After a long time without Nintendo Directs, a new leak suggests a mini Direct is on the horizon soon.
It's been a long time since we had a Nintendo Direct. The company's method for publishing new details for its games has become a staple of their brand; not to mention a huge source of fan excitement.
Sadly, the Nintendo Direct has been an elusive beast recently. The charming press conferences have been few and far between, and fans have been baying for its return.
Leaks and hints that a new Direct is coming have been rife, fans have been desperate for a new one. More future Directs were teased by a Nintendo job listing, and a Pokémon Direct was teased a couple of weeks ago. But, nothing came.
Thankfully, it looks like another could be on the horizon. Plus, if this leak is reliable, we'll know exactly what Nintendo will be announcing.
The Nintendo Direct Mini Leak
A new Nintendo Direct mini has been leaked by an anonymous 4Chan user. The Direct teases a slew of third-party games coming to the Switch, and has stoked excitement for the console's 2021 slate.
The partner showcase is dated the 19th of February 2021, so if this leak is true, we'll get to know about it soon enough. Of course, this source is anonymous, so take this leak with a pinch of salt.
The leak states that the first game shown is Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, fit with a new trailer. We'll get to see new hub areas in the game like the planets Naboo and Coruscant, and a "neat shot of the Kylo Ren fight at the end of Episode VIII.
There will be a quick trailer for Persona 5 Strikers, with the game releasing a few days after the broadcast. The Hack-and-Slash RPG won't show much new footage, but the close release is exciting enough!
There will be smaller trailers for some upcoming games and ports; Apex Legends, Harvest Moon: One World, and Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will be among them.
The new cooking spinoff of the FATE series will arrive on the Switch in the form of Everyday Today's Menu For The Emiya Family. The Nintendo Direct Mini will offer a new short trailer, and a demo available shortly after the broadcast.
Speaking of the FATE series, it looks like some mainline ports are coming over to the Switch too. Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Hollow Ataraxia are coming over to the console soon. It looks like they're based on the PS Vita ports they received back in 2017.
Both games will be available on the Eshop. Plus, both games will be available in a bundle for a physical release. Stay Night also offers some bonus content, with the player being able to unlock items in a new gallery section as they collect the game's Tiger Stamps.
There is no news on a release date, but a vague Autumn release window is on the cards. So, at least we know they're coming in 2021.
And finally, an exciting one for fans of the Tsukihime franchise. An English dub of the original visual novel, titled Tsukihime - A Piece Of A Blue Glass Moon will be coming to Switch, according to the leak.
There is no word of a release date, but there's still optimism regarding its release in 2021. The English dub will also apply to the game's PlayStation release.
That's all of the games the leak mentions. Of course, it could be fake, but it's an exciting prospect regardless. These games may be hit-or-miss for some, but the return of the Nintendo Direct in this form is still at least a little exciting.
It's better than the recent Nintendo news, anyway. They've revealed its 2021 slate of games, but it's worrying Nintendo fans.