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Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase 'October 2020' concludes the presentation series for this year

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The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase for the month of October 2020 will be the final Partner Showcase of the year. Concluding on a pretty beefy presentation, you can watch the full video here. Check out what Steve Singer (Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Publisher and Developer Relations) said about this announcement in the press release for the Direct:

“Even though this is the final Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase of the year, the Nintendo Switch games from our development and publishing partners are still coming on strong. Through these video presentations, we are able to show the breadth of creative and diverse experiences that can be found on Nintendo Switch.”

Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase for October 28th, 2020 (full presentation and details)

The last partner showcase of this year!

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--During the last Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase of the year, Nintendo provided information about a variety of games coming to the Nintendo Switch family of systems from development and publishing partners like SQUARE ENIX, Remedy Entertainment, Koei Tecmo Games and HAL Laboratory. Games featured in the video presentation include anticipated RPG sequel BRAVELY DEFAULT II; farming and lifestyle sim STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town; Greek mythology-inspired action-adventure game Immortals Fenyx Rising; Nintendo Switch versions of HITMAN 3 and Control, which are both played via cloud-streaming technology; and over-the-top action game No More Heroes III. There was even the surprise reveal that the original No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, which originally released for the Wii system, are now available exclusively in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.

“Through these video presentations, we are able to show the breadth of creative and diverse experiences that can be found on Nintendo Switch.”

But that’s not all that’s coming to Nintendo Switch today! The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase also announced that the adorable and out-of-this-world puzzler Part Time UFO from HAL Laboratory, the developers of the Kirby series, as well as a free demo for the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game, are both now available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.

“Even though this is the final Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase of the year, the Nintendo Switch games from our development and publishing partners are still coming on strong,” said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Publisher and Developer Relations. “Through these video presentations, we are able to show the breadth of creative and diverse experiences that can be found on Nintendo Switch.”

Control Ultimate Edition – Cloud Version: Winner of more than 80 awards, Control is a visually stunning third-person action-adventure that will keep players on the edge of their seat. Blending open-ended environments with the signature world-building and storytelling of developer Remedy Entertainment, Control presents an expansive and intensely gratifying gameplay experience. Control Ultimate Edition – Cloud Version* is available now on Nintendo Switch!

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity: Before the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game launches for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 20, fans will be able to try out a free demo for the game, available now in Nintendo eShop. The action-packed story is set in Hyrule 100 years before the events of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game. The demo will let players experience the fast-paced action and dramatic cutscenes, which shed light on the events that led to the Great Calamity. During the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, it was revealed that the massive, screen-filling Divine Beasts will also be playable in the game. Using the over-the-top powers of the Divine Beasts will surely help players find victory when used in their respective stages.

Immortals Fenyx Rising: The fate of the world is at stake. Play as Fenyx, a new winged demigod, on a quest to save the Greek gods and their home from a dark curse. Take on mythological beasts, master the legendary powers of the gods and defeat Typhon, the deadliest Titan in Greek mythology, in an epic fight for the ages. Immortals Fenyx Rising launches for Nintendo Switch on Dec. 3, with pre-orders beginning today!

BRAVELY DEFAULT II: Brought together by fate, four heroes will embark on a great voyage in the beautiful and engaging role-playing game BRAVELY DEFAULT II from SQUARE ENIX, the creators of the FINAL FANTASY series. In the series’ new adventure, players will set off on an epic journey, visiting stunning locations, meeting intriguing characters and battling dastardly villains. By defeating enemies called Asterisk bearers, the heroes will acquire Asterisks, which allow them to change jobs. By using the right combination of jobs, players can turn the tide of battle in their favor. Some of the jobs that can be acquired include the powerful Vanguard, the White Mage, the Bard, the Beastmaster and the Gambler, among many others. After a demo version of the game went live in March, the developers collected player feedback about things like difficulty and controls to improve the overall game experience. A video addressing the helpful fan feedback will be posted on the BRAVELY DEFAULT II website and on YouTube later today. BRAVELY DEFAULT II launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 26, 2021.

STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town: Cultivate a farm from the ground up! Chop down trees! Discover flora and fauna! Raise animals! Experience all of this and more as part of STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town, the newest game in the original farm simulation series, coming to Nintendo Switch on March 23, 2021. Will players sow fields and grow a cornucopia of colorful crops? Or construct a massive ranch with lots of animal pens? How players choose to live their farm life is completely up to them.

No More Heroes III: Experience the latest exploits of legendary assassin Travis Touchdown in No More Heroes III. In this game, players are put in the middle of the action, as the fight between assassins becomes a battle on a galactic scale. Destroy aliens in this garden of madness when No More Heroes III launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch in 2021. If players haven’t experienced the series’ prequels, no problem! The first two No More Heroes games, No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, which originally launched for the Wii console, are available now on Nintendo Switch.

HITMAN 3 – CLOUD VERSION: HITMAN 3 is the first time the HITMAN series has been on Nintendo Switch and represents the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy. Whether players are new to the franchise or familiar with the series, they’ll enjoy a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations as Agent 47 returns for the most important contracts of his entire career.

Part Time UFO: From HAL Laboratory, the developers of the Kirby series, comes Part Time UFO, a colorful game in which players take on the role of an adorable (and helpful!) UFO. From dishing up sweets, to fishing, and building a castle, the little UFO will perform all sorts of part-time jobs. Players can clear stages by carrying the required object, but more rewards will be earned by completing three specific challenges per stage. By passing a Joy-Con controller to a friend or family member, two people can perform jobs together! Part Time UFO is available now on Nintendo Switch!

Surviving the Aftermath: Survive and thrive in a post-apocalyptic future – resources are scarce, but opportunity calls. Players can build the ultimate disaster-proof colony, protect their colonists and restore civilization to a devastated world. Remember: The end of the world is just the beginning. The Nintendo Switch version of Surviving the Aftermath launches in spring 2021.

Tropico 6 – Nintendo Switch Edition: El Presidente is back! In Tropico 6, players have the fate of their island in their hands. Build and rule an island nation on large archipelagos, take care of subjects’ needs and send agents to steal world monuments. Tropico 6 lands on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 6. Pre-orders for the game begin later today.

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia: Fierce strategy plus epic action equals Bakugan! It’s up to players to build the best team and duke it out in high-energy battles. Become the ultimate champion in Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia, launching exclusively for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 3.

Griftlands: Nintendo Switch Edition: Sharp negotiating skills are a must when playing Griftlands, a deck-building roguelite game. Every decision matters in each playthrough, whether it’s the jobs players take, the friends they make or the cards they collect. Explore the gritty sci-fi world of Griftlands when it launches on Nintendo Switch in summer 2021.

Neon Abyss being updated to Version 1.2

Team17 has announced the Version 1.2 update for Neon Abyss. Available for Switch at an unspecified date during November 2020, you can check out the full list of changes below!

- Auto-Save: the game will save automatically on entering each level.
- Item Bans: ban pets, items, or weapons from appearing in your dungeon runs!
- Item Gallery: browse, trial, and even ban items you’ve encountered so far in the bar’s basement.
- New Unlock Tree: reworked for more flexibility in the paths you choose and unlocks are cheaper too!
- New pets
- New challenge room system
- New boss badges per character
- New Boss: God of Gambling
- Now boss portraits
- Performance improvement
- Weapons balanced
- Enemy bullets appear in front of yours
- Monster spawn and teleport indicators
- Drop rate balanced
- Bug fixes

New 'Private Match' online mode being added to Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun via a free update

We got the beat!

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia is pleased to announce a major free update that will allow players to play the new online mode, “Private Match” on Nintendo Switch™ “Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! The update is slated for release in winter 2020.

Let’s play the new online mode “Private Match”!
Enjoy playing Taiko Mode online with your friends from the comfort of your home!
“Private Match” is a new online mode that allows you to set passwords to the matches with your friends!

