Fans shocked as Nintendo drops Nintendo Direct Mini, reveals games for Switch

Nintendo surprises its fans with a Nintendo Direct Mini stream today. The broadcast featured news about a new Kingdom Hearts as well as new Final Fantasy titles. However, similar to the recently concluded Nintendo Direct Mini, there were no first-party game announcements.

Because of this, fans speculate that the awaited Super Mario All-star styled collection to be released on the Nintendo Switch will have to be announced on a different Direct – if the rumors are really true.

Here is the full announcement video:

The broadcast of this Nintendo Direct Mini means that fans will still have to wait for the next massive Nintendo Direct. The last time the Japanese gaming giant held a full Nintendo Direct was way back September last year.

Ever since the September 2019 Nintendo Direct, the company still held plenty of broadcasts but not as comprehensive as the proper Direct. The long wait accompanied by the Nintendo Switch’s simple release schedule for the following months only means the anticipation is limitless for the next proper Nintendo Direct.

There have been rumors that a proper Nintendo Direct is supposed to be released on Friday, August 28, 2020. However, the recent release of the Nintendo Partner Showcase Direct has put these rumors to the grave. In fact, it is improbable that Nintendo will release a full Direct broadcast after this surprise broadcast.

Today’s Direct Mini was longer and contained plenty of surprises compared to the previous one. The Direct Mini held last July was loved by JRPG fans. The stream unveiled the first Shin Megami Tensei V trailer since it was announced in 2017. In addition, Nintendo also announced that a remake of Shin Megami Tensei III was in the works.

However, for those who are not a fan of Japanese role-playing games, there was not much to be hyped about.

Today’s Nintendo Direct Mini broadcast again focused on one specific kind of genre – rhythm action games. There were tons of surprises for fans of this genre including Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory, Fuser – a DJ simulator, a new Just Dance game, and a Taiko No Tatsujin RPG.

In addition, there are also plenty of other genres covered in the stream including a showcase of a Switch version of World of Tanks, Big Rumble Boxing, Puyo Puyo, and a Tetris crossover. Nintendo also announced that Game Boy Final Fantasy games are arriving to the Switch.

The broadcast also gave updates on titles coming out this week including Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, Jump Force Deluxe Edition, and Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. Finally, Minecraft fans saw more footage of the upcoming Minecraft Dungeons Creeping Winter DLC coming to the Switch this September.

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Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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