Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase
The Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase went live today, the first in a series showing off upcoming third-party games.
“With this new Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, we are delighted to be shining a spotlight on great games from our development and publishing partners,” said Nintendo of America’s Steve Singer. “With multiple showcases this year, we can continue highlighting the breadth of games and the variety of experiences all types of players can get on Nintendo Switch.”
Mini Partner Showcase highlights:
- Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Feat. The Legend of Zelda by Brace Yourself Games – DLC Packs Trailer
- DLC Pack 1: Character Pack – now available
- DLC Pack 2 & 3 launch ‘before end of October’
- Season Pass now available, including bonus items
- Cadence of Hyrule with all DLC included launches October 23
- Rogue Company by First Watch Games/Hi-Rez Studios — Gl1tch Trailer — TBA 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
- WWE 2K Battlegrounds by Saber Interactive/2K Games — Showcase Trailer — September 18, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
- Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster by Atlus — Showcase Trailer — Spring 2021 for Switch
- Shin Megami Tensei V by Atlus — Showcase Trailer — TBA 2021 for Switch
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
What’s the official name of the infamous blue shell in Mario Kart?
- The Spiny Shell
- The Blue Shell
- The Lucky Save
- The Absolute Jerk
Pokémon Crystal was the first to offer wireless trading of Pokémon
Pokémon Crystal for Game Boy Color was the first game in the series that allowed you to trade your Pokémon wirelessly. Every earlier game required you to hook up two Game Boys using a link cable to complete trades.
Pokémon Crystal is an enhanced version of Pokémon Gold & Silver, and the Japanese version featured the Mobile Adapter GB which enabled connection via mobile phone. Crystal also allowed you to choose your trainer’s gender for the first time.
This Week In Gaming
Can the Switch really run Crysis?
Not the most exciting week in gaming, but Rock of Ages 3 and Tannenberg – an online shooter set in the Battle of Tannenberg in WW1 – are out for PC and console, and we will finally find out if Switch can run Crysis on Thursday.
Tuesday – July 21
Thursday – July 23
- Carrion launches for PC, Xbox One and Switch
- Crysis Remastered launches for Switch
Friday – July 24
- Tannenberg launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Microsoft Summer Event
Play upcoming Xbox and PC games
Microsoft’s Summer Games Fest Demo event is underway, featuring “more than 60 brand-new” demos for upcoming Xbox and PC games.
These aren’t your typical game demos, however: The were designed to resemble the kinds of builds usually showcased at events like PAX, E3 or Gamescom. Since all those events were cancelled, Microsoft is making the demo builds available until July 27th.
Floor demos: “Many of these demos are early, and some are for games that won’t be out for quite some time. We’ve never done this before; what that means is that you’ll get to experience these games early – some way early – which is awesome,” explained Microsoft. “…think of these as akin to “show floor demos” and not necessarily indicative of the final product.”
Just games: You can access the demos through the Game Fest Demo tile on the Xbox One dashboard during the next week. Microsoft is also preparing the Xbox Games Showcase for July 23rd, promising that it’s all about the games and nothing else.