It looks like Nintendo Switch fans waiting for a port of Monster Hunter World to the console are in for a bit of bad news.
According to Capcom President and Chief Operating Officer Haruhiro Tsujimoto, it looks like we aren’t going to see a port of the game hit Nintendo’s hybrid console as the process of moving the game over to the platform would be ‘problematic’.
In an interview with Toyo Keizai Online, Tsujimoto-san explains that the game was developed for home consoles and PC, noting that there are limits to what portable consoles can display.
The developers at Capcom wanted to create a game that went back to the drawing board with state-of-the-art tech, in efforts to move Monster Hunter forward as a series.
When Toyo Keizai Online asked if the game may come to Nintendo Switch, Tsujimoto-san noted that there is a demand for the title, but upon considering “various conditions,” it would be difficult to port Monster Hunter World to Nintendo Switch.
If you’re keen to get some Monster Hunting action on the handheld, you can pick up Monster Hunter XX as an import – but there is currently no Western-released Monster Hunter game on the Switch. Whether that changes in the future remains to be seen.
In our review, we noted Monster Hunter has always been a fun series for gamers keen on big boss battles.
And this new version is the best yet, with a fully-fledged mammoth sized open world to explore and a huge array of dinosaur type beasts to fight.
This game is all about fun, with expert gamers able to tweak their weapons, skills and attributes in minute detail while more novice performers able to button bash til their heart’s content.
No matter what level you are you’re going to have a blast exploring the New World our character arrives in and tracking the numerous giant sized beasties each hunt offers up.
Capcom have honed their fighting style here and it won’t be long into the game before you’re using oversized mallets, swords or good ol fashioned guns to batter mean looking creatures into a bloody mess.
Online fans can even team up with three pals to take on the worst monsters in a group slaying.
There’s nothing quite like a bunch of pals, working together to swing their way onto a beast’s back, hacking away at its legs and eventually taking the thing down in one massive thump.
There is loads of island to explore here, and my God does it look amazing. Think the beautiful vistas of an untamed Jurassic Park mixed with the open world feel of a game like Just Cause 3 and you get the picture.
You’ll have to pump tens of hours into this game to build up your character and truly explore the land properly.
But it never stops being addictive and fun.
This is already a contender for game of the year, and it’s not the end of January yet.