Monster Hunter Generations was announced on March 3, 2016 during a Nintendo Direct. It is the Western version of Monster Hunter X which has been out in Japan since November 2015.
The Western Switch version Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate launches on August 28 2018.
Let us continue the hunt here, fellow hunters!
Hunter List (3DS codes):
BubbleFuzz 1521 - 6850 - 6962
Beginners Guide Video
Sage advice follows...
If you are planning to play multiplayer, hopping in voice chat with a veteran or two early on will help you learn more quickly than anything else. If you aren't planning on using voice chat at all, that's fine too.
This should be your primary video resource: https://www.youtube.com/c/gaijinhunt...
Use his weapon tutorials to help your decide on a weapon, or use them to learn how to properly use a weapon if you've already decided.
He has also written many useful articles about the game, but many are hard to find or outdated. I'll link to a few relevant ones here.
If you don't want to watch the whole video on a weapon, here are links to his weapon guides from 4U. These will translate almost perfectly to the guild-style from Generations with a few exceptions: http://gaijinhunter.tumblr.com/post/...
These are probably better left until you've played the game for a bit, but if you want to start a deep dive right off the bat, here are articles that explain the complexities of the combat system, damage, and status calculations: http://gaijinhunter.tumblr.com/post/...