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Nintendo Direct Mini Brings Big Updates

And never again shall you doubt that big things can come in small packages.

Though not as hyped as what a Breath of the Wild 2, Metroid Prime 4, or any similarly highly-anticipated announcement would be, the 8-minute Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase did bring some excitement into our lives. Focusing on third party games, here's a few of the highlights from the showcase.

New DLC for Cadence of Hyrule

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer is the musical adventure game that you never knew you needed, but wished you'd gotten for your birthday. The cute package of fun comes with 3 new DLCs (at $6 each), where you'll unlock 5 new characters, 39 songs, and additional story content called Symphony of the Mask, which gives you access to a new character named Skull Kid (who I must admit, is pretty cool). The character pack is already available, while the song pack and story pack are set to be released at an unconfirmed date.

BONUS: The Season Pass is also available, with bonus costumes for Link and Zelda! The full game (inclusive of all the DLCs) will be available for purchase on 23 October.

Rogue Company

First Watch Games and Hi-Rez Studios bring forth an online multiplayer FPS on a scale never before seen on a Nintendo Switch. The game looks like a cross between Counter Strike: Global Offensive and PUBG - you first parachute into the map, then compete against an opposing team to complete certain objectives. Apart from a few playable characters with different skillsets - or rogues - you also have a selection of different game modes to play in. With cross-platform available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC, this is definitely a game we are looking out for.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds

WWE Battlegrounds is 2K's redemption for the bust that was the Switch version of WWE 2K18. Up to 4 players will be able to wrestle in an arcade-style arena - and if the earlier reviews and gameplay videos are anything to go by, we might have a winner in this one. Other than the Switch, it will also be coming out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Shin Megami Tensei Series

If you like Persona, or other JRPGs, you're in for a treat - Shin Megami Tensei III is getting a Switch release, while Shin Megami Tensei V will be a Nintendo exclusive. That's right, you'll get bragging rights over the other platform plebs - just kidding. The Atlus brainchild has already been marked as a hit, and will probably be cleared off the racks on its worldwide release next year.


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