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France - Top 5 best-selling titles for Sept. 3rd to 9th, 2018

While Soccer reigns supreme in France this week, we still see a very strong showing for the Switch. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate managed to debut in second place overall. Looks like the Monster Hunter franchise really is becoming a powerhouse outside of Japan!

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PS4)
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (NSW)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NSW)
F1 2018 (PS4)
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (PS4)

Monster Hunter food truck handing out free food at PAX West

Want some free Monster Hunter-themed food? If you're at PAX West, you can make that happen! A Monster Hunter food truck is hanging out around the convention center, and you can get one free food item per person. Here's the schedule for where and when you can find the truck both days.

12pm – 2pm: 6th and Pike St
3pm – 5pm: 866 Pike St (500 ft from convention center)
6pm – 8pm: Union & 2nd – Benaroya Hall (PAX West Concert at 8:30pm)

As for the menu, here's what you can grab.

September 1, Saturday / September 2, Sunday

12pm – 2pm: Larinoth Salami Pinwheels / Anmo Meatball Skewers
3pm – 5pm: Cathar Tomato Carprese Sandwiches / Exquisite Rice Pudding
6pm – 8pm: Magma Pork Sliders / Lemonade

Beverage: Lemonade / Lemonade

IGN Video - Is Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate or World a Better Entry Point?

Whether you've never played a Monster Hunter, or are coming from World, is Generations Ultimate for the Switch right for you?

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate - character creator footage

This critically acclaimed action RPG series makes its debut on Nintendo Switch. Take on epic hunts on the go or from the comfort of your own home! Choose from 14 different weapon types, mix and match them with unique Hunting Styles and Hunter Arts, or even play as an adorable but ferocious Felyne in Prowler Mode! Featuring the largest cast of monsters for any game in the series, from returning fan favourites to mysterious never-before-seen monsters!

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Launch Event at Nintendo NY - event footage

Looks like Nintendo put on a pretty big event for Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate at Nintendo NY. The producer of the game, Shintaro Kojima, was even on-hand for pictures and autographs!

Hunt Colossal Beasts in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate out today for Switch

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, the follow-up to the highly regarded Monster Hunter Generations, is available to purchase today on Nintendo Switch as a physical and digital release. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate marks the series’ debut for Nintendo Switch, and for the first time offers gamers the flexibility to play both local wireless and online multiplayer with up to three other hunters whether playing at home on the big screen or on the go in handheld or table top mode.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate tasks players with becoming a brave hunter who must go on a perilous journey to defend each of the game’s four villages from a major threat known as the Fated Four, plus an even more dangerous all-new Elder Dragon. The title features a blend of classic gameplay and unique new twists, brand new explorable areas and monsters, plus returning fan-favorites like the lightning fast Zinogre and the stealthy long-tailed Nargacuga while also boasting the series’ largest roster of unique monsters.

This release also introduces a new quest level called “G” rank that features even more formidable versions of familiar foes, truly testing experienced hunters’ battle tactics now with different moves and abilities never before seen in the wild!

For newcomers to the series, the gameplay features tons of powerful super moves called Hunter Arts that can be executed with a quick tap on the touch screen. Players can experiment and choose from six different Hunting Styles including two new ones called Valor Style, which rewards players with new moves for landing successive attacks, and Alchemy Style, a support style that grants the ability to create useful items on the fly during combat. Hunters are encouraged to explore and customize the experience between quests to find the most personalized playstyle.

Owners of the original Monster Hunter Generations on Nintendo 3DS can transfer save data from the previous title to continue their journey in Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.

Stay tuned to official Capcom channels for release date details on free DLC including special collaborations such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and post-launch additional content for Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate lacks inside cover art in North America

Earlier today we shared artwork for the inside cover of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate in Europe. The inside cover was actually quite gorgeous! Too bad we don't get the same treatment here in the states. Turns out we don't have an inside cover at all, with Capcom choosing just a blank white background.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate - EU version unboxing gallery

Monster Hunter Generations - covers

If you wanted a peek inside the EU physical release for Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, we've got exactly what you're looking for. There's some pretty fancy inside cover art in there!

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate to include Traditional Chinese/Simplified Chinese support in Hong Kong and Taiwan

This is actually some pretty big news. Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, launching in Hong Kong and Taiwan on August 28th, will receive Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese support. This will be added to the game roughly 3 months after its release date. This makes for the first Monster Hunter game to receive Chinese language support on a Nintendo platform.