A Nintendo Direct Mini quietly dropped today, focuses on third party titles only



Good news, there's a Nintendo Direct that just got dropped without any fanfare! The possibly bad news is that the Direct is yet another Mini, focusing purely on third party studios. The Direct Mini is fairly short, only clocking in at 11 minutes, though we do get some new information on Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, the latest Just Dance game, and Minecraft Dungeons DLC.

First shown was Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, which has been revealed to have online and local multiplayer modes, where players can face off against each other. It'll be launching on November 13th.

Harmonix is back, using their Rockband developing experience to create FUSER, a game that focuses on mixing songs together to create entirely new pieces. There's a release window for this fall.

Two Taiko no Tatsujin games are getting localized, in the form of the Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythmic Adventure Pack, which will release later this winter.

World of Tanks: Blitz is a free to play online game, coming to the Nintendo Switch. You get to control tons of tanks and fight monsters with your friends. It's currently available to play today.

Square Enix is packing together more retro games in the Collection of SaGa. It takes three Game Boy titles, Final Fantasy Legend I, II, and III, and puts them on the Nintendo Switch. You can even play it vertically with the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode.

Just Dance 2021 releases on November 12th.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 announced, adds a Skill Battle mode, in addition to all the other modes from the previous game. This game will also have a larger focus on online modes. December 8th launch.

  • KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory: 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. A variety of modes are available in the game, including Memory Dive, which involves matching past scenes from memory, and Boss Battle, in which players square off against fearsome bosses with special attacks. Clearing stages rewards players with cinematics and musical scores so they can relive memorable scenes from their journey. In addition to local* and online** multiplayer battle modes, a new mode exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version of the game called Free-for-all features local multiplayer action for up to eight players. Plus, players can also experience a chapter of KINGDOM HEARTS from popular character Kairi’s perspective. KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory launches for Nintendo Switch later this year.
  • FUSER: From Harmonix, the creators of Rock Band™, comes FUSER™, a non-stop digital music festival in which players control the music. 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. FUSER launches for Nintendo Switch this autumn.
  • TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: RHYTHMIC ADVENTURE PACK: 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. Face off against enemies in rhythmic battles by chaining combos with powerful taiko drums. Recruit monsters to become allies, check each monster’s personality and create a formidable party to take down fearsome foes. And if players enjoy just playing along to the music, a rhythm mode is also available. More than 130 songs are included in this collection. TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: RHYTHMIC ADVENTURE PACK launches for Nintendo Switch in winter 2020.
  • World of Tanks Blitz: In this epic free-to-play online multiplayer game, players pilot more than 350 unique and exclusive combat vehicles with thoroughly elaborate 3D models. Historically accurate vehicles, experimental tanks based on blueprints of famous engineers, armoured monsters from popular alternative universes – here they fight together! World of Tanks Blitz is now available for Nintendo Switch. New players who log in to World of Tanks Blitz on Nintendo Switch prior to 9th September can collect a special free gift from the in-game shop that includes a T2 Medium tank, three days of premium account access, 1000 gold (in-game currency) and an exclusive avatar.
  • Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions: 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. Experience a true underdog journey through story-driven interactions and fierce battles with intuitive controls and hard-hitting fighting techniques. Plus, players can hone their boxing skills in classic Rocky training montages. In Freeplay Mode, fight as Rocky Balboa, Adonis Creed and an entire roster of fighting legends from the Rocky and Creed franchises, including Apollo Creed, Ivan and Viktor Drago, and Clubber Lang. Local* multiplayer is also available so players can go head-to-head with friends in adrenaline-fueled matches. Step into the boxing ring in Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions, launching for Nintendo Switch in spring 2021.
  • COLLECTION of SaGa FINAL FANTASY LEGEND: Originally released on Game Boy, the first three titles in the SaGa series – FINAL FANTASY Legend, FINAL FANTASY Legend II and FINAL FANTASY Legend III – are coming to Nintendo Switch in one collection. Navigate through fantasy worlds as you fight monsters, customize your characters, and explore towns, dungeons and more. A high-speed mode and other helpful features have been added while retaining the appeal of the original titles. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the series, a special anniversary song is included. And for players who want a truly retro experience, they can detach the Joy-Con controllers and hold the Nintendo Switch vertically to replicate the original Game Boy. COLLECTION of SaGa FINAL FANTASY LEGEND will launch digitally on Nintendo Switch on 15th December.


