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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:

The last major Nintendo Direct was held in September 2019. Other than that, we saw a Nintendo Direct Mini back in March of this year and a Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase about a month ago. Rumor now has it that a new presentation from Nintendo is coming soon.

VentureBeat editor Jeff Grubb (who has been on the money with a number of Nintendo-related rumors) is among those that claims a Nintendo Direct could be coming next week – potentially Friday. Grubb said during the latest episode of GamesBeat Decides:

Our video series is back with a look at the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase that premiered yesterday. We go through the whole presentation, give our reactions, and hopefully will hear from you all in the comments.

Check out the full video below!

The Nintendo Direct format has been going on for many years at this point, but Nintendo did something today that we haven’t really seen before. An entire Nintendo Direct Mini was dedicated to third-parties, and the announcement was made just a few hours before the presentation aired. We’ve seen indie-focused presentations before, but this was something entirely different.

For those that had any doubt, the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase format will continue in the future. Nintendo says it will more details about the next broadcast “will be revealed in the future.” Additional broadcasts will follow later in 2020.

Nintendo has put out a press release recapping all of the news from today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Presentation. Read it in full below.

Following the announcement just a few minutes ago, today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase presentation has been released. You can watch the entire video below.