through a chunk of the game and transfer your save, like Etrian.
I want the red one, and this is a good excuse to import a PAL system however systems from Europe are always insanely expensive....
@Nin10doh First thing you need to do is picking a weapon easy for beginners and keeping it. The more you use a weapon the more you get used to it.
@Zoda_Fett They aren't too hard to open up, all you need is a small Philips. Open them both up and swap the motherboards and you'll be all set.
I actually really like the red design, I just wish it didn't say Monster Hunter on it. My special edition is for me, not other people, so I know what game it's from when I buy it. No idea why they're pre-installing the game instead of just providing a code. If someone already owns a 3DS they can't upgrade to it without losing MHG, which sucks.
BAM! Suit up, Huntah! Time to finish the last of the online quests in MH4U, then I'm taking a hiatus from MH until MHG comes out.
Wtf, I want the red one too, I don't like Crips. Ninty want you do this to NA?
Get em while they're hot!!!
Monster Hunter Generations New 3DS XL preorder LIVE @GS
@ShadJV I had wondered if the game was just too massive for it to have a proper demo. I guess its for the best to just wait 2 more months and start fresh with everyone else instead of having to play a years worth of "catch up".
@bitleman I've tried it all. Like I said above the demo probably just did a poor job representing the game.
@Mr_Zurkon up until now as far as Im aware every region got black x blue
except NA, they got red and black just in time for Vday!
the colors made sense at the time, but now its time for every region to have access to red and blue.
and while your at it bring white to NA(for full flag colors ), I know play-asia apparently has a NA white 3DS but im not sure where it was released because none of my local retailers have any.
Oh man that blue one is gorgeous! I would totally get it, but at this point I already have 2 3DS XL's.
I want to be excited. But I barely went through 4U so I don't feel that I should bother with Generations until I do. I haven't even hit G Rank yet.
My pleasure. I'm excited too, believe that. I hope we get an SE of the game as well, just like MH4U
Are you going to join us for some hunts once the game releases?
Best time to play is the first month after launch. Well, there will be people online for a long time (there's still lobbies on MH3U) but the hype is real after launch, and it's so easy to pop in the forum and find 3 members to join.
Still waiting for a Black New 3DS Nintendo... XL is too big for me.
@Zoda_Fett I've seen people buy say a clear shell for the DSi XL and physically replacing it before... so yes you can.
I mean whatever the case that the system currently is.
it may be a lot of effort but you could do that.
I love blue. I've been waiting for the blue New XL to come to North America and this looks like it'll have to do!
Wowza those are beauts! I have so much to do in 4u although I am nearly 700 hours into it.. no way I can pass on generations it looks too fun my hunting buddy and I will have a blast this summer with this.
Have we got any more info on whether they'll localize Monster Hunter Stories? That was looking really good!
I think the red version has more pop then the blue version.
Can't wait! Will pre-order the game when its available at some place other than Game Stop, would think about the system if it came with the game in the states. Tomorrow I'm totally putting in for some time off around release ^^
Sho pretty <3
If my white O3DS ever bricks because of a hackery accident, this is what I'm hunting down to replace it.
Reeaally like the red one, too bad. But, I suppose I don't need another New 3DSXL.
@RainbowGazelle You sound just like me. I'm entrenched in Fire Emblem Fates right now and that game is brimming with stuff to do: two unique paths, the Revelations path, constant barrage of DLC every week, and other things like trying to get 100% support for all your units... I think I'm just going to start with Monster Hunter Generations when it drops and if I ever want to go back and experience my copies of MH3U and MH4U, well, I have 'em, lol!
@audiobrainiac I was really feeling that red one (and I don't even get wide-eyed with limited edition releases like that). But seeing as it's a European exclusive... Well, I guess that's that. Thanks, Nintendo. ¬_¬
I really would love to, but first I would have to figure out whether I want to get the NA version and play on my 2DS (MH on a 2DS is suffering imo...) or import the EU version with the special New XL.
I just don't know how much money I'll have available in July, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to get it at release.
Hopefully there will be a 3DS price drop soon...
Maybe I will finally break down and upgrade to a New 3DS XL. I like that blue.
Any word if the game alone will have a nice preorder like 4U did? Also, any speculation on what exactly needs to be done on 4U for the data transfer? Or does it matter? Ughh... Just give me the demo!!! Hehe
@Nin10doh @ShadJV I was just thinking , I wish the demo would let you transfer your progress to the full game. I was introduced to the series with 3U. Typical story, I tried the demo, hated it but was convinced by a friend to buy the game anyway, and I've been hooked ever since. When the demo for 4U came out I was interested in trying the new weapons but other than that playing it felt pointless because none of the materials you gather could ever be used for anything and that's such a huge part of the game.
@tedko It funny that you mentioned that I just happened to stumble upon gathering materials and items from either the environment or the monsters themselves in the demo. Don't get me started on that whole whetstone fiasco.
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