Next Nintendo Direct ‘will focus on third-party games’

There’s a Nintendo Direct supposed to take place next week. However, you better not hold your breath for Breath of the Wild 2, as the Direct will apparently focus on third-party games. Nacho Requena from Spanish Gaming Magazine, Manual apparently learned that major third-party studios will feature during the showcase.

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“We should have a Nintendo Direct next Tuesday,” Requena said during a live stream, translated by VGC. “It will be primarily focused on third-party games – that’s what I’ve been told to expect.

“I was also told that a Persona game would be present, although I don’t know which game,” they continued. “I was also told that there will be another game that has been available for some time on other platforms…it’s been available for four years now.”

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As for the game that has been out for four years and is finally coming to Switch, rumors have been circulating for over two years about Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to Nintendo’s handheld console. There’s been plenty of evidence for this, including a Target ad listing the game for the Switch, as well as an image of the Switch controller found in-game by a dataminer.

Just last week, Nintendo held a live dedicated to Xenoblade Chronicles 3. The showcase focused on the game’s story, characters, and gameplay. Agnus are at war, wielding massive armies that fight endlessly to fill giant soul batteries known as “flame clocks”. Most soldiers meet their fate on the battlefield, but those who survive only live up to 10 years before being sacrificed by their respective leaders. In order to stop this doom cycle, three soldiers from each side lay down their arms and team up to start a revolution.

More recently, we learned that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will feature both English and Japanese lip-syncing. Someone on Twitter noticed the lip-sync difference in the English and Japanese versions of the showcase. This leads us to believe that the game will change the lip-sync animations depending on the audio language you choose.

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