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At 10am ET/7am PT on Monday, Nintendo will be hosting the first ever Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, “a series focused on titles from our development & publishing partners, where there’ll be “updates on a small group of previously-announced Nintendo Switch games”.


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Just want to point out: This is not Nintendo’s first Nintendo Direct Mini, rather it is their first Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. The newness comes from the fact that, so it seems, Nintendo will be presenting this particular Direct Mini with much more focus on 3rd-party games, and little, if any, on 1st-party stuff. That is indeed a new trend for them. Sort of. They have done Nindies / Indie Showcases before. Perhaps we can expect more big-budget 3rd-party stuff this time around?

(More info on Nintendo’s various types of Directs, digital presentations, and whatnot here:

Anyway, yes, the wording in NOA’s tweet is very confusing and stupid. And, yes, I am just as peeved about it as you are. Why do companies have to be so convoluted and over dramatic?