Everything featured at the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

The Phantom Thieves pose for the camera.

picture: Atlus

JRPG fans Switch owners celebrate today. Some of the biggest standouts from today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase include: Persona 5 Royal and Nier: Automata Ports for the Nintendo Switch, but there were also decent looking indie titles like the beautifully handcrafted one RPG Time: The Legend of Wright and visually stunning co-op adventure White.

Here’s our round-up of everything showcased at Nintendo’s third-party showcase today.


Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

sun break is the upcoming expansion for Monster Hunter Ascension, and it adds a ton of new monsters every season. There is also a main story where the player investigates three powerful monsters in a new location called Elgado Outpost. The expansion drops on June 30th.

Two androids swing their swords at an enemy.

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Nier: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition

The long-awaited Switch port of Yoko Taro’s cult action-RPG is finally here. This version includes all the DLC and some original costumes made specifically for this edition.

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Lorelei and the laser eyes

This surreal puzzle game was developed by the developers behind the beloved music game Sayonara Wild Heartsand it’s coming out sometime in 2023.

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Super Bomberman R2

Konami’s first switch bomberman slowly got better with patches, and sometime in 2023 a new entry in the long-running maze-puzzle series is coming to the Nintendo Switch.


Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

legacy collection is the collection of 10 Mega Man Battle Network Play on the Game Boy Advance systems. (No sign of network transmission by GameCube, though.) The compilation will be released sometime next year.

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Pac-Man World Re-Pac

In this 3D platform game you can play as Pac-Man as he goes on an adventure to rescue his wife and children who are looking very sad in their prison cell. You can download the game on August 26 this year.

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White is a monochrome rendered puzzle game with beautiful 3D graphics and that’s what I’m here for. In addition to its main story campaign, it also has a co-op mode. White will be released for Nintendo Switch in February 2023.

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Return to Monkey Island

Return to Monkey Island is the latest entry in Ron Gilbert’s famous adventure games, and is staffed by Kotaku very excited how pretty it looks. The game has been announced back in Apriland will come out later this year.


Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Mario and Rabbids collide in this tactical collaboration between Nintendo and Ubisoft. The game introduces new Rabbid creatures called Sparks and the protagonists must team up to save them. The game will be released on October 20th this year.

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Little Noah: Scion of Paradise

This fantasy role-playing game was made by the developers who made it Dragalia lost, and it shows in the art style. The game is described as a casual roguelike and you can download it starting today.

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Suitable for railways

If building a train system is your idea of ​​a good time, then then Suitable for railways could be the game for you. But it’s not just about building your own railroad empire – you’ll also need to coordinate shipping for an industrial colony. Okay, the last part is a little awkward. But trains! Suitable for railways will be released on the Nintendo Switch sometime this fall.

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RPG Time: The Legend of Wright

Despite having the most generic name ever, The Legend of Wright is one of the more interesting RPG concepts I’ve seen among indies this year. You play as a hand-drawn character in a fairy tale book and can use your writing utensils to help solve puzzles. Think chicory, but with fantasy exploits. The game will be released on August 18th.


Sonic Frontiers

That sound Take part in an open world game drew a lot of criticism for its “open zone” gameplay concept, but players will be able to judge limits soon for himself. The game is coming out this holiday season.


Disney Dreamlight Valley

dream light valley iIt’s exactly what it seems: a game about staying in a magical land with your Disney friends. And yet I can’t help but be a little charmed by how much it looks like digital Disneyland. You can play Disney’s takeover The Sims starting September 6th when the game goes into Early Access.

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live one life

Square Enix’s classic 16-bit role-playing game, Super Famicom, will have its western debut on July 22nd, but you can start playing the first three chapters of this time-travelling game starting today. (Surprise!)

Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom

Doraemon is one of the most influential anime IPs of all time, and its cheerful tone is perfect for a farming sim. So I’m very happy that Bandai Namco is announcing a sequel to the first one Doraemon Story of the Seasons. The new entry in the series will be coming to Switch sometime this year.

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Minecraft Legends

Minecraft Legends is an action-strategy game that takes a more story-driven approach than the original sandbox sensation. legends will be released in 2023.

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Dragon Quest Treasures

Dragon Quest Treasures is a spin-off of dragon quest Series and will feature a pair of treasure hunters looking for loot. It will be released for the Nintendo Switch on December 9th this year.


Portal: Companion Collection

Valve’s popular hilarious 3D puzzle adventures portal and portal 2 are bundled for this switch port that takes you back to the test chambers at Aperture Science Laboratories. That Companion Collection is out today.

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As someone who was super disappointed Rune factory 5 I have high hopes for this year Harvestella. The farming simulation game looks like a cross between rune factory and the stories games. Harvestella will be released on the Nintendo Switch on November 4th this year.

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Persona 5 Royal

I will never stop playing Persona 5 Royal, I am? The remaster of Atlus’ best-selling school simulation role-playing game will be released on October 21st. The shop window also teased switch ports of Persona 3 wearable and Persona 4 Gold, but no release dates for these games have been announced yet. All games are sold separately.

And that’s all they showed! What were your favorite surprises?