Today Nintendo held their Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase and they showed off several promising titles coming either next year or even as early as today. Earlier we posted about Monster Hunter Rise which is coming on March 26th, 2021, but that wasn't the only Monster Hunter announcement. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will launch next summer. As someone who enjoyed reviewing the original Monster Hunter Stories on the 3DS, I'll be keeping an eye on this one as we get closer to it's launch next year.
If you like rhythm games, Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise might be up your alley. You'll be able to use the Joy-Cons to perform boxing movies in rhythm to the music that's currently playing. While that may not sound interesting to some, I've been a fan of rhythm games as far back as the older Dance Dance Revolution games so this has my interest. You can keep track of your stats, turn off certain boxing moves, and if you have data from the original game it will carry over. If you want to box while you work out, keep your eyes out for Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise on December 4th.
Next up is Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny which centers around Zed, a super-reincarnated zombie who gets stronger every time he dies. While the over-the-top combat returns from previous games, maximum damage can now hit into the quadrillions while a character's maximum level can hit into the millions. If you want an experience that "defies common sense, genre, and destiny", Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny will hit the Nintendo Switch next summer. In addition, you can check out a trial of Disgaea 5 Complete from Spetember 23rd through the 29th if you're a Nintendo Online member.
Next were a few rapid fire announcements including Empire of Sin (no release date give), Sniper Elite 4 (December 2020), The Long Dark (available today), PGA Tour 2K21 (physical release on September 25th), Hades (available today), Balan Wonderworld (March 26th, 2021), and Rune Factory 5 (sometime 2021). Finally, the direct ended on the announcement that Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be available on the Nintendo Switch...today! In addition a physical collector's edition is now available for pre-order at ori.iam8bit.com that includes several collectibles as well as physical copies of not only Ori and the Will of the Wisps, but also Ori and the Blind Forest. If you've been wanting to check out the Ori series, now's the perfect time to do so.