Nintendo News: August 2020 Nintendo Direct Mini


Well, there was a Nintendo Direct Mini on Wednesday August 26, 2020. This Nintendo Direct featured content from Nintendo’s partners, similar to the previous Direct mini in July. There wasn’t much to latch onto in this one, but despite being uploaded without an announcement, my expectations were already low. Let’s look at the games mentioned in it:

  • Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory, a rhythm game, releases on November 13, 2020.
  • Fuzer, another music based game, releases Fall 2020.
  • Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack, featuring Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure 1 and Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure 2 in the same package (both are rhythm based RPGs), releases in Winter 2020.
  • World of Tanks Blitz, a free to play online multiplayer tank game, launches on the day of the direct.
  • Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions, a boxing game based off of the Rocky movies, releases in spring 2021.
  • Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend, which features the game boy games Final Fantasy Legend I-III, releases on December 15, 2020.
  • Just Dance 2021 another music game releases on November 12, 2020.
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, releases December 8, 2020.
  • Mincraft Dungeons Creeping Winter DLC releases in September 2020.
  • Jump Force Deluxe Edition, releases August 28, 2020.
  • Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, a soccer game based on an anime also releases August 28, 2020.
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, releases August 27, 2020.

And that sums it up. This presentation had more games than last time, but many of them do not appeal to Nintendo’s core audience. There were a lot of rhythm games on this list, and the only remarkable games featured was Collection of SaGa, Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, and maybe Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory. This was a little disappointing, but my expectations were low going into this one. I didn’t believe the rumors of a Nintendo Direct I was hearing about last week, so I was caught off guard when one dropped out of nowhere. I suppose some projects might be delayed due to current events, so at least they are reporting some relevant game releases with that in mind. Hopefully more is on the way, but we’ll have to see.

That sums up Wednesday’s Nintendo news. What did you make of it? Was there a game that appeals to you in the Direct? Let me know in the comments below! If you appreciated this news story, then click that like button, and share on social media. To keep up with That’s All Games, you can subscribe via email or WordPress. Until next time, have fun gaming!


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