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The Biggest Announcements From the July 2020 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase


A new series focusing on titles from Nintendo’s publishing and development partners, the inaugural Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase took place earlier today. Catch up on the highlights with our recap post.

Shin Megami Tensei V

The next entry in the long-running Shin Megami Tensei series, Shin Megami Tensei V will launch exclusively on the Nintendo Switch in 2021. This JRPG tells of a world where order itself has crumbled and chaos reigns supreme.

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster

Originally launching for the PlayStation 2 in Japan in 2003, Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster is a full high-definition remake of the JRPG. The game follows a high school student in modern-day Tokyo that is transformed into a half-demon after the world undergoes an apocalyptic event known as Conception.

The title will launch for the Nintendo Switch in spring 2021.

Rogue Company

A new online multiplayer third-person shooter from First Watch Games, Rogue Company has players competing with other players in competitive and casual game modes or fighting against AI opponents. Cross-platform play and cross-save support will be included day one.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds

A pick-up-and-play multiplayer experience, WWE 2K Battlegrounds features over-the-top arcade action with WWE Superstars and Legends fighting in outlandish interactive environments.

The title will launch for the Nintendo Switch on September 18, 2020.

Cadence of Hyrule Season Pass

Three paid DLC packs are coming to the Cadence of Hyrule, starting with the first one launching today:

  • Pack 1: Character Pack – In the first pack, five additional characters join the game’s ensemble, including Impa, who excels in ranged attacks with the Naginata weapon, and Aria, perfect for players who like a challenge. It’s game over if you take one hit or miss a beat with her.
  • Pack 2: Melody Pack – After purchasing this pack, 39 songs will be added to the game, including remixed versions of the game’s background music. Players can change the background music at any time so they can listen to their favorite songs while journeying through Hyrule. This will be released before the end of October.
  • Pack 3: Additional Story Content – Symphony of the Mask – Play as the mysterious Skull Kid and venture through a new map in the third DLC pack, complete with new songs and a new story. Skull Kid also possesses the power to change abilities based on the masks he dons. This will be released before the end of October.

According to Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Publisher and Developer Relations:

[testimonials user=” email=” name=” position=” photo=”]“With this new Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, we are delighted to be shining a spotlight on great games from our development and publishing partners. With multiple showcases this year, we can continue highlighting the breadth of games and the variety of experiences all types of players can get on Nintendo Switch.”[/testimonials]
Source: Press Release
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