How to play “Private Match“?
Matching is straightforward. Select the “Private Match” option, have one player sets a 6-digit password at “Create Room,” and the other player enters their opponent’s password at “Find Room”!

Steps to Set a private match!
1. Have one player sets a 6-digit password in ” Create Room”!
2. Have another player enters the 6-digit password under “Find Room”!

Enjoy the same rules of Taiko Mode played locally!
Set up matches with modes such as the “Co-op Performance” and “Battle Performance,” as well as playing with the presence or absence of items and score blinders, just as you do when playing locally. *You cannot use your character in a private match.

Enjoy playing online with your friends with all sorts of rules!

Please take note on the below:
* Private Matches can only be played online.
* Information and release date are accurate as of now. Please note that any announced contents are subject to change without prior notice.
* Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con are the registered trademarks of Nintendo.
* Internet connectivity is required to purchase and to use DLC.
* In order to enjoy Private Matches, you must subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online (paid subscription).

My Universe: Fashion Boutique - more gameplay

Gameplay of My Universe - Fashion Boutique on Nintendo Switch (no commentary). Release date: October 27, 2020; Price: $29.99.

MANAGE YOUR OWN SHOP
Create and manage your own fashion store: decorate your showroom to match your personality, welcome customers and help them find the perfect outfit. The more customers you attract, the more you can expand and improve your shop!
CREATE YOUR FASHION BRAND FROM SCRATCH
Design the fashion collection of your dreams: pick up the shapes, patterns and materials you need to create thousands of own clothing items. You even get to cut and sew them yourself. Your shop, your rules, your signature look!
SHARE YOUR CREATIONS AND BECOME FAMOUS
Display your clothes, take pictures with supermodels and publish them on social media to attract prestigious clients. If you gather enough attention, you may even be invited to fashion shows in Paris, Milan, Moscow and more international cities!

Golf With Your Friends 'The Deep' update out now for Switch

Water you waiting for?

DIVE INTO THE DEEP WITH A FREE NEW COURSE FOR GOLF WITH YOUR FRIENDS!!

Grab your snorkels, get ya' flippers on! We're launching a brand new course for Golf With Your Friends, the minigolf game with zany simultaneous online gameplay for groups of up to 12 players. Available for free on PC and consoles as part of a new update, The Deep takes players into the inky depths of the sea, where a fresh new set of 18 holes – and sea creatures – await.

GoNintendo Video Review - Pikmin 3 Deluxe

Can't go wrong with this Pik

The Pikmin franchise is finally heading to the Switch with Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Is it finally time for the is quirky series to shine, or is it better left to diehard fans only?

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Capcom shows off Great Izuchi concept art from Monster Hunter Rise

Art you seeing what I'm seeing?

Monster Hunter Rise is headed to Nintendo Switch on March 26th, 2021, and Capcom is continuously sharing concept art for monsters from the anticipated game. The latest pieces gives us a couple looks at the Great Izuchi, who is "a bird wyvern inspired by the Japanese Yokai, Kamaitachi". Check out the recently released artwork below!

Northgard "Clan of the Dragon" update coming to Switch on November 17th

Don't be dragon your feet on this!

The next update for Northgard will be arriving for Nintendo Switch on November 17th, 2020, Shiro Games has announced. Introducing "The Clan of the Dragon" (which was initially planned for November 10th), make sure to remember to update your game when the day finally comes.

Ponpu delayed until 'super duper' early December 2020

Pushed back just a tiny bit...

Originally slated for November 5th, Zordix Publishing has delayed their upcoming Bomberman-inspired action multiplayer party game "Ponpu" until early December 2020. Check out the latest trailer above!

Here's one basket to put all your eggs in: Ponpu will blast its way onto Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and Steam on early DECEMBER!
Get ready for an epic campaign where you'll duke it out against the army of the almighty Duck God in a race to save the entire galaxy!
Once you've done saving the world, engage in frantic online multiplayer action, or show your friends who's the top Duck in local battle.

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