Japanese Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Demo Out Now

Monster Hunter XX will be released on Nintendo Switch in Japan later this month, but a new demo is out today for the game on the Japanese Eshop. Thanks to the Switch’s region-free settings, fans of the series can download it from anywhere in the world. Check out the Japanese trailer below.

With Monster Hunter World gearing up for it’s release, the Switch Monster Hunter XX is looking to capture some of that sweet market share among Nintendo fans. The Switch version supports 1080p resolution, the ability to play in TV and handheld modes, and four-player local and Internet play, including Internet-only cross-play with the 3DS version.

If you want to play the demo of Monster Hunter XX (which is entirely in Japanese), you’ll have to create a new Nintendo Account and select Japan as your region. Once that account is created, you can link it to your Switch to enable access to the Japanese Eshop. It may be the only way to play the game in the foreseeable future; Capcom says it has no plans to bring Monster Hunter XX, in Switch or 3DS form, to other regions at this time.