Out of nowhere, we have another Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase!
There have been constant rumors surrounding Nintendo Direct videos all year, but they were especially heating up this last week with industry experts saying we would get one as early as August 28. Either they were wrong or someone at Nintendo hit the publish button too early, because we awoke to a surprise Partner Showcase this morning, August 26.
The entire presentation was just under 12 minutes and, just like the previous Partner Showcase, they showed off several games from their third-party publishing partners that are arriving on Nintendo Switch in the coming months.
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory — November 13, 2020
In this musical experience from SQUARE ENIX set in the world of KINGDOM HEARTS, players will match the rhythm with good timing and cast powerful magic spells to attack enemies.
Fuser — Fall 2020
In the next evolution of music gaming, players combine elements of songs from some of the world’s most popular artists to create amazing mixes, or partner with friends on epic collaborations.
Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack — Winter 2020
Two games from the Taiko no Tatsujin series make their way to Nintendo Switch in one collection. Join Don-chan in two great RPG adventures by time traveling into the future or by saving the world from strange incidents.
World of Tanks: Blitz — August 26, 2020
In this epic free-to-play online multiplayer game, players pilot more than 350 unique and exclusive combat vehicles with thoroughly elaborate 3D models.
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions — Spring 2021
Rise through the ranks in this knockout boxing game starring some of the most famous fictional boxers of all time, like Rocky Balboa, Adonis Creed and Viktor Drago.
Collection of SaGa Series: Final Fantasy Legend — December 15, 2020
Originally released on the Game Boy system, the first three titles in the SaGa series – The FINAL FANTASY Legend, FINAL FANTASY Legend II and FINAL FANTASY Legend III – are coming to Nintendo Switch in one collection!
Just Dance 2021 — November 12, 2020
In this latest entry in the popular dance series, players can move to 40 hot new tracks, including songs from popular artists like “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa and “Feel Special” by TWICE.
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 — December 8, 2020
This vibrant new entry includes all of the modes from the original game plus new modes like Skill Battle, Adventure Mode, and an expanded Online Mode.
Minecraft Dungeons: Creeping Winter DLC — September 2020
Brave new missions and take down relentless mobs on a journey to defeat the Wretched Wraith at the center of the storm.
Jump Force Deluxe Edition — August 28, 2020
Unite to fight a dangerous threat and save humankind in JUMP FORCE – Deluxe Edition. Choose from a roster of more than 50 powerful manga heroes from ONE PIECE, DRAGON BALL, NARUTO and more.
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions — August 28, 2020
Defy the rules of soccer and execute powerful offensive and defensive moves to gain the advantage during action-packed matches.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition — August 27, 2020
A grand adventure awaits in this remastered version of the classic co-op action RPG, which features new high-level dungeons and weapons, updated graphics and much more.
Of course there was a disclaimer at the beginning:
Please note: Due to COVID-19, release dates and other information presented in this video are subject to change. For potential updates, please check the official Nintendo website and social media channels, as well as those of other publishers. We would like to express our heartfelt support for all those affected by the coronavirus.
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If you want to watch the Direct Mini, check it out below.
[Source for information and game descriptions: Nintendo of America Press Release and Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase for August 2020]
Steve is the Senior Editor of NintendoFuse and co-host of the NintendoFuse Podcast. He’s been a Nintendo gamer since age 6 and has been on staff with NintendoFuse since 2008.