Well, there was a Nintendo Direct Mini on Monday July 20, 2020. There wasn’t a whole lot here, and it came to my attention that the Japanese version of the direct had different content. This may be due to some Japan-only exclusives. This Nintendo Direct featured content on already announced games from Nintendo’s partners, so my expectations were sorta low going into this. Here is what we have:
- Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda, a game that was already released, is getting three waves of DLC:
- Pack 1 features 5 more playable characters available for purchase starting on the day of the direct.
- Pack 2 features 39 new songs.
- Pack 3 features additional story content, including a new playable character.
- Packs 2 and 3 will be available by the end of October.
- The Season pass for all three packs will also launch later on the day of the direct, with new Link and Zelda costumes. Each pack downloads as they are released.
- A physical release with all DLC comes on October 23, 2020.
- The game Rogue Company was also showcased, with more info from the developers later in the day.
- The game WWE 2K Battlegrounds was showcased, to be released September 18, 2020.
- Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster releases in Spring 2020.
- Shin Megami Tensei V releases in 2021 simultaneously worldwide.
And that is it. If you went into this with high expectations, you would be very disappointed. I was surprised to hear there was Cadence of Hyrule DLC, and that Shin Megami Tensei III was getting remastered. Other than that, there wasn’t much here. In fact, I watched the Japanese edition, and got more out of it, although I couldn’t identify if those games were exclusive to that country (Note: I apologize for this discrepancy, I can’t read Japanese).
It appears that the current COVID-19 situation may have slowed down either game development, marketing of upcoming games, or both, so it is unclear if news will continue to trickle in like this. Hopefully there is something new on the horizon that we don’t know about that is worthwhile, but only time will tell on that front, and we will have to be patient too.
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