It’s been a very long time since Nintendo Directs were a regular thing. We haven’t had a true-to-form General Direct since September of last year, and thanks to E3’s disappearance, we hadn’t even seen a Mini presentation since March. After weeks of rumors hinting at a July 20 presentation slowly gathered steam, fans were going crazy into the weekend wondering if Nintendo would actually end the drought or not. At midnight (ET) last night, Nintendo came in hot with a confirmation of the very first Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. As the announcement laid out, however, the actual presentation ended up being a bit less than what we’re used to. We got under ten minutes of third-party announcements, notably including DLC for Cadence of Hyrule, a Shin Megami Tensei III remaster, and some long-awaited Shin Megami Tensei V news. Overall, what’d you think of the presentation?
I’m expecting a handful more of these focused Direct Minis between now and the holidays. Nintendo laid out the caveats to this Direct ahead of time, but that didn’t make it less boring, and it didn’t correct the fact that we know just about nothing about what they’re planning for the holidays. It was a lame presentation overall, especially considering how long it has been since the last – and that’s coming from someone excited for Shin Megami Tensei on the system. I hope we hear more soon, because this presentation didn’t have much purpose outside of reminding us that Shin Megami Tensei V still exists. That doesn’t cut it when there’s almost nothing on the schedule this side of Paper Mario: The Origami King.
How’d you feel about today’s Nintendo Direct Mini? Is Shin Megami Tensei V enough to get high marks from you? Do you think we’ll hear more soon? Let us know in the comments.