Everything Announced During Today’s Nintendo Direct Mini

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Screenshot: Nintendo
Screenshot: Nintendo

Today, Nintendo hosted an 8-minute Direct focused on third-party games. That means we didn’t get a look at Metroid Prime 4, the Breath of the Wild sequel, new Smash Fighters Pass characters, Pokémon’s Crown Tundra DLC, or any of the reportedly 9,000 Mario remasters in the works. Still, it was a Nintendo Direct! In 2020! Though small, it wasn’t nothing. Here’s everything Nintendo announced.

Cadence of Hyrule is getting more Zelda DLC.

The enjoyable musical Zelda adventure game, Cadence of Hyrule, is getting new content. It’ll be spread over three $9 DLC packs. The first, out today, adds five new characters, including Impa and Shadow Link. The second, the Melody Pack, features 39 songs! A third will feature Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask on a new map. A version of the game containing all three DLC packs comes out on October 23.

Rogue Company is a third-person multiplayer shooter.

You’ve probably played this — or something exactly like it — before. It’ll be nice to play something like this on Switch.

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WWE 2K Battlegrounds brings WWE gaming back to Switch.

The recently-announced arcade-style WWE Battlegrounds, is coming to Switch and could hardly be anything other than an improvement from the technical disaster that was 2017’s Switch version of WWE 2K18. The 2K series has skipped Switch since then and is in fact skipping this year on all platforms in favour of a much-needed overhaul. In its place is the more over-the-top Battlegrounds, which comes out on September 18.

Shin Megami Tensei III is getting a Switch release.

It’ll be out next spring. No specific release date. The game was originally released in the U.S. on the PS2 as Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. (The remaster is also coming to PS4.)

Oh, yeah, and Shin Megami Tensei V is coming out.

The next entry in Atlus’ popular post-apocalyptic role-playing game franchise is coming out next year with a simultaneous worldwide release. It’s still listed as a Nintendo exclusive.

Comments

  • That Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase was pathetic and fuck that WWE 2K Battlegrounds that’s coming to Nintendo Switch in 2021 I don’t like WWE it’s fucking stupid and pathetic. 2K what the fuck were you thinking?!
    I hope Nintendo shows us another Nintendo Direct later this year but this better Super Mario remasters for Mario’s 35th anniversary and no I’m not getting DLC packs for Cadence of Hyrule.
    But I am excited that we finally got some more details from ATLUS not only is Shin Megami Tensei V on Nintendo Switch coming out with a simultaneous worldwide release in 2021 we’re also getting Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster coming out in Spring 2021.
    But all in all this Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase is pathetic with no Super Mario 35th anniversary remaster announcement I do hope Nintendo will show us a much better Nintendo Direct later this year.

    • What 2K are thinking.
      That their last WWE game bombed hard and they need to do something to sell a new game while they try and make the previous game work for next year. That License deal ain’t cheap.

      So let’s go for simple arcadey super deformed wrestling.

      You seem pissed, just don’t buy it, there are lots of games that I feel i won’t enjoy that I just don’t buy.

  • Well, only stuff popping up on my radar out of this is SMT. Still, that’s a positive! And a lot of really good shit keeps turning up on the eshop without any mention in these kinds of videos either, so all seems to be well.

  • Oooh Nocturne coming to Switch and PS4? Yes please.

    (Also to add to the article: Nocturne was released in PAL territories under the name “Lucifer’s Call” for some reason, so that’s the game you might know it as.)

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