Looks like Nintendo wasn’t satisfied with only having an Indie World Showcase this month, as a surprise Direct Mini was revealed today. Here’s a quick look at the main Japanese games that were shown off.
Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory
Seems like Square Enix can’t go long without releasing yet another Kingdom Hearts game, though Melody of Memory looks like it could be a decent spin-off.
It’s a rhythm game that offers up different tracks from titles throughout the series, which also includes Disney songs like Frozen’s Let It Go. In many ways, it’s similar to Square Enix’s other rhythm game series Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.
The full retail price and low-budget visuals might sting a little, but there should at least be enough content here to last for a while. No doubt the story mode will also be canon to the main series’ plot as well…
Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory launches November 13.
Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythmic Adventure Pack
Coming out of left field is this duo of Taiko RPGs from Bandai Namco. It’s nice to see the series have more of a presence in the west, and it looks like this latest release has a lot to offer for fans.
Boasting over 130 songs and 250 monsters to collect, this oddball RPG-rhythm game hybrid collection is a welcome addition to the Switch. The Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythmic Adventure Pack is planned for release this Winter.
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
Another surprise announcement, this time for a sequel to one of the best modern puzzle games out there.
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is bringing back everything from the original game, along with new modes and another wacky story to play through.
Puyo Puyo Tetris wasn’t exactly balanced when it came to pitting Tetris vs Puyo Puyo, though that didn’t really matter when the game was just fun to play. More details are planned to be revealed before Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 launches December 8.
Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend
The first three SaGa games are making their way to the Switch. Final Fantasy Legend I, II, and III—they were renamed as FF games for their original releases to improve sales—are bundled together in one collection.
A high speed mode should make the slower nature of these Game Boy RPGs less tedious, and other improvements are also promised for the full release.
This is actually the first time any of these games will officially be available in Europe, as many of Square’s releases never made their way here back in the day. Check out all three of these old school RPGs when they release December 15.
Overall, this is another solid lineup of games coming to the Switch later this year, and one more Direct that Nintendo have released without warning. At this point, you’d almost think they’ve abandoned the regular format of Directs entirely, though that could always change in the future.
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