Nintendo launched a brand new Nintendo Direct showcase video presentation on Monday, July 20, with a concentrate on video games from the corporate’s growing and publishing companions. The episode would be the first Nintendo Direct Mini: Companion Showcase.
The Nintendo Direct Mini: Companion Showcase went dwell at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. The eight-minute episode is obtainable to look at through YouTube, and provides new particulars on Swap video games Shin Megami Tensei 5, WWE 2K Battlegrounds, Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer That includes The Legend of Zelda, and Rogue Firm. Nintendo and Atlus additionally revealed a remaster of Shin Megami Tensei Three Nocturne coming to Swap in 2021.
The Nintendo Swap’s upcoming slate contains Bravely Default 2 from Sq. Enix and No Extra Heroes 3 from Grasshopper Manufacture on its launch schedule. There are additionally loads of introduced titles from Nintendo’s growing and publishing companions that we want updates on, together with Bayonetta 3, Doom Everlasting, and Closing Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Version, to call just a few.
On 7/20 we’ll debut the first #NintendoDirect Mini: Partner Showcase, a series focused on titles from our development & publishing partners. We’ll share a few updates on a small group of previously-announced #NintendoSwitch games. Check out the full video release at 7am PT. pic.twitter.com/GbEbxVL6fD
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 20, 2020
Naturally, “Breath of the Wild 2” started popping up on social media, so enough with that nonsense. Here is the most salient point: we’re not getting a new Zelda, or Metroid, or anything like that. This is a “mini-direct” focused on Nintendo’s partners, so don’t go looking for first-party heavy hitters or major exclusive fall releases. Could there be a surprise at the end? I’d be remiss to dismiss the possibility out of hand. However, it doesn’t seem very likely.
Given that the focus here is on partners, there’s a pretty gigantic range of what we might see, so it doesn’t do much to speculate. If we’re looking at the wide breadth of potential third-party games, however, the one I will choose to get my hopes up for is Hollow Knight: Silksong, which just might be my most-anticipated title in the whole of the the industry at this moment. So that would be great! I’m not exactly betting on it, however.
We assume that COVID-19 threw a major wrench in Nintendo’s plans to both announce and develop games, because basically no workflow in the entire world has been left untouched by the pandemic that has re-written life over the past few months. Hopefully things are getting back on track to at least some degree, and we’ll hear more about Nintendo’s fall releases soon. Check back at 10:00 AM eastern for more information on these third-party games.