Well there was a Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase on September 17, 2020. My initial expectations for this event was low, due to the content on the previous two partner showcases. However, this one was much better, even if I have little intention to play some of these games. Many of the games on display are big titles, and it is good to see that other companies are still making switch games. Let’s take a look at what they had to show us.
- Monster Hunter Rise releases on March 26, 2021. There is a deluxe edition with bonus content, as well as pre-order bonuses for this game.
- Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin releases in Summer 2021. There is also a Monster Hunter Direct following this direct, detailing more about these games.
- Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise releases December 4, 2020.
- Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny releases in Summer 2021.
- Disgaea 5 Complete will be temporarily free from 9/23/2020 to 9/29/2020 for Nintendo Switch Online members.
- Empire of Sin was announced, but had no mention of a release date, though there is a pre-order bonus.
- Sniper Elite 4 releases holiday 2020.
- The Long Dark is available the day of the direct.
- PGA Tour 2K21 physical version is available September 25, 2020.
- Hades is available the day of the direct.
- Balan Wonderworld is available March 26, 2021.
- Rune Factory 5 releases in 2021.
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps is available the day of the direct. Additionally, an Ori Collector’s Edition, featuring both games is open for pre-order.
And that was all the announcements they had. I was surprised to find out that multiple games on this list were well known and are considered good games. Some were on other consoles previously, while others are new games in a long running series of games. Only a handful could be considered “fluff”, and the direct kept those portions reasonably brief. There is even a Monster Hunter Direct afterwards for those looking for more info on the two new games announced here. I am pleasantly surprised, even if I don’t end up playing any of these games. I hope the additional partner showcases this year follow in this one’s footsteps, and continue to show quality games.
And that was a recap of the Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase for September 2020. What did you make of it? What games are you excited about? Let me know in the comments below! If you enjoyed this news round up, then click that like button and share on social media. You can also subscribe to That’s All Games via email or WordPress to catch each article when it goes up. Until next time, have fun gaming!