After its final showcase at E3 2016 in June, Monster Hunter Generations release date is finally here. The new game for 3DS came out on 15 July and is likely to fly off the shelves as it has been one of the most anticipated games of the year. We're huge fans of Monster Hunter, so we're excited to bring you all of the details about the new instalment including Monster Hunter Generations gameplay and trailers, as well as where to buy the new Monster Hunter for the best price.

Monster Hunter Generations release date UK: New Monster Hunter out now for 3DS

Monster Hunter Generations had actually already been out for a while in Japan (since 28 November, to be precise) under the name Monster Hunter X, but finally hit the UK, Europe and US on 15 July, and Australia on 16 July.

Monster Hunter Generations price UK: Where to buy Monster Hunter Generations

You can buy Monster Hunter Generations from plenty of retailers, including those listed below. They're usually priced at around £34.99 (don't pay more than that) but there are some deals available that are likely to change daily.

Monster Hunter Generations at Amazon

Monster Hunter Generations at Base.com

Monster Hunter Generations at 365Games.co.uk

Monster Hunter Generations at GAME

Monster Hunter Generations at ShopTo

Monster Hunter Generations demo

The good news is that if you're not sure whether you'll enjoy Monster Hunter, you can get your hands on the new Monster Hunter Generations demo for free! You simply need your 3DS and a Nintendo account to download and start playing. Visit Nintendo's website to find the downloadable demo now.

Monster Hunter Generations gameplay features

Now onto the good stuff! What's it like to play Monster Hunter Generations?

We know that Monster Hunter Generations sticks to the much-loved quest-based formula complete with gathering and crafting, but as always there are new monsters to fight and new weapons to slay them with.

There are four new signature monsters to fight as well as some familiar grizzly faces, and the fourteen weapon types you'll have seen in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate remain the same, but the big new feature is Prowler mode. Prowler mode lets you play as your Felyne for the first time ever in a Monster Hunter game.

New special attacks called Hunting Acts have been introduced, as well as a new Hunting Styles system: Guild Style, Striker Style, Aerial Style and Adept Style, which should be interesting to play around with and master.

Overall, it sounds like Monster Hunter Generations is going to be brilliant, and it's already proven hugely popular in Japan. 1.5 million copies were sold in the first to days and Nintendo 3DS XL sales increased by 360% in the country as a result.

Monster Hunter Generations gameplay videos & trailers

Monster Hunter Generations merchandise: Monster Hunter t-shirts, accessories & more

To celebrate the launch of Monster Hunter Generations, Uniqlo has launched an awesome range of Monster Hunger graphic T-Shirts. Check them out below: