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RUMOR - Did a Capcom Europe rep just confirm Monster Hunter XX Switch for localization?

I don't know what to make of this interview, which was posted on Oct. 17th, 2017. The blurb below is, word-for-word, the version that source outlet shared. It has some broken English in it, but is still readable. Taken at face value, it seems to indicate that Monster Hunter XX Switch has a shot at localization.

Read the snippet between Hi-News and Capcom Europe's Klaas Walter below to see for yourself.

Hi-News.ru: does the release of Monster Hunter: World on PS4, Xbox One and PC, Capcom has decided to refuse to release exclusive games for Nintendo and go to the multi-platform strategy? Or Nintendo, will receive exclusive game series?

Klaas Walter: I wouldn’t say that other platforms won’t get games from us. For example, the Nintendo console Switch will soon get Monster Hunter XX (enhanced remake of Monster Hunter Generations). So that the release of Monster Hunter World does not mean that the series suddenly became exclusive of any of the consoles.

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The feature starts off with a blurb about the interview itself. According to that intro, the interview was conducted at IgroMir 2017, which ran from Sept. 28th to Oct. 1st. Monster Hunter XX Switch released in Japan back in late August. That would mean, if the verbiage above is correct, Monster Hunter XX Switch will be seeing release outside of Japan. The Switch can't "soon get" Monster Hunter XX Switch if it already released, unless it was coming to new territories.

Confusing, I know...but interesting. I'm leaning more towards a translation error here, but I'd love to be wrong. Thanks to Lmangelesr for the heads up!

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I have serious doubts, but also, I'd probably buy it.

Didn't we have a Nintendo of Europe rep accidentally confirm the same thing in another rumor too? That's two European reps now so far.

I assume the rep was just confused or talking in a confusing way, since even if it was happening they would not be supposed to say that.

Would totally buy a Switch for a localized XX, tho.

I would buy Monster Hunter XX on Switch, I skipped Generations on the 3DS because Monster hunter 4U was enough for me, but on the Switch its a different story.

Why wouldn't MHXX release on Switch? It's only a matter of when Capcom will announce it.

I have a bet riding that it wont be localized so I'm very much hoping that the PR dude was just way misinformed hehe.

Personally dont see a release happening anytime soon, considering all marketing is on World right now and, say what you will, XX localization could confuse that release. Releasing it afterward would just be pointless too. I think the time has passed for XX, but we'll see.

Been playing the japanese version for a while now, well over 100hrs in it so I'm not missing out on anything.

How does a bet like this even work out? Is there a time frame?

Yes. Basically if they dont announce a localization at a certain time this year, I win the bet and take my winnings in the form of a certain game. If they do announce it before that date, I owe them the game. Simple harmless bet, but I still wanna win Smile

Capcom's probably waiting to see how World does before they consider. Seems like that's the game they want to put all effort into making sure it's a success. Announcing a localization port for the hottest selling platform now might interfere with that. 4U was the fastest selling in the series being on a Nintendo platform but yeah, let's make the next big one on the PS4/Xboxone. Go figure.

The game was shown at the Japan Expo in France. Honestly, at this point it's fair to assume that it will come.

The sooner we get a proper Monster Hunter game, the sooner I'd get an NS!
I'll likely get one anyway, come November, but I'm still double crossing (XX) both my fingers for Generations too. 🤞🤞

I'm thinking that was a mistranslation. He probably said it in past tense.

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