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Small but substantial upcoming games news for the Nintendo Switch

A focus on third party games with Nintendo Direct Mini

By Dandi Galvez Published Jul 21, 2020 12:00 am Updated Jul 21, 2020 3:51 pm

Nintendo is getting the hype train going for its third party games development and publishing partners. The company's first Nintendo Direct Mini today marks the start of a series that does just that. Running for only about eight minutes long, the showcase was packed with some great info on upcoming games and DLC.

Let's get into it.

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer featuring The Legend of Zelda

A music-centered Zelda game, Cadence of Hyrule is getting three aditional DLC packs. The DLC 1 Character Park has five new characters: Impa, Aria, Shadow Link, Shadow Zelda, and Frederick.

The DLC 2 Melody Pack contains 39 songs, including remixed versions of the game's background music. Lastly, DLC 3 contains additional story content: Symphony of the Mask. In this added adventure, you play as Skull Kid in a brand new map and story, with new songs included.

DLC Pack 1 is already available today, while DLC Packs 2 and 3 are to be released this year before October. A season pass for all three DLC packs is also now available today and includes bonus costumes for Link and Zelda as an added incentive. 

If you're the type who's willing to wait, a version of Cadence of Hyrule containing all DLC will release this year on October 23.

Rogue Company

Available right now, Rogue Company is a third-person online multiplayer action shooter developed by Hi-Rez Studios. Cross-platform play and cross-progression is supported from day one.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds

In a departure from the usual yearly release of the 2K series (thankfully so, after the complete disaster that was WWE 2K20), Battlegrounds serves us an arcade-style, over-the-top wrestling game experience.

The game releases on September 18.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD remaster

Legendary classic Shin Megami Tensei III is getting an HD remaster. In Japan it sported the number convention as the third in the series. However, landing on US shores on the Playstation 2 it was renamed Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. 

No matter what final name it adopts, the game will be releasing in the spring of 2021 for the Nintendo Switch.

And one more thing...

Shin Megami Tensei V

Atlus' fifth game in the series will make its presence felt in 2021 in a "simultaneous worldwide release". It's still listed as an exclusive for the Nintendo Switch but that may surely change between now and next year.