Nintendo Mini Direct Releases With a Ton of News And New Releases

Published: March 26, 2020 11:54 AM /


Logo for Xenoblade Chronicles.

Today, Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct Mini, which highlighted a large amount of games coming to the Nintendo Switch this year, along with a ton of ports of beloved games.

“No matter what type of experience you are looking for, Nintendo Switch has you covered,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “In addition to Nintendo franchises, 2020 will see the Nintendo Switch library grow even more with strong support from a diverse field of publishing partners like 2K, Electronic Arts and SQUARE ENIX.”

This included games like Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, which will look and play better than ever and come with a new epilogue story called Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected. The game comes out May 29.

Games that come out today include the following:

In regards to games that are coming out later in 2020, here is another list:

  • The aforementioned Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition.
  • The announcing of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' first seasonal event (Easter) and Pokemon Sword and Shield's Expansion pass info, which includes new information about a new dojo and the intriguing island of Armor,
  • Bravely Default II (with a demo out right now!)
  • a bunch of 2K games such as the XCOM 2 Collection, the Borderlands Legendary Collection, which includes Borderlands 1, 2, and the Pre-Sequel.
  • BioShock: The Collection will include BioShock 1, 2, and Infinite.
  • Super Smash Ultimate announced the first fighter from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2. Read more about it here.
  • Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics includes 51 games such as Golf, Fishing, Billiards, and Bowling, with local, wireless and online play supported. Out June 5.
  • Burnout Paradise: Remastered is coming back 10 years later. Zoom zoom.
  • Fuser is a new rhythm game from Harmonix. Enough said.
  • King's Bounty II is an RPG where choices will matter more then ever for the thirty-year-old franchise.
  • Ninjala is a free-to-play title where eight players will try to earn points in order to claim victory. Out this May.
  • Catherine: Full Body is a remake of the first game where players have to climb puzzle blocks and navigate a bizarrely-mature storyline. Launches July 7.
  • Last but not least, Star Wars Episode 1: Racer will allow players to race pods once again.

Whew, that was a decently-sized 'mini' direct. Hopefully, a big one comes soon with news about Nintendo's first-party studios and status on projects like Breath of the Wild 2, and Metroid Prime 4.

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