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Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase Recap

The latest Nintendo Direct featured Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Persona 5 Royal, and over 25 other titles, every announcement is here!

Nintendo has revealed a wide range of games coming to the Switch from 3rd party publishers arriving this year and into 2023. The titles included Switch versions of three Persona games, a new look at the Mario + Rabbids sequel, 10 fan-favourite Mega Man games, a new Dragon Quest adventure and plenty first-looks at newly announced games!

Below I have included trailers, release information and more around every game announced during the showcase, let's dive in:

Monster Hunter Rise: SUNBREAK

Nintendo kicked off their direct with a new look at Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. The DLC will introduce a new storyline, monsters, combat options, locales, the Master Rank quest difficulty and more. Journey across the sea to Elgado Outpost, where you’ll investigate powerful creatures known as the Three Lords – the hulking beast Garangolm, the icy wolf wyvern Lunagaron and the expansion’s flagship Elder Dragon, the vampiric Malzeno. Alongside the Three Lords, SUNBREAK will also introduce numerous other monsters and even fan-favorite species from previous MONSTER HUNTER games!

Join the hunt when the game launches for Nintendo Switch on June 30.


NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition

NieR fans rejoice, the rumours were true, NieR: Automata is coming to the Nintendo Switch! Mankind is forced to flee Earth and seek refuge on the Moon when alien lifeforms from another dimension attack without warning, bringing a new threat. Immerse yourself in a tremendous battle to regain the Earth as 2B, a member of the android military force YoRHa.

NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition is launching on October 6th, 2022


Lorelai And The Laser Eyes

Prepare to be immersed in mind-bending riddles and a creepy narrative in this 21st century version of puzzle-adventure games. Solve the enigma of Lorelei and the Laser Eyes, launching first for consoles on Nintendo Switch in 2023.


Super Bomberman R 2

A new Bomberman game is blasting onto the Nintendo Switch! In addition to popular action-maze game modes, a new Castle Mode is coming. Have a blast when Super Bomberman R 2 launches on Nintendo Switch in 2023.


Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

Ten Mega Man Battle Network games, originally released on the Game Boy Advance system, are coming to Nintendo Switch! Control MegaMan.EXE in grid-based combat and use Battle Chips to gain devastating abilities. The game looks to be a complete visual and musical experience, offering a gallery with over 1,000 pieces and a music mode with over 150 tracks from throughout the series. Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection launches on Nintendo Switch in 2023.

The full collection will also be digitally available as separate volumes in Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 1 and Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 2


Pac-Man World Re-Pac

The family of PAC-MAN has been kidnapped, and you can save them in the remake of PAC-MAN WORLD! While looking for your family, you'll be whisked away to Ghost Island to defeat foes and explore a variety of quirky levels.

PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC, launches on Nintendo Switch on Aug. 26th, 2022.



In the handcrafted world of Blanc, a fawn and a wolf cub must work together in order to get home. In this exciting tale, these unlikely pals must work together to overcome the chilly wilds. Blanc is a text-free adventure with local and online co-op play, making it accessible for everyone.

The game will launch as a console exclusive on Nintendo Switch in February 2023.


Return to Monkey Island

A swashbuckling adventure comes to port! Return to Monkey Island features the return of series creator Ron Gilbert continuing the saga of the legendary adventure games The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. With a fresh take on the genre, savvy pirates will use their wits to solve riddles and explore the islands in this thrilling adventure game.

Return to Monkey Island launches first for consoles on Nintendo Switch later this year!


Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

In the newest Mario + Rabbids game, the motley crew of Mario, his pals, and the brave Rabbids - now joined by Bowser - fly off for a galactic excursion! When a dark being, Cursa, wants to absorb all of the galaxy's energy, its up to the crew to save the day! The team must travel the world to rescue the Sparks from Cursa's grasp and wage war in tactical, dynamic combat. Lead a team of three heroes and utilize a variety of weapons to flank your foes and detect chances to foil them.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope rockets onto the Nintendo Switch October 20th, 2022!


Little Noah: Scion of Paradise

In this lighthearted roguelite action game, you play as young alchemist Noah, assisted by her crusty cat companion Zipper. Noah crashes in ancient ruins during a storm. From there you must enter multilayered dungeons, to find you way home, the layout changes. To defeat foes you'll combine combos and execute powerful elemental attacks. Little Noah: Scion of Paradise is out now on the eShop!



In RAILGRADE, you'll design railway networks to efficiently transport goods and help revitalize an industrial colony's economy. Complete a variety of tasks to get each shipment in order before it is delivered to its final destination. The number and length of trains you operate, as well as resource type impact how you transport goods from point A to point B, and you success. All abroad! RAILGRADE rolls into the station for Nintendo Switch this fall.


