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Nintendo Direct Mini: Control, Hitman 3 headed to Switch, Hyrule Warriors gets demo

Nintendo quietly dropped a new mini Direct presentation featuring some major announcements and release date reveals.

Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase | October 2020

Most notably, the 18-minute stream revealed a major surprise — that last year’s Control: Ultimate Edition has dropped on the Switch today. Players can download a “cloud version” of the game, which is the same way that Nintendo brought Resident Evil 7 to Japan in 2018.

Hitman 3 is getting a Switch cloud release as well. The trailer didn’t feature a release date, so it’s unclear if it’ll launch on Switch along with other platforms in January.

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For first-party games, Nintendo showed off an action-packed new trailer for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. A demo for the game, which lets fans play through the entire first chapter, is available today. Save data from the demo will carry over to the final game when it launches November 20.

Bravely Default 2 finally has a firm release date. The upcoming RPG will launch on February 26.

No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle will be available on Switch later today. No More Heroes 3 made a brief appearance as well, but only received a vague 2021 release date.

The rest of the presentation featured a grab bag of announcements and new trailers for games like Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia. Tropico 6 is coming to the console on November 6, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town got a March 23 release date, and indie hit Griftlands is getting a Switch release next summer. Part Time UFO, a cute mobile game by Kirby studio HAL Laboratory, got a Switch port as well, and is available to download today.

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