Nintendo announced Tuesday’s live broadcast less than 24 hours before it was time. Speculation was in itself already underway when it emerged that the Switch’s eShop would be taken down for maintenance during the same day. Despite that, we were probably many who missed the time somewhat.
Despite its name, the Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase for June 2022 is a full 26 minutes long. We can of course make it shorter and summarize everything from key releases to dates here.
Free updates (and dates) to Monter Hunter Rise Sunbreak
An update will be added in August Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak, called Seething Bazelgeuse. The so-called roadmap as Capcom drawn up should give us three more content updates. For the most part, these are more, more unusual and stronger monsters to fight against. Updates 2, 3 and 4 arrive in autumn, winter, and sometime in 2023. Sunbreak itself is an expansion to Monster Hunter Rise and arrives on June 30 (tomorrow, at the time of writing). A demo is available on the eShop now. Both the basic game and the expansion are also available on PC.
NieR Automata: The End of YoRHa Edition
You your makes its debut on a Nintendo platform with the release of NieR Automata: The End of YoRHa Edition. This edition contains all expansion packs (game modes, costumes, etc.) from other platforms, as well as version-exclusive costumes from day 1. Switch-NieR will be released on October 6 this year and can be pre-booked now.
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
Mario and Rabbid’s latest collaboration stole a significant portion of the show and came with a lot of gameplay and more info. Ubisoft will hold a separate viewing on Twitch and YouTube later today at 6pm, which can be viewed here. The release date is October 20 and you can pre-book the game right now.
Smaller releases, listed