[News] Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase Recap

Written by Abram Buehner

Introducing: July Nintendo Direct Recap

In a move no one saw coming, Nintendo finally dropped another Nintendo Direct. However, it took a different form than many were expecting. Not only was it a Mini Direct, it featured a new sub-branding: Partner Showcase. With only five announcements during its eight minute runtime, there isn’t much to go over. That said, there were still some tantalizing tidbits for fans. Let’s recap it all!

Cadence of Hyrule DLC

  • Three paid DLC packs are coming to Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda, with the first pack launching today.
    • DLC Pack 1: Character Pack – In the first pack, five additional characters join the game’s ensemble, including Impa, who excels in ranged attacks with the Naginata weapon, and Aria, perfect for players who like a challenge. It’s game over if you take one hit or miss a beat with her.
    • DLC Pack 2: Melody Pack – After purchasing this pack, 39 songs will be added to the game, including remixed versions of the game’s background music. Players can change the background music at any time so they can listen to their favourite songs while journeying through Hyrule.
    • DLC Pack 3: Additional Story Content – Symphony of the Mask – Play as the mysterious Skull Kid and venture through a new map in the third DLC pack, complete with new songs and a new story. Skull Kid also possesses the power to change abilities based on the masks he dons.

DLC Pack 1 will be available to purchase later today for £ 5.39  on Nintendo eShop. The second and third DLC packs will be released on Nintendo eShop before the end of October for £ 5.39  and £ 8.99 each. A Season Pass containing all three DLC packs as they release will be available to purchase on Nintendo eShop starting today for £13.49 . People who purchase the Season Pass will also receive bonus costumes for Link and Zelda. A retail version of the game that contains the main game and all three DLC packs will launch on 23rd October.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds

The world of WWE is your battleground with all-new, over-the-top, in-your-face arcade action, as your favourite WWE Superstars and Legends battle it out in outlandish interactive environments. Both casual gamers and long-time wrestling fans will love the easy, pick-up-and-play multiplayer experience when WWE 2K Battlegrounds launches for Nintendo Switch on 18th September.

Rogue Company

A stylish new shooter lands on Nintendo Switch – Lay waste to opponents with an arsenal of weapons and abilities in this online multiplayer third-person shooter from First Watch Games. Clash with other players in competitive and casual game modes or rise to the challenge against AI opponents that surely bring the heat. If players fall in battle, their teammates can revive them, letting them immediately jump back into the fray. Cross-platform play and cross-save are also supported from day one, along with support for motion-controlled aiming.

Rogue Company is currently available on the Nintendo eShop with three different Founders Pack tiers that are available for purchase now.

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster

It’s been 17 years since the original release of Shin Megami Tensei III, known in Europe as Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer’s Call. Now, the apocalyptic legend returns in a full high-definition remake of the classic game, coming to Nintendo Switch in spring 2021.

Shin Megami Tensi V

The next numbered entry in ATLUS’ Shin Megami Tensei series is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch. In this epic role-playing game, order itself has crumbled and chaos reigns over all. Shin Megami Tensei V will have a simultaneous global launch on Nintendo Switch in 2021.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

While Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin was shown off only in the Japanese version of the Partner Showcase, the game looked quite special.

Developed by Edelweiss, the two-man team behind acclaimed indie darling Astebreed, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful yet forbidding environments of the island, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humanity.

Marvelous PR

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will launch for Nintendo Switch on November 10th.

While there are no details on when the next Nintendo Direct will be held, Nintendo plans to announce more information on the next Partner Showcase in the future.

SOURCE: Game descriptions from Nintendo PR

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