Nintendo Direct Mini, July 2020: A Summary

Nintendo held a Direct broadcast at short notice on Monday afternoon. This focused on third-party developers, a so-called “Partner Showcase”.

Cadence of Hyrule

The first news we got to see is new content Cadence of Hyrule, the rhythm game from the creators of Crypt of the Necrodancer. We get new characters in Download Pack 1 (Impa, Aria, Shadow Link, Shadow Zelda, Frederick), 39 (!) New songs in Download Pack 2 and a new chapter to the story, Symphony of the Mask, in Download Package 3. The latter puts you in the role of Skull Kid and contains even more new music. Package 1 is available today, while packages 2 and 3 arrive on unspecified dates “before the end of October”. A season pass with all three packages is available for purchase.

On October 23, a physical edition of Cadence of Hyrule with all download packages directly on the cassette.

Rogue Company

Rogue Company is a new online launcher for (among other things) Nintendo Switch. It is played in the third person and is built around team-based death matches. In addition to cross-play has Rogue Comapny also cloud saving, which allows you to share the progress you have made between all versions of the game, whether it is on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch. A release date has not been set yet, but the game will have these features from day one. Motion controls such as gyro sights are also promised for the Switch version.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds

The wrestling party game WWE 2K Battlegrounds comes to the Nintendo Switch on September 18. The game supports four players simultaneously. However, it is uncertain whether there is one or two JoyCons per player.

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster

This long title was called before Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer’s Call in Europe and came out almost 17 years ago on PlayStation 2. In the spring of 2021, a remaster will come to the Nintendo Switch.

Shin Megami Tensei V

After a remaster comes a news: Shin Megami Tensei V will be released in 2021, simultaneously worldwide, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.


“Small, but nibbling good”, you could well call this broadcast. Are you looking forward to any of what was presented? The undersigned himself has received a clear excuse to wait so long Cadence of Hyrule.

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