Everything shown on Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

The phantom thieves pose for the camera.

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Switch-owning JRPG fans are celebrating today. The biggest awards from today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase include Persona 5 Royal and Kidney: Automata ports for the Nintendo Switch, but there were also nice indie titles that they beautifully handmade RPG Time: The Legend of Wright and visually striking collaborative adventures Blanc.

Here is our summary of everything that was shown at Nintendo’s third-party show today.


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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Sunbreak is the upcoming expansion for Monster Hunter Rise, and it adds lots of new monsters every season. It is also a main story where the player investigates three powerful monsters in a new place called Elgado Outpost. The expansion falls on 30 June.

Two androids swing their swords at an enemy.

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Kidney: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition

The long-awaited Switch gate to Yoko Taro’s cool action RPG is finally here. This version includes everything from DLC and some original costumes made especially for this edition.

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Lorelei and laser eyes

This surreal puzzle is made by the developers behind it loved music games Sayonara Wild Heartsand it will be released sometime in 2023.

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Super Bomberman R 2

Konami’s first Switch Bombermann slowly got better with patches, and a new entry in the long-running maze puzzle series is coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2023.

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Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

Legacy Collection is the collection of 10 Mega Man Battle Network games on the Game Boy Advance systems. (No sign of Network transfer from GameCube, but.) The collection will be released sometime next year.

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Pac-Man World Re-Pac

This 3D platform game lets you play as Pac-man as he embarks on an adventure to save his wife and children, who look very sad in their prison cell. You can download the game on August 26 this year.

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Blanc

Blanc is a monochrome puzzle with beautiful 3D art, and I’m here for it. In addition to the main story campaign, it also has a collaboration mode. Blanc coming to the Nintendo Switch in February 2023.

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Return to Monkey Island

Return to Monkey Island is the latest entry in Ron Gilbert’s famous adventure game, and staff at Kotaku are very excited about how pretty it looks. The game was announced back in Apriland coming out later this year.

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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Mario and Rabbids collide in this tactical collaboration between Nintendo and Ubisoft. The game introduces new Rabbid creatures called Sparks, and the main characters have to team up to save them. The game will be released on October 20 this year.

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Little Noah: Scion of Paradise

This fantasy role-playing game is made by the developers who have created Dragalia Lost, and it appears in the art style. The game is described as a random roguelike, and you can download it from today.

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Railgrade

If building a train system is the idea of ​​a good time, then Railgrade may be the game for you. But it’s not just about building your own train empire – you also have to coordinate shipping for an industrial colony. Okay, the last part is a little uncomfortable. But train! Railgrade will be on the Nintendo Switch sometime this fall.

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RPG Time: The Legend of Wright

Despite having the most generic name ever, The legend of Wright is one of the more interesting RPG concepts I have seen among indies this year. You play as a hand-drawn character in a history book, and you can use your writing tools to solve puzzles. Think that Chicory, but with fantasy heroics. The game will be released on August 18.

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Sonic Frontiers

The Sonic take on an open world game has received lots of criticism for the “open zone” game concept, but players will be able to judge Boundaries for himself soon. The game is coming out this holiday season.

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Disney Dreamlight Valley

Dreamlight Valley iis exactly what it seems to be: a game where you hang out in a magical land with your Disney friends. And yet, I can not help but feel a little charmed by how much it looks like digital Disneyland. You can play Disney’s take on The Sims starts September 6, when the game enters early access.

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Live A Live

Square Enix’s classic 16-bit Super Famicom RPG will see its first Western release on July 22, but you can start playing the first three chapters of this time-traveling game starting today. (Surprise!)

Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom

Doraemon is one of the most influential anime IPs of all time, and its light-hearted tone is perfect for a farm simulation. So I’m excited to see Bandai Namco announce a sequel to the first one Doraemon Story of Seasons. The new entry in the series comes to Switch once this year.

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Minecraft legends

Minecraft legends is an action strategy game that takes a more story-driven approach than the original sandbox sensation. Legends will be released in 2023.

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Dragon Quest Treasures

Dragon Quest Treasures is a spin-off from Dragon Quest series, and will feature a couple of treasure hunters looking for loot. It arrives on the Nintendo Switch on December 9 this year.

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Portal: Companion Collection

Valve’s beloved, fun 3D puzzle adventure Portal and Portal 2 is bundled together for this Switch port, which will take you back to the test chambers of Aperture Science Laboratories. The Companion Collection is out today.

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Harvestella

As one who was super failed by Rune factory 5 this year I have high hopes for Harvestella. The farming simulation game looks like something in between Rune factory and Stories game. Harvestella will be released on the Nintendo Switch on November 4 this year.

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Persona 5 Royal

I’ll never stop playing Persona 5 Royal, am I? The remaster of Atlus’ best-selling school swimming RPG will be released on October 21st. The showcase also teased Switch ports off Persona 3 portable and Persona 4 Golden, but no release dates for these games have been announced yet. All games will be sold separately.


And that was all they showed! What were your favorite surprises?