After what felt like a lifetime of endless waiting (or 204 days to be precise), Nintendo has finally revealed some of the games it plans on releasing this year for its hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch. This came in the form of a Nintendo Direct Mini that was unceremoniously shadow dropped in a tweet on Thursday.
The “mini” in the title of the presentation is a bit of a misnomer, considering that the presentation itself was over 28 minutes in length. But the designation makes sense because in terms of “big” game announcements, we really didn’t get any surprises outside of some long-rumored last-gen ports. These include Bioshock: The Collection, Borderlands Legendary Collection, Burnout Paradise Remastered, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy and XCOM 2.
In terms of console exclusives, a major chunk of the Nintendo Direct was devoted to the new Square Enix turn-based RPG, Bravely Default II. The game is coming off their success on the console with Octopath Traveller, which sold over a million copies. Contrary to its numerical designation, the game is actually the third entry in the Bravely Default series, and it is preceded by both Bravely Default and Bravely Second for the 3DS. A demo for the new game is available right now on the Nintendo eShop.
We also got additional information about the first of the two forthcoming expansions for Pokémon Sword & Shield, The Isle of Armor, which is due out in June. Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Collection also got a release date. The remaster of the Wii game is due out on the 29th of May, and would feature some additional content that is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version.
You can watch the full Nintendo Direct Mini below:
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