  • Just Dance 2021: The Just Dance series is back with its newest instalment 2021. 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. Players can even team up in co-op mode. Just Dance 2021 launches for Nintendo Switch on 12th November.
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris 2: Two legendary puzzle games reunite for the ultimate puzzle match in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. This vibrant new entry includes all of the modes from the original game, including the popular Versus mode, which lets players play Puyo Puyo against Tetris, and the playful Party Mode with special items and challenges. The new Skill Battle mode introduces character-based skills and item cards that can be equipped to power up the team and quickly turn the tables on opponents. In Adventure mode, players will traverse space and dimensions never seen before in a new story, with a colourful cast of cute characters, bringing to life the power of Tetriminos and Puyos. An expanded Online Mode** will bring the ability to spectate matches, in which up to four players can compete against each other in worldwide battles for online rankings. Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 drops onto Nintendo Switch on 8th December.
  • Minecraft Dungeons Creeping Winter DLC: Fight the Frost in the Minecraft Dungeons Creeping Winter DLC. Brave new missions and take down relentless mobs on a journey to defeat the Wretched Wraith at the centre of the storm. Hunt down the source of corruption and discover new weapons, armour and artifacts when this DLC makes its arctic appearance on Nintendo Switch this September***. A retail version of the Hero Edition for Minecraft Dungeons releases on 8th September, including both the Creeping Winter and Jungle Awakens DLCs, a Hero Cape, two player skins, and a chicken pet.
  • Jump Force Deluxe Edition: 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. Battle in various modes, including online modes and a local tag team mode exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version. Jump Force Deluxe Edition, which includes Characters Pass 1, punches its way to Nintendo Switch on 28th August.
  • FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition: A grand adventure awaits in this remastered version of the classic co-op action RPG. This new version of FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES features new high-level dungeons and weapons, updated graphics and much more. Team up online with friends far and near, or with other players in a party matchmaking system, to battle foes and discover new adventures. FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition arrives on Nintendo Switch on 27th August.
  • CAPTAIN TSUBASA: RISE OF NEW CHAMPIONS: Defy the rules of soccer in CAPTAIN TSUBASA: RISE OF NEW CHAMPIONS. Execute powerful offensive and defensive moves to gain the advantage during action-packed matches. Customise characters, build a dream team and compete in online and local play. Take shots and score in CAPTAIN TSUBASA: RISE OF NEW CHAMPIONS, launching for Nintendo Switch on 28th August.
 

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Another topic of complaining about games not coming out with disregard towards the circumstances hitting anything that produces anything in large groups due to the pandemic.
 
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There is no connection with the games presented, or with its developers. As such, review bombing said developers is stupid.
However, there is a connection which is Nintendo itself, which cannot be bothered to read the room and adapt its communication.

So, it isn't directly related to it, but they're still going to get shit about general direct in the comments of a partner direct, because Nintendo does not provide a platform to complain about it.

It's unfair for the games presented during the partner direct, but Nintendo is also to blame.
Sounds reasonable. Maybe people wouldn't be that upset, if the Partner Showcase didn't have "Direct" in its name. This makes it look like, Nintendo is really grasping at straws. It makes them look like they have absolutely nothing planned for the next year.
 

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Wish Nintendo would just say something to calm everyone down. At this point Nintendo's piss poor PR is hurting their partners every time they release one of these Directs.
People want something better from Nintendo and all they're getting is silence, and than everyone shits on the third parties and indies because they're not Mario.

