October 28, 2020 8:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Now that the fourth and final Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase (October 2020) of this year, has been shared online, as always, the contents is a very mixed bag. There was no update on DOOM Eternal’s eventual Switch release but there was plenty of other news and we’re covering it all right here, right now:

 

Available Now:

Control Ultimate Edition – Cloud Version

Release Date: October 28, 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action

Publisher: 505 Games

Developer: Remedy Entertainment

Price: Free download but a Subscription is required

Game File Size: 98 MB

 

Control Ultimate Edition contains the main game and all Expansions (“”The Foundation”” and “”AWE””) in one great value package.

A corruptive presence has invaded the Federal Bureau of Control… Only you have the power to stop it. The world is now your weapon in an epic fight to annihilate an ominous enemy through deep and unpredictable environments. Containment has failed, humanity is at stake. Will you regain control?

Winner of over 80 awards, Control is a visually stunning third-person action-adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Blending open-ended environments with the signature world-building and storytelling of renowned developer, Remedy Entertainment, Control presents an expansive and intensely gratifying gameplay experience.

 

KEY FEATURES:

Uncover the mysteries – Can you handle the bureau’s dark secrets? Unfold an epic supernatural struggle, filled with unexpected characters and bizarre events, as you search for your missing brother, and discover the truth that has brought you here.

Everything is your weapon – Unleash destruction through transforming weaponry and telekinetic powers. Discover new ways to annihilate your enemies as you harness powerful abilities to turn everything around you into a lethal weapon.

Explore a hidden world – Delve deep into the ominous expanses of a secretive government agency. Explore the Bureau’s shifting environments only to discover that there is always more than meets the eye…

Fight for control – Battle a relentless enemy through exciting missions and challenging boss fights to earn powerful upgrades that maximize abilities and customize your weaponry.

No More Heroes

 

Release Date: October 28, 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action

Publisher: Grasshopper Manufacture

Developer: Marvelous (XSEED)

Price: $19.99

Game File Size: 1.7 GB

 

After being ranked #11 in the United Assassins Association, Travis Touchdown puts his trusty beam katana to the test as he faces off against the world’s top 10 assassins in deadly battle.

It’s a long way to the top, but this all-American otaku won’t stop until he’s the #1 assassin, baby!

  • Burn rubber through the coastal city of Santa Destroy on Travis’ motorbike, the Schpeltiger!
  • Unlock a devastating arsenal of pro-wrestling moves—from Power Bombs to Brain Busters.
  • Unleash the powerful Dark Side to mow down the competition and show ’em who’s boss!

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

 

Release Date: October 28, 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action

Publisher: Grasshopper Manufacture

Developer: Marvelous (XSEED)

Price: $19.99

Game File Size: 2.6 GB

 

Three years after Travis Touchdown was ranked #1 by the United Assassins Association, he finds himself falling down the ranks to #51. To make things worse, another assassin—Skelter Helter—swears revenge against Travis for the death of his brother.

Fueled by his own desires and a thirst for vengeance, the ultimate otaku assassin unsheathes his beam katana once again and plunges headfirst into an all-new battle!

• Dual-wield beam katanas as Travis Touchdown to dial the hack-and-slash insanity up to 11!

• Jump through combat as the agile Shinobu or leave foes in the dust as Travis’ brother, Henry.

• Experience a blast from the past by playing 8-bit minigames to earn money and power up!

Part Time UFO

 

Release Date: October 28, 2020

Players: up to 2 players

Genre: Puzzle, Action

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: HAL Laboratory

Price: $8.99

Game File Size: 195 MB

 

Move objects to the designated platform and balance, arrange, and build to help earthlings complete jobs! Tasks range from farming, fishing, and stacking cheerleaders. Wait…what? Each puzzling job has multiple objectives hinted at through pictures. Solve them to earn in-game medals and unlock even more jobs—just keep an eye on the timer.

Pass a Joy-Con™ controller to a friend for some duo UFO puzzle solving – Recruit a friend and complete any job in cooperative mode. Each job also has a more difficult variation that’s perfect for two players. Jobs may have more objects to move or other challenges to keep the action fresh for your UFO buddy. Two claws are better than one!

Reach for the stars (and a high score) in the Tower of Infinity – The sky’s the limit in the Tower of Infinity mode! Stack objects that are flown in on helicopters to build the tallest tower you can. Be careful not to let anything fall of the platform or the round will end. A second player can join you on your journey to build the tallest tower possible.

