In half an hour, we saw a ton of announcements in the newest Nintendo Direct Mini.
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is the game on the Wii getting remastered graphics, new story-related content, and some parts of the soundtrack also got re-recorded. The game will launch on May 29 on the Switch. You’ll see this date a few more times, be warned. This day is also when the Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Works Set is also coming – in case you want a 250-page art book, you might be interested in it.
We can put the next three announcements under one tent, as they all come from 2K (=Take-Two). On May 29, three Nintendo Switch collections will launch. They are Borderlands Legacy Collection (Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel), XCOM 2 Collection (XCOM 2, four DLC, and the War of the Chosen expansion), plus BioShock: The Collection (BioShock Remastered, BioShock 2 Remastered, BioShock Infinite) – they will all hop on the Switch in the last Friday of May.
The JRPG Bravely Default II is coming from the team of Square Enix that previously made the first Bravely Default and the Octopath Traveler. The sequel is coming this year on the Switch, and meanwhile, you can check out a demo that is already available on the Nintendo eShop.
Panzer Dragoon: Remake is now available on the Nintendo Switch. It is a timed exclusive on the big N platform. The price is 25 dollars.
Burnout Paradise Remastered is also getting a Nintendo Switch version. This Burnout game launched over a decade ago, and the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC re-releases have been around for a while as well – we have to wait for this port, though: it comes sometime in 2020.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which launched the same day as Doom Eternal, will have its first in-game event start on April 1. It’s going to be a scavenger hunt for eggs, which you can find by digging and fishing, too. The event will be going until April 12, and an Earth Day event will also happen this month.
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy has popped up on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch out of nowhere. The online multiplayer classic costs 20 dollars or 24 euros depending on your region (or 19 GBP) on PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop. Speaking of Star Wars, Star Wars Episode 1 Racer will also come „shortly” on both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Catherine Full Body, which effectively started out as a Persona 5 tech demo at Atlus in its original form a decade ago, will platform itself on the Nintendo Switch on July 7 in its extended/expanded version.
Good Job! is by Nintendo. It’s an action-puzzle game that costs 20 dollars/euros, and you can already find it on the Nintendo eShop. With the isometric view, you can see across the building much easier. You’ll need it to solve the puzzles.
Until now, Capcom’s Shinsekai: Into the Depths has been an Apple Store-exclusive. Now, this underwater adventure game has swum onto the eShop. It looks like a relaxing adventure. Its price is 20 dollars/euros.
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics brings tabletop games on the Nintendo Switch. This 40-dollar/euro collection will launch on June 4, and it will offer both local and online multiplayer in case you want to play something unusually classic.
Ninjas and gum by Gungho: Ninjala will launch on May 27. It’s a free-to-play online action game that will offer both cooperative and competitive modes. It reminds us of Splatoon for some reason, but it might work…
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III‘s Nintendo Switch port will be available in the West by June 30. It will offer tactical combat with a bit of anime touch. It also has a demo – you can already find it on the eShop.
Mr Driller: DrillLand first launched on the Nintendo GameCube, but only in Japan in December 2002. However, the drilling goes worldwide, as the game – which will also get a PC (Steam) version – will be available digitally everywhere from June 25. Japan will also get a physical version, too.
Pokémon Sword/Shield’s new expansion, The Isle of Armor, will arrive in late June. Multiple Pokémon will get a Gigantamax form as well, including Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon.
And now for the rest: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s next DLC character will be announced in June. (The development could be affected by the coronavirus – the schedule could slow down.) Ring Fit Adventure got a new update – you can now switch the in-game language, change to a female announcer, or play the Rhythm Game mode, featuring music from several Nintendo titles (such as Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild). King’s Bounty II was so far announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There will also be a Nintendo Switch version this year. Think of turn-based strategy.
That’s about it, all in half an hour, and we might have added a few more outside the Direct, too. The Nintendo Switch continues to get decent support, and we appreciate it. Here’s the complete Nintendo Direct Mini as well to see for yourself.
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