We’re expecting to see a good suite if indie games get announced today or ported over from other consoles to the Nintendo Switch.
Getting the Outer Wilds on the Switch would be something we’d like to see, as that space-based time loop title that blends puzzling and exploration would work very nicely on Nintendo’s hybrid console. Fingers crossed.
Venga, a disfrutar mañana del Direct. Empezamos a las 15:30 con @AlvaroMortem, como siempre. https://t.co/j1q3fWT3xa pic.twitter.com/ZAU5stBxbjJune 27, 2022
So some more last minute rumors have arrived in the form of Square Enix’s action RPG, NieR: Automata potentially coming to the Nintendo Switch.
Spanish games journalist Nacho Requena claims that “there will be another game that has been available for some time on other platforms… it’s been available for four years now.” And that was followed up by him sharing a Gif of Nier director Yoko Taro; check out our interview with the elusive game director. So we can posit that NieR: Automata could be announced for the Switch today.
“A new Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showca—”me: a’ight cool. *sleeps* pic.twitter.com/2oxqdAow3KJune 27, 2022
It doesn’t seem like there’s a lot of people getting hyped for today’s Direct. Some appear to have been put off by the “Mini” suffix.
If you’re only interested in Mario and Zelda than perhaps this won’t be the Direct for you. But we are cautiously predicting that the Direct will feature some interesting games from smaller developers that showcase off their creativity and how the Switch is a great platform of indie games.
Nintendo fans after seeing the Nintendo Direct mini announcement: pic.twitter.com/6Zww1SvktUJune 27, 2022
It looks like we’ve already got a good look at one major game that’s likely to be shown off at today’s Nintendo Direct. That’s because Ubisoft appeared to put the publish date of October 20 on its official store for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, as spotted by our sibling site T3 (opens in new tab).
The page appears to have been removed now, but this gives us a pretty clear ideas that we’ll get to see at least a gameplay trailer for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope at the Direct today.