  • Take on jobs like helping a farmer load a truck, arranging circus animals, and rebuilding a temple. In addition to the medals you’ll earn to unlock other stages, you’ll receive some in-game currency for each job you complete. Redeem your hard-earned currency for adorably useful costumes. Dress like a ninja for a sneaky look and a speed boost, or don the safety helmet to stop quickly when zooming around the screen.
  • Check out the Feats of Glory for extra challenges to complete as you play. For example, try to transport a total of 160 objects across all jobs or get a total of 54 medals. Complete four of these feats to unlock an animated illustration.
  • Once you master your claw-swinging, object-stacking skills, you can go for a treasure hunt! In this mode you must solve puzzles and collect treasure as you explore treacherous ruins. Whether you want to help out earthlings, build your Tower of Infinity, or explore for treasure, the Part Time UFO game is full time fun.

 

Planned for 2020:

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia

 

Release Date: November 03, 2020

Players: up to 2 players

Genre: Action, Role-Playing

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Developer: WayForward

Price: $49.99

Game File Size: 3.2 GB

 

Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia is an all-new action role-playing game with an original story that expands on the hit TV series and brings the Bakugan universe to the Nintendo Switch for the very first time. The adventure takes players on the ultimate Bakugan journey as they befriend powerful creatures known as Bakugan, gear up and customize Bakugan teams for fiercely strategic battles, and master their skills to become the Champion of Vestroia. Players can also play online in head-to-head multiplayer.

  • Master Your Bakugan Fighting Skills: Become Bakugan Brawling heroes through the game’s highly competitive and deep Action Battle System as players build their best Bakugan teams. Players can collect Bakugan by befriending them while exploring and completing quests. Level them up by battling in Bakugan Brawls and watch them grow more powerful as they evolve.
  • Build the Perfect Team: Assemble three of your strongest Bakugan, each with their own customizable abilities, and equip Baku-Gear to form the ultimate team synergy. Bakugan also come in various Factions, which determines their strengths and weaknesses, adding another layer of depth and strategy to the brawl.
  • Varied Environments to Explore: Fully explorable 3D world divided into different districts each with dedicated battle environments. Players can interact with other characters, go on quests, and explore with their Bakugan team through locations such as a sunny waterfront, bustling downtown or a factory riddled with nefarious enemies.
  • Take on the World: Test your skills against the world in head-to-head Online Multiplayer Brawls using the Bakugan teams you have trained on your adventure. 

Tropico 6 – Nintendo Switch Edition

 

Release Date: December 04, 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Simulation, Strategy

Publisher: KalypsoMediaGroup

Developer: Limbric Entertainment

Price: $49.99

Game File Size: 4.5 GB

 

The Tropico 6 – Nintendo Switch™ Edition includes an exclusive palace design, the captivating flamingo pond, something every dictator craves to impress his neighbouring states and a tourist costume for El Prez to enjoy those warm caribbean nights adequately.

 

Features:

• Play on large archipelagos for the first time in the series. Manage multiple islands at the same time and adapt to various new challenges.
• Send your agents on raids to foreign lands to steal world wonders and monuments, to add them to your collection.
• Build bridges, construct tunnels and transport your citizens and tourists in taxis, buses and aerial cable cars. Tropico 6 offers completely new transportation and infrastructure possibilities.
• Customize the looks of your palace at will and choose from various extras.
• Tropico 6 features a revised research system focusing on the political aspects of being the world’s greatest dictator.

• Election speeches are back! Address the people and make promises that you can’t possibly keep.

In times of political turmoil and social unrest, the people are calling for visionary leaders, who will steer the fate of their country with foresight and ingenuity. Prove yourself once again as a feared dictator or peace-loving statesman on the island state of Tropico and shape the fate of your nation through four distinctive eras. Face new challenges on the international stage and always keep the needs of your people in mind.

For the first time in the series, manage extensive archipelagos, build bridges to connect your islands and use new means of transportation and infrastructure. Send your Tropicans on raids to steal the wonders of the world, including the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Customize your palace at will and give election speeches from your balcony, to win the favor of your subjects.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

 

Release Date: November 20, 2020

Players: up to 2 players

Genre: Adventure, Action, Fighting

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Koei Tecmo

Price: $59.99

Game File Size: 10.7 GB

 

Join the struggle that brought Hyrule to its knees. Learn more about Zelda, the four Champions, the King of Hyrule and more through dramatic cutscenes as they try to save the kingdom from Calamity. The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game is the only way to see firsthand what happened 100 years ago.

– Battle hordes of Hyrule’s most formidable foes – From barbaric Bokoblins to towering Lynels, menacing monsters have emerged in droves. In addition to Link and Zelda, take control of characters like the four Champions and a young Impa must use their distinct abilities to carve through hundreds of enemies to save Hyrule from the impending Calamity.

– Purchase Bonuses – Purchase the digital version of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity to receive the in-game bonus weapon, Lucky Ladle*! Equip this sword-like spoon (paired with a Pot Lid) and use it in battle or fuse it with other weapons for a stats boost.

If you have save data for the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild game, you can get the in-game Training Sword bonus item. Equip this weapon and you’ll automatically hold a Pot Lid as a shield. This combo may also trigger the occasional Perfect Guard!

Immortals Fenyx Rising

 

Release Date: December 03, 2020

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ubisoft

Developer: Ubisoft Quebec

Price: $59.99

Game File Size: 13.2 GB

 

Immortals Fenyx Rising™ brings grand mythological adventure to life. 

 

Play as Fenyx, a new, winged demigod, on a quest to save the Greek gods. The fate of the world is at stake – you are the gods’ last hope.

– Wield the powers of the gods like Achilles’ sword and Daidalos’ wings to battle powerful enemies and solve ancient puzzles.

– Fight iconic mythological beasts like Cyclops and Medusa in dynamic combat in the air and on the ground. 

– Use your skills and diverse weapons, including self-guided arrows, telekinesis, and more, for devastating damage.  

– Discover a stylized open world across seven unique regions, each inspired by the gods.

 

Planned for 2021:

Bravely Default II

 

Release Date: February 26, 2021

Players: 1 player

Genre: Role-Playing

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Square Enix

Price: $59.99

Game File Size: 14.6 GB

 

Embark on a search for four Crystals in the latest entry in the Bravely series. Explore a new world filled with new characters—with the atmosphere and gameplay the series is known for.

Four new Heroes of Light emerge – Save the continent of Excillant with the help of new Heroes of Light! Follow the story of the young sailor Seth as he sets out on a grand adventure and meets plenty of friends (and foes) along the way.

The Brave and Default battle system is back – Balance risk and reward in turn-based battles. Characters can make multiple moves in one turn, but then they may be unable perform actions for a while. Balance is key.

  • A new world, a new story, and all-new Heroes of Light ready to save Excillant! Engage in turn-based RPG combat with a risk/reward system in the next entry of Square Enix’s Bravely series.
  • The saga begins when our hero Seth, a young sailor, washes up on the shore of one of Excillant’s five kingdoms. Here, he meets Gloria of Musa, a princess who fled her kingdom when it was destroyed by evil forces bent on stealing its Crystals. He also encounters Elvis and Adelle, two travelers determined to decipher a mysterious and magical book. It’s up to you to stop the forces that threaten these heroes and all of Excillant. 
  • Select from many different jobs, skills, and abilities to customize each party member to fit your strategy. The more you learn, the more tactics you’ll wield. Find and defeat one of the powerful bosses who holds an Asterisk to take on even more jobs—take down Orpheus for the Bard job or fell Dag to become a Vanguard!

STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town

 

Release Date: March 23, 2021

Players: 1 player

Genre: Role-Playing, Simulation

Publisher: Marvelous (XSEED)

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Inspired by tales of their grandfather’s pioneering days, the protagonist decides to pack their bags and leave the hustle and bustle of big city life for the frontier in Olive Town.

When they arrive, they run into Victor, the town’s mayor and their grandfather’s old friend. He brings them to the old farm, which has been reclaimed by nature over the years. Determined to breathe life back into their grandfather’s dream and follow in his footsteps, the protagonist rolls up their sleeves and gets to work.

Olive Town—which is just a stone’s throw away from the farm—is a port town built on the tip of a peninsula. It might be a quiet little town, but it is home to a whole host of unique characters. And while the townsfolk get by well enough in this picturesque seaside locale, a little more tourism never hurt anyone… 

The long-awaited brand new entry in the original farm/life simulation franchise, known in Japan as Bokujo Monogatari, makes its debut on Nintendo Switch, bringing players more freedom than ever before to shape an untamed wilderness and customize their farm down to the very tile. A new cast of marriage candidates, a town that grows and thrives along with your farm, and a request system highlight the new features, all while retaining the core elements of the STORY OF SEASONS series. Finding Earth Sprites while exploring your farmland may lead you to mysterious, fantastical lands such as gardens where the seasons never change, an island in the sky, or even the inside of a volcano! 

 

KEY FEATURES:

*Cultivate Your Farm, Cultivate Your Town – Tame the wilderness of the peninsula and build your farm from the ground up! Gather and process materials to fulfill requests and improve Olive Town’s infrastructure, upgrade tools, or commission new outfits and accessories.

*Simple Mechanics, Deep Gameplay – Greenhorn farmers can rest easy with the return of Seedling Mode and Normal Mode. Veteran players ready to create a bustling farm of their own will find familiar features and facilities with new twists on classic gameplay elements. 

*A Farm of Endless Possibilities – 

Clear the land, repair old facilities, and place new ones wherever you see fit. Level up your farming skills and craft a variety of decorations and facilities, from fences and automatic feeders for livestock to sprinklers for crops!

*There’s Always Something Going on in Olive Town! – Participate in local festivals as the town comes to life with over 200 unique events! Get to know your neighbors better and you may even find love with a special someone among them.

Surviving the Aftermath

 

Release Date: Summer 2021

Players: 1 player

Genre: Strategy, Simulation

Publisher: ParadoxInteractive

Developer: Iceflake Studios

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Survive and thrive in a post-apocalyptic future — resources are scarce but opportunity calls. Build the ultimate disaster proof colony, protect your colonists, and restore civilization to a devastated world. 

Go beyond the colony and explore the wastelands to gather resources, meet rival colonies, and fight off bandits.

No Place Like Home – Build and manage a colony of survivors after a world-ending event. Construct more than 61 unique buildings to handle everything from resource collection and farming to exploration and security. 

Surviving Earth – Explore a vast procedurally generated world featuring six different biomes filled with resources, wildlife, rival societies and more. Each environment has different conditions that affect your colony’s survival. Stay vigilant: Natural disasters, dangerous animals, and bandits will put your survivors to the test. 

Survival is my Specialty – Recruit over 80 unique Specialists, each with their own skills and motivations, to manage your colony’s resources and production. Send them beyond the Gate on scientific missions, scavenger runs, and to fight bandits.

Expect the Unexpected – Life in the aftermath requires you to make moral choices. You may not be able to control everything in your colony, but how you respond to situations and emergent events will shape the character of your new civilization.

Reputation Management – Every decision can have dire consequences on your colony’s survival. Your reputation with other societies will affect your ability to trade and can even affect your relationship with their leaders. Colonists have a mind of their own and will react to your choices. 

Defend the Gate – Fortify your gates and protect your colony from rampaging animals and deadly bandits. Enemies who breach the gate will pour into your colony, wreaking havoc on everything in their wake. Take command of your specialists and drive the invaders back. 

No More Heroes 3

 

Release Date: Spring 2021

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action

Publisher: Grasshopper Manufacture

Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Travis Touchdown returns to Santa Destroy after a ten-year absence.

There he finds a huge artificial island metropolis floating in the sea, and a mysterious flying object hovering high above.

What kind of crazy dangerous assassins will Travis face off against this time?!

Griftlands

 

Release Date: 2021

Players: 1 player

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Klei Entertainment

Developer: Klei Entertainment

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Griftlands is a deck-building rogue-like where you fight and negotiate your way through a broken-down sci-fi world. Every decision is important, be it the jobs you take, the friends you make, or the cards you collect. Death comes quickly, but each play offers new situations and strategies to explore.

Outwit or Overpower – Overcome obstacles with the power of your fists – or your words. You’ll need to pick your cards and play them right if you’re going to survive. Build two decks simultaneously, balancing the tradeoffs of each.

Learn from each attempted run through the various stories of the Griftlands. Encounter different combinations of enemies, quests, and events every time you play. Your fate is determined by your choices, and by fate.

Explore A Broken-Down Sci-Fi World – The world of Havaria is a harsh place, full of harsher denizens. Explore lush, hand-illustrated environments full of people who want to kill you.

Battle Challenging Bosses – Test your combat decks against powerful foes with unique mechanics and attacks.

Build a Team – or Buy One! – Hire mercenaries, find pets, or impose upon your friends to accomplish your goals.

Master Hundreds of Cards – Each character has unique negotiation and combat decks to draft from. Get powerful item cards from fallen foes, or as rewards.

HITMAN – CLOUD VERSION

 

Release Date: TBD

Players: to be determined

Genre: Action, Other

Price: N/A

Game File Size: N/A

 

Death Awaits. Agent 47 returns in HITMAN 3, the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy.

Any of these marvellous offerings take your fancy? Let us know!

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