VentureBeat: No Nintendo Direct in June

VentureBeat are reporting that Nintendo are telling partner developers they’re not going to hold one a Nintendo Direct this June due to the state of emergency in Japan imposed by Prime Minster Shinzo Abe. VentureBeat go on to speculate that the next Direct may not come until the very end of summer.

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Nintendo Direct Mini Available

Nintendo have just dropped a Nintendo Direct mini. Games covered in the Japanese showcase included Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition (May 29), Momotaro Dentetsu ~Showa Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!~ (Winter), Pro Yakyuu Famista 2020 (2020), Shinsekai: Into the Depths (March 26), Animal Crossing: New Horizons Earth Day event (late April), Good Job! (March 26), Catherine Full Body for Nintendo Switch (July 7), Ring Fit Adventure update (March 26), Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (2020), ARMS representative in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (June), Bravely Default Ⅱ Demo ver. (March 26), 51 Worldwide Games (June 5), Ninjala (May 28), Gnosia (April 30), Mr. Driller DrillLand (June 25), eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2020 (July 9), Namcot Collection (June 18), Seven Knights ~Jikuu no Tabibito~ (June), and Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass Part 1 – The Isle of Armor (June). Full video presentation added below…

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The Animal Crossing Direct Post

Welcome to our coverage of the Animal Crossing Direct with the full presentation to be recapped shortly. The Direct features approximately 25 minutes of new information. You can choose between four islands and northern or southern hemisphere. Each season has different activities. Choose spots for your tent and for other residents. Custom designs are back.

The airport is used to visit other peoples’ islands or invite them to yours. Tom Nook broadcast at the beginning of every day! Nook Miles can be exchanged for in-game rewards. Scorpions join spiders and wasps. Wisp and Gulliver return. Call the Rescue Service to transport to other areas of the island. Happy Home Designer customisation elements. Exchange Nook Miles Tickets to go on a Mystery Tour.

Party Play feature for co-op play. NookLink Nintendo Switch Online app. Use designs from New Leaf and Happy Home Designer. Facilities include the museum, Nook’s Cranny, the Able Sisters’ tailor shop, and a campsite. The game will see free updates with seasonal events and characters. You can pave pathways and construct rivers and cliffs with the Island Designer Construction Permit.

Both amiibo and amiibo card compatibility are confirmed. Photopia feature where you can place models in photo shoots. Limited crossover with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp announced with special items for each game. No save data but data recovery post launch if Switch is lost, stolen, or damaged. Japanese and English videos added below…

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Animal Crossing Direct Announced

Nintendo have announced an Animal Crossing Direct for February 20, 2020 at 14:00 UTC. The Direct will be approximately 25 minutes in length and features an in-depth look at Nook Inc.’s Deserted Island Getaway Package in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Global times are 23:00 JST, 14:00 GMT, 15:00 CET, 06:00 PT, and 09:00 ET. It will air on both YouTube and niconico. Video added below…

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