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Capcom Announces Monster Hunter XX for Switch, Spiking Nintendo Share Price

| 26 May 2017 15:25

Monster Hunter XX is coming to Nintendo Switch - at least in Japan - and it's driving Nintendo shares to their highest level since 2008.

Capcom announced today that it would be bringing Monster Hunter XX to the Nintendo Switch. While the announcement, like the game, was only in Japan, there is some hope that the port may make its way to the West at some point. After all, its predecessor, Monster Hunter Generations made its way into localization last year. Here's the Japanese trailer for the 3DS version of the game:

Nintendo stocks have jumped upward since the announcement, closing up over 5 percent from yesterday. CNBC notes that this marks the highest the company's shares have been since October of 2008, and that the jump added $2.2 billion to its market capitalization. Investors obviously expect the game to be a system seller for Nintendo.

Even if Monster Hunter XX doesn't make it to the West, the Switch is region-free, meaning that importing a copy from Japan would be a simple affair, assuming you can overcome the language barrier.

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