Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct Mini today, showcasing a bunch of third party games, both big and small. Everything from a confirmation of the Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope leak to new Sonic Frontiers gameplay, Super Bomberman R 2 and both NieR: Automata and the Persona series coming to Switch were confirmed.
You can watch it all for yourself here, but if you want to keep on scrolling for the headlines? Well, let’s dive right in.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak got a pair of new trailers, the first of which revealed new monsters, including the Seething Bazelgeuse that will be added in the first Title Update.
NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch on 6th October 2022.
Lorelei and the Laser Eyes announced by Annapurna Interactive and Simogo, a murder mystery for Switch and PC coming in 2023.
Super Bomberman R 2 has been announced, including both a 64-player battle royale and a new 16-player Castle mode. Expect it in 2023.
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection brings all 10 Mega Man Battle Network games from the Game Boy Advance to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC in 2023. There will be two separate digital volumes.
Pac-Man World Re-Pac is a “modernised classic” from the PS1 that Bandai Namco are bringing to modern consoles on 23rd August.
The hand-drawn visual stylings of Blanc were revealed by Gearbox, an artistic co-op adventure with a wolf cub and a fawn teaming up in an unlikely partnership. It’s coming to Switch and PC in 2023.
Return to Monkey Island will be coming to Nintendo Switch and not just PC when it revives the classic point & click series later this year. Here’s some gameplay:
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is confirmed for an October release. A special showcase will be held by Ubisoft tomorrow.
Little Noah: Scion of Paradise got a new roguelite gameplay trailer. It’s out for Switch, PS4 and PC… today!
Coming to PC via Epic and Switch, RAILGRADE combines resource management with railway building on an off-world industrial colony.
The indie RPG RPG Time: The Legend of Wright is coming to PlayStation and Switch in August.
Sonic Frontiers’ linear Cyberspace levels have been revealed alongside the first Nintendo Switch gameplay
Disney Dreamlight Valley combines life sim and adventure gaming with a Disney veneer. It’s entering into Early Access in September.
The 2D-HD remake of LIVE A LIVE was featured in a nice long Nintendo Playhouse session:
DORAEMON STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of the Great Kingdom is coming out later this year.
We got another glimpse of Minecraft Legends and its action strategy gameplay, this time on Switch.
Dragon Quest Treasures will launch worldwide on 9th December 2022.
There were new trailers for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, No Man’s Sky and A Plague Tale: Requiem – Cloud Version, Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions, to remind you that they are coming or have already come out!
The Portal: Companion Collection is out today for Nintendo Switch, with both Portal and Portal 2 combined for the handheld.
Square Enix announced HARVESTELLA, a new Life Sim RPG where the regular seasons are joined by a season of death, where all your crops will wither and die and people cannot venture outside. Blend that with a JRPG jobs system, and you’ve got a Harvest Moon for Final Fantasy fans, I’m sure.
The Persona franchise is finally, really, actually, 100% coming to Nintendo Switch! Persona 5 Royal launches on 21st October, with Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable to follow in 2023.
Phew! That’s a lot of games they crammed together this time. Anything stand out for you?