It’s been a while since Nintendo brought us the goods with another direct and, this time, they didn’t disappoint.
In the Nintendo Direct mini format, the whole twenty-five minutes was dropped on YouTube and focused on projects from third-party partners.
We’ve embedded the entire presentation for you below, but also rounded up the announcements beyond that too.
WE GOT ANOTHER MONSTER HUNTER SUNBREAK TRAILER
We’re probably getting four more trailers between now and the release date on Friday lol
NIER AUTOMATA IS MAKING A JUICY SPLASH ON SWITCH
Nier Automata: End of Yorha Edition will release with new content exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, including new costumes on October 6th.
LORELEI AND THE LASER EYES IS AN INTRIGUING MYSTERY GAME
It’s got a bit of an early PlayStation vibe going for it and looks to feature a lot of puzzles and a unique baroque atmosphere. It’s out on Switch and PC next year in 2023.
SUPER BOMBERMAN R 2 WAS ANNOUNCED
A new castle mode that looks to be a tower defense style of game. It’s releasing on Nintendo Switch in 2023.
MEGAMAN BATTLE NETWORK LEGACY COLLECTION IS COMING TO SWITCH
The collection will include all ten games, be split into two volumes if you buy digitally, and is coming to Nintendo Switch next year. It’s skipping Xbox though, sorry.
PAC-MAN WORLD RE-PAC IS COMING TOO
It’s a remake of Pac-Man World, which originally appeared on PlayStation. It’s heading to Nintendo Switch on August 26th.
WE GOT A LOOK AT BLANC, A BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURE
A fawn and a wolf cub must work together to find their way across a snowy wilderness. It’s beautifully presented and has both local and online co-operative play. It’s out on February 23rd 2023.
THE FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW MONKEY ISLAND GAME HAS A UNIQUE VISUAL STYLE
I’m sure it’s going to divide keen fans given how different the art direction is, but Return To Monkey Island is sure to feature the same unique comedy we’ve come to know and love. It’s releasing first for Nintendo Switch this year.
UBISOFT BROUGHT US A PROPER LOOK AT THE NEW MARIO + RABBIDS GAME
The battle system has been completely revamped, allowing you to move freely and as much as you want during your turn. Ubisoft will be showing off more of the game tomorrow, but it’s releasing on October 20th exclusively for Nintendo Switch.
SEGA GAVE US A LOOK AT SONIC FRONTIERS THAT WASN’T TOTALLY CURSED
The open-world looks to be really fun but the combat looks even more enjoyable. Sonic can even parry now. Bloodborne who? We still don’t have a date yet, but hopefully, Sonic’s first open-world lives up to its full potential.
You play as a weird humanoid in a world filled with many realms as you help Disney characters remember who they are. It’s basically weird Disney Animal Crossing and I think that’s a vibe? It’s out on Nintendo Switch on September 6th but as an early access title.
NINTENDO THREW A BONE TO LIVE-A-LIVE AND I’M HAPPY WITH THAT
The Treehouse team also uploaded a forty minute playthrough of the game. In addition to this, a demo with the start of three of the game’s chapters will be available later today, and your save data will even transfer as well. It’s due out on July 22nd.
CYGAMES IS DROPPING A NEW GAME TODAY BUT I’M NOT SURE WHAT THE GO IS
It’s a casual rogue-lite that has you playing as an alchemist who owns a cat. What a vibe. It’s out today and it’s even out for PlayStation if you want to buy it twice.
MINECRAFT LEGENDS IS ALSO COMING TO NINTENDO SWITCH
Previously announced at the Xbox + Bethesda showcase, the game brings together the world of Minecraft with action-strategy mechanics never seen before in the series. It’s out on Nintendo Switch in 2023.
DRAGON QUEST TREASURES ADDS A NEW TWIST TO THE WORLD OF DRAGON QUEST
It’s a spin-off of the classic RPG series that has you hunting for treasure to kill monsters and craft items to help you on your treasure-hunting journeys. It’s out on Nintendo Switch on December 9th.
PORTAL IS MAKING THE JUMP TO NINTENDO SWITCH TODAY
It includes Portal and Portal 2 along with local, split-screen and online multiplayer modes wherever possible. Get ready for more cringe, overdone cake jokes. It’s out today for Nintendo Switch.
HARVESTELLA IS A BRAND NEW RPG FROM SQUARE ENIX
A brand new “life simulation RPG” from Square Enix that has you cooking, crafting, and adventuring for materials. It’s basically Square Enix’s take on Rune Factory, and I’m okay with that. It’s out on November 4th for Nintendo Switch.
THE PERSONA GAMES ARE HEADING TO SWITCH TOO.
Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable are all heading to Nintendo Switch with all included downloadable content. The first game in the collection, Persona 5 Royal, will be dropping along with other consoles on the 21st October 2022.