Nintendo Direct Mini summary: new Monster Hunter, Ori on Switch and more

Nintendo Direct Mini review: Monster Hunter, Ori and more!

Check out everything that happened at this Thursday’s Nintendo event (17)

Today, September 17th, Nintendo made a Direct Mini of partners, that is, several games that will arrive on Nintendo Switch from third-party companies. If you lost, rest assured: let’s recap everything that happened there so that you are not left out of anything in the world of games.

Among the highlights, we had announcements of three new games and several titles that will be ported to Switch. So let’s go with us!

Monster Hunter Rise

Without a doubt, the biggest revelation of the event. Following the Monster Hunter World formula, Rise will have more vertical exploration, new areas, mechanics (like mounting dogs to walk and get around with a hook) and much more.

Release date: March 26, 2021

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Monster Hunter Stories is a sub-franchise of the main series that uses turn-based and tamagochii RPG elements. The game requires more attention to status, taming monsters and also brings a much denser story, which will take elements from the first game in the series.

Release date: middle of 2021

Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise

Basically, this is a sequence that brings more news to the franchise. For those who do not know the game, it comes down to the player performing a series of movements with the Joy-cons (Switch controls) and punching in the right direction and time (always involving boxing elements). In the game, you must exercise with several instructors and progress in a campaign mode, which allows you to customize the look of your character.

Release date: December 4, 2020

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

The Disgaea series is one of the most popular when it comes to tactical RPG, similar to Final Fantasy Tactics. If you like a lot of humor and see absurd amounts of damage on the screen (over 1 billion) it is a game worth watching. The sixth title will bring a change in visual style, which has become more cartoonish and with 3D, and will have a curious plot: the protagonist will be the zombie Zed, who the more he dies, the stronger he gets!

Release date: middle of 2021

Empire of Sin

Do you know John Romero, the creator of Doom? Empire of Sin is the new game of this legendary figure in the industry that puts us directly in the 1920s, when the mafia dealt with beverage transports, which were illegal because of Prohibition. The game will be of the strategy genre and will follow the XCOM model.

Release date: December 1, 2020

Sniper Elite 4

The most famous sniper franchise in the gaming world will have a new title on the Switch. Sniper Elite 4 is now available on PC, Xbox One and PS4, but the developer has been bringing all titles to the Switch for a few years. This time, notebook owners will be able to venture into regions of Italy in World War II with many visceral shots.

Release date: end of 2020


From the same creators of Bastion and Transistor, in Hades we control a character who can use various weapons from Olympus and special abilities to challenge Hades, the God of the Underworld in Greek mythology. A great choice for those who like hack and slash in an isometric perspective.

Release date: Today

The Long Dark

If you like to venture out as a lone wolf in icy lands while trying to survive, The Long Dark may be a good choice. This survival game can be played as a free mode, trying to survive as long as you can, or following a story mode.

Release date: today

Balan Wonderworld

In the style of Sonic 3D of the 90s and 2000s, Balan Wonderworld will bring a new fantasy vision of the platform genre by the hands of Square Enix. The big catch here is that the protagonists, Leo and Emma, ​​will have different skills according to the clothes they are wearing. It is up to the player to solve puzzles, collect crystals and even play in a coop if he wants.

Release date: March 26, 2021

Rune Factory 5

Rune Factory is a very famous franchise in Japan that mixes RPG mechanics, such as turn-based combat, with daily activities that involve the character’s life, such as finding a loving companion, protecting his farm against monsters and fishing. In the fifth title, players will have a more rural theme and new combustion systems in battles.

Release date: 2021

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

After Ori and the Blind Forest arriving on the Nintendo Switch and leaving the Xbox One exclusivity, now is the time for Ori and the Will of the Wisps to land on Big N.’s laptop. Bringing an even better metroidvania system and an extremely touching story, the game is available on Switch today!

Release date: Today

So, what did you think of everything we had on the Nintendo Direct Mini from partners?