Nintendo drops surprise Direct Mini showcasing partner games

While we may not have gotten a full Nintendo Direct, Nintendo did pitch us some new news in the form of an eight-minute Nintendo Direct Mini. It’s not as crazy as the rumored Mario anniversary or new F-Zero that people have been talking about, but it did include some new content and release dates that are worth looking out for if you own a Nintendo Switch.

The Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda

New content is coming to this Switch exclusive in the form of three DLC packs. The first is a character pack which will add Impa, who fights with a long-range spear, Aria, who is incredibly powerful but has only 1HP and dies if you miss a beat, Shadow Link and Shadow Zelda, which have remixed versions of the original’s moves, and Frederick, a ranged merchant character.

Pack 2 is a melody pack that will add 39 songs including remixed versions of the original soundtrack by FamilyJules, A-Rival, and Chipzel. You can change your music at any time to listen to your favorite beats while exploring the game.

DLC Pack 3 is new story content called Symphony of the Mask. You get to play as Skull Kid from Majora’s Mask. He has the ability to change abilities based on the masks he wears and it looks like the dungeons he dives into have a bit of a darker twist to them.

DLC Pack 1 will be available later today while 2 and 3 will be released before the end of October. You can also purchase a season pass which will get you all three DLC packs and new costumes for Link and Zelda. You can also wait until October 23 to pick up a hardcopy of the game which includes all DLC.

Rogue Company

A new character was revealed for this multiplayer shooter. GL1TCH is a hacker who specializes in remote tactics, including remote detonated explosives. It was also revealed that Rogue Company will be cross-platform across all platforms. The Switch version will support motion aiming controls. More information on this upcoming third-person shooter will be coming later today.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds

2K has decided to step back from the hardcore simulationist wrestling sim and instead take us back to the day of arcade wrestlers, which were all about over the top moves. You can throw people into the waiting mouths of alligators, blow up the ring, light yourself on fire, and much more. It will release for the Switch on September 18.

Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne

Arguably Nocturne is what paved the way for the SMT series to hit it big in America with titles like Persona. Now, this cult-classic, emphasis on cult, is coming back in a brand-new Switch remaster. Of course, it includes brand new HD graphics in widescreen ratios, full voice acting, and all the weird mechanics the original had. No word on whether Dante from Devil May Cry will show up as he did in our original release, but we did see some other glimpses of new content. It will release for the Switch in Spring 2021.

Shin Megami Tensei V

Remember this? Remember how this was announced during the Switch launch? Remember how we have heard absolutely nothing about it until now? Well no more. We finally got to see some actual gameplay.

God is dead and angels and demons are warring with Lucifer in the middle of it all. The world is destroyed and you, an anime teenager, is sent into the middle of this war in a wasteland of the world. Your decisions will determine how the world is remade. Where do you fall in the battle between peaceful order and personal free will? What biblical story will you tell? You’ll find out in 2021 when it gets a simultaneous worldwide release.

That’s all Nintendo had to show, but more Nintendo Direct minis will be coming later this year. Watch it in full below: