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Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase Recap – Nier, Bomberman, Megaman, Portal, Persona And More

Mini but mighty!

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Nintendo Direct, let alone a Nintendo Direct Mini. This one will be focusing on third-party titles and will be about 25 minutes long. Here is a recap of everything announced:

  • First up is a new trailer for Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak which is launching on June 30. We get to see a new variety of Magnamalo and a mysterious footsie. It was also announced that Seething Bazelgeuse will be coming in the first title update in August.
  • Nier Automata is finally coming to Switch. Nier Automata: The End of Yorha Edition is releasing on October 6.
  • In a maze of deception, a new murder mystery is coming to Switch with a variety of art styles. Lorelei and the Laser Eyes is coming first to consoles on Switch in 2023.
  • Super Bomberman is getting another new game in Super Bomberman R 2. The new Castle Mode has a team of 15 players blasting their way to treasure chests while one player fights them off. Coming in 2023.
  • A Megaman Battle Network Legacy Collection containing ten games is coming to Switch. The collection includes Battle Network 1, Battle Network 2, Battle Network 3 Blue, Battle Network 3 White, Battle Network 4 Blue Moon, Battle Network 4 Red Sun, Battle Network 5 Team Colonel, Battle Network 5 Team Protoman, Battle Network 6 Cybeast Gregar and Battle Network 6 Cybeast Falzar. Releasing in 2023.
  • A remake of the Pac-Man platformer PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC is coming to Switch on August 26.
  • Blanc is a beautiful text-free adventure, where an unlikely friendship is made between a fawn and a wolf cub. Solve environmental puzzles in local and online co-op play. Blanc is launching as a Switch console exclusive in February 2023.
  • Return to Monkey Island is a pirate RPG with a charismatic art style coming to Switch sometime in 2022.
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope isn’t the final note of the showcase. We get to see a bit more of the updated gameplay, as well as confirmation that the game will be releasing on October 20. Ubisoft is giving a separate showcase at 2am AEST on June 30 on their YouTube channel with even more details.
  • In Little Noah: Scion of Paradise, Noah and Alchemist crash land in ruins that change every time you enter them. Recruit allies called Lilliputs and unleash combos for big damage. The art style reminds me of Bravely Default. Launching later today
  • Railgrade is a train resource management game releasing this spring.
  • Join aspiring game creator Kenta in his hand-drawn adventure to save the world. RPG Time: The Legend of Wright releases on August 18.
  • We get to see some more gameplay of Sonic Frontiers, the open-world Sonic game. The game is set on an array of islands and also features a special area called Cyberspace. Frontiers is set to release in holiday 2022.
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley is coming to Switch in Early Access on September 6.
  • The HD-2D remake of Live A Live is coming on July 22. A demo will be available later today.
  • Doraemon Story of Seasons is getting an unexpected sequel. Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdoms is coming to Switch later this year.
  • Action RPG Minecraft Legends is coming to Switch in 2023.
  • In Dragon Quest Treasures, two siblings wish to become renowned treasure hunters in the world of Draconia. Recruit monsters in this spin-off and locate loot by using your monster friends to get around. Releasing on December 9.
  • Highlights: Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes – Out Now, No Man’s Sky – October 7,  A Plague Tale: Requiem – Cloud Version – October 18, Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimension – July 28.
  • The Portal Companion Collection is finally coming to Switch later today.
  • Harvestella is a beautiful new life sim RPG from Square Enix. Farm, cook, craft items and kill monsters to get materials while you attempt to stop the season of death, Quietus, from wreaking havoc on your home and crops. The music is also lovely. Releasing on November 4.
  • On October 21, Personal 5 Royal is finally coming to Switch. Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable are also coming soon to Switch.

Wow, they crammed a lot in there! What was your favourite announcement? Let us know in the comments or on our social media.

Written By Eleanore Blereau

When Eleanore isn’t trying to figure out how the Earth works she’s trying to pay off her loan in Animal Crossing, complete her Pokedex or finishing one more RPG or platformer. She is a lover of great characters, cute or creative art styles and awesome game soundtracks.




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