If you can believe it, the new Nintendo Direct the Big N put out today, after all these months, was only a Nintendo Direct Mini. I mean, I’m not complaining, but given how little we know about the year, all of us were anticipating something a tad bigger. But there were enough goods in this Direct Mini to please a JRPG fiend like me. Plus, I’m sure there was plenty for a lot of you to enjoy as well. So, what were the big announcements?
Let’s talk about some of the stuff you can enjoy now. Nintendo released an office-based game called Good Job! If exploring is more your game, they also released ocean exploration game Shinsekai: Into the Depths, as well as dragon-riding game Panzer Dragoon: Remake. Finally, you can enjoy online play of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.
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Perhaps the biggest announcement hit at the very beginning with the May 29 release date of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. There were some extra details about an Easter seasonal event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In this event, from April 1 to 12, you can participate in egg hunts with bunny visitor Zipper and craft special items. There will also be an April update that celebrates Earth Day. Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass details, including a new dojo and Legendary Pokémon. The first one to release first will be The Isle of Armor, which will hit by the end of June. Details about The Crown Tundra will come soon.
If JRPGs are your jam, then you’ll be happy to hear about Bravely Default II. We’ve known about this title for months, but we’ll be able to get our hands on a demo…today! Sadly, we have no idea when the game will hit, but at least this demo will whet our appetite.
If you’ve been waiting to hear about the latest Super Smash Bros. Brawl character, get ready to be mildly underwhelmed. Joining the fray comes from ARMS. This full announcement will come in June. Finally, Nintendo Switch will be getting the classic puzzler Catherine: Full Body.
All in all, this wasn’t the biggest Nintendo Direct. The fact they called it a Mini was certainly telling. There was a lot of good stuff, for sure, but we will likely have to wait for E3 before the MASSIVE announcements hit. What do you think of the recent Nintendo Direct Mini? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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