Nintendo Switch

New Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase roundup (26th August 2020)

Nintendo featured a variety of different games coming to the Nintendo Switch system in the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase video presentation, the second in a series of Partner Showcases made possible by the ongoing support of Nintendo’s development and publishing partners. Games include titles from Ubisoft, SQUARE ENIX and Harmonix, starring recognizable characters like Sora from KINGDOM HEARTS, an all-star cast of manga heroes and even boxing legend Adonis Creed himself!

“We appreciate the continued support for Nintendo Switch from our development and publishing partners,” said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Publisher and Developer Relations. “The diverse collection of games highlighted in these Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase presentations helps to deepen the already-rich library of games that Nintendo Switch owners can enjoy.”

To view the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase video in its entirety, visit https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/08-26-2020/. Some of the highlights revealed in the video include:

  • Just Dance 2021: The Just Dance series is back with its newest installment, Just Dance 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 Nov. 12. 
  • 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, armored monsters from popular alternative universes – here they fight together! World of Tanks Blitz is available now for Nintendo Switch. New players who log in to World of Tanks Blitz on the Nintendo Switch system prior to Sept. 9 can collect a special free gift from the in-game shop that includes a T2 Medium tank, three days of premium account access, 1,000 gold (in-game currency) and an exclusive avatar. 
  • 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 Drive, 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. 
  • 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 Puyoagainst 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 colorful 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 Dec. 8 – just in time for the holiday season! 
  • 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, including new songs like “Gurenge.” TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: RHYTHMIC ADVENTURE PACK launches for Nintendo Switch in winter 2020. 
  • 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. 
  • 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, NARUTOand 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 Aug. 28. 
  • 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 Aug. 27. 
  • COLLECTION of SaGa FINAL FANTASY LEGEND: Originally released on the Game Boy system, the first three titles in the SaGa series – The 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, 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 if players want a truly retro experience, they can detach the Joy-Con controllers and hold them vertically to replicate the original, beloved Game Boy system. COLLECTION of SaGa FINAL FANTASY LEGEND will launch digitally on Nintendo Switch on Dec. 15. 
  • 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. Customize 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 Aug. 28. 
  • Minecraft Dungeons 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 center of the storm. Hunt down the source of corruption and discover new weapons, armor and artifacts when this DLC makes its arctic appearance on Nintendo Switch this September. (The full version of the game is required to use DLC; sold separately.) 
  • 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 fall. 

Details about the next Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase will be revealed in the future.

Source: Nintendo of America

30 comments

  1. Well, guess that was the leak about the Direct.
    The only thing I’m interested in are the 3 Final Fantasy Legend games.
    Would be cool to see Kingdom Hearts (main games) on the Switch. Recently bought the whole collection for 40€ and I can’t wait to jump into it.

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  2. Just like the last mini direct not one thing interests me, its a huge step up though I have to admit (lots of good titles reveal) really makes it seem like nintendo is bluffing on the virus not effecting their first party release schedules, oh well here’s hoping we see some more games for nes/snes online this year, guess we can calles those new titles along with pikmin

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  3. Another disappointing one of these for me, there wasn’t even a relatively big finish like the shin megami tensei stuff in the last one. What sucks most is that all those rumours about a big Nintendo direct coming soon are basically dead for a while. When the heck are Nintendo themselves actually gonna show something? They’ve only revealed one new game this year Paper Mario. I don’t mind if stuff that was coming out is delayed but I’d at least like to see some of that stuff to get excited about even of it’s a while off.

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  4. Nintendo does not respond to rumors or speculation. This is the best thing ever. It is irritating when YouTubers get people hyped up for no reason at all. This way we enjoy our games and go on doing our wonders elsewhere.

    F=ma.

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  5. That was just sad. Kingdom Hearts looks nice but we already knew that was coming.

    The rest was a bunch of garbage. Guess we can safety call the rest of this year a wash for Nintendo.

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  6. Pretty lackluster but what can really be expected this year? The Kingdom Hearts one is baffling for anyone who doesn’t own a PS4 AND a Switch as well.

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  7. I was at the beach so I didn’t know this direct.

    I watched it and it’s already better thanthe one they did last month.

    My question is when we are going to get Doom Eternal on Switch.

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  8. As a rhythm game and Tetris fan, this was a pretty good mini direct. The last partner showcase felt like it was made only to announce Nocturne HD and the SMTV release year and had nothing of note besides that; whereas, this one feels like an actual direct but with just the third-party announcements. Overall, big improvement, and I definitely think Nintendo will be doing a first party-only direct within the next month anyway.

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    1. It didn’t. Nintendo just shadowdropped this direct as usual.

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      1. March mini direct didn’t get an announce. And recently Nintendo likes to announce their first party games, without directs, when they want to.

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  9. World of Tanks and the Rocky game seem fun. If I was into Manga I’d be pretty pumped. Just Dance fans should be pumped.

    That FF reveal is cool, but at the same time, let’s go already with getting Gameboy games on the switch, we have the technology, give your patient fans a cookie. Unless porting Yoshi’s Cookie is a huge task, I don’t understand why I’m not playing classic GB games like Allyway or 6 Golden Coins on my Switch.

    There’s too many games to play to complain about a mini. Like way too many games on my to-do list. I’m fine with a lil break while we wait for Switch 2.0 next year. :)

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  10. Not gonna lie, the Final Fantasy Legend collection, Creed Champions, and Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 are all my jam so I can’t even say I disliked this one.
    Might even cop the drum game, looks interesting.
    Both partner showcases have been a hit for me thus far.

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  11. I’m starting to wonder if the reason why Nintendo is being silent about their games is because they’re trying to regear them into being exclusives to that rumored Switch. Nintendo is known to delay projects for several years, so if covid isn’t delaying development like they claim then what’s the hold up?

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    1. Yes, the Bloomberg report yesterday mentioned that Nintendo is holding back some titles for a revised Switch launch. Whether that’s true or not we shall just have to wait and see. Hopefully they have something coming for the all-important month of November.

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  12. I enjoy the drum game on switch so I’m looking forward to Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack. I hope it’s just DLC and not a whole new game I have to buy, it sounds like DLC though. Seeing that little drum guy makes me miss going out to play the Mario Kart game at my bowling alley, go away already covid.

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  13. I wish they would bring the classic Xenosaga trilogy of games to modern consoles. They were amazing. Like Final Fantasy in space with strong female character protagonists, one super smart building the other, a strong sexy bad ass robot, and together they were saving the universe from like existentialism or philosophy mumbo jumbo or something. It was the perfect game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5icsrI84aws

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