Gaming has become one of the favourite pass-time activities for people nowadays. In fact, for some, gaming has also become a profession. However, in the world of gaming, Nintendo is a greatly popular name. This Japanese multinational video game company is a monster of the gaming world. Their gaming consoles are highly successful in the market. The recent one is the Switch. Recently in Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, they came up with such great news that the Switch-owning JRPG fans might already be rejoicing.
In this edition of the Nintendo Direct, they showcased the likes of Nier: Automata and Nier: Automata ports for the Switch. However, it also showcased some interesting indie titles like Blanc and RPG Time: The Legend of Wright. Read the article to know more about what the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase showed.
The Things Showcased
The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase showed off various long-awaited games:
Nier: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition
This Switch port of Yoko Taro’s cult action RPG has been a long-awaited game. In fact, the gamers were going crazy about this game. So, finally, the wait is over. This time the game will be an exciting one. It will feature everything in the DLC. In addition, there are certain costumes that are exclusively made for this game.
Lorelei and the Laser Eyes
This is yet another highly anticipated game. The developers of Sayonara Wild Hearts have developed this surreal puzzle game. Therefore, expectations are running high. As announced, this game will be out in 2023.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
Monster Hunter Rise is already a popular game among gamers. This game series keeps adding more and more monsters every season. The next expansion of the game is Sunbreak. In fact, the storyline of Sunbreak is really interesting. The story is set in a place called Elgado Outpost.
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection
Now, this is not a single game. Rather it is a collection of 10 Mega Man Battle Network games. The collection will release sometime next year.
This game is a visual pleasure. Blanc offers the pleasure of playing a monochromatic puzzle game in 3D. In addition, the game also features a co-op mode. As seen in the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, the game will hit the Switch in February 2023.
Pac-Man World Re-Pac
This is yet another 3D game. Here you will be playing as the Pac-man, as you undertake the journey to save your (Pac-man’s) kids and wife. This game will hit the Switch on the 26th of August.
Little Noah: Scion of Paradise
This RPG has been developed by the developers of Dragalia Lost. You can access this casual rogue-like game just now.
Return to Monkey Island
The list of Ron Gilbert’s famous adventure games adds yet another name to it. The game will be available later this year.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
This is a unique collaboration between Nintendo and Ubisoft. This game will unite the two protagonists on a mission. This year’s 20th October will see the game released.
This game takes place in an open world. Many have criticised this “open zone” gameplay. However, after the game hits the Switch this holiday season, frame your own opinion on it.
This game will allow you to build your own train empire. In addition, you will also have to coordinate shipping for an industrial colony in the game. So, be sure to try this out when the game releases this fall.
RPG Time: The Legend of Wright
This game houses the most interesting RPG concepts in all of the indies this season. The game will be out on 18th August.
Live A Live
This classic 16-bit Super Famicom RPG by Square Enix will be released in the West on 22nd July. However, the first three chapters are available for playing even now.
Disney Dreamlight Valley
This game, where you can hang out with your Disney friends in a magical land, will hit the Switch on 6th September.
Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom
Bandai Namco announced this sequel to the first Doraemon Story of Seasons. This game will be available on the Switch sometime this year.
This highly action-strategy game will be released in 2023.
Apart from the above-mentioned games, there are a few more games that the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase showcased. These are:
- Persona 5 Royal
- Portal: Companion Collection
- Dragon Quest Treasures
The first three will be available this year. However, no release date has been confirmed for Dragon Quest Treasures.