In Japan, The Nintendo Switch Covers Itself In Monster Hunter

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To mark the release of Monster Hunter Rise this March, Nintendo is releasing a special emblazoned Switch in Japan.

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Update January 27 - 7:08 AM: Nintendo UK has also announced this bundle.

The hardware is tastefully covered in Monster Hunter motifs. Priced at 38,400 yen ($370), it also comes with Monster Hunter Rise preinstalled and a code for downloadable content.

Illustration for article titled In Japan, The Nintendo Switch Covers Itself In Monster Hunter
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Illustration for article titled In Japan, The Nintendo Switch Covers Itself In Monster Hunter
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Illustration for article titled In Japan, The Nintendo Switch Covers Itself In Monster Hunter
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The Nintendo Switch Monster Hunter Rise Special Edition will be released in Japan on March 26. That same day, a Monster Hunter Rise Pro Controller also hits shops, priced at 7,480 yen ($72).

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As of writing, neither has been announced for North America.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

DISCUSSION

bakamoichigei
Bakamoichigei

There’s a joke to be made about the console killing Monster Hunter and crafting gear from the carcass, but at 5am I’m not funny enough to make it. 😏