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The final Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase had plenty of news, and Nintendo has now recapped everything shown in the presentation in an official press release. We have the recap announcement below.

The third Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase aired earlier this week. Unlike past presentations, this one was live streamed. Generally if Nintendo gives advance notice of a Nintendo Direct and doesn’t let you skip through it, there’s usually an important announcement.

The broadcast did indeed kick off with the biggest reveal of the show. Switch finally has its first original Monster Hunter game in Monster Hunter Rise, which is already confirmed for a March 2021 launch. And if that wasn’t enough, Monster Hunter Stories 2 is coming next summer.

Outside of Monster Hunter, Ori and the Will of the Wisps was revealed and immediately released. Hades and The Long Dark saw shadowdrops as well. In terms of other announcements, we found out about Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, Sniper Elite 4, and Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise. Rune Factory 5 is a game we knew about previously, but we now actually know what it looks like (and the game is now launching in 2021). You can find the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase recap announcement here.

With the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase behind us, how are you feeling about it? What do you make of the new Monster Hunter games and other announcements? Let us know in the comments below.

Nintendo has uploaded the full presentation for today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, along with the Monster Hunter Direct that followed. Both can be seen below.

Today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase will be starting soon. It begins at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM in the UK / 4 PM in Europe. Like the previous couple of presentations, this one will again focus entirely on upcoming Switch titles from third-party publishers.

You can watch the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase as it happens below. We’ll have additional coverage during and after the broadcast.

Nintendo will hold a new Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase tomorrow, September 17, the company has announced.

It will be held at the following times:

This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast we’re catching up on several recent releases. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is a mixed bag, Giraffe and Annika a charming little adventure, Sentinels of Freedom has highs and lows, and Spiritfarer is a character-driven delight. Then… the Nintendo Direct Mini. Neither Oni Dino nor Galen really cared about the games in the showcase, but that’s totally fine. Being disappointed is fine—we move on and play all the games that are already out or releasing soon. Those who are genuinely upset? That’s behavior that players should identify within themselves and reevaluate how they interact with entertainment media. 

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Another Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase is in the books. After the first presentation of its kind in July, it only took about a month for the next one. Also, as far as actual content and new announcements are concerned, there was noticeably more this time around.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend, Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack, World of Tanks Blitz, Rig Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions, and Just Dance 2021 were the new announcements. Other games were shown as well, including Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, which received a November release date. In case you missed it, you can find the recap announcement here.

We’re a few days removed from the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, and now we want to hear from you. What were your overall thoughts of the show, and how do you feel it compared to the last one? Which of the featured games are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.

If you were hoping that today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase would be the last of its kind, you may be disappointed to hear that thees types of presentations aren’t going away.

At the end of today’s video, the company said there will be more Partner Showcases to come this year. Additionally, in the recap announcement, Nintendo noted that “Details about the next Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase will be revealed in the future.”

Nintendo has put out an announcement recapping all of the news from today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. We have the full press release below.

Rumors have been pointing to a possible Nintendo Direct this week. While the common consensus was that there would be something on Friday, a Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase has just dropped today instead.

Here’s the full presentation: