All Nintendo Direct Announcements – Monster Hunter, Persona Series, and more


Here is everything about the Nintendo Direct Announcements that you should know. Tons of games coming for you this year and the next year. 

A host of announcements, release date news, surprise drops, and other tidbits have been released by the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase in June 2022. There was some variety in the Nintendo Direct the fans have been anticipating all June, even if it wasn’t the full-fat first-party Nintendo Direct. Fans saw Monster Hunter, persona Series, and many more games coming. To know all the Nintendo Direct Announcements, continue reading below. 

Harvestella cutscene
Harvestella cutscene

Nintendo Direct Announcements

A lot of Persona (21 October and in 2023)

Three enhanced Persona games will be making their way to the Nintendo Switch after previously being announced for PC and Xbox. In addition to Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable, Persona 5 Royal will also arrive on the console. It is expected that Persona 5 Royal will be available on October 21, and the two older games in 2023. 

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (June 30)

Sunbreak, which launches near the end of the month, will add Shagaru Magala, Furious Rajang, and Seething Bazelgeuse to the rotation-some difficult variants of iconic monsters. These three have joined the rapidly expanding list of monsters in the expansion, which contains a mixture of old favorites and new ones. On Thursday, June 30, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak hits Switch and PC, and Capcom has already announced multiple follow-up title updates featuring more monsters.

Live A Live (Next month)

The upcoming RPG Live A Live will let you experience three different time periods before it releases next month. In addition to Imperial China, Twilight of Edo Japan, and the Distant Future, the demo features regions that carry over to the full game, so if you buy into the full game, you won’t have to claw back your progress.

Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom (2022)

A farm is set up on an unknown planet in Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom, which is about a titular character landing with pals and helping someone fulfill their dream. On Switch this year, you can plow fields, harvest crops, and feed animals on your own or with a buddy.

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes (2023)

The Nintendo Direct Mini video for Lorelei and the Laser Eyes was one of the highlights of the Nintendo Direct Announcements. Lorelei and the Laser Eyes is already one of the most interesting games on the Switch in 2023. It has a stunning visual aesthetic, as well as a modern take on puzzle-adventure games that will maintain the appeal of this surreal narrative.

Super Bomberman R 2 (2023)

The Super Bomberman R 2 brings fans of classic action-maze gameplay to the Nintendo Switch along with new multiplayer features, including ‘Castle Mode.’ Team-based gameplay allows players to shoot their way towards treasure chests while just one player attempts to hold them back. Super Bomberman R 2 launches next year.

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection (2023)

In 2023, ten Mega Man Battle Network games will be coming to the platform. Now, these aren’t completely new games – they were actually released on the Game Boy Advance back in the day. The Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection will also contain 1000 Mega Man illustrations and more than 150 Mega Man songs.

PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC (August 26)

The Pac-Man World remake will release on Switch on August 26, 2022, and it’s time for you to experience it for yourself. Pac-Man’s family has been kidnapped and the only way to rescue them is to head down to Ghost Island. 

Blanc (February 2023)

It is a handcrafted black and white adventure that follows a fawn and wolf cub who must work together to find their way home. Each animal has to use their own strengths to overcome the environmental challenges they face. In February 2023, Blanc promises to take us on an emotional journey with a wonderful art style.

Return to Monkey Island (2022)

In addition to The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, Return to Monkey Island comes to Nintendo Switch first this year.

Nier: Automata: The End of Yorha Edition (October 26)

Nintendo Switch owners will finally be able to play Nier: Automata on the platform on October 6. The game’s End of Yorha edition includes all of the bonuses released since its launch, so Switch players can access a few bonus costumes and challenge modes right away. There are also some Nintendo-exclusive cosmetics included in the Switch version, including white outfits for 2B and 9S in addition to a kitsune mask.

Railgrade (2022)

With Railgrade, you can combine your childhood model train set with a heavy-hitting factory sim. It will be available this fall via the Epic Games Store for the Nintendo Switch and PC. You can build a perfect metal maze by connecting train tracks and mining and refining resources.

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright (August 18)

You have to draw and erase your way through the detailed RPG quest, all contained within the pages of protagonist Kenta’s notebook. It’s like playing mini-games every time, as each new page offers a different way to play. RPG Time: The Legend of Wright launches on August 18.

Sonic Frontiers (2022)

It was previously confirmed for Switch, but Nintendo Direct Announcements represented the game’s highest-profile showing yet, with the Sonic snippet showing off some of the new Cyber Space levels. The levels are unlocked using collectible keys, and they appear to be more traditional 3D Sonic levels decorated with classic environments. 

Disney Dreamlight Valley (September 6)

Beginning on September 6, Disney Dreamlight Valley will be available for early access on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. There isn’t much time left until the free-to-play game releases fully next year, but you can have a try now.

Minecraft Legends (2023)

Another look at Minecraft Legends reveals both the Pikmin-style gameplay as well as the enemies you’ll be fighting against while battling through a dimensional portal. Your porcine opponent threatens to destroy your entire world. Next year, Minecraft Legends will be released for Nintendo Switch, as well as PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. 

Dragon Quest Treasures (December 9)

Dragon Quest Treasures will be released on December 9. The creature-collection spin-off Dragon Quest Treasures is amazing as it has options for adventuring and taming creatures. You can also level your monsters, expanding your base and raising your treasure hunting level. Players will experience a 3D world full of monsters that serve as mounts, fighters, springboards, gliders, and more.

Harvestella (November 4)

During your time in Lethe, you’ll have plenty of crop harvesting, material gathering, and cooking to do, but the impending death season, Quietus, hangs over you, and it’s up to you to stop it. Harvestella will be available on November 4 for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (October 2022)

Sparks of Hope’s turn-based gameplay was demonstrated in this trailer, and Bowser will be joining the party as well. The game is set to be released on October 20, 2022.

Little Noah: Scion of Paradise (28 June)

Levels in this action platformer change every time you enter them with Noah accompanied by tiny companions, called Lilliputs. The Switch, PS4, and PC versions of the game are available now.

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