This is especially bad for indies because they're receiving this blow back to the face without a mega corporation between them to soften it.
I wish all these idiots on YouTube would stop releasing stupid videos pretending they have inside information on what Nintendo are, or are not doing with any of their production on future games.
There’s many of these YouTuber’s who suck the gullible ones in whenever they release content suggesting “Big Nintendo Announcement”, “Switch Pro for 2020”, “Nintendo Direct Coming Soon”, or “Big Breath of the Wild 2 News” type videos, just because some random Twitter account said it might happen.
The problem lies with the people who lap up such content but worst of all, actually believe there might be a modicum of truth to it.
It’s not Nintendo who are promising anything with regards to dates of future releases and also why would Nintendo try and squash such talk surrounding a future release when people are constantly discussing things like Breath of the Wild 2? It’s all free promotion and adds to the buzz when something from Nintendo actually gets said by them with regards to release dates. Even if Nintendo said something the YouTuber’s would still put out 100’s of clickbait videos about what Nintendo said!!!
People need to stop listening to Twitter rumours about best guesses (like Mario stuff on a Mario anniversary year or Zelda stuff on a Zelda anniversary year) and stop falling for certain YouTuber’s blatant clickbait and actually wait for the word straight from the Epona’s mouth. Until then enjoy some ports, old games with glitter on and some shovelware.......
I’m kidding!!! Come on Nintendo release Link’s Crossbow Training HD ;-)
 

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I wish all these idiots on YouTube would stop releasing stupid videos pretending they have inside information on what Nintendo are, or are not doing with any of their production on future games.
What you're referring to is the purposeful misconception made to generalize angry fans to make them seem childish or dumb for thinking these Directs are for first party titles and aren't.
Read through any Twitter or Youtube comment section and you'll see that almost no one misunderstood, they're simply mad that Nintendo themselves refuse to announce anything for 2020 beyond a Paper Mario fans don't like for the third time over and a port of Pikmin that looks like our holiday game.
 

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What you're referring to is the purposeful misconception made to generalize angry fans to make them seem childish or dumb for thinking these Directs are for first party titles and aren't.
Read through any Twitter or Youtube comment section and you'll see that almost no one misunderstood, they're simply mad that Nintendo themselves refuse to announce anything for 2020 beyond a Paper Mario fans don't like for the third time over and a port of Pikmin that looks like our holiday game.
Read through Twitter or YouTube comments.... erm no thanks.
Which YouTuber are you?
 

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The Nintendo Switch is the everyman's system. It has a variety of games, new and old, casual and hardcore, single-player and multiplayer, and with the most exclusives. You can play any way you want, be it on the big screen, on the toilet, on the bus, or right now, while I'm typing this, playing Final Fantasy Adventure. Seeing Nintendo do nothing at the best time to get new recruits is a bit worrying to me. The last full Nintendo Direct was around a year ago. I'm tired of waiting. If the next Direct isn't a full one with at least 20 new first-party announcements, I'm pretty sure Nintendo is out of ideas. This may sound like satire, but it's not.
 

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That's fine. Though, I highly recommend seeing the outrage first hand before making opinions.
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Outrage from spoilt manchild types who buy into the “Breath of the Wild 2 rumours” videos or what some random account has said on Twitter. Again that isn’t Nintendo’s problem. Companies do what they want - if people don’t like it they don’t have to purchase their products. It’s pretty simple really. Stamping your feet digitally won’t make Nintendo release a certain game any quicker and those having hissy fits will still buy the game when it’s released anyway and then probably moan about an aspect of the game not being what they expected or complain the game was rushed out. Nintendo can’t please everybody so they just do what they do.
 

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Outrage from spoilt manchild types who buy into the “Breath of the Wild 2 rumours” videos or what some random account has said on Twitter. Again that isn’t Nintendo’s problem. Companies do what they want - if people don’t like it they don’t have to purchase their products. It’s pretty simple really. Stamping your feet digitally won’t make Nintendo release a certain game any quicker and those having hissy fits will still buy the game when it’s released anyway and then probably moan about an aspect of the game not being what they expected or complain the game was rushed out. Nintendo can’t please everybody so they just do what they do.
Ironic. =]

Edit// Also, I'm done contributing nothing to the thread, bye. <3
 
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