RPG Time: The Legend of Wright

In his newest creation, "The Legend of Wright," Kenta takes you on a hand-drawn adventure to save the world. This adventure takes place in Kenta's notebook, which is over 200 pages long and includes everything from drawing to erasing to solving riddles and consulting your handy in-game calculator.

Discover a new way to play every time you turn the page.

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright arrives on August 18th, 2022


Sonic Frontiers

During the Direct Mini we got out first look of Sonic Frontiers running on the Nintendo Switch. Sonic’s latest adventure kicks off on Starfall Islands, home to a mysterious and ancient civilization. Make your way across steep slopes, take advantage of the natural environment, and freely dash through a wide open area, utilizing Sonic's skills.

Sonic Frontiers dashes onto Nintendo Switch this holiday.


Disney Dreamlight Valley

In this life-simulation game, you can write your fairytale alongside your Disney and Pixar pals. "The Forgetting" turns the virtual dreamland into a nightmare, and it's now up to you to take this once ideal realm, and save it from the forces of evil. Explore the magical world and develop lasting friendships with heroes and villains alike, from all walks of life. Disney Dreamlight Valley launches for Nintendo Switch on September 6th, 2021 in Early Access.



In LIVE A LIVE, many legendary tales are told in this RPG classic, now remastered for "HD-2D." On July 22, the classic RPG will be available for download on Nintendo Switch. In the eShop you can now play a sample of three chapters and save data from the demo can be transferred to the full game once purchased. Along with the reveal of the game, Nintendo hosted a special Treehouse showcase dedicated to the game.


Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom

Doraemon, Noby, and their pals crash-land on a strange planet, where they decide to assist a new buddy in realizing his ambitions - by farming! Work the fields and harvest crops, as well as care for the animals. You can even use Doraemon’s secret gadgets to farm in a flash! Relax by living with friends, eating delicious meals and fishing. Your great agricultural adventure launches on Nintendo Switch later this year.


Minecraft Legends

In Minecraft Legends, the world of Minecraft is blended with action-strategy gameplay. Enemies from another dimension have invaded a beautiful land full of natural beauty! Combine forces with friends to put a stop to this powerful menace that is menacing the world. What mysteries lie in wait for you in this strange, yet familiar universe? Minecraft Legends launches in 2023.



Two siblings' treasure-hunting aspirations come true when they are taken to Draconia, a fantastic and mysterious land. In this DRAGON QUEST series spin-off, Erik and Mia, as well as their adorable companions Purrsula and Porcus, join forces with a motley crew of clever monsters to recover precious riches.

DRAGON QUEST TREASURES launches on Nintendo Switch on Dec. 9th, 2022.


No Man’s Sky

No Man's Sky is a science-fiction game set in an infinite procedurally generated universe. Inspired by the adventure and creativity that we enjoy in classic science fiction, it gives you a galaxy to explore, filled with distinctive planets and lifeforms, as well as constant danger and action.

In No Man's Sky, you'll be able to fly seamlessly between deep space and planetary surfaces with no loading screens or boundaries. In this ever-changing procedurally generated cosmos, you'll discover locations and creatures that no one else has seen before.


A Plague Tale: Requiem – Cloud Version

Take an emotional trip into a terrifying yet breathtaking world warped by supernatural powers. Amicia and Hugo flee to new regions and vibrant cities as they flee their ruined homeland. Discover how much it will cost to preserve those you care about in a life-or-death struggle. Strike from the shadows, or unleash havoc, overcoming opposition and challenges with a variety of weapons, tools, and supernatural abilities.


Portal: Companion Collection

Break the laws of spatial physics in new and spectacular ways with a highly experimental portal device. You must solve dimensional bending brain teasers and face off against a diabolically clever A.I. named GLaDOS. Meet a cast of characters as you use your wits to solve unique portal puzzles in hazardous, previously unseen sections of the labs. Portal: Companion Collection is available on the eShop today!



Welcome to Lethe, a beautiful village where the seasons change the landscape dramatically. In this new life-simulation RPG, you farm, make goods, and gather resources as you go about your typical day and meet friends along the way. The seasons transition from spring to summer, fall, winter, and then, Quietus, or death. Your village's survival is dependant on you to put a stop to the Death Season's devastation. Begin your new life in Harvestella, launching on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 4th, 2022.


Persona series arrives on the Switch

Persona has been awakened, and three legendary Persona games will be released for the Switch. Persona 5 Royal is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 21, with Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable in 2023! Get ready…the midnight hour approaches!


Check out the entire uncut Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

To view the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase in its entirety, check it out below:

What was your favourite part of the show? Let me know in the